Arkansas Government Job Epidemiologist in Little Rock, Arkansas
The Epidemiologist is responsible for the study and evaluation of communicable diseases and environmental health problems. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Designs and implements demographic, environmental, and epidemiological studies. Gathers and analyzes 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. 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 master's degree in biology or a related field; plus three years of experience in communicable disease control, epidemiology, environmental science or a related field. ORThe 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. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. 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.
MPH in Epidemiology or equivalent plus two years of experience in Epidemiology. Knowledge of Cancer Epidemiology, cancer coding schemes for mortality and morbidity. Experience in analysis of cancer data and evaluating cancer prevention and control programs.
Occasional in and out-of-state travel is required
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**