Public Health Epidemiologist (Childhood Lead)


  • Location: Wake County, NC
  • Posted: Dec 13, 2019

Job Description


The Division of Public Health is accepting applications for a Public Health Epidemiologist. The primary purpose of this position is to assess and improve health care provider compliance with appropriate blood lead testing of children (primarily Medicaid enrolled) at ages one and two years. This epidemiologist will work with the Division of Medical Assistance to establish and maintain a periodic data exchange and will assume responsibility for implementing Medicaid provider "report cards" to provide feedback on testing rates. This position will also monitor required reporting of blood lead test results by health care providers who use a point-of-care blood lead analyzer. In addition, this epidemiologist will work with state and local Environmental Health Specialists to ensure activities related to case management are documented in the NC childhood lead poisoning surveillance system (NC LEAD), which is used by the State and all local health departments. This person will also incorporate environmental data into NC LEAD including laboratory reports from home investigations and water sampling at licensed childcare centers.

Salary Grade: GN12
Recruitment Range: $46,203 - $67,058
Position: 65030129
Exam Plan: 19-11834

About the Division of Public Health and the Environmental Health Section:

The NC Division of Public Health (DPH) works to promote and contribute to the highest possible level of health for the people of North Carolina Everywhere, Everyday, Everybody.

The mission of the Environmental Health Section of the Division of Public Health is to safeguard life, promote human health and protect the environment through the practice of modern environmental health science, the use of technology, rules, public education and above all, dedication to the public trust.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
Knowledge of applied epidemiology and surveillance, data systems, and evaluation and quality assurance of field generated data.
Computer skills
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
In-depth knowledge of laws, rules, policies, guidelines, procedures and references related to childhood lead poisoning prevention and treatment, and thorough understanding of an environmental lead investigation.
Understanding of Children's Environmental Health (CEH) business requirements and workflow processes.
Knowledge of DHHS, other program areas and their relationships as they apply to CEH.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master's degree in Epidemiology or closely related health field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of related experience;
OR
an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Pre-Employment criminal background checks are required for some positions.

Division of Public Health (DPH) main locations, including their grounds, are tobacco-free as outlined in the Tobacco-free Campus Policy. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, "vape products" and all smokeless tobacco products, may not be used in the indicated areas. For more information, please see the policy and FAQ posted here: http://publichealth.nc.gov/employees/

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For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR, 919-707-5450.

Salary Information


$46,203.00 - $78,218.00 Annually

Employment Type


  • Time-Limited Full-Time

NC Department of Health and Human Services

101 Blair Dr
Raleigh, NC 27603

Opened: 1971

Phone: (919) 855-4800

Fax: (919) 855-4800

Web: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsohf/

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