This position serves as the subject matter expert in the state HIV Surveillance program for epidemiologic analysis, data management, program evaluation and quality assurance activities.
- This position is the first line supervisor to the director of the unit. Directs and manages the activities of the Core Surveillance assigned employees for data analyses, interpretation and dissemination of HIV/AIDS surveillance information. Oversees and guides staff on surveillance activities. Leads a team of Research Scientists, Health Data Specialists, and other technical staff. Serves as Primary Investigator (PI) for research studies and coordinates Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions when needed.
- Monitors, manages, and analyzes data linked with HIV Surveillance data through various surveillance systems and detection network. Modifies error checking programs when needed to produce monthly and other periodic data checks. Develops strategies to improve the collection, analysis, and use of laboratory- generated and epidemiologic data. Supervises the correct and timely transfer of surveillance data (eHARS) to CDC.
- Creates and submits well-formatted and documented SAS code to conduct quality control and manipulation of data bases including merging, managing, and updating data; generates standard reports; performs data quality reviews; data editing/cleaning; and resolves data quality problem.
- Performs analyses for and coordinates the compilation of annual, monthly, and grant cycle reports such as provision of community and state epidemiologic profile report for HIV. Develops high level technical projects and reports results to designated officials for inter- and intra-agency response.
- Has oversight of all aspects of data analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data used for program planning and development within the Division. This includes responsibility for datasets used for public health research, evaluation, and quality assurance by CDC. Ensures that appropriate data analysis and programming techniques are applied and assumes responsibility for accuracy of data produced by self or staff. Uses critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making as it relates to data interpretation and evaluation to provide recommendations for using data for action. Develops eHARS based reports, presentations etc. for dissemination.
- Provides training, technical assistance and performance monitoring to supervised staff and partners; prepares official performance evaluations for supervised staff. Oversees timely sharing of HIV data with internal stakeholders for public health action.
This position needs strong SAS skills.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position.
EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of full-time experience in a field appropriate to the position.
NOTE: A Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the position may be substituted for two (2) years of experience indicated above.
LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
New Jersey Department of Health
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The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The Department’s five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.