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Surveillance Epidemiologist (Covid Response Program)

Are you a public health professional with experience in federal grant management and epidemiology and interested in a rewarding career with our Public Health Division? Then this is the right opportunity for you to join our team. Read on….
MCD is a global public health non-profit organization recognized in the United States and internationally as a leader, innovator, and trusted partner in the design, implementation, and assessment of high quality, enduring programs in public health.

MCD'S VISION
MCD envisions a world in which all people have access to high quality and enduring solutions to improve and maintain their health and well-being.

MCD aspires to be a premier partner of choice and an internationally recognized leader, innovator, and trusted partner in applied, cross-national public health solutions.

MCD'S MISSION
MCD's mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of people worldwide through enduring, high quality, cost-effective and universally accessible public health solutions.

We are looking to bring on board a public health professional to join our team and serve as a Surveillance Epidemiologist to work with the State of Maine CDC Covid Response Program (The Department).

COVID Surveillance Epidemiologists provide: (1) coordination of COVID-19 surveillance activities, (2) support and analysis of COVID-19 surveillance data, and (3) COVID-19 education and outreach as a member of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Team

Essential Job Functions:
• Participate on a team coordinating surveillance for COVID-19 in Maine
• Monitor, clean, and analyze COVID-19 disease data, prepare reports, and distribute data in a standardized way.
• Perform education and outreach activities, and serve as a point of contact for Maine CDC COVID staff
• Participate in outbreak investigations, conduct epidemiologic analyses, and initiate public health interventions. This includes participating in or leading outbreak investigations as needed with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program.
• Participate in the COVID Epi-On-Call rotation schedule.
• Participate in and contribute to overall Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program planning and evaluation activities.
• Additional duties as reasonably assigned.

Work is performed under administrative direction.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a diverse team focused on growing our impact in the public health field.

Knowledge, Qualifications and Skills:

Required:
• Bachelor's degree in Public Health or related fields (Nursing, Biology, Community Health, Biostatistics etc.), and 4 years of relevant experience
• Communication skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
• Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Ability and willingness to travel.

Preferred:
• Master’s Degree in Public health or related field and at least two years of relevant work experience
• Ability to speak and write in multiple languages

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of epidemiology and public health surveillance
• Statistics and statistical software
• Outbreak response activities
• Data collection and management
• Infectious diseases, including risk and transmission
• Medical terminology
• Word processing software, email and internet use, spreadsheets or analysis programs

Ability to:
• Analyze public health data
• Draw logical inferences from data analysis
• Pay attention to detail
• Organize, disseminate, and report public health information
• Be flexible and reprioritize during the workday
• Work as a team leader and team member
• Communicate with local partners
• Work independently, including being a “self-starter”
• Facilitate groups
• Speak publicly
• Possess an attitude that fosters a respectful, non-threatening workplace environment

Location: Augusta, Maine

Job Type: This full-time, 40-hour per week position will be 8am-5pm. This position will be in-person physically onsite in the Augusta Maine CDC office with the ability to work remote one (1) day per week. This is a grant-funded position through July 31, 2023. This position is eligible for MCD’s benefit package.

NOTE: All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

MCD requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless entitled to a medical or religious exemption. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfaction of this requirement, and you will be required to show proof that you are fully vaccinated or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Please do not provide information about whether you are seeking an exemption from the vaccination requirement unless and until you receive a conditional offer of employment from MCD.

Application Requirements
An updated CV and cover letter (including salary expectations) should be sent to: mcdjobs2@mcd.org. Please include title and job reference number MCDPH-291 when submitting an application. No phone calls please.

Position will be open until filled.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please reference position MCDPH-291 when submitting your application.