Public Health Epidemiology Supervisor
The Division of Public Health is accepting applications for a Public Health Epidemiology Supervisor. This position resides in the Communicable Disease Branch within the HIV/STD Surveillance Unit. The primary purpose of this position is to amplify knowledge of the epidemiology of all sexually transmitted infections in North Carolina. This will be achieved by:
- Management of the team receiving and reviewing sexually transmitted infection (STI) case reports
- Regular interaction with Field Services staff doing disease intervention work in North Carolina (NC), surveillance staff across reportable diseases, and DHHS and other stakeholders for the populations affected by STIs
- Epidemiologic analysis of NC STI information based on STI reports as well as regular studies such as BRFSS and special NC-based studies
- Providing input to guide policy decisions in the Communicable Disease Branch, the Epidemiology Section, the Division of Public Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and to target resource allocation to populations most affected by STIs in North Carolina.
- Development of and engagement with research collaborations with academic researchers and the CDC
- Quality improvement for the NC EDSS surveillance software system which receives STI case investigation data
This position will take the lead in the analysis and management of STD surveillance for the North Carolina STD Prevention Cooperative Agreement activities. The position will have routine interaction with a variety of CDB Field Services staff in our 7 Regional Offices. The HIV/STD Surveillance Unit Data Manager will interact on a daily basis with this position. The Field Surveillance Coordinator and the HIV/AIDS, STD, and hepatitis registrars depend on this position for technical and informational guidance in executing their duties.
Salary Grade: GN13
Recruitment Range: $48,051 - $60,540
Exam Plan: 19-11644
About the Division of Public Health and the Communicable Disease Branch:
The NC Division of Public Health (DPH) works to promote and contribute to the highest possible level of health for the people of North Carolina – Everywhere, Everyday, Everybody.
The Communicable Disease Branch of the Division of Public Health primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law to the state health department, as well as a few other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as influenza, norovirus infection and certain healthcare-associated infections.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
- Knowledgeable of public health practices, including a familiarity with disease reporting;
- Ability to analyze and interpret program and epidemiological data and draw conclusions;
- Knowledge of SAS and Microsoft Excel;
- Capable communicator, able to express goals and program weaknesses, and build relationships;
- Understanding and respect for the importance of confidentiality for all program information related to persons with hepatitis and sexually transmitted diseases
- Supervisory experience
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Doctoral degree in Epidemiology or a closely related health field from an appropriately accredited institution;
an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Pre-Employment criminal background checks are required for some positions.
Division of Public Health (DPH) main locations, including their grounds, are tobacco-free as outlined in the Tobacco-free Campus Policy. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, "vape products" and all smokeless tobacco products, may not be used in the indicated areas. For more information, please see the policy and FAQ posted here: http://publichealth.nc.gov/employees/
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