28 February 2012

Virginia DOH Job Opening

Working Title
Enhanced Surveillance Coordinator, #08910 (EP)  
Role Title
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Prog Admin Specialist II - 19212  
Hiring Range
negotiable to $84,062  
Job Type
Job Type Detail
Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1  
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?
Dept of Health (601)  
Agency Website
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Richmond (City) - 760  
VDH - Office of Epidemiology - 601 - 602  
Position Number
Job Posting Number
Type of Recruitment
General Public - G  
Job Description
This is a readvertisement: Applications received in December 2011 remain under review so applicants need not reapply.

Manages VDH's Enhanced Surveillance projects to detect and monitor emerging events and unusual diseases, especially those that might result from bioterrorist activities or constitute a public health emergency. Directs initiatives and provides epidemiologic oversight for enhanced surveillance programs statewide, including syndromic surveillance, special event surveillance, and influenza surveillance. Ensures the timeliness, accuracy and utility of existing enhanced surveillance programs, establishes policies and procedures for enhanced surveillance activities, and supervises enhanced surveillance epidemiology staff. Researches innovations to improve enhanced surveillance and prioritizes new initiatives. Implements data collection, data analysis, data management and data dissemination strategies to support surveillance. Guides the design, development, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of data systems to support epidemiology activities, including ESSENCE, EARS, and OMS. Implements procedures for the surveillance use of data from ESSENCE, EARS, and BioSense. Coordinates the transmissions, testing, acceptance and implementation of "Meaningful Use" compliant electronic data submissions of syndromic surveillance data. Develops grant applications, manages budgets and prepares progress reports. Serves as a liaison to the Offices of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R) and Information Management and Health Information Technology (OIMHIT), to health care providers and to national enhanced surveillance workgroups. Serves as a Bioterrorism Response support team member.  
Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of syndromic surveillance strategies, public health surveillance methods, principles of epidemiology, communicable diseases, and of laws, regulations, and policies on disease reporting and control. Strong skills in enhanced surveillance (including syndromic surveillance), data collection and management, statistical analysis, data interpretation and presentation, quality assurance of epidemiologic data and oral and written communication. Ability to apply epidemiologic principles; plan and implement new initiatives; train and supervise staff; manage statewide programs; conduct training; manage grant activities; develop goals and evaluate progress; develop/manage databases; analyze and interpret statistical information; use statistical software programs (e.g., SAS), spreadsheet applications (e.g., Excel), databases (e.g., Access and SQL) and presentation software (e.g., LogiXML, SAS, Excel and PowerPoint). Degree with major coursework in epidemiology, statistics or related field and/or equivalent experience and training.  
Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree in epidemiology, statistics or related fields; and experience planning enhanced surveillance activities, performing epidemiologic emergency response activities, and working with data systems (e.g., ESSENCE and OMS) preferred.  
Special Requirements
Applicants must successfully complete a national criminal background investigation. As a Bioterrorism support team member, must be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency response. Valid Driver's license and some travel required.  
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants needing sponsorship need not apply. A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted on-line at www.vdh.virginia.gov for consideration. No faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications accepted. Electronic applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Initial review will be conducted on applications received by March 5, 2012.

This is a restricted position which is solely funded by CDC Public Health Preparedness grant funds for the current budget period ending 8/9/2012. The availability of funding is scheduled for review in May 2012 and annually thereafter. Employment is contingent on the continued availability of grant or non-general funds.  
Contact Information
Pat Tucker  
Job Close Date
Jobs close at 5pm EST.
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