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State of Michigan Environmental Epidemiology & Analytics Section Manager in Lansing, Michigan

Job Description

The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.

This position is manager of the Environmental Epidemiology and Analytics Section. They will be responsible for administrative duties including, but not limited to, annual evaluations, time and attendance, performance measures, scorecard metrics, mentoring staff, determining work assignments, recommending disciplinary actions, and ensuring a professional work environment that complies with all state and federal requirements. The section manager is responsible for ensuring staff are focused, well-trained, and can efficiently respond to complex epidemiological requests and provide robust data management services for the Division and State with the overarching goal of protecting human health. The section manager is responsible for overseeing the work of three units (Lead and Other Hazards Unit, Environmental Data and Analytics Unit, and the contractual (Michigan Public Health Institute) Opioid and Emerging Drugs Unit) and complex work assignments as assigned by the Division Director. The section manager will directly supervise three unit managers and be responsible for coordinating the work practices across units to ensure consistent application of the best available science and public health practices to protect sensitive and/or vulnerable residents in Michigan. This position works cooperatively with federal, state, and local health and regulatory agencies to identify, investigate, and intervene with respect to human exposures to environmental contamination and chemical misuse. The person in this position interacts with the public, local, state, and federal officials via meetings, telephone conversations, e-mails, and field visits, responding to community health concerns and providing information to protect public health. The section manager can be called to testify in court. This position uses knowledge in epidemiology; biostatistics; emergency response, including the National Incident Management System; risk assessment; scientific methods; and public health practice to evaluate and oversee a portion of the epidemiological efforts for the Division of Environmental Health and work collaboratively with other section managers and staff in the fields of epidemiology, toxicology, emergency response, and healthy homes interventions. This manager may, on occasion, be called to realign staff priorities as needed to provide skilled professional epidemiological surge capacity for other divisions in the bureau in the event of public health emergencies such as COVID-19. This role is critical to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Michigan.

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_To be considered for this position you must:

  • Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
  • Relevant experience and/or education referred to in the supplemental questions must be documented in the resume, transcript and/or application to allow for accurate screening.
  • Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
  • Attach a cover letter.
  • If applicable, attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts. We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature. *Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered. See instructions for attaching files here: *Instructions Required Education and Experience

Education Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major.

Experience Four years of professional experience, including two years equivalent to the experienced (P11) level or one year equivalent to the advanced (12) level.

Alternate Education and Experience

Education level typically acquired through completion of high school and two years of safety and regulatory or law enforcement experience at the 14 level; or, one year of safety and regulatory or law enforcement experience at the 15 level, may be substituted for the education and experience requirements.

Additional Requirements and Information

This position is located at 333 S. Grand Avenue in Lansing, Michigan. Y*our application for any position does not guarantee you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results. *

As a Condition of Employment:* *this position requires successful completion of a background investigation and a criminal records check.

The Department of Health & Human Services reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

For information about this specific position, please email MDHHSVacancies@michigan.gov. Please reference the job posting number in subject line.

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Salary: $38.49 - $55.37 Hourly

Location: Lansing, MI

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Department: Health and Human Services - Central Office

Job Number: 3901-20-PH-EPI-118-EST

Closing: 3/8/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone: (800) 788-1766 State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan