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EPIDEMIOLOGIST I

Global Migration Epidemiologist

Recruitment #17-003641-0004

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

DHMH, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA), Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

Within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's (PHPA) mission is to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases; helping impacted persons live longer, healthier lives; and protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. The PHPA works in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring and treatment of infectious diseases and environmental health hazards. The individual will investigate and develop a State local migration profile by identifying novel data sources and partnering with specific interest groups (e.g. groups that represent various populations with frequent global travel, immigration groups, etc.). Duties will include analyzing surveillance data to better understand the contribution of global migration/immigration and influences on disease occurrences in Maryland, engaging in GIS analysis to better understand where global populations live in Maryland and the global influence of Maryland, and accessing/matching with other data sources to develop various population-specific health profiles. Other duties will include developing and disseminating training materials for DHMH staff regarding topics such as the International Health Regulations and Port of Entry protocols; writing scientific and other reports; and communicating program information to federal, state, and local stakeholders. Activities will be conducted in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal, state and local partners. These program activities will complement and contribute to the surveillance and outbreak investigation functions of the DHMH Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau, whose purpose is to prevent and/or reduce the incidence of communicable disease in Maryland.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics.

Experience: None

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Science  classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists, or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant should have training and knowledge of public health surveillance methods; knowledge of communicable disease; excellent skills using database and analytic software; and excellent oral and written skills for communicating with internal partners, external partners, and the public, and be able to work closely with culturally diverse populations. Knowledge of US immigration policies is a plus.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.  Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period.

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.