MCH Epidemiologist position with Virginia Department of Health – apply by January 10

December 23, 2016 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

Working Title     Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist SR (FH082)
Role Title             Scientist II – 59132
Job Open Date  12/20/2016
Job Close Date  01/10/2017
Hiring Range       Negotiable to $68,182
Agency                 Dept of Health (601)
Location               Richmond (City) – 760
Position Number              FH082
Job Posting Number       1019614
Type of Recruitment      General Public – G
Does this position have telework options?           Yes
Job Type              Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band             05

Job Description

This position performs maternal and child health epidemiology functions for the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). This position will be responsible for surveillance, communication, investigation, reporting, and data driven education and mobilization for the Maternal and Child Health program with a specific focus on supporting the Title V block grant. Successful employees show initiative, work well with others, and can function in a dynamic environment. Surveillance activities include collecting, analyzing, and interpreting science-based data from multiple sources such as vital statistics. Communication functions include accurately disseminating results to support science-based decisions to decision makers and the target audience often using data visualization tools and the VDH website. Education tasks include technical assistance for state and local public health staff in the use of local health data. Current grants emphasize preconception, interconception, and women’s health; the role of this position will be to assist in the engagement of community partnerships to reach health goals. We provide employees with a welcoming peer group for cross-training and problem solving, as well as opportunities for career advancement and emphasis on learning.


Minimum Qualifications               

Candidates must show initiative and willingness to excel. Requires coursework and experience performing epidemiology. Ability to research scientific medical literature and apply findings to the solution of problems. Experienced use of SAS software. Experience required with the collection, manipulation, analysis, and quality control of large population-based datasets. Strong verbal communication and written presentation of findings; making presentations and conducting training; excellent writing abilities for professional and lay audiences; effective problem-solving and decision-making, ability to work independently. Knowledge in maternal and child health.


Preferred Qualifications               

Prefer Master of Public Health in Epidemiology degree or Public Health with advanced coursework in epidemiology and evaluation. Prefer experience in the field of public health epidemiology and evaluation. Experience with using data visualization tools to accurately disseminate results. Ability to develop goals and objectives to evaluate program effectiveness and utilize data as a tool to develop and prioritize community- based interventions and policies.


Special Requirements   

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check, and E-Verify. The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable (Va. Code § 2.2-3114). Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.


Special Instructions to Applicants             

A completed application including previous employment, salary history and education must be submitted online at Virginia Jobs for consideration: Only online applications will be accepted. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will NOT be considered. Incomplete applications with vacant answer fields will be screened out. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. Applicants requiring visa sponsorship need not apply.


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