The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) seeks an energetic public health and senior data science professional to direct the Advanced Analytics and Visualization (AAV) unit of the Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA) reporting to the Chief Data Officer.
The marquee effort of the AAV teams is the Overdose Surveillance Program (OSP). These teams of epidemiologists and data scientists support the data-driven mitigation of the overdose epidemic in Tennessee.
The successful candidate will lead and support the Health Department's analytics projects, efforts, and transformation, and support data modernization projects throughout the department. Much of the incumbent's time will be dedicated to the teams' work monitoring the prescribing and dispensing of opioids, the prevalence of related activities or diseases, and the use and misuse of other biologics.
Assure the ongoing support of the work of the Overdose Surveillance Program.
Serve as the direct supervisor to the managers of the Visualization, Analytics, and Overdose Surveillance Program teams.
Conduct advanced analysis of overdose-related datasets in collaboration with senior data scientists.
Oversee the management of the Visualization, Analytics, and Overdose Surveillance Program teams.
Assure the validity, quality, and timeliness of data products, including reports, legislative summaries, and dashboards.
Conduct hands-on data management, transformations, and preparation for more effective analysis.
Create new, innovative frameworks to collect data.
Query large data sets for actionable information.
Hire, mentor, and retain the data scientists and epidemiologists that comprise AAV, while attending to and supporting their career development and growth.
Manage teams of data scientists to build new predictive and analytical capabilities within the public health programs of the department.
Conduct and participate in peer review and collaboration with senior data scientists and leaders.
Conduct sophisticated epidemiological analysis, and mentor senior data professionals on best practices.
Provide services to the department by delivering data products and deploying analytic techniques.
Collaborate with peers and customers throughout the department and support their success with data.
Serve as SME on the processes, data, and data products (reports, dashboards, shared data) for initiatives of the Overdose Surveillance Program.
Establish and promote methods of peer validation of key data sets and data products.
Build community and trust among team members and among other teams and divisions.
Establish procedures for data use and retrieval and identifies required data and conduct data extraction using computer programing.
Develop and analyze management, administrative reporting system, and/or program evaluation plans, procedures, data gathering, and methodology.
Combine, analyze, and interpret complex data sets and findings to develop data-driven organizational solutions and streamline processes and evaluates organization effectiveness, and improve operations.
Collaborate with team members and internal and external stakeholders to initiate, develop, and execute projects and tasks.
Communicate needs and findings clearly to team members and the organization to inform scientific knowledge and decision.
Support the needs of the Office for ad hoc events, symposia, and other responsibilities as required.
Senior analytics professional with extensive and deep data science skillset
Hands-on and collegial
Master data wrangler
Expert in visualization and analytic tools, methods, and best practices
Creative, energetic data scientist
Guru at R, Python
Comfortable performing advanced data analysis and producing and troubleshooting code
Committed to the success of the TDH Overdose Surveillance Program
Excellent, positive leader with management experience
Passionate for precision, accuracy, and validity in data science.
Knowledgeable of the workings of CDC grants and State Government
PhD in public health, analytics, informatics, data science, or related analytical domain
8+ years of supervisory experience
Productive contributor to peer-reviewed science
MPH or Master's in analytics, informatics, data science, or related analytical domain
4+ years of supervisory management experience leading data scientists
The Tennessee Department of Health is a state agency with the mission to protect, promote, and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. If you’re looking for an opportunity to serve your community in public health, consider joining the TN Department of Health. We are dedicated public servants and are passionate about partnering with our communities to help reach their health goals. The TN Department of Health employs Administrative Professionals, Information Technology Support Specialists, LPN’s, RN’s, Epidemiologists, Health Educators, Environmentalists, Dieticians, Nutritionists, Dental Hygienists, Dentists, Physicians, Community Outreach Workers and more. If you are passionate about health and serving your community, We Want You!