Director, Office of Population Health Surveillance

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Health Care


Position Description / Responsibilities

(Epidemiologist 3)

 

 Job Overview: The Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) Division of Population Health Assessment seeks a highly motivated, qualified individual to fill the position of Director of the Office of Population Health Surveillance (Epidemiologist 3).  This individual will be responsible for the leadership and overall programmatic oversight for the following state surveillance programs: the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS), the Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program, and the Injury Surveillance System. 

 

Job duties include the supervision of program managers, building programmatic reach, assuring the completeness and accuracy of federal and state grant deliverables, providing technical and statistical expertise, creating novel reports/fact sheets, and serving as data steward for external and internal data requests.   Candidates have the option of serving as a member of the TDH Institutional Review Board (IRB) and may submit articles for journal publication or conference posters. This position will report directly to the Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Population Health Assessment and will serve as Principal Investigator for BRFSS and PRAMS.

Candidates for this position should have an understanding of epidemiologic principles, program management experience, and a moderate level of expertise with statistical software, such as SAS.  Previous supervisory experience is appreciated. Additionally, they should have excellent organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to collaborate with others, and have demonstrated knowledge of the general principles of population health surveillance.

The salary range for this opening is $6,000 - $7,000 monthly, depending on qualifications.  Must pass a structured interview and background check.


Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, public policy, health administration or other health sciences, plus experience equivalent to six (6) years of professional work in public health practice.  Candidates should have experience analyzing public health data, preferably in SAS.  

 

Desired Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters or Doctorate degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, public policy, health administration or other health sciences, plus experience equivalent to four (4) years of professional work in public health practice.  Previous supervisory experience a plus along with and involvement working with a statewide surveillance system.

 


Application Instructions

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Shalini Parekh, MPH, Assistant Commissioner of Population Health Assessment, email: shalini.parekh@tn.gov with subject line: “Resume for Director of the Office of Population Health Surveillance”. Position will remain open until filled.

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