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Kansas: Advanced Epidemiologist position posting

Job Title: Advanced Epidemiologist (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
County Shawnee
Req. No: 179015
Agency: Dept of Health & Environment
Posting Type: External
Applications accepted through: Feb 13, 2015

Job Description:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Advanced Epidemiologist (K0227143) in the Bureau of Public health Informatics.
Serves as team leader in assessment and monitoring of maternal and child health issues to identify and address problems and for priority setting, planning and policy development particularly for the Medicaid population. Develops frameworks, methodologies, and tools for standardized MCH data. Implements population-specific accountability for MCH components of data systems. Leads the development and conduct of epidemiological studies for program planning or to address important and practical MCH public health problems. Conducts advanced descriptive and comprehensive analyses of primary and secondary epidemiological data related to MCH, interprets, and prepares reports to address state- and local-specific knowledge base gaps and trend information for use in policy and program development. Serves as epidemiology lead for the Infant Mortality Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) expansion. This entails use of Medicaid claims data to determine characteristics of the Medicaid infant deaths cohort. Characteristics include when mom during pregnancy mom enrolled in Medicaid, adequate prenatal care, and other risk factors. Other projects include determining the prevalence of selected birth defects using linked Medicaid, birth certificate, death certificate, WIC, Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs, birth defects, and hospital discharge data and linking of birth records to Medicaid and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) data. Population based information for Medicaid and comparative statistics of Medicaid versus non-Medicaid claims can be done to determine the differences.

A complete position description can be emailed upon request.

Minimum Requirements:
Advanced Epidemiologist: MPH/MS and independent work experience as an epidemiologist.  (Note: Education and experience would determine placement at appropriate epidemiologist level and pay would be commensurate.)

Necessary Special Requirements:
Certificate of training in specialty area of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) epidemiology.

Preferred Criteria: 
Advanced knowledge of applied epidemiology and independent work experience as an epidemiologist for at least 5 years.  Advanced knowledge of statistical software such as SAS, Stata and EpiInfo.

• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
• Proofreading, editing, attention to detail

$54,863.20 annually; can vary depending upon experience and qualifications.

The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form  (
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form ( and submit to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

STEP 3:  Email these additional documents to Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.

• Resume
• Cover Letter
• Copies of Official transcripts if a degree is required or preferred
• Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact:
KDHE – Office of Personnel Services
ATTN: Recruiter
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 580
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-1539
Fax: 785-296-6320

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation. Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.

What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete. You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KDHE encourages applications from all persons. Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 785-296-1539 if accommodations are needed in completing an application, interviewing and any other aspect of the employment process.  EOE

The mission of KDHE is to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans.

Find out more about us at our website

January 20, 2015 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Past the Degree: Paired Practica Program & Graduate Student Epidemiology Program featuring Rindcy Davis and Ashley Hoover

Two students will talk about their respective practicum experiences. come learn more about these programs, as applications for Summer 2015 will be opening soon!

Thursday, January 15th


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January 13, 2015 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

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