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EPIDEMIOLOGIST III

Recruitment #18-003643-0007

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/PHPA/Cancer and Chronic Disease Bureau, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Center for Cancer Prevention and Control (CCPC) at the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) aims to reduce the burden of cancer by providing guidance, support, and funding for effective cancer programs; fostering collaboration among partners; and evaluating outcomes through data collection and analysis. This position will design and lead data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis, report preparation, database support, and report writing for multiple surveillance projects across CCPC and MDH. The individual will also recommend and employ best methods for data analysis; prepare data to respond to requests from internal and external stakeholders; provide technical expertise when examining data findings; evaluate the effectiveness of programs and initiatives in CCPC; and produce surveillance statistics and reports using established surveillance systems from the Maryland Cancer Registry, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and Vital Statistics Administration, among others. The individual will work in collaboration with staff across CCPC and MDH.

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 must accompany your application.  Transcripts may be unofficial.

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. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have relevant experience in public health/cancer surveillance and epidemiology. The preferred candidate must also be proficient in SAS.

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. 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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

This position is in a covered bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.