EPIDEMIOLOGIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Medical Center, Virginia
Posted
Jan 19, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will Serves as a staff epidemiologist specializing in one or more specific areas of public health to include: health analytics, health surveillance, disease surveillance, bio-surveillance, behavioral health, mental health and other areas.
  • You will conduct continuous surveillance of available medical or related informational databases.
  • You will define problems that will be studied, and conduct extensive background research of scientific and technical publications and literature on the topic .
  • You will review existing background data reported to military medical and surveillance systems and documents relevant data available from the civilian scientific community
  • You will document trends, rates, and relative impacts of disease and adverse health outcomes among populations studied and prepares results of findings.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of employment except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel on national and international travel conveyances to conduct outbreak investigations, attend conferences, meetings, training or visit installations and health care agencies (2-3 weeks per year).
  • Incumbent may be exposed to physical and mental hazards while conducting field surveys or outbreak investigations.
  • Employees who have direct contact with patients will receive appropriate immunization against communicable diseases unless a current immunization, a protective titer or medical exemption is documented.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.


Qualifications

All Applicants must meet the Basic Requirements

Successful completion of a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts at the time of application. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.)

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, you must possess the following specialized experience, your resume must demonstrate at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector in a medical care setting. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position such as:
  • Planning and executing short and long-range epidemiological studies, assessments, projects and/or health, disease and injury investigations or analysis for identifying risk factors for specialized assigned area;
  • Developing preventive measures to reduce morbidity and mortality in assigned area in military beneficiary populations;
  • Conducting outcome analysis to evaluate interventions of preventive measures to determine their efficacy; analyzing and interpreting statistical findings from population-based information systems or computerized databases generated and used to obtain significant results or major problem areas to attention of the supervisor';
  • Assisting in/with the provision of advising/providing consultative assistance to department heads and others on epidemiological problems and advises and develops recommendations in assigned area of expertise; AND
  • Accessing data accounts such as the MHS Data Repository (MDR), M2 (Military Health System [MHS] Mart Management and Analysis Reporting Tool [MART]), JPTA (Joint Patient Tracking Application) as well as other health data systems.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF .

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/general-health-science-series-0601/

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Education

Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

Applicants must possess: Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.

(You must submit a copy of your transcripts at the time of application. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.)

Additional information

Ideal Applicant should possess:
  • Advanced knowledge of epidemiological methods and biostatistics
  • Technical expertise in the use of epidemiological and biostatistical methods to plan, develop, conduct, and interpret epidemiological studies and their results
  • Technical expertise in the use of statistical software, particularly SAS, for epidemiological analyses
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams from project initiation to completion
  • Ability to develop reports, briefs/presentations, and other products to communicate study findings to diverse audiences.
  • Technical expertise in collecting, assessing, and verifying data quality in support of epidemiological and biostatistical initiatives.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under the specific hiring authority addressed in the Summary section of this announcement. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

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