Injury Prevention and Education Surveillance

Epidemiologist - Advanced


HIRING ORGANIZATION. Department of Health and Family Services; Division of Public Health; Bureau of Emergency; Madison (Area 8). SALARY: Starting salary is $42,804 per year. This position is included in the Professional Patient Care bargaining unit.

JOB DUTIES: This position directs the development of the statewide injury epidemiological surveillance system and evaluates activities of the Injury Prevention Section and injury programs statewide. The incumbent serves as the Injury Prevention and Education Surveillance Epidemiologist collecting, analyzing and disseminating injury data. This position will serve as a point of contact for the integration of epidemilogic studies related to injuries. Other activities include evaluation and development of an annual injury profile for the state and public health regions; writing research and injury-related articles and providing technical assistance to public health departments, injury prevention organizations and others.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Epidemiological methods for surveillance, control and prevention of disease; epidemiological application of techniques and investigation drafting survey tools that have measurable criteria, utilizing population selection techniques, analyzing and evaluating data collection; injury prevention practices and risk factors; database development and management using health related applications; statistical methods and computer applications such as Microsoft Access and Crystal Reports, Excel, SAS; writing scientific materials; program evaluation and development, public education practices and effective communication skills.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Apply by April 30, 2001 with an Application for State Employment (DER-MRS-38); a current resume; and a paper limited to 3 pages describing your background, including where you received your training and work experience; your role, specific responsibilities, and length or duration of experience related to: (1) Epidemiological methods for control and prevention of disease; (2) statistical analysis of public health information; (3) computer database systems (such as Microsoft access, excel, dbase IV, fox Pro or equivalent; and (4) principles and practices of public health approaches to injury prevention. Send above materials to Robin Soileau; DHFS/BPER; Room 555, 1 West Wilson Street; P.O. Box 7850; Madison, WI 53707-7850 ( To obtain a State Application form contact your local job service office or call (608) 267-9893 (voice)/(608) 267-7371 (TTY). Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified individuals will be invited to participate in the next phase of the selection process.