Epidemiology Investigator 2 (Pn: 20013685)

Department Of Administrative Services, State Of Ohio Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 1 week ago

This position has been reposted to acquire a larger applicant pool. Candidates who applied during the previous posting period (12/17/18-12/31/18) are not required to reapply. Your application will be considered for this posting.

Investigates, collects, and analyzes endemic or epidemic situations of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) through in-house or onsite visits, appropriate statistical analysis and methods using statistical computer software packages (e.g., SAS). Collects data, or monitors others in the collection of data, for routine disease surveillance or for epidemiologic investigations of STD (e.g., abstracts data from confidential medical records, interviews patients and/or medical personnel). Interprets and analyzes surveillance or study data using statistical analysis software; interprets statistical findings and reaches conclusions regarding cause and spread of diseases. Monitors the process of specimen collection, delivery to a laboratory and reporting of results for special study projects.

Operates a personal computer to conduct appropriate statistical analysis using statistical computer software (e.g., SAS) to produce standardized or routine statistical reports on a scheduled basis and assure appropriate distribution, including posting to the ODH web page. Forwards data requests to supervisor and, as directed, fills data requests.

Conducts and coordinates electronic data transmissions including electronic lab reporting. Assists supervisor in the development of database projects (e.g., planning and testing of new database functionality, HL7 development, and electronic lab reporting) as directed.

Writes and/or edits reports and recommendations from analysis of data gathered; determines impact upon community considering persons sampled, tested, treated or isolated; prepares graphic presentations of data for inclusion in reports or for display.

Tabulates and analyzes epidemiological data using standard statistical measures (e.g., measures variability, statistical significance of association, incidence and prevalence rates). Assists supervisor with providing quality control for data management aspects of the STD Surveillance database. Evaluates data to ensure data completeness and consistency with CDC case definitions.

Uses statistical analysis software (e.g., SAS) to identify data discrepancies and inconsistencies for data cleaning projects. Works collaboratively with public health professionals, laboratories, and health care providers to improve surveillance and reporting for STD.

Explains semi-specialized matters (e.g., surveillance procedures, epidemiologic methods, analysis findings) to health care providers, public health professionals, health care providers and the general public, as directed. Assists supervisor with developing and updating STD Surveillance protocols.

Represents STD Surveillance at meetings, trainings, or conferences as directed. Prepares and makes presentations to health professionals and the general public as directed. Assists supervisor with distribution of data within the department for cooperative use by other state agencies, other states, and federal agencies.

Assists supervisor in the surveillance of other infectious diseases as directed by supervisor. As assigned, serves as a member of a Disaster Recovery/Business Resumption team, Incident Response Team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.

Completion of graduate core program in public health or preventive medicine; 3 courses or 9 mos. exp. in use of statistical computer software packages; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in epidemiology; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in physiology; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in statistics; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in human relations; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in interviewing; 6 mos. exp. working in research or specific laboratory identifying or researching infectious or chronic diseases &/or related environmental health problems; must be able to provide own transportation.

  • Or 6 mos. exp. as Epidemiology Investigator 1, 65761; must be able to provide own transportation

  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

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Epidemiology Investigator 2 (Pn: 20013685)

Department Of Administrative Services, State Of Ohio