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Epidemiologist I

Recruitment #121022-X27A-02

Introduction

Effective January 1, 2011 new employees to the Oklahoma State Department of Health will be placed on a bi-weekly payroll system.

Reference PIN 34002530

This position serves as the project epidemiologist for the Oklahoma Violent Death Reporting System (OK-VDRS). The position is responsible for compiling data from multiple sources on violent death incidents and linking the data into a unique database to obtain comprehensive information on violent deaths in Oklahoma. Violent deaths include homicides, suicides, undetermined manner deaths, unintentional firearm injuries, legal interventions, and terrorism deaths. The epidemiologist maintains the database, conducts quality checks, analyzes the data and prepares reports. The epidemiologist also assists with other injury surveillance activities.

Other:
Position requires possible response to public health emergencies including, but not limited to, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events.  The Oklahoma State Department of Health is tobacco free.  Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products throughout all indoor and outdoor areas of premises under the control of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in all vehicles on those premises, and in state vehicles in use for OSDH business anywhere.  Applicants may be subject to a background check.

This position may be filled at a higher level of the job family, depending upon the qualifications of the recommended applicant.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION:
By closing time/date of the job posting, all applicants must ensure delivery of the required documentation (as specified below) to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications.

Proof of education, certification, or licensure: Provide copies of an official diploma or transcript in order to demonstrate possession of the expressed education from applicant’s 4B or the required education for the position; provide a copy of required certification and/or licensure.

Current permanent classified employees of the Oklahoma State Department of Health submit the following:
• an ODH Form 92A (Request for Transfer/Promotion);
• an OPM-4B (Personal Data Summary Sheet);
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then
please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

Permanent and classified employees of another state agency, unclassified employees with reinstatement rights, or former employees of any Oklahoma state agency that have reinstatement rights submit the following:
• a cover letter that must include the title and PIN of the position, the announcement date, and a phone
number and mailing address where the applicant can be reached;
• an OPM-4B (Personal Data Summary Sheet);
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then
please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

E-Mail: PersonnelServices92A@health.ok.gov
Fax: “Attn: Applications” at (405) 271-4994
Mail: Office of Human Resources
 Oklahoma State Department of Health
 1000 NE 10th St.
 Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Direct Hire Authority is authorized for the Department of Health by the State Office of Personnel Management for this position. See below to apply as a Direct Hire.

Unclassified employees or those with expired reinstatement rights submit the following:
•         a letter of interest;
•         an original, signed Merit System Application Form (OPM-4);
•         a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then please provide an explanation with your application.); and
•         proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

 Applicants with no prior state service submit the following:
•         a letter of interest;
•         an original, signed Merit System Application Form (OPM-4); and
•         proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position.

Mail: Attn:  Sheryll Brown
 Injury Prevention Service
 Oklahoma State Department of Health
 1000 NE 10th Street
 Oklahoma City, OK 73117

E-Mail: SheryllS@health.ok.gov
Phone: 405-271-3430, ext. 56446
Fax: 405-271-2799

 

 

 

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the surveillance, investigation, and evaluation of communicable or chronic diseases, injuries or conditions, and assists in the planning and implementation of epidemiological programs to prevent and control diseases, injuries, or conditions.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Epidemiologist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the depth and breadth of accountability, the expertise required to perform assigned duties and the responsibility assigned for the leadership of others.

Level I:     
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities at the entry level of professional work.  This includes performing data collection; analyzing data using basic epidemiological methods; participating in workgroups; and effectively communicating both orally and in writing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in public health, biological, medical, or health science which includes 6 semester hours in epidemiological methods and 6 semester hours of other epidemiological coursework and 9 semester hours in statistical methods and analysis.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the application

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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