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Refugee Health Epidemiologist/MIRIS Database Manager

Recruitment #17-003643-0006




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

Main Purpose of Job

The Prevention and Health Promotion Administration's (PHPA or Administration) 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. 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. Reporting to Chief of the Office of Immigrant Health (OIH), within the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau (IDEORB) this position serves as the senior epidemiologist and is responsible for all Maryland refugee health data. This position manages the statewide refugee health database (Maryland Immigrant and Refugee Information System (MIRIS),and monitors the data submitted under the auspices of the refugee fee-for-service health screening program. This position also ensures that local health department staff is trained to use the MIRIS system. The incumbent conducts epidemiologic analyses of refugee health data and provides the primary data analysis for reports to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), and the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA). The epidemiologist is also responsible for responding to refugee health data requests from local health departments and other partners. This position assists and/or organizes training programs for local health department/clinic staff and resettlement agencies, as appropriate. The incumbent participates in local health department/clinic site visits in coordination with the Chief of OIH and other IDEORB colleagues, and serves as a liaison for refugee, asylee, and other humanitarian immigrant health related questions from local health departments and other refugee resettlement partners.


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.  A copy of your graduate transcripts (official or unofficial) must accompany your application

Experience: Three years of experience as an epidemiologist subsequent to receipt of the Master’s degree.

Note: 1. Candidates may substitute a Doctoral degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of six graduate courses in Epidemiology and three graduate courses in Biostatistics for the required education and experience.

2. 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 experience and education. 


The successful applicant should have extensive training and knowledge of public health surveillance methods; knowledge of communicable diseases; advanced statistical and analytic skills and methods using appropriate analytic and database software; experience working with multiple data sources and creating, as well as analyzing, matched datasets excellent oral and written skills for communicating with internal partners and external partners and the public; and be able to work closely with culturally diverse populations.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. 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. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, 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 additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

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


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.



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.

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