Occupational Epidemiologist - #495266

State of North Carolina

Date: 10/14/2021 14:30 PM

City: Raleigh, North Carolina

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Description of Work

The Division of Public Health is accepting applications for an Occupational Epidemiologist. The Occupational Epidemiologist will function as the principal investigator and data analyst for the Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program and as the technical advisor for occupational surveillance in OEEB. This position is funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

The Occupational Epidemiologist will collect, manage and analyze occupational health data from a variety of data sources and disseminate findings to internal and external partners. This position will work with the OEEB occupational health and safety team to develop partnerships with key stakeholders and make data driven decisions about occupational health initiatives that improve occupational health equity. Surveillance activities include analyzing existing data sets, such as poison control, emergency department, mortality, and adult blood lead surveillance data, to determine the magnitude and distribution of risk factors for work-related injuries and illnesses in North Carolina. Additionally, the Occupational Epidemiologist may provide occupational health expertise for other units and epidemiologic assistance during public health responses. As the grant principal investigator, this position is responsible for developing grant priorities, implementing grant activities, completing necessary reports for CDC, and reapplying for new/continued funding as needed.

Salary Grade:GN12

Recruitment Range: 46,203 to 61,984

Position: 65011601

Exam Plan: 21-09287

About the Division of Public Health and the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch:

The NC Division of Public Health (DPH) works to promote and contribute to the highest possible level of health for the people of North Carolina – Everywhere, Everyday, Everybody.

The Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch investigates workplace and environmental conditions that may pose a risk to human health. Our expertise includes epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, and health communications. We identify and quantify environmental concerns for public health surveillance, provide medical consultation for exposures of concern at work or in communities, conduct risk assessments, and provide scientifically-based guidance on acceptable levels of exposure to environmental contaminants.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:

  • Knowledge of epidemiology principles.
  • Experience conducting data collection, data management and data analysis.
  • Experience interpreting scientific literature.
  • Experience using SAS or R statistical software.
  • Experience using MS Excel, databases, or other data management tools.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

Management Preferences:

  • Knowledge of occupational health.
  • Ability to build partnerships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of information technology systems as they apply to surveillance data collection and management.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master's degree in Epidemiology or closely related health field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of related experience;


an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Pre-Employment criminal background checks are required for some positions.

Division of Public Health (DPH) main locations, including their grounds, are tobacco-free as outlined in the Tobacco-free Campus Policy. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, "vape products" and all smokeless tobacco products, may not be used in the indicated areas. For more information, please see the policy and FAQ posted here: http://publichealth.nc.gov/employees/.

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