University of Washington School of Public Health
Home Epidemiologist - Washington State Department of Health
Closing Date: November 10, 2018
Posted: October 10, 2018
Some of what you’ll be doing:
- Lead epidemiologic, assessment, and evaluation efforts for the HVSA, which may include statewide needs assessments.
- Develop and implement epidemiological study designs such as descriptive, case-control, cohort, or cross-sectional to identify the incidence, prevalence, or cases of adverse health, education, or development outcomes.
- Develop an evaluation plan for HVSA to highlight information gaps and policy needs to be met through evaluations at local, state, and national level.
- Work with local, state, and federal partners to collect and manage data needed for evaluation and assessment activities.
- Lead analysis of site-level and aggregate data to identify trends and predictors for program performance and child outcomes.
- Advise HVSA partners, including the Home Visiting Advisory Council (HVAC), on how to use data and scientific information for planning and decision-making.
- Design routine reports ensuring that all reporting requirements (federal, state, local) are met.
- Coordinate with federal (HRSA), state and other national and local agencies to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and other funder requirements.
- Participate in emergency response activities and when the Agency Coordination center is activated.
- Two (2) or more years of professional work experience in epidemiology/research and analysis.
- A Master’s Degree or higher in Epidemiology, Public Health or Health Science field which includes the following:
- 12 quarter hours or equivalent (500 level or above) in epidemiology.
- 12 graduate quarter hours or equivalent in statistics.
- Two years (2) experience in producing maps and conducting spatial analyses using GIS software, (e.g., ArcGIS, R).
- Two years (2) experience advising public health programs on how to use data and scientific information for planning and decision making.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
- Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
- Work in a tobacco, drug, and alcohol free environment.
- Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
- Occasionally travel throughout the state (including rural areas) which may include overnight stays.
- Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
- Work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
- Move object weighing up to 25 pounds.
- Interact and work with customers, some of whom may be frustrated or distressed in a positive, friendly and supportive manner that meets the needs and standards of the office and the agency.
This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Zach Covington at (360) 236-2406, Zach.Covington@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.