Public Health Job Opportunities

CDC Foundation Jobs

A number of new positions with the CDC Foundation have been posted:

CDC Foundation COVID Corps Workforce Staff

CDC Foundation COVID-19 Corps, State, Territorial, Tribal and Vaccine Workforce Initiative

Immunization Program Epidemiologist

The Kansas Dept of Health and Environment is seeking an Immunization Program Epidemiologist. (will be supervised by a COPH Alumnae, and may be hybrid of in office and telework)

Position Summary  

The position (K0242725) will conduct analyses of immunization data and assist in enhancing data quality in Kansas’ immunization information system. The specific duties of this position include:

•Design surveys, utilize and manipulate multiple data sources, and conduct analyses of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccine data.

•Evaluate Kansas’ immunization information system (WebIZ) to enhance reporting and data quality to use as a source for immunization data.

•Assist in generating new data topics for display on COVID-19 vaccine dashboard and upload data to dashboard. Assist in creation of dashboard/data upload for other immunization data.

•Prepare reports of immunization data in both written and oral formats for internal and external partners.

•Provide technical assistance to local health departments and providers on immunization data as it relates to reporting issues of vaccine distribution and administration when needed.

•Serve as a liaison for the Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics and the Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention (BDCP), and nationally the CDC and other external agencies on issues related to immunizations and WebIZ data quality.  May provide epidemiologic support to other BDCP programs.

Qualifications

  • Education:  
    • MPH/MS degree
  • Licensing & Certification:  
    • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
  • Minimum Qualifications:  
    • MPH/MS degree + knowledge of epidemiology
  • Preferred Qualifications:  
    • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
    • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
    • SAS, Epi-Info, SPSS, or other statistical packages
    • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with colleagues and outside partners
    • Ability to communicate effectively with others
    • Ability to conduct comprehensive analyses on immunization data
    • Ability to apply computers for the manipulation, analysis, and management of epidemiological data
    • MPH/MS degree and two or more years of independent work as an applied epidemiologist.
    • Knowledge of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) immunization schedules and familiarity of state immunization registries.
  • Hourly Pay Range: $23.31-$27.61

* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

  • Job Posting Closes:  July 05, 2021

Job Posting Link:

https://jobs.sok.ks.gov/psp/sokhrprdcg/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=200045&PostingSeq=1 [jobs.sok.ks.gov]

Regional Epidemiologist

Position Summary & Responsibilities

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is looking for 5 regional epidemiologists to serve as an epidemiological resource for local health departments in one of six regions in Kansas. The ideal candidates should have epidemiology or communicable disease experience. These regional epidemiologists must possess strong communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to develop strong collaborations with community partners. These epidemiologists will initiate, plan, and direct epidemiological studies, surveillance projects, and outbreak investigations. These positions will also prepare oral and written presentations describing the outcomes of epidemiologic investigations or surveillance findings and develop, analyze, and present information on health disparities and other community health issues. These epidemiologists will function as the coordinators and liaisons for disease surveillance, investigation, and control activities for infectious disease activities in their assigned region. These positions will be remote positions with frequent travel to assigned region.

Deadline: June 10, 2021


2 Full Time Positions w/Three Rivers Public Health Department

The Three Rivers Public Health Department in Fremont, NE (just outside of Omaha) is seeking a full time Health Educator and a full time Public Health Disease Investigator.

View the full job descriptions in the documents below, and email Terra Uhing, Executive Director if interested (contact info in the documents).

Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Coordinator

The Iowa Department of Public Health is seeking a Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Coordinator.

Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

Under the direction of the bureau chief and functional oversight of the Data Program Manager, coordinates and serves as the lead epidemiologist for the Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Program, including providing functional oversight for surveillance activities for hepatitis B and C.