Epidemiologist, Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance
State of Tennessee
Position Description / Responsibilities
The Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Population Health Assessment seeks a highly motivated, qualified individual to fill the position of Epidemiologist, Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance. This individual will be responsible for leadership, data analysis and the overall programmatic oversight of the Tennessee Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program (funded by CDC NIOSH) and the Injury Surveillance System (funded by the TN Highways Safety Office) and will report directly to the Director of the Office of Population Health Surveillance.
Job duties include statistically analyzing and linking public health surveillance data, supervising program staff, creating time-sensitive grant deliverables, representing program at state and national conferences, building community partners, leading advisory committees, serving as data steward for internal/external data requests and producing public health reports/fact sheets. This position reports directly to the Director of the Office of Population Health Surveillance.
Candidates for this position must have an understanding of epidemiologic principles and a moderate level of expertise with statistical software, such as SAS. Previous supervisory experience is appreciated. Individuals should also have excellent organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, the skills inherent to collaborating with others, the ability to multitask and have demonstrated knowledge of the general principles of population health surveillance.
The salary range for this opening is $5,500 - $6,500 monthly, depending on qualifications. Must pass a structured interview process and background check.
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 four (4) years of professional work in public health practice. Candidates must have a moderate level of experience analyzing public health data, preferably in SAS.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters or Doctorate degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health informatics, health administration, or other health sciences, plus experience equivalent to three (3) years of professional work in public health practice. Previous supervisory experience a plus and expertise in occupational health or injury surveillance is appreciated.
Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Shalini Parekh, MPH, Assistant Commissioner of Population Health Assessment, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: “Resume for Program Manager, Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance”. Position will remain open until filled.