This is a full-time permanent Epidemiologist 3 position with the Office of Immunization. Make a difference. As the Epidemiologist 3 - Supervisor you will independently propose and direct immunization surveillance activities or serve as principal investigator on local, State, and/or Federal health research grants. Through your work as lead Epidemiologist, you will:
Provide public health leadership including policy analysis and scientific and technical skills in surveillance.
Direct a team that compiles, analyzes, interprets, and reports findings from immunization systems, while providing consultation, education and technical assistance to community partners on immunization coverage data.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Proposing and leading epidemiologic investigations pertaining to immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases including monitoring vaccination coverage among different populations and geographic clusters.
Assessing immunization data reports to determine gaps of coverage related to health disparities, regional healthcare limitations, and high-risk populations, as part of program planning to address barriers.
Proposing and defining plans, objectives and methods for projects that include the collection, use, dissemination, and evaluation of immunization data and reporting systems for these data.
Supervising and mentoring public health epidemiologists, and other surveillance staff and managing recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and disciplinary action for the unit.
The incumbent may be located anywhere within the State of Washington or border cities. The incumbent will remain fully remote and has the option to work with their supervisor to determine an occasional work schedule at the Tumwater duty station, dependent upon space being available.
Option 1: A Master's degree or higher in epidemiology AND two (2) or more years of experience working in a public health agency or a similar setting.
Option 2: A Master's degree or higher in public health or a closely allied field including 12 graduate quarter hours or equivalent (500 level or above) in epidemiology and 12 graduate quarter hours or equivalent in biostatistics AND two (2) or more years of experience working in a public health agency or a similar setting.
Communication: Demonstrates ability to effectively give and receive information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.
Cultural Competency: Ability to interact with diverse customers and stakeholders demonstrating cultural, ethnic, and gender sensitivity and competence.
Customer Service Orientation: Consistently demonstrates to customers an interest in them and in solving their problems.
Interpersonal Skills: Adapts to and works effectively with a variety of situations and people.
Quality Improvement: Experience applying quality improvement tools to improve efficiency, accuracy and overall quality.
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