State Of Wisconsin Madison , WI 53706
This position will work independently to observe, describe, quantify through statistical methodologies, and develop theories about the patterns, characteristics, causes and prevention of disease and injury among children and youth with special health care needs. The Epidemiologist will coordinate data collection systems to identify the number of children and youth with special healthcare needs. In addition, this position will study, collect surveillance data, and perform descriptive and statistical epidemiological analyses using products such as Excel, or SAS. The Epidemiologist will apply epidemiologic methods to identify and understand causes of public health problems and to plan and evaluate public health interventions to prevent or reduce disease and injury as well as evaluate the outcomes of the health service delivery.
Major duties of this position include: surveillance; technical consultation; program evaluation; dissemination of findings to policy makers, program planners, and health professionals; coordination of statewide activities; grant writing; report writing; and attendance at local, regional, state and national meetings. The Epidemiologist will work closely with other staff to present findings and develop public health education presentations to the general public, local health departments, and professional groups.
Due to the nature of this position, all applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.
Minimally qualified applicants will have:
Experience in public health epidemiology and program evaluation.
Experience using data collection techniques and computer database systems to collect, analyze, interpret, and/or disseminate data.
Experience using statistical software to collect, analyze, interpret, and/or disseminate data (e.g. MS Excel, SAS, STATA, ArcGIS, etc.).
Strong oral communication skills.
Well-qualified applicants will have experience:
Developing tools, reports, visuals or presentations to actively use data in program and policy implementation or evaluation.
Providing reports and presentations to diverse audiences such as executive management and external partners at the state and national level.
Developing partnerships with internal and external partners to coordinate across different program areas.
With public health epidemiology or program evaluation related to children and youth with special health care needs.