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Epidemiologist Supervisor

Company: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Epidemiologist Supervisor Print Apply Epidemiologist Supervisor Salary $97,976.00 - $148,891.00 Annually Location Dauphin County, PA Job Type Civil Service Permanent Full-Time Department Department of Health Job Number CS-********-34495 Closing 11/29/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Job Code 34495 Position Number ******** Bargaining Unit B3 Pay Group ST12 Bureau/Division Code ******** Bureau/Division Division of Environmental Health Worksite Address 625 Forster Street City Harrisburg Zip Code 17120 Contact Name Connie Hocker Contact Phone ************ Contact Email ************** - Description - Benefits - Questions THE POSITION This position, in the Bureau of Epidemiology, Division of Environmental Health Epidemiology, supports the organization's mission of protecting the public's health through its responsibility for providing consultative, scientific and technical expertise in the analysis and interpretation of environmental and epidemiologic data to prevent and control illnesses resulting from harmful environmental/occupational exposures as part of the environmental epidemiology team. This is a supervisory position. IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID. - Full-time employment - Work hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday with one hour lunch period DESCRIPTION OF WORK Supervise the epidemiologist/s who design and conduct investigations, in collaboration with toxicologists; analyze data and maintain surveillance on illnesses that may relate to factors of the environment, including air, water, soil, chemical, biological or other hazards. Work with epidemiologist/s and toxicologists in modelling environmental data to assist with environmental health assessments. Demonstrates an understanding of and ability to interpret concepts such as Lifetime Health Advisory Levels (HAL), maximum Containment Levels (MCL), Minimum Risk Levels (MRL), Cancer Risk Evaluation Guidelines (CREGs), health Comparison Values (CVs), no-observed-adverse-effects levels (NOAEL), lowest-observed-adverse-effects levels (LOAEL) for environmental media and their relationships to environmental public health practice. Supervise health outcome data evaluation (incidence and prevalence rates), cancer data analysis (standardized incidence rates, standardized mortality rates), and provide technical assistant to other programs within the division on epidemiological methods and investigations. Supervise data analysis related to community exposure to toxins and chemicals and suspected health effects from contaminants and toxins in order to protect the public from exposure to toxicological and environmental hazards. Develops protocols to assist with environmental investigations, conducts data analysis and creates comprehensive reports on environmentally and/or occupationally linked diseases including those associated with emerging contaminants such as PFAS. Design and conduct population level assessments on exposure and health effects and analyze data using advanced statistical procedures in SAS/SPSS/STATA in order to generate reports and/or public education materials to meet the general program requirements (example baseline health assessment for diseases in terms of crude rates, age adjusted rates, standard incidence rates, etc.). Also demonstrates proficiency in GIS. Study and analyze diseases that may be associated with chemicals, pollutants or other toxins by systematically applying the principles and practices of epidemiology to explore potential linkage between environmental conditions and various diseases or conditions to better understand and recommend strategies to minimize harmful exposure and protect public health. Establish, collect, manage, analyze and interpret surveillance and epidemiologic data for an occupational health program, to strengthen the adult blood lead surveillance programs, and establish a CBRNE program and surveillance programs for pesticides, CO and other heavy metal poisoning. Direct staff and provide technical inputs to health education and community outreach materials developed by staff, including site-specific fact sheets and chemical-specific fact sheets on exposure and health effects as needed. Provide expert consultation to Department field staff, county/municipal health departments, and healthcare providers and facilities via phone or email to guide prevention and control of environmentally/occupationally linked diseases/conditions. Synthesize available literature and data to develop and publish technical guidance documents on environmental health threats; write reviews and recommendations where published guidance does not exist, such as reviewing and commenting on environmental legislation, to create policy and guidance at the state level for mitigation and control of environmental health threats. In collaboration with other team members, prepare grant applications by presenting statistical data, position descriptions, budget information, project description narratives, work plans, and accomplishments per funding opportunity announcements to optimize ATSDR/CDC program funding. Present, publish, and report epidemiologic findings and professional experiences via professional journals, national and regional conferences, and other means as appropriate, to disseminate information and advance scientific knowledge. Participate in workgroups, conference calls, conferences, etc. to build awareness of Pennsylvania environmental/occupational epidemiology programs and contribute to the public health infrastructure. Develop and present information via webinars, written publications, and presentations. Address and respond to enquiries from elected officials, public, schools, reporters, etc., to provide environmental health data and reports on a broad variety of environmental issues such as mercury spill at home, lead in drinking water, mold issues in schools, odor complaints from landfills, heavy metals in private well waters, or PFCs in drinking water. Produce and update epidemiological procedural manuals as assigned to ensure clarity and compliance with commonwealth, DOH and public health regulations, laws and procedures. Supervise other epidemiologists as assigned by completing performance evaluations, approving/disapproving leave, effecting discipline, and making hiring decisions. When assigned supervision, performs the full range of supervisory responsibilities, including assigning, prioritizing, and reviewing work; conducting employee performance management; approving/disapproving leave and travel requests; participating in staffing activities; coordinating employee discipline; and training staff, including coaching and team building REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY Qualifications: - PA residency currentlywaivedfor this title - Minimum Experience and Training Requirements -One year as an Epidemiologist (Commonwealth of PA job title);ORpossession of either a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in epidemiology, Doctoral degree in Medicine (MD), Osteopathy (DO), Dental Surgery/Medicine (DDS/DDM/DMD), or Veterinary Medicine (DVM); AND three years of professional experience investigating disease outbreaks, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies, or designing and maintaining a disease surveillance system;ORpossession of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in a biological science such as biology, genetics, nursing or virology; AND either a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree or Master of Science (MS) degree in epidemiology; AND three years of professional experience investigating disease outbreaks, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies, or designing and maintaining a disease surveillance system. - Must be able to perform essential job functions Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go *************************************************************** click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at **************************. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity. EXAMINATION INFORMATION - Score valid for this specific posting only - Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions - Provide complete and accurate information or: - score may be lower than deserved - application processing may be delayed - disqualification may result - May only testonceunder this announcement - Email notice of test results provided - Only most recent exam score is counted Health & Wellness We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.* Work/Life Balance We understand that there is more to life than work - and we want you to enjoy it! We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions. Career Development We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be. Other Rewards Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts. For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go *******************.govand click on the benefits box. *Eligibility rules apply. 01 CS-INSTRUCTIONS - MEETS MET You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the requirements for this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions. Read each question carefully. Determine and select which most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The 'Level of Performance' you choose must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered. If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the 'Yes' button and proceed to the exam questions. - Yes 02 Under which of the following scenarios do you qualify for this position? - A. I have one year of experience as an Epidemiologist (a Commonwealth of PA job title). - B. I possess a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in epidemiology, Doctoral degree in Medicine (MD), Osteopathy (DO), Dental Surgery/Medicine (DDS/DDM/DMD), or Veterinary Medicine (DVM); AND three years of professional experience investigating disease outbreaks, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies, or designing and maintaining a disease surveillance system. - C. I possess a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in a biological science such as biology, genetics, nursing or virology; AND either a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree or Master of Science (MS) degree in epidemiology; AND three years of professional experience investigating disease outbreaks, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies, or designing and maintaining a disease surveillance system. - D. None of the above. 03 CS-MET 1 Details - If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. Required Question Agency Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Address 613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120 Website ****************************

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