Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.
What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position.
Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Influenza Sentinel Surveillance Epidemiologist 1 within the Acute Disease Epidemiology Section/Office inAtlanta, Georgia.
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Under supervision of the Acting Influenza Surveillance Coordinator, the Influenza Sentinel Surveillance Epidemiologist 1 will be responsible for providing epidemiologic support to respiratory disease surveillance activities including the recruitment of sentinel and enhanced influenza surveillance providers in Georgia and assisting on cross-cutting projects with internal teams at GDPH including the National Wastewater Surveillance System, COVID-19, and other respiratory disease teams.
The Influenza Sentinel Surveillance Epidemiologist 1 will be responsible for:
Participating in the recruitment of sentinel and enhanced influenza providers for specimen testing.
Coordinating the transportation of respiratory specimens to the GA Public Health Lab.
Assisting with the review of medical charts for suspect influenza-associated deaths.
Compiling data from CDC and electronic surveillance systems for the Georgia weekly influenza report.
Communicate with external partners such as CDC, large hospital systems, and small healthcare clinics on projects contributing to influenza surveillance.
Collaborate with internal and external partners including federal, state, and local entities on cross-cutting projects pertaining to respiratory disease surveillance.
Providing epidemiologic support to respiratory disease outbreak investigations.
The Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourage all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.
The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.
Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.
DPH accepts educational credentials recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE). DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.
The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.
As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.
If you require ac...commodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.
DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer