Public Health Job Opportunities

Environmental Epidemiologist

Deadline: 8/9/18

Join the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services team as Environmental Epidemiologist within our Child Lead Poisoning Prevention Program unit which is a part of our Public Health Division. 

This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act.

Examples of Work

  • Design, develop, implement, integrate, and administer statewide epidemiological surveillance systems for lead poisoning, environmental health conditions, and other diseases as needed.
  • Design, develop, implement, and conduct epidemiological studies and analyses of data related to chronic or acute diseases, poisoning, exposures, infections, or injuries.
  • Determine objectives, methods, and protocols for epidemiological analyses, including aspects such as identification and linkage of multiple databases, data quality, case definitions, inclusion criteria, statistical analysis tools, stratification identification, beta testing, and development of data collection process.
  • Coordinate with physicians, public health departments, medical centers, clinics, state and federal agencies in the surveillance system integration and utilization.
  • Conduct analytical studies to determine the effectiveness of surveillance systems to respond to outbreaks, prepare strategic plans to address system gaps, educate health care providers/medical centers/laboratories and others on system utilization, and coordinate with data owners on data system improvement.
  • Interpret, evaluate, and analyze surveillance data to prepare and disseminate epidemiological reports, identify and analyze incidents, prevalence, trends and causes of injuries and diseases, and develop and/or recommend/implement intervention measures to control or prevent the spread of new or emerging diseases.


REQUIREMENTS: Customary qualifications is a masters degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics or other health care related field. Additional training and experience in the application of epidemiological principles and practices is required, including surveillance, investigative techniques, implementation and control measures and evaluation measures, and system design and implementation.

PREFERRED: Experience working with complex surveillance data, cleaning and analyzing large data sets, skilled in writing, and candidate have communication skills as well as presentation skills.

KSAs: Candidate to have knowledge of disease surveillance and applied public health epidemiology. Candidate to have skills in data and statistical analysis and interpretation of epidemiological data. Candidates must be skilled in using Office software (Microsoft Excel, Access) and in use of SAS and other similar statistical software. This job requires excellent, demonstrated oral and written communication skills.


View the job description and apply online here.