Purpose of Position
The Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist will support New Mexico’s syndromic surveillance program through data quality assurance efforts, maintenance of facilities’ data reporting interfaces and onboarding of new interfaces into the system. The position will also be responsible for maintaining and enhancing syndromic surveillance practice in New Mexico.

Additionally, this position will assist with the data cleaning and analysis of emergency department data collected on an annual basis by the New Mexico Department of Health.
How does it get done?
Data quality assurance efforts will be maintained by analyzing timeliness, completeness, and validity of data using analytical software packages such as SAS, Stata or R. Data quality findings will be interpreted and shared with reporting facilities to work together identifying causes of issues and solutions. Syndromic surveillance practice will be enhanced in New Mexico by supporting programs and partners in utilizing syndromic surveillance data, developing and completing in-house projects identified, supporting case definition development to query the database, creating visualization tools to facilitate interpreting the data in a timely fashion. and providing users training to utilizing ESSENCE, the syndromic surveillance web portal utilized to access the data.
Who are the customers?
New Mexico Department of Health, local stakeholders in New Mexico, CDC, and ultimately the citizens of New Mexico.
Ideal Candidate
Expertise in managing, analyzing, and quality control/assurance of large administrative datasets;
Experience with statistical software such as SAS, STATA, or R;
Experience in engaging, establishing, and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders;
Experience with documentation and tracking of projects, tasks, and workflows;
Experience conducting data analyses based on the specific needs of various public health programs.

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About NM Department of Health, Epidemiology & Response Division

Minimum Qualification
Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Sciences, Social Sciences, or Statistics and two (2) years in Public Health to include data analysis and linking methodology. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.
Substitution Table
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:


Master's degree or higher in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
2 years of experience
• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.
How To Apply:

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