• Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
  • Jan 14, 2023
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Job Posting Title


Supervisory Organization
340 Medical Facilities Service

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

This position has an annual salary of up to $64,236.00 based on education and experience.

Job Description

Position Summary

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.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions

• Analyze vital statistics, medical examiner, hospital discharge, State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System, prescription drug monitoring program, and injury surveillance data using Microsoft Access, SAS, and Excel, and assure data quality and security standards are maintained.
• Conduct complex analyses of injury-related surveillance data, including special investigations of topics of interest.
• Provide guidance to other epidemiologists on monitoring data quality, data collection and analysis, report writing, and data dissemination.
• Work with stakeholders to interpret and apply data findings to inform prevention and decrease the burden of injury in Oklahoma.
• Participate in national workgroups to identify injury epidemiology best practices and conduct analyses to inform and validate surveillance recommendations.
• Disseminate injury-related epidemiologic studies/analyses and prevention information through written technical reports, scientific articles, educational materials, news releases, and responses to data requests from partners (e.g., legislators, media, internal/external partners, researchers).
• Present findings of injury-related epidemiologic studies/analyses and prevention information at local, state, and national meetings and conferences to technical and non-technical audiences.
• Conduct and/or assist with strategic planning; developing and implementing program and policy plans to achieve various short- and long-term goals; and evaluation projects to identify successes, barriers, and outcomes.
• Provide subject matter expertise on leading causes of injury, evidence-based and promising prevention strategies, and injury surveillance.
• Represent the Emergency Systems at various meetings and promote the use of injury data to inform decision making.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education and Experience

Education and experience requirements consist of a master’s degree in biostatistics or epidemiology and at least three years of related work experience; or a doctorate in biostatistics or epidemiology and one year of related work experience.

Preferred qualifications include at least one year of work experience in injury prevention and/or at least two years of experience using SAS regularly to manipulate and analyze data in a professional setting.

Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities

Knowledge of principles and practices of epidemiology and research methods, inferential statistics, data collection and analytics, scientific and grant writing, and program evaluation; of medical terminology; of social and economic conditions; of data security and confidentiality standards; and of quality assurance and performance improvement methods is required. Ability is required to conduct public health surveillance; to plan and organize programmatic research; to analyze and interpret various injury-related data sets; to monitor and evaluate program performance; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to communicate statistical results effectively, both orally and in writing, in technical and non-technical settings; and to serve as a technical advisor and mentor. Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and accomplish tasks; strong leadership skills; exceptional project management, organizational, and time management skills; outstanding attention to detail; and excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Strong computer, public speaking, writing, and project planning skills and experience are essential.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Work is performed in an office setting with climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to stand, talk, walk, lift, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long periods of sitting and daily computer-based work. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

Job Address

Oklahoma County, Oklahoma United States View Map