University of Washington School of Public Health
Epidemiologist 3 (Non-Medical) – Assessment Supervisor - Washington State Department of Health
Closing Date: September 25, 2017
Posted: September 12, 2017
About the Position and Office of Immunization and Child Profile
The mission of DOH is to protect and improve the health of the people of Washington State. The work of this office is focused on immunizations, a cornerstone of public health work to reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable disease. The duties and responsibilities of the Assessment Supervisor link to the mission in providing consultation, education and technical assistance with immunzation coverage through assessment, epidemiologic practice and data analysis in addition to planning, coordinating, conducting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting the findings from public health surveillance systems and advanced epidemiologic studies as they relate to immunization coverage.
This is a full-time permanent Epidemiologist 3 (Non-Medical) position in the Division of Prevention and Community Health, Office of Immunization and Child Profile (OICP). This recruitment may be used to fill other Epidemiologist 3 (Non-Medical) positions within the office.
- Ph.D. in one of the physical, biological, social, behavioral, or health-related sciences; AND two (2) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience equivalent to an Epidemiologist 2 or 3.
- Master’s degree or higher in epidemiology or public health, which includes 12 graduate quarter hours (500 level or above) in epidemiology and 12 graduate quarter hours in biostatistics; AND six (6) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience in epidemiology research and analysis.
- Advanced-level experience using MS Excel software to develop complex spreadsheets with macros, multiple math functions, advanced filters, and links to external sources of information. Create custom toolbars and chart types, and use data analysis tools.
- Demonstrated experience using statistical analysis software such as SAS, SQL, STATA and R.
- Two (2) or more years of management or lead experience overseeing the work of professional staff.
- Demonstrated experience communicating complex concepts clearly and effectively both in writing and verbally to staff, management, and the public.
- Demonstrated experience applying quality improvement tools to improve efficiency, accuracy, and overall quality improvement.
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