Epidemiologist II

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    11501 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 73301
    Full-time
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    Job Description


    Epidemiologist II

    This position is in the Epidemiology & Supplemental Projects Group of the HIV/STD/HCV Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch. Under the supervision of the Group Manager, the Epidemiologist II performs advanced research and epidemiological work, requiring specialized knowledge of health behaviors related to TB/HIV/STD transmission. Assists in the planning and execution of epidemiological and surveillance projects, and the collection and analysis of data through these projects. Analyzes TB/HIV/STD Surveillance and Program data to process data requests. Performs other duties as assigned. Work is performed with extensive latitude for independent judgment.

    Essential Job Functions:
    30% Conducts TB/HIV/STD research investigations, surveillance and assessment based on standard scientific methods, programmatic needs or new/innovative approaches. Provides research consultation, and technical assistance to TB/HIV/STD program areas regarding epidemiological methods, research/surveillance design, and program evaluation assessment of public health practices. Annually prepares data to be uploaded to a web-based query system.

    20% Presents results and findings of studies to appropriate audiences. Reviews reports, manuscripts, and other documents for accuracy in content, statistics and interpretation of data.

    20% Provides TB/HIV/STD data to policy makers, public health practitioners, internal and external partners and the public.

    15% Conducts analysis of survey collected data. Applies appropriate advanced statistical and/or analytical procedures. Current projects focus on TB/HIV/STD behavioral risk factors, testing, treatment and transmission, medical care and clinical outcomes.

    10% Participates in epidemiological and surveillance TB/HIV/STD project activities including, development of local survey questions, development and review of survey formative assessment and medical chart abstractions.

    5% Performs other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    Knowledge Skills Abilities:

    Knowledge of major functions of public health.
    Knowledge of statistical concepts, and their applications to public health surveillance and research.
    Knowledge of the health status, socioeconomic and demographic measures used in public health.
    Knowledge of population, socioeconomic and health outcomes data sources.
    Knowledge of programming logic and scripting.
    Knowledge of Human Subjects Protections and issues of confidentiality.

    Skill in using Microsoft Office products especially Excel and PowerPoint.
    Skill in using Internet publishing/graphics presentation software such as Tableau.
    Skill in using SAS, and in writing syntax to perform analyses.
    Skill in both verbal and written communications.
    Skill in working with sensitive personal health information.

    Ability to manage and query complex databases.
    Ability to use population data for public health planning and evaluation.
    Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
    Ability to exercise independent judgment and show initiative.
    Ability to communicate effectively with data users and coworkers.
    Ability to maintain effective working relationships.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:
    None.

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    1. Graduation from a four-year college with coursework in statistics, epidemiology, social science or related subjects. Advanced degree preferred.

    2. Two years of full-time experience in public health, disease epidemiology, or program evaluation.

    Additional Information:
    Requisition # 450662
    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the AccessHR service center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

    MOS Code:
    There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the responsibilities, and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if they meet the qualifications for this position.

    HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

    I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    Posting ID: 555358561Posted: 2020-05-21