A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Professional Development & Community Engagement Team as an Epidemiologist I or Epidemiologist II !
Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.
What You'll Do:
- Works independently or as an experienced team or project member, providing epidemiologic expertise for specific programs or more complex individual epidemiologic analyses.
- This level of epidemiologic work includes developing and designing methods of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data and requires general, and in some cases specific, understanding of program processes and methods for prevention, intervention, and control of public health problems.
- Plans and conducts epidemiologic studies and urgent outbreak investigations.
- Coordinates and communicates evidence-based interventions and/or control measures in response to epidemiologic findings.
- Identifies and evaluates a wide range of health conditions within an assigned program.
- Provides scientific advice and technical assistance to communities and outside partners. Designs, manipulates, and uses data.
- Performs statistical analyses related to complex analytical investigations involving highly specialized scientific data. In addition to using known techniques for analyzing epidemiologic investigation data, adapts or combines a variety of existing statistical methods to fulfill specific project needs. Participates in the design, management, and use of surveillance systems.
- Provides consultative services on large and difficult programs or projects.
- Conduct oral presentations to diverse audiences.
- Conducts literature reviews for program planning, for preparation of publications, and for evaluation.
- Participates in after-hours activities including partner meetings, investigation, outbreak and emergency response as needed.
- Participates in writing grants and other funding.
- Participates in the emergency health operation center in a support capacity during exercises and real world situations.
May provide technical leadership and guidance and coordinate work of epidemiologists, other professional staff, or technical and administrative staff, as assigned. Employee will be expected to make independent decisions and judgements based on their professional education, programmatic experience and training; this position maintains and shares information and data of a very confidential nature.
- Conduct epidemiologic investigations used in the prevention and control of communicable or chronic diseases, injuries, and other health conditions and in the planning of health programs. Identify, analyze, and report public health issues and problems. Participates in the planning of epidemiologic investigations.
- Designs, manipulates, and uses databases for analysis of health problems to assess the potential public health impact.
- Performs statistical analyses related to complex analytical investigations involving highly specialized scientific data. In addition to using known techniques for analyzing epidemiologic investigation data, adapts or combines a variety of existing statistical methods to fulfill specific project needs.
- Provides scientific advice and technical assistance to communities and outside partners. Conduct oral presentations to diverse audiences.
- Provides consultative services on large and difficult programs or projects.
- Conducts literature reviews for program planning, for preparation of publications, and for evaluation. Design and prepare reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews.
- Participates in writing grants and other funding proposals.
-Contemporary principles and practices of epidemiology.
-Research methods, procedures and techniques used in identifying and evaluating disease characteristics.
-Contemporary medical methods and practices used in the control of a variety of diseases.
-Principles and practices applicable to the surveillance and investigation of diseases; public health surveillance, computerized database management, data analysis, program evaluation, literature search, effective verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
-Privacy laws to protect confidentiality, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and applicable state and local privacy laws.
-Agency procedures for handling Freedom of Information Act requests.
-Ethical principles in preparing and submitting publications and epidemiologic principles and methods to make recommendations regarding the validity of epidemiologic data.
-Implementing and maintaining disease surveillance programs.
-Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
-Critical thinking to determine whether a public health problem exists.
-Articulate the need for further investigation or other public health action on the basis of results of literature review and assessment of current data.
-Collaborate with others inside and outside the agency to identify the problem and form recommendations.
-Investigate acute and chronic conditions or other adverse outcomes in the population.
-Analyze data from an epidemiologic investigation or study.
-Manage data from surveillance, investigations, or other sources.
-Recommend evidence-based interventions and control measures in response to epidemiologic findings.
-Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
- Preference given to Masters and three years of professional experience in applied public health epidemiology.
- Bachelors and five years of experience in applied public health epidemiology.
- Experience using statistical software, working with the different levels of US health care system and public health system, and working with electronic public health surveillance databases.
Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.