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EPIDEMIOLOGIST I

TB Surveillance Epidemiologist

Recruitment #19-003641-0002

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

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

Main Purpose of Job

The Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s mission is to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases; helping impacted persons live longer and healthier lives, and protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. The Infectious Disease Bureau works in partnership with local health departments, providers, community-based organizations, public, and private sector agencies, in order to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of infectious diseases and environmental health hazards.

The mission of the Center for TB Control and Prevention is to control the spread of tuberculosis in Maryland; prevent new infections, and increase the access to care and treatment for people diagnosed with tuberculosis. This position will be responsible for managing the statewide tuberculosis database for the Center for Tuberculosis Control and Prevention. This position will also be responsible for the collection, compilation and general analysis of tuberculosis data on TB cases, as well as on immigrants and refugees who present a high risk of TB.

This position will be the primary contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regarding monthly data summaries. In addition, this position will be the primary liaison with local health departments, out-of-state health departments and reporting laboratories, regarding TB cases and individuals with latent TB infection (LTBI). Furthermore, this position will serve as a TB surveillance authority within the Center and work with other Center staff to develop appropriate policies and procedures, regarding surveillance data management.

Finally, this position will function as the primary surveillance contact point to CDC and adhere to state and national laws, as well as guidelines and standards specific to data security, patient confidentiality and electronic data management. This position will remain apprised of current literature and issues in these areas of investigation.

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.

Experience: None.

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 education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience with tuberculosis or other infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology.

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 that 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.