Post Date: 12/15/2017
Close Date: 01/15/2018
JOB CODE: OHA17-0600
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Office of the State Public Health Director (OSPHD) in Portland, OR is seeking to fill the position of Deputy State Epidemiologist. This position works under the direction of the State Health Officer/State Epidemiologist and serves as a subject matter expert, providing scientific and epidemiologic expertise and oversight throughout the Public Health Division, with primary focus on the work being done in the Center for Prevention and Health Promotion and the Center for Health Protection. The Oregon Health Authority promotes health equity by developing policies and programs to eliminate health disparities and reach health equity for all Oregonians.
What will you do?
You will serve as a public health and epidemiology subject matter expert focusing on non-infectious diseases and conditions and consult with state public health programs, agency officials and the legislature. You will contribute to the development of evidence-based policies that impact the Oregon Health Authority. You will also support the development, implementation, and monitoring of the scientific plan for PHD and OHA and translate health data into programs and policies throughout the agency. You will provide direction and contribute to ensuring the internal alignment throughout PHD supports scientific and policy coordination. In addition, you will ensure adherence to protocols, to support and improve process and performance monitoring for PHD, and to support the scientific work conducted and disseminated by PHD.
You will serve as a liaison between PHD and OHA Health Systems and Health Analytics related to data collection methods and processes and provide guidance in the development of data systems, surveillance and epidemiological methods in a variety of topic areas. You will also manage the review and approval process for reports, manuscripts, and publications related to public health science and epidemiology. You will research, author, edit, review and approve a regularly published newsletter for licensed health care providers with an interest in epidemiology and public health issues.
Finally, you will address media inquiries by working closely with OHA communications to approve media talking points and serve as a trusted and effective spokesperson for media interviews on issues related to prevention and health promotion, chronic disease, injury and violence prevention, maternal and child health, adolescent and reproductive health, genetics, nutrition and health screening, and environmental public health issues. You will also conduct legislative bill analyses and is an effective spokesperson for legislative testimony on emerging Public Health issues.
Six years of health management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) development of program rules and policies,
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,
c) program evaluation, AND
d) budget preparation.