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EPIDEMIOLOGIST II

***RE-POST***

Recruitment #18-003642-0004

Introduction

This position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

Within the Maryland Department of Health's Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (CCDPC), the Data and Evaluation Team supports the development and implementation of effective chronic disease prevention and control programs by serving as a respected source of information and guidance for all data-related needs. As a member of this team, this position will support state and local chronic disease initiatives by providing high quality surveillance and statistical data analysis. This position will oversee data collection efforts, as well as manage data analysis, to assess population health statuses, trends and disparities.

In addition, this position will be responsible for communicating data in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences, including developing reports, presentations and other documents. This position will provide data-informed programmatic recommendations to senior CCDPC and CCD Bureau leadership, as well as assist in the development and evaluation of chronic disease prevention and control measures. Finally, this position will recommend and conduct investigations and special studies, indicated from data analyses.

Focus areas for this work include (but are not limited to): heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, arthritis, and hypertension.

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

Experience: Two years of experience in designing and conducting epidemiological studies and investigations for disease surveillance as an Epidemiologist, subsequent to receipt of the Master’s degree.

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 experience and education. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should be proficient in SAS software and have experience in preparing chronic disease data and analysis for reports, presentations and other documents.

SELECTION PROCESS

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. 

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

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.