Epidemiologist Manager 14
This position is the unit manager for the Health Statistics Surveillance Unit. The employee functions as a first-line professional manager of professional positions in a complex work area with professional staff who conduct cancer incidence reviews, birth defect reviews, and disease cluster investigations in relation to concerns about environmental hazards. They interface with other units and sections in the department to provide access to and review of disease and injury surveillance data for environmental health investigations. They oversee a staff of epidemiologists. The person in this position works cooperatively with other federal, state, and local health and regulatory agencies. The person in this position interacts with the public, local officials, and legislators via meetings, telephone conversations, emails, and field visits, responding to community health concerns and providing information to protect public health. This position requires knowledge of MDHHS policies and procedures and advanced knowledge of epidemiological and statistical methods. This position ensures that the best available science is applied to sample design, data collection, data analysis, and technical report writing to investigate human exposures to chemical contamination in Michigan. This unit can also provide skilled professional epidemiological surge capacity for other divisions in the bureau in the event of public health emergencies such as COVID-19. This role is critical to preserving the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Michigan.
Possession of a master’s degree in epidemiology or public health with a minimum of 8 semester (12 term) graduate-level hours in epidemiology and biostatistics courses. This position also requires e
Four years of professional experience equivalent to an Epidemiologist, including three years equivalent to an Epidemiologist P11, two years equivalent to an Epidemiologist 12, or one year equivalent to an Epidemiologist Manager 13 or Epidemiologist Specialist 13.
Epidemiologist Specialist 13
This position will provide technical direction and expertise to projects in the Section and Division dealing with environmental health and injury (occupational and non-occupational) surveillance. This epidemiologist specialist will work under direction of the Section Manager and provide consultation to other project staff. Primary duties of the injury epidemiologist will be: conduct public health surveillance and epidemiologic analyses in support of the environmental, injury (including drug poisonings), and occupational health surveillance programs in the Division; prepare written reports and recommendations for use in designing interventions and conducting program evaluation; and provide epidemiologic support to other activities as requested by Division Director.
Possession of a master’s degree in epidemiology or public health, with a minimum of 8 semester (12 term) graduate-level hours in epidemiology and biostatistics courses. PREFERRED:
• Training in environmental epidemiology or environmental health is preferred.
• PhD in relevant degree area is preferred.
Four years of professional experience equivalent to an Epidemiologist, including two years equivalent to an Epidemiologist P11 or one year equivalent to an Epidemiologist 12. PREFERRED:
Experience in environmental epidemiology strongly preferred.