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Biosurveillance Epidemiologist


  • Cherokee Federal
  • 11/04/22
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • 20910
  • Full-Time
SUMMARY

The Biosurveillance Epidemiologist will support the Integrated Biosurveillance (IB) section Alert & Response Operations (ARO) team. The candidate will perform event-based and indicator-based surveillance supporting the overall mission of IB. The candidate will also accomplish biosurveillance functions by monitoring sources, verifying information, producing reports, performing high-visibility work, supporting critical medical and public health surveillance activities, and working closely with Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs) and Force Health Protection staff to promote the health and readiness of the U.S. Armed Forces.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain daily awareness of emerging disease occurrences to provide situational awareness support and biosurveillance information products to DoD customers and Interagency partners
Serve as a liaison to one or more (GCC) surgeon cells
Monitor, analyze, and communicate trends from militarily relevant data sources to IB leadership
Present public health surveillance findings on diseases of international importance and military relevance at AFHSB and DoD meetings, meetings with partners, international exercises, and public health conferences
Identify, assemble, and analyze information related to specific biosurveillance projects and or events of concern to DoD beneficiary health
Maintain situational awareness of activities to support collaborations between AFHSB and the GCC(s) of focus to develop and enhance biosurveillance information products by integrating information from various sources both internal and external
Under government oversight, continue open and frequent communications, collaborations, and/or partnerships with key customers (i.e. GCCs, Defense Health Agency, other combat support agencies, and Service public health centers)
Support an effective DoD biosurveillance program and operational mission for the assigned region of interest
Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position will/will not have supervisory or management authority
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Masters degree in public health, epidemiology, or related health discipline
Five or more years professional experience in public health, applied epidemiology, or infectious disease.
Must have a minimum of 2 years experience with infectious disease surveillance involving scanning for outbreaks, analyzing data and providing accurate and timely reports
Demonstrated excellence in organization, meeting deadlines, and technical writing
Perform statistical analysis using SAS or any other statistical package
Experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) is a plus
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to demonstrate high levels of organization, accuracy, and attention to detail
Work effectively with a dynamic and multidisciplinary team
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain Secret clearance
Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
Must be a US Citizen
The ability to successfully pass a drug screen and a federal background check is mandatory
Work Environment:

This position is performed in a federal office setting and tele-work.

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