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Epidemiologist Intermediate

  • 513083
  • Full-time


Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Courage, Teamwork

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry.

Come join our dynamic and dedicated team.

Epidemiologist Intermediate

The Division of Health Care Management

Job Location:

Address:  801 E Jefferson Street. Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Posting Details:

Open to Fill

Salary: $60,000 - $66,000

Grade: 22  

Job Summary:

The Epidemiologist will assist the Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Director Health Care Management with data projects involved with the implementation of the agency Opioid and other clinical initiatives and will be responsible for the development, oversight and monitoring of performance measures and evaluation methodology.

This position will provide technical and supportive assistance to all internal and external agencies and/or persons associated with assigned projects in areas such as project design, data collection, statistical analysis, report production and presentation and ensure that project timelines are successfully met, while adhering to policy, procedures and approved work methods.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Contemporary principles and practices of Epidemiology
• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), state and local privacy laws
• Quantitative Methodology
• Knowledge of and proficiency with SPSS and/or other statistical software
• Microsoft Excel
• Extensive knowledge of process, impact and outcome evaluation methods
• Clinical and/or pharmaceutical knowledge, particularly in relation to opioid use
• Advanced communication skills; oral and written
• Computerized database management, data analysis and program evaluation
• Performance measure development
• Survey development
• Survey implementation
• Problem-solving and technical writing
• Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment
• Work collaboratively with other staff on data-based projects
• Investigate acute and chronic conditions
• Analyze and interpret data from surveillance and investigations and recommend evidence-based interventions and control measures in response to findings
• Data extraction, basic descriptive statistics, charting/graphing
• Work independently and produce work products with limited supervision
• Translate research and data findings for multiple audiences



• MPH*/MSPH* or masters in epidemiology, biostatistics, informatics, public health with 4 years of relevant EPI experience OR; PhD* or DrPH* and one or more years working as a public health epidemiologist. Other combinations of education and experience that meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.

• Experience using statistical software, working with the different levels of the US health care system and public health system, and working with electronic public health surveillance databases.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
• Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Paid Vacation and Sick time off (13 and 12 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
• A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
• A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
• Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
• RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
• A variety of learning and career development opportunities
• Opportunity to work 100% virtually or remotely on an ad-hoc basis (home office)

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time virtual/remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
• Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
• Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
• Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
• Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).

Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
• Voluntary participation.
• Program administered through Nationwide.
• Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by emailing careers@azahcccs.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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.