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 Career Opportunities

NCCDPHP Opens Search for Supervisory Health Scientist
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), Field Support Branch (FSB) is posting an announcement for a supervisory health scientist, GS-0601-15 to serve as branch chief of the Field Support Branch. Responsibilities of the supervisory health scientist include: Direct and manage the operations of the branch with primary responsibility for providing leadership and guidance to branch staff; utilize subordinate team leaders to direct, coordinate, or oversee work; exercise significant responsibilities in dealing with officials of other units or organizations, or in advising management officials of higher rank; direct a program or major program segment with significant resources; and make decisions on work problems presented by subordinate team leaders, or similar personnel, or by contractors. The announcement closes on Nov. 21. For more details and to apply, click here.

Tennessee Director of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The Tennessee Department of Health Division of Family Health and Wellness is hiring a director of chronic disease prevention and health promotion. This individual will lead the division's chronic disease prevention and health promotion activities, including: Project Diabetes, Tobacco Prevention and Control, and the CDC-funded "State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health" grant. This individual will lead the division's efforts to address the "big three" determinants of poor health outcomes in Tennessee – tobacco use, physical inactivity and obesity. To learn more, click here.

Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Seeks MI PRAMS Project Coordinator
The Michigan Department of Community Health Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology Section within the Life Course Epidemiology and Genomics Division is seeking qualified candidates for the part-time with benefits position, MI PRAMS project coordinator.  This is a contract position with the Michigan Public Health Institute, but the coordinator will work at the Michigan Department of Community Health Central Office. The PRAMS project coordinator is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Michigan Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), including the CDC PRAMS grant in collaboration with external and internal partners. The position monitors data collection and management procedures of the MI PRAMS survey, including ensuring the quality and timeliness of the data and preparation and dissemination of routine reports. The position also creates analytic files for epidemiologic analysis by MDCH staff. This position reports to the MCH epidemiology section manager who oversees the Michigan PRAMS and is PI of the CDC PRAMS grant. For a more detailed job announcement and online application instructions please visit the Michigan Public Health Institute site here.  

MDCH Accepting Applications for Michigan WIC Epidemiologist
This epidemiologist position will provide epidemiological expertise to the Bureau of Family, Maternal and Child Health and WIC Division.  This position will serve as the recognized resource on all epidemiologic matters concerning the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).  These responsibilities require a high level of epidemiological expertise, time management and the ability to make independent decisions and respond to multiple assignments. This position is responsible for creating, maintaining and managing large and complex data sets including the Michigan pediatrics and Pregnancy Surveillance Systems (PNSS & PedNSS) and the USDA Participant Characteristics (PC). Also, the person in this position creates and maintains linked datasets i.e. PedNSS linked to PNSS; WIC program data, PNSS & PedNSS linked to Michigan Vital Records Live Birth and Death Files. These data sets are very complex, requires extensive cleaning, evaluation of the WIC program data and more advanced data management skills to create a dataset required for advanced statistical analysis. Other advanced responsibilities for this position include epidemiologic study design and planning, statistical analysis, policy and program development, program evaluation, technical expertise and training. This position will play a crucial role in identifying and advising WIC program management on epidemiological priorities and collaboration with other maternal child health programs. This position also functions statewide and nationally as WIC data expert, writing technical reports, and presenting findings on WIC and other maternal and child health data as it relates to public health programs.  To learn more, click here.

North Carolina Accepting Applications for Early Intervention Branch Head
The North Carolina Early Intervention Branch serves as the state lead agency to carry out Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This position requires experience with Part C of the IDEA program at state or national level, or experience with another program for children with special health care needs, developmental disabilities or delays, or substantive health conditions, at state or national level. A minimum of three years of experience in directing, managing, and supervising program evaluation and analysis of data and policies is required. For more information, click here.