Child Death Review Epidemiologist (EPI2) – DOH6941
Washington State Department of Health
Location: Tumwater, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,260.00 - $8,216.00 Monthly
This is a full-time, permanent Epidemiologist 2 position located within the Division of Prevention & Community Health, in the Office of Family & Community Health Improvement’s Surveillance and Evaluation Unit.
The mission of the Surveillance and Evaluation (S&E) section is to provide strategic information to guide policy and programs that serve the populations in Washington State. S&E gathers, analyzes, interprets, and reports on data that describe the health status, health care, behaviors, services, and other pertinent issues related to health.
Under supervision of the Surveillance Unit supervisor, this Epidemiologist 2 position:
Provides program evaluation.
Provides epidemiologic assessment, surveillance, and analytic (quantitative and qualitative) leadership oversight, and support to the Child Death Review program.
Provides Pediatric Mental Health Care Access evaluation.
Provide WiseWoman grant evaluation.
Provides technical assistance to the Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program, and other statistical analysis projects related to maternal, child, and reproductive health.
Works with the lead Surveillance Unit Supervisor to implement state and community level assessment and evaluation plans.
Provides technical assistance to communities, contract managers, and related state level programs as needed.
Contributes to the general assessment and evaluation capacity within the Department of Health (DOH).
The duty station for this position is Tumwater, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected. When approved to return, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. An alternative work schedule may be considered upon request and supervisor approval. Telework – once returned to the duty station for work activities, may be considered upon request with supervisory approval. It is anticipated that the incumbent would be expected to report to the Tumwater duty station for work activities 1-2 days a month. Some occasional travel within Washington State is expected for meetings, trainings, and site visits.
About the Division of Prevention & Community Health
The Division of Prevention & Community Health (PCH) contributes to the Department of Health's vision by collaborating with partners and stakeholders to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities, and to eliminate health inequities. We work to prevent disease, and promote healthy start, healthy choices, and access to services. Over 360 PCH employees support public health activities across the state.
Option 1: A master’s degree or higher in epidemiology.
Option 2: A master’s degree in public health or a health science field WHICH INCLUDES twelve (12) or more graduate quarter hours or equivalent (500 level or above) in Epidemiology or research methods; AND twelve (12) or more graduate quarter hours or equivalent in statistics.
Two (2) or more years (full-time equivalency) of professional level work experience in program evaluation and/or epidemiologic research and analysis.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies