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EPIDEMIOLOGIST I

***REPOST***

Recruitment #20-003641-0006

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau/Center for HIV Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s 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. The Center for HIV Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation (CHSEE) is in the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) of PHPA. CHSEE seeks to collect the information necessary to describe the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Maryland; to evaluate and improve the quality of the information-collecting activities; to analyze and report this information to policymakers, as well as the community, for HIV planning; and, to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and services programs which target the HIV/AIDS epidemic. 

This position will manage and coordinate all stages of Maryland's HIV and AIDS epidemiological analysis and reporting system. This position will also be responsible for analyzing statewide data to describe trends of HIV infection, AIDS diagnoses, and HIV perinatal exposures across the State of Maryland. Additionally, this position will generate reports and statistics, as well as evaluate changes in HIV prevention and health services outcomes. Based on analyses of surveillance data, this position will recommend programmatic changes, in order to enhance the effectiveness of various HIV programs across Maryland. 

This position will use HIV surveillance data to identify people with disease(s) who require intervention and/or services, in order to provide linkage and medical services in conjunction with local health departments, under the direction of the State Epidemiologist (Physician). Finally, this position will participate in statewide infectious disease outbreak investigations and response activities. This position will report to the Epidemiology and Services Evaluation Deputy Chief of Center for HIV Surveillance, Epidemiology and Evaluation.

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 data management, quality assurance, data analysis, report writing, and data presentations. He/she should also have professional experience involving HIV, including the analysis and interpretation of HIV epidemiological data, with the usage of SAS software.

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.