Overview

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 EPI 1 Women’s Health (GaPQC) within the Women’s Health Epidemiology Section/Office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the senior Women’s Health epidemiologist, the Women’s Health Epidemiologist 1 will be responsible for the data management and analysis of data related to the programs/initiatives led by the Office of Women’s Health including the Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative (GaPQC), Family Planning Program, the Maternal Mortality Review Committee, and Perinatal Programs. The Epidemiologist 1 will perform epidemiologic analyses to help guide programmatic efforts to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, including data linkages and subsequent analyses, ongoing analysis of maternal morbidity and mortality using data from multiple sources (e.g., vital records, hospital discharges, emergency department). This position will be responsible for performing ongoing quality assurance reviews and continuous quality improvement. In collaboration with the Women’s Health team and key partners, the position will discuss data trends within the context of the program and assist with ongoing dissemination and presentation of data to internal and external stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

  • Obtain relevant data for epidemiologic analysis.
  • Perform analysis of maternal morbidity and mortality surveillance data and provide updates to the program on an ongoing basis.
  • Review surveillance data for quality assurance and addresses identified issues.
  • Assist in report preparation and prepare other data reports (e.g., fact sheets, newsletters, manuscripts, etc.), including the design of graphs, tables, and charts.
  • Conduct analyses of data following dataset-specific protocol using SAS.
  • Summarize analysis results, draw conclusions, and identify potential recommendations.
  • Present results of analyses to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain security, retention, and confidentiality of data.
  • Participate in DPH Epidemiology emergency response activities and On Call rotation as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Public Health or closely related field from an accredited college or university,

OR 

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:

  • Experience with data management, including data linkage (from data collection thru dissemination)
  • Experience with survey implementation
  • Experience with data dissemination (e.g., conference presentations, publications, data summaries)
  • Training and experience using SAS
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

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.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT www.dph.georgia.gov