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EPIDEMIOLOGY SUPERVISOR
Agency: Arkansas Department of Health
Office: Epidemiology, Healthcare-Associated Infections
Section: CPHP
Date Posted: 02/17/2017
Posting Expires: 02/24/2017
Summary
The Epidemiology Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the work of the agency’s epidemiologist functions to ensure compliance with professional status and laws. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Supervises a professional staff of epidemiologists and administrative support personnel by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training new employees, and evaluating employee performance.
Monitors the work of staff that design and implement demographic, environmental, and epidemiological studies.
Reviews and monitors work of others who gather and analyze statistical data, known disease properties, medical assessments, laboratory findings, and other information to identify trends and methods of epidemic prevention or containment and writes technical reports of study findings.
Reviews, revises, and assists in the preparation of detailed, highly technical reports that include lengthy narratives and incorporate interpretations of complex state and federal regulations into compliance determinations.
Monitors epidemic outbreaks and proposes methods of epidemic containment.
Monitors and evaluates disease control programs in health care facilities, day care institutions, nursing homes, and other public facilities and recommends solutions for disease control problems.
Develops and conducts training or educational programs to facilitate institution or facility compliance with various disease control regulations.
Responds to inquiries from health care professionals and members of the public regarding environmental or communicable disease hazards.
Prepares press releases, conducts press conferences, and makes public presentations on communicable or environmental disease hazards, epidemic outbreaks, and control programs.
Studies and investigates chemical compounds exposed to the environment to determine their impact on human health, conducts health surveys, and issues health advisories which limit the consumption of food and restrict other types of activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of scientific research and data collection and analysis.
Knowledge of statistical methods and formulas.
Knowledge of the impact of chemical contaminants on human life and the environment.
Knowledge of laws and regulations governing communicable diseases.
Ability to design and implement environmental and epidemiological studies.
Ability to perform specialized qualitative and quantitative analysis, conduct research, and collect data.
Ability to write descriptive results of analysis and present oral and written information.
Ability to assess disease control problems and develop solutions.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in biology or a related field; plus four years of experience in communicable disease control, epidemiology, environmental science, or a related field; including three years of supervisory or leadership experience. OR The formal education equivalent of a master's degree in biology, or a related field; plus two years experience in communicable disease control, epidemiology, environmental science, or a related field; and a minimum of two years of supervisory or leadership experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Frequent in-state and some out-of-state travel (including possible overnight) is required. MPH in epidemiology or an equivalent Master's degree in related field is preferred. Must have epidemiology experience. Must have valid drivers license.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.

Hiring Official-L Simmons

This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.

If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.
Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.

THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC MEDIA OF ANY FORM, (CDs, flash drives, memory sticks, tapes, etc.) WITH STATE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS.

All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.

When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).

Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.

All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section
4815 W Markham St., Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Fax No. 501-661-2675
Job Details
Position No.: 22165505
Class Code: L099C
Grade: C123
Salary Range: $43,217.00 - $69,734.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Angela Rouse
Phone: 501-280-4673
Email: Angela.Rouse@arkansas.gov
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