Epidemiologist II

Oklahoma State Department of Health
March 18, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Epidemiologist II


Supervisory Organization
340 Allied Health

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full time

Job Type

Up to $72,600.00, based on education and experience.

Job Description

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Epidemiologist II providing support to the Allied Health Program for the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is a state employee position PIN 34000473 governed by the Civil Service Rules , in state government located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet,including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2023 . The annual salary for this position isup to $72,600.00 on education and experience.

Telework may be considered for a portion of this job based on employee's skills and abilities and is subject of OSDH policy and supervisor's discretion.


Position is responsible for supporting required activities performed by Allied Health Programs including programs falling within Child and Adolescent Resilience and Early Intervention. Additionally, the position will support analysis of internal workforce support processes conducted by the Allied Health Technical Program. The position will work with stakeholders to interpret and apply data findings to inform promotion, prevention and treatment services and decrease disruptions to early and middle childhood well-being in Oklahoma. Dissemination of epidemiologic studies/analyses and prevention information through written technical reports, scientific articles, educational materials, news releases, and responses to data requests from partners (e.g., legislators, media, internal/external partners, researchers) is expected. The position will conduct and/or assist with strategic planning; developing and implementing program and policy plans to achieve various short- and long-term goals; and evaluation projects to identify successes, barriers, and outcomes.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions

  • Participates in research activities, special investigations and descriptive and analytic studies relating to specific that impact child well-being; interprets results and adapts to epidemiology programs and related programs.
  • Prepares technical reports and scientific articles and participates in grant writing activities.
  • Determines and utilizes appropriate statistical methods to evaluate and interpret data related to promotion, prevention, and intervention strategies within the programs.
  • Assists with and/or provides formal presentations to community organizations, state, and national stakeholders related to programmatic work within Allied Health Service.
  • Assists with and/or prepares educational materials for public distribution related to Allied Health Programs
  • Collect data, analyze data, create reports, and develop action plans
  • Determine the appropriate formats for epidemiological reports; and coordinate the technical preparation, graphic designs, and compilation of finished reports
  • Analyzes determinants and distribution of health outcomes while developing a means for prevention throughout the community
  • Assists with applications for funding to support strategies within Allied Health Programming including but not limited to, development of evaluation plans, creation of project logic models, and development of application narrative.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Epidemiology and two years of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological research, investigation, and analysis or a doctorate in epidemiology OR master's or Doctoral degree in Social Sciences related field with an emphasis in research/program evaluation and two years or experience in research, investigation, analysis and evaluation of programs including programmatic outcomes and program continuous quality improvement processes.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and practices of epidemiology and research methods, inferential statistics, statistical analysis, data collection and analytics, of environmental analyses interpretation, scientific and grant writing, and program evaluation; of medical terminology; of social and economic conditions; of data security and confidentiality standards; of quality assurance and performance improvement methods and of current epidemiological developments and techniques is required. Ability is required to conduct public health surveillance; to plan and organize programmatic research; to analyze and interpret various social and environmental data sets; to monitor and evaluate program performance; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to communicate statistical results effectively, both orally and in writing, in technical and non-technical settings; and to serve as a technical advisor and mentor. Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and accomplish tasks; strong leadership skills; exceptional project management, organizational, and time management skills; outstanding attention to detail; and excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Strong computer, public speaking, writing, and project planning skills and experience are essential. Ability is required to manipulate large databases.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This position is set in an office environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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