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State of Montana Hospital Systems Surveillance Epidemiologist (07164) in Helena, Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has an exciting leadership opportunity within the Public Health & SafetyDivision. Our mission at DPHHS is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans throughout every stage of their life. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. Whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience, DPHHS has the opportunity for you! The Hospital Systems Surveillance Epidemiologist studies the occurrence of disease and other health-related conditions or events in defined populations to implement prevention and control measures. This position is responsible for managing and analyzing the Montana Hospital Discharge Data System and the state’s syndromic surveillance system and provides epidemiology support to public health programs throughout the Division. Responsibilities include: 1) Analyzing surveillance data such as health indicators, risk factors, and disease surveillance information; 2) Maintain the Montana syndromic surveillance system by onboarding new reporting facilities and monitoring data quality; 3) Design, coordinate, and manage syndromic surveillance queries during emerging disease events; 4) Develop and conduct various trainings related to hospital system surveillance, and epidemiological or program evaluation issues; and 5) Design and conduct program evaluations. What We Can Offer You The State of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Visit the Health Care and Benefits Division for more information at In addition to employee benefits, there are a wide range of advancement opportunities within the largest state agency in Montana What You Can Offer Us * Skill in programming in Statistical Analysis System (SAS), Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), or R statistical software. * Ability to manipulate and analyze large, complex data sets. * Skill in descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. * Ability to identify relationships and trends in data as well as factors that could affect the results of research. * Ability to identify problems, researching to develop and implement solutions. * Ability to combine pieces of information to form conclusions. * Skill in public speaking. * Excellent written and oral communication skills for a variety of audiences. * Skill in writing technical reports or grants. * Meet minimum qualifications: o Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, or a closely related degree. o Three years of job-related experience in epidemiology. o Experience in managing large complex data sets preferred. o Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contactCole How to Apply Submit the following required documents with your application on the State of Montana Careers website. When submitting the required documents, you must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application for this position. * Resume * Cover Letter * Three Professional References To be considered for any DPHHS position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, and upload any required documents. Successful applicants are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job: Science* *Title: *Hospital Systems Surveillance Epidemiologist (07164) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 22142232