Title: Epidemiologist II – Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences
Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Brief Summary of Position:
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention in the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as an Epidemiologist II focused on tuberculosis (TB) surveillance and response.
The Epidemiologist II is a supervisory position and the selected candidate will lead a team of epidemiologists responsible for TB epidemiologic surveillance and investigations.
Please note: this position may be required to respond to infectious disease emergencies on a 24-hours/7 days a week basis by determining appropriate control methods in order to alleviate the crisis.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Leads a team of epidemiologists focused on TB case management activities and contact investigations.
- Functions as back-up and point of reference for staff conducting field investigations and surveillance activities for all TB cases in Massachusetts.
- Assesses employee performance and aids employee growth amongst members of the team.
- Ensures appropriate coverage to address questions and respond to emergent conditions in TB response during office business hours.
- Develops, maintains, and implements policies and procedures related to the surveillance of TB in Massachusetts and provides data to inform overall policies and procedures for TB management within the state.
- Ensures quality and completeness of data collected as part of the public health response to TB in Massachusetts and prepares the data for presentation to stakeholders when required.
- Responds appropriately to data requests from partners and the public related to TB data collected as part of TB surveillance activities.
- Participates in development and updating of Massachusetts state public health surveillance infrastructure (MAVEN system) as it relates to TB.
- Provides excellent customer service, and ensures that staff provide excellent customer service to partners and members of the public who have questions related to TB or technical questions related to TB data and surveillance.
- Embraces innovative ideas and approaches to TB disease response and surveillance, and develops new tools to acquire, analyze and utilize TB data from a wide variety of sources and impacting a wide range of TB work going forward.
- Keeps informed of current trends and data in the epidemiology of infectious disease by reviewing the professional literature and by attending, when feasible/appropriate, seminars, courses and conferences in order to assist other agencies to conduct and maintain communicable disease programs.
- I. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required (A) experience.*
- II. A Master’s degree or higher with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of the required (A) experience and one (1) year of the required (B) experience.*
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