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Washington State Informatics Epidemiologist (Epi 3) Project (DOH5587) in Tumwater, Washington

Description The Informatics Epidemiologist provides informatics and data science leadership for Office of Infectious Disease (OID) by independently documenting current surveillance processes, data, and data systems including gap analysis and unmet need documentation. This is a full-time project position within the Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics (DCHS), OID, Assessment and is currently funded through September 30, 2023. DCHS is a community health partner using innovative methods to provide quality health information, vital records, and assessment services for taking public health actions, developing public health policy, and conducting assessment activities to improve the health of the people of Washington. Currently, this position may be located anywhere within the State of Washington. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected. When approved to return, the incumbent will work with their supervisor to identify an appropriate work schedule and balance, including telework and reporting to the Tumwater, WA duty station for work activities. About the Department of Health The vision of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is equity and optimal health for all. Our mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state. Our Values Good organizations know what they do and how they do it. Great organizations also understand why they do it. Our values are: * Human-centered: We see others as people who matter like we do and take into account their needs, challenges, contributions, and objectives. * Equity: We are committed to fairness and justice to ensure access to services, programs, opportunities, and information for all. * Collaboration: We seek partnership and collaboration to maximize our collective impact. We cannot achieve our vision alone. * Seven Generations: Inspired by Native American culture, we seek wisdom from those who came before us to ensure our current work protects those who will come after us. * Excellence: We strive to demonstrate best practices, high performance, and compelling value in our work every day. Benefits of Working for DOH Washington is America's Top State, according to U.S. News (2021), and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. Tumwater is a vibrant city just south of Olympia, the state's capital, with a small-town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius. We also offer: * A* healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions. * Growth and development opportunities. * A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes. * Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work. * A commitment to diversity and inclusion fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work. * An Infant at Work Program based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. * A modernized workplace. Duties Include * Reviewing technical specifications and database design for current HIV and STD surveillance data systems. Create documentation as needed. * Coordinating business requirement elicitation for current systems and unmet needs. Document business requirements. Document process inefficiencies. * Coordinating business requirement elicitation with select LHJs for HIV and STD processes. Document needs, what is currently working, what is not working, what do they hope to see, and current process inefficiencies. * Creating agency required Business Readiness documentation for a combined HIV and STD surveillance data system. Work with HTS staff to ensure that documentation meets the requirements for Business Readiness. * Presenting findings to HIV and STD surveillance staff, OID management, Division leadership, and LHJ program staff and leadership. * Conducting reviews of current data system options and makes recommendations to HIV and STD surveillance staff. What we’re looking for * Our ideal candidate has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understands how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. Our ideal candidate is outward even when confronted with others that are not open or collaborative. They demonstrate resilience to model outward behaviors even when stressed or tired. *Required Qualifications * Option 1: Bachelor’s degree in health informatics, public health, science, epidemiology, public policy or health policy, health services research, health information sciences, computer science, or closely related field; and six (6) or more years of professional experience in a healthcare or public health setting with health informatics responsibilities. * Option 2: Master’s degree or higher from an accredited graduate school with a focus in public health, public health informatics, health care informatics, information technology, computer science, information science, public policy or health policy, statistics or related field; and four (4) or more years of professional experience in a healthcare or public health setting with health informatics responsibilities. * Option 3: Doctoral-level degree in informatics, public health, health science, management information systems and technology, computer science or closely related field; and two (2) or more years of experience doing senior-level public health informatics work. * Option 4: Nine (9) or more years of experience in a healthcare or public health setting with health informatics responsibilities. * Health informatics responsibilities include conducting and/or supporting informatics projects including scientific investigations, information architecture management, and implementing data and information standards. *Desired Qualifications * * Demonstrated experience in/with the following: * Business process mapping or requirements gathering. * System requirements for life course surveillance. * Informatics with notifiable conditions data. *Application Process Intrigued? Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following: 1. A cover letter, describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are interested in this position. 2. A current resume. 3. Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) someone you have supervised or led. Important Note: Do not attach documents that contain a photo or private information (social security number, year of birth, transcripts, etc.) or documents that are password protected. These documents will not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please remove or cover any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers and year of birth. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. We prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability. This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative. Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to: * Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation. * Occasionally work more than 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends. If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Skyler Jones at (360) 236-4408,, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can’t log in, password or email issues, error messages). SUBSCRIBE to DOH Job Alerts Supplemental Information This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days. Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration. Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted. *Salary: $6,691.00 - $8,782.00 Monthly Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA Job Type: Project (limited duration) Department: Dept. of Health Job Number: DOH5587 Closing: 6/24/2021 11:59 PM Pacific Agency: State of Washington Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact Website: