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SC Department of Public Safety Epidemiologist I-61069536 in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities Careers at DHEC:_ Work that makes a difference!_ Pursuing Excellence, Inspiring Innovation, Promoting Teamwork, and Embracing Service Performs waterborne disease surveillance system tasks. Analyzes waterborne disease data to identify trends and clusters and compares waterborne disease data to other State and Federal surveillance systems. Participates in case and outbreak investigations for certain enteric diseases and other reportable disease conditions, as assigned. Conducts, participates, and consults on epidemiologic studies designed to investigate the cause of waterborne cases and clusters, and is responsible for ensuring that South Carolina is an active participant and contributor to the CDC electronic waterborne outbreak reporting systems for SC outbreaks. Collaborates with DHEC, including the Bureau of Water, State and Federal partners on waterborne disease issues. In collaboration with the Bureau of Water, is responsible for policy and procedure development for the response to waterborne disease cases and outbreak investigations. Participates in writing applications for grants and progress reports, as assigned. Works on grant and agency metrics by working with the Project Managers and Grant Managers within DADE. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum and Additional Requirements State Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in Public Health in epidemiology, biostatistics or a closely related field. Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Agency Additional Requirements: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring. Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of methods of epidemiological design, data collection, data analysis, and presentation of information. Knowledge of advanced descriptive statistical methods. Ability to present information in written and oral form. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Knowledge of waterborne and foodborne diseases. Additional Comments DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record. SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Salary: $40,759.00 - $75,413.00 Annually Location: Richland County, SC Job Type: FTE - Full-Time Job Number: 112309/61069536 Closing: 4/22/2021 11:59 PM Eastern Class Code: EB42 Position Number: 61069536/112309 Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00) Pay Band: Band 6 Hiring Range - Min.: $40,759.00 Hiring Range - Max.: $58,086.00 Opening Date: 04/08/2021 EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Agency Specific Application Procedures: If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date. Veteran Preference Statement: South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions. Agency: State of South Carolina DHEC-PH Central Office Address: 2600 Bull Street Columbia, South Carolina, 29201 Phone: 803-898-3310