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EPIDEMIOLOGIST I

MULTIPLE FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #20-003641-0020

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB)/Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services/Program Evaluation Division, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This recruitment is for multiple full-time contractual positions.

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)’s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)‘s Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) is to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis, as well as by helping impacted people live longer and healthier lives. We work in partnership with Local Health Departments (LHDs), providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, in order to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of these infectious diseases.

In partnership with other IDPHSB offices and centers, along with impacted communities and public and private sector partners, the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services (CHPHS) develops, funds and evaluates HIV prevention and health services. The Center also provides training, support and technical assistance, in order to develop the capacities of agencies and individuals to successfully deliver those services.

The main purpose of these full-time contractual recruitments is to manage all stages in the monitoring and evaluation of HIV prevention and health services programs, in collaboration with other Program Evaluation Division members. This position will analyze statewide data, in order to describe trends and evaluate changes in HIV prevention and health services outcomes. Based on analyses of evaluation data, this position will recommend programmatic changes, in order to enhance the effectiveness of HIV prevention and health services programs across the State of Maryland.

This position will report to the Chief of the Program Evaluation Division, in the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services’ Program Improvement Unit.

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 epidemiologic and health services data (i.e. surveillance data, electronic health records), as well as experience working with Microsoft Access and/or other related database systems. 

Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience with HIV prevention and health services. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience and/or knowledge of the statistical package, 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. 

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

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract, and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. 

You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

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.



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