Contact Tracing-Epidemiologist Biostatistician

City Of Houston, TX Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications Accepted From: All Persons Interested

Job Classification: Contact Tracing-Epidemiologist

  • Biostatistician

Posting Number: 23364

Department: Houston Health Department

Reporting Location: Various

Workdays & Hours: Various

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Plans, designs, conducts and coordinates epidemiological investigations of disease and bioterrorism-related activities. Implements and evaluates disease surveillance, control, and intervention activities. May report to either Epidemiologist Manager or Epidemiologist Supervisor, depending on area of expertise.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Analyzes Department databases for a wide variety of disease indicators possible bioterrorism. Acts as resource person to epidemiologists in the application of statistical methods and appropriate study design.

  • Develops and runs specific software programs to perform analytic tasks and generate reports and Quality Assurance Reports .

  • Performs statistical tests to complete data analysis for the scientific publications and Death Reconciliation .

  • Case notification and reporting to DSHS, Providers, Cross jurisdictional partners

  • Syndromic Surveillance for Testing Penetration, COVID-19 Line List, COVID-19/Pneumonia+ILI map

  • Provides support to Communicable Disease Data System Management and COVID-19 Electronic Laboratory Reporting onboarding .

  • Supports field investigations and surveillance of disease and bioterrorism related activities and is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to respond to suspected outbreaks.

  • Health Information Exchange

  • Greater Houston Health Connect Coordination.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by supervisor or manager.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Requires a Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or Biostatistics with at least two advanced statistical courses taken during graduate program.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Four years of experience in public health, epidemiology, or biostatistics; with at least two years of biostatistics experience. Candidates must pass a skills test in statistical or script development programming.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

None

PREFERENCES

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION

This position may subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

PAY GRADE: 23

  • This position is temporary and contingent on program needs and funding.*

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm.

If you have questions, need special services or accommodations, call (832)393-4888 (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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