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COVID Commander/Sara Aler NBS Liaison

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Job Details
Job Order Number
470878
Company Name
Atlantic Staffing, LLC
Physical Address
Main Street
Augusta, ME 04333
Job Description

Position Title: Central Epidemiologist – COVID related
Location: Augusta Maine
Schedule: Full time 8 AM – 5 PM, 40 hours per week. Rotating weekends required

STATEMENT OF THE JOB:
This is a grant-funded professional services and scientific work position working with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services providing: rapid response and investigation of reportable infectious diseases including potential bioterrorism events, public health threats, and emergencies; and participation in routine and outbreak infectious disease monitoring and response activities as a member of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Team. Work is performed under administrative direction.

ESSENTIAL 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 the 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.

SPECIAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES*:
• Ability to provide own transportation (fully-insured vehicle), provide proof of a valid driver’s license, and compliance with Maine law regarding vehicle insurance.
• Work on federally funded projects.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIES: None

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of epidemiology and public health surveillance
• Statistics and statistical software
• Outbreak response activities
• Health data collection
• Infectious diseases, including risk and transmission
• Medical terminology
• Word processing software, email and internet use, spreadsheets or analysis programs
Ability to:
• Analyze infectious disease 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 and federal partners
• Work independently, including being a “self starter”
• Facilitate groups
• Speak publicly
• Possess an attitude that fosters a respectful, non-threatening workplace environment
General Qualifications:
• The ability to communicate professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress
• Ability to show empathy to distressed individuals
• Ability to dlex communication style for multiple cultural environments

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related fields (Nursing, biology, community health etc.), and 4 years of relevant experience in public health
• 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, with coursework in relevant fields and 2 years of relevant work experience.
• Second language – please indicate on your resume

License/Certifications:
• Valid motor vehicle driver’s license.

The State of Maine and Atlantic Staffing are committed to hiring diverse staff. Given racial and ethnic disparities and COVID-19, a diverse team for contact tracing and support is critical to reaching all Maine communities, and we strongly encourage racial and ethnic minorities to apply.


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