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EPIDEMIOLOGIST I

Global Migration Epidemiologist

Recruitment #19-003641-0011

GRADE

17 

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau/Center for Global Migration and Immigrant Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health leadership and community-based public health efforts, in partnership with local health departments, providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, with special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. Within PHPA, the Center for Global Migration and Immigrant Health (CGMIH) works to ensure that newly-arrived humanitarian immigrants are connected to culturally-informed and language-accessible healthcare. The CGMIH also works to provide technical assistance to globally-mobile and diverse populations.

This position will serve as the Global Migration Epidemiologist for the CGMIH and will be responsible for identifying, incorporating and implementing travel and migration-related variables. This position will also be responsible for collecting, reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating travel and migration-related surveillance data; conducting related infectious disease epidemiologic investigations; and, developing statewide key indicators and performance metrics for statewide reports and quality improvement processes. In addition, this position will establish a quality assurance approach to ensure a high level of quality and accuracy in data collection, as well as develop related standard operating procedures and provide related training to key stakeholders (e.g. MDH/local health department staff) on investigation techniques for collecting travel-related data. 

This position will serve as the back-up to the Senior Epidemiologist/Maryland Immigrant and Refugee Information System (MIRIS) Database Manager, and assist in MIRIS updates/maintenance. Additionally, this position will monitor, identify and assess disruptions to operations, as well as be responsible for other federally-mandated data-related activities. Furthermore, this position will work closely with the Center for Immunization to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of connecting overseas vaccination data to the State's immunization registry.

Finally, this position will provide related technical assistance for State and local partners, while also being responsible for all relevant reporting requirements to federal and State partners. All of these activities will complement and contribute to the surveillance and outbreak investigative functions of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau (IDEORB), whose purpose is to prevent and/or reduce the incidence of communicable diseases in Maryland.

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 working with multiple data sources and creating, as well as analyzing, matched datasets. He/she should also have professional experience using public health surveillance methods to investigate communicable diseases, as well as experience working with culturally diverse populations.

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.