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Epidemiologist III

Recruitment #181129-UNCX-424



The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Program Grant Consultant providing support to Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This is an unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City.  
OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].
The annual salary for this position is up to $61,458.33 based on education and experience.

This position has preferred qualifications:
One to two years of supervisory experience with professional staff.

Applicants who demonstrate they possess the minimum qualifications (education and experience requirements) and the preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration during the interview process.

Position Description:
The principal purpose of this position is to oversee health behavior and chronic disease surveillance to monitor the distribution, patterns, and trend of the health risk behaviors and chronic diseases as well as to compile, analyze, and report data related to the burden of these behaviors and chronic diseases. This function is required under the cooperative agreements with the CDC that is the funding source of this position. In addition, this position will assist the Integrated Services Program Manager as well as the Director for the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in data-driven program planning, development, implementation and evaluation.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Perform a variety of evaluation activities such as developing measurable objectives, logic models and evaluation plans; designing and administering data collection tools; and measuring progress towards goals and objectives
•Oversee/coordinate the surveillance of behavioral risk factors including tobacco use, physical inactivity, poor nutrition and obesity trends among youth and adults in Oklahoma.
•Obtain, compile, and analyzes data related to behavioral risk factors and chronic disease mortality and morbidity in Oklahoma as well as the United States using appropriate statistical methods and software’s such as SAS.
•Develop factsheets and reports related to behavioral risk factors and chronic diseases in Oklahoma.
•Produce data visuals such as GIS maps using behavioral risk factors and chronic disease data as well as geographic and demographic data.
•Respond to requests from the OSDH senior leadership, policy makers, statewide partners and stakeholders, the media, national organizations and entities, health professionals, and the general public for data or programmatic activity updates related to tobacco, obesity, and chronic diseases.
•Assist in developing cooperative agreements’ work plans and annual progress reports for submission to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
•Present programmatic activities and data related to behavioral risk factors and chronic diseases at state and national platforms.
•Prepares technical reports and scientific articles.
•Communicate and collaborate regularly with CDC evaluation teams as well as statewide evaluation partners at University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.
•Assist or take lead in identifying and pursuing new funding opportunities; participates in grant writing activities
•Work with contractors to develop contract and budget justifications.
•Develop or assist with submitting applications and progress reports for approval by the OSDH Institutional Review Board (IRB). On specialized topics, share appropriate information with key stakeholders, deliver presentations in understandable, interesting and persuasive manner.

Education and Experience
Master's Degree in Epidemiology with a minimum of four years of experience in public health or related field involving the use of epidemiological techniques and analysis and evaluation protocols.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong skills in verbal and written communication, formal and informal training techniques; ability to create positive solutions to complex situations; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and others.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Office environment
Computer based .


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.



Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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