This is a Federal Grant Funded position and is subject to available funding

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.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Epidemiologist 1 in the Acute Disease Epidemiology section in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities

About the position:
This position is responsible for collaborating on the COVID-Net Emerging Infections Program (EIP) surveillance activity with contractors at Emory/Atlanta VA Medical Center.   The position will have a liaison role in ensuring accurate and efficient data flow between COVID-Net surveillance and COVID-19 notifiable disease surveillance emphasizing improvement in surveillance processes and data quality.   The position will collaborate with other EIP staff and IT staff on data collection/information systems.  Other duties include assisting with electronic lab reporting (ELR) of cases in the EIP catchment area, completing case report forms and conducting patient interviews.

Position Responsibilities:
1.  Coordinates data sharing of COVID-19 data between DPH and EIP.
2.  Assists contractors with ensuring data are clean and timely
3.  Assists with completion of COVID case report forms.
4.  Works with EIP DPH and Contract staff and IT to ensure efficiency of COVID-Net data systems. This includes ensuring timely and accurate integration of ELR data for the COVID-Net catchment.
5. Performs various duties in support of EIP team and ADES section operations.

The incumbent will also work closely with district and county health jurisdictions; and maintain knowledge of epidemiologic methods and of current developments in the area of acute disease epidemiology.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Public Health or closely related field from an accredited college or university
Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience working or interning in a state or local health department
2. Masters in Public Health or related degree from an accredited degree program
3. Experience with data management
4. Experience conducting interviews
5. Experience developing and deploying surveys
6. Experience communicating public health topics through written and oral performance

About Georgia Department of Public Health

Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages 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.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. 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 accommodations 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

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application.

This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application.