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  • Posted on: Apr 24, 2024       Expires on: Jun 08, 2024

Field Operations Supervisor   

JOB TITLE:

Field Operations Supervisor

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Boston Massachusetts United States

REMOTE:

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks an experienced Epidemiologist to serve as a Field Operations Supervisor within the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention.
As a direct report to the Director of Field Operations, this position co-leads a team of field epidemiologists who perform case investigations of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) of public health importance, to limit transmission and prevent morbidity.
The position oversees staff and ensures the quality of the epidemiological surveillance and investigation data being gathered in the field.
The Field Operations Supervisor serves as an educational resource for professional and public stakeholders regarding laws and regulations for STDs, and develops procedures, protocols, and activities dealing with communicable disease control for STDs, including HIV.
This role helps to formulate disease prevention policies with intra-departmental working groups.
The Field Operations Supervisor acts as a division liaison among internal partners of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS), including the Office of HIV/AIDS, and the Division of Surveillance, Analytics, and Informatics (DSAI), as well as external stakeholders and partners in STD data collection and analysis such as clinicians and other healthcare providers.
The position is responsible for the upkeep and analysis of routine and enhanced STD datasets; informs the application of surveillance data to programmatic initiatives; and guides the dissemination of STD epidemiologic information within MDPH and with external partners.
This is a pivotal position in the STD Division, providing ongoing examination of the quality of staff investigations and subsequent data entry, to inform program and quantify progress toward meeting public health objectives to reduce the burden of sexually transmitted diseases.

As one of the Field Operations Supervisors, this role's primary responsibility is to supervise a team of field epidemiologists.
This individual routinely evaluates laboratory and clinical surveillance data and assigns cases for field follow-up based on findings.
The Field Operations Supervisor monitors case documentation and closure for direct reports and provides supervisory support to staff as needed.
This role trains staff regarding Division and Bureau policies, protocols, and procedures, and ensures that staff are adherent to trainings, established protocols and procedures.
This role meets with staff regularly to review case management activity, and oversees a caseload of individuals prioritized for follow-up, including persons with evidence of syphilis infection or other sexually transmitted infections of public health importance.
The Field Operations Supervisor provides technical assistance regarding state and federal recommendations for STD testing, treatment, and follow-up to clinicians, MDPH staff and to the public.
This position is responsible for preparing reports to inform supervision of field staff and for the presentation of data back to the Division Director.
In collaboration with internal partners (DSAI and HIV/STD Surveillance), this role provides content recommendations to inform and support the BIDLS surveillance and case management system (MAVEN) as it relates to the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP).

Learn more about what it’s like to work at the State Public Health Lab.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Provides education, training and technical assistance to Field Epidemiologist conducting field phlebotomy on best practices targeting high risk population, to include field testing and referrals to testing and treatment facilities.
  • Promotes harm reduction efforts in the DSTDP through a variety of methods to include, but not limited to, overdose education to healthcare professionals and patients, collaborating with the substance use and prevention program on the distribution of Naloxone to patients, and providing suggestion on projects to improve harm reduction efforts in the DSTDP.
  • Advises field staff on quality of work, including whether and in what areas they are meeting achievement expectations.
  • Works to set action plans to improve measures of performance.
    Implements disciplinary procedures as needed.
  • Informs and supports development of programmatic business requirements.
    Contributes to the development of project procedure manuals and written reports, including annual and interim reports.
  • Develops and evaluates protocols for the management and collection of STD surveillance and case management data.
  • Establishes and monitors baseline levels of morbidity and mortality; conducts appropriate follow-up analysis including outbreak investigation and advises public health response.
  • Provides additional analysis of STD surveillance data including but not limited to sexual network analysis, cross-matching with other diseases (e.
    g.
    , HIV), associations with co-morbidities (geographic area, social determinants of health, and insurance status), and enhanced surveillance activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of epidemiology.
  • Awareness of the research methods and techniques followed in epidemiology.
  • Ability to utilize computers and applications.
  • Skilled to analyze and determine the applicability of epidemiological data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Capacity to give oral and written instructions in a precise and understandable manner.
  • Ability to make effective oral presentations.
  • Talent to recognize, evaluate and respond to emergency situations; ability to adjust to changing situations to meet emergency or changing program or production requirements.
  • Potential to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and or evaluations; determining subordinates training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Detailed familiarity with program, trainings, and policies in BIDLS including Passport to Partner Services (the CDC sponsored training module for Disease Intervention Specialists), the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network (MAVEN, the core surveillance platform of BIDLS), the HIV prevention and care system (funded through the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA)), and the operational, budgetary, and human resource systems that govern MDPH.
  • Ability to develop evidence-based protocols and present data at meetings of internal and external stakeholders.

Working Conditions:

  • May be required to respond to infectious disease emergencies as part of the epidemiology team on a 24 hours/day, 7/day/week basis.

About the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS):

The DPH Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS), predominantly located in Jamaica Plain, provides public health response to infectious disease.
These services include programmatic and epidemiologic response, as well as laboratory testing through the State Public Health Laboratory (SPHL).

Infectious disease response services address concerns of the general public as well as those disproportionately affected by infectious disease through a variety of risk factors.
BIDLS administers ongoing disease reporting for over 90 reportable diseases in the state.
Disease reporting review and follow-up with clinical providers and local boards of health is a central function of the bureau.
Surveillance activity is complemented by an extensive contracted service system.
These services are funded through state and federal resources and include prevention education, community outreach screening for infectious disease, immunization services, health service navigation, medical case management, insurance enrollment, housing assistance, and referral and linkage to infectious disease treatment.

The SPHL provides scientific expertise and capacity to identify infectious agents, chemical agents, and other toxins that cause human disease.
The SPHL is an active partner in joint activities with other bureaus/agencies such as environmental health, food and drug, agriculture, disease prevention and health promotion programs, and public safety.
The SPHL is a reference laboratory of the national Laboratory Response Network (LRN) and is a U.
S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Select Agent laboratory.
SPHL staff work closely with laboratory and disease prevention programs at the CDC, and partners with the U.
S.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

About the Department of Public Health:

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.
We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health.
Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.


DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations.
We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.
We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health.
We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals.
We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths.
We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

More information can be found at: MA Department of Public Health

Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired.
For more information, please visit http://www.
mass.
gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext.
# 4


Qualifications
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional or technical experience in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, or statistics and (B) of which at least two (2) years must have been in a professional capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions listed below.
Substitutions:
I.
A Bachelor's degree with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required (A) experience.
*
II.
A Master's degree or higher with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of the required (A) experience and one (1) year of the required (B) experience.
*
  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: Educational substitution will only be permitted for a maximum of one (1) year of the (B) experience.

Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package.
We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards!


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.
Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements.
We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Official Title: Epidemiologist II
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-305 South Street
Job: Science
Agency: Department of Public Health
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Apr 24, 2024, 2:24:43 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 80,658.
76 - 118,732.
64 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Luciana M.
Hayner / Luciana.
M.
Hayner@mass.
gov - 8573981891
Bargaining Unit: 09-MOSES - Engineers/Scientists
Confidential: No
Potentially Eligible for a Hybrid Work Schedule: Yes

Position Details

POSTED:

Apr 24, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

118732.64 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1714889968-4d366f1ea16ef83f1ac507729d23da40

LOCATION:

Massachusetts United States

CITY:

Boston

Job Origin:

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks an experienced Epidemiologist to serve as a Field Operations Supervisor within the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention. As a direct report to the Director of Field Operations, this position co-leads a team of field epidemiologists who perform case investigations of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) of public health importance, to limit transmission and prevent morbidity. The position oversees staff and ensures the quality of the epidemiological surveillance and investigation data being gathered in the field. The Field Operations Supervisor serves as an educational resource for professional and public stakeholders regarding laws and regulations for STDs, and develops procedures, protocols, and activities dealing with communicable disease control for STDs, including HIV. This role helps to formulate disease prevention policies with intra-departmental working groups. The Field Operations Supervisor acts as a division liaison among internal partners of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS), including the Office of HIV/AIDS, and the Division of Surveillance, Analytics, and Informatics (DSAI), as well as external stakeholders and partners in STD data collection and analysis such as clinicians and other healthcare providers. The position is responsible for the upkeep and analysis of routine and enhanced STD datasets; informs the application of surveillance data to programmatic initiatives; and guides the dissemination of STD epidemiologic information within MDPH and with external partners. This is a pivotal position in the STD Division, providing ongoing examination of the quality of staff investigations and subsequent data entry, to inform program and quantify progress toward meeting public health objectives to reduce the burden of sexually transmitted diseases.

As one of the Field Operations Supervisors, this role's primary responsibility is to supervise a team of field epidemiologists. This individual routinely evaluates laboratory and clinical surveillance data and assigns cases for field follow-up based on findings. The Field Operations Supervisor monitors case documentation and closure for direct reports and provides supervisory support to staff as needed. This role trains staff regarding Division and Bureau policies, protocols, and procedures, and ensures that staff are adherent to trainings, established protocols and procedures. This role meets with staff regularly to review case management activity, and oversees a caseload of individuals prioritized for follow-up, including persons with evidence of syphilis infection or other sexually transmitted infections of public health importance. The Field Operations Supervisor provides technical assistance regarding state and federal recommendations for STD testing, treatment, and follow-up to clinicians, MDPH staff and to the public. This position is responsible for preparing reports to inform supervision of field staff and for the presentation of data back to the Division Director. In collaboration with internal partners (DSAI and HIV/STD Surveillance), this role provides content recommendations to inform and support the BIDLS surveillance and case management system (MAVEN) as it relates to the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP).

Learn more about what it’s like to work at the State Public Health Lab.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Provides education, training and technical assistance to Field Epidemiologist conducting field phlebotomy on best practices targeting high risk population, to include field testing and referrals to testing and treatment facilities.
  • Promotes harm reduction efforts in the DSTDP through a variety of methods to include, but not limited to, overdose education to healthcare professionals and patients, collaborating with the substance use and prevention program on the distribution of Naloxone to patients, and providing suggestion on projects to improve harm reduction efforts in the DSTDP.
  • Advises field staff on quality of work, including whether and in what areas they are meeting achievement expectations.
  • Works to set action plans to improve measures of performance. Implements disciplinary procedures as needed.
  • Informs and supports development of programmatic business requirements. Contributes to the development of project procedure manuals and written reports, including annual and interim reports.
  • Develops and evaluates protocols for the management and collection of STD surveillance and case management data.
  • Establishes and monitors baseline levels of morbidity and mortality; conducts appropriate follow-up analysis including outbreak investigation and advises public health response.
  • Provides additional analysis of STD surveillance data including but not limited to sexual network analysis, cross-matching with other diseases (e.g., HIV), associations with co-morbidities (geographic area, social determinants of health, and insurance status), and enhanced surveillance activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of epidemiology.
  • Awareness of the research methods and techniques followed in epidemiology.
  • Ability to utilize computers and applications.
  • Skilled to analyze and determine the applicability of epidemiological data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Capacity to give oral and written instructions in a precise and understandable manner.
  • Ability to make effective oral presentations.
  • Talent to recognize, evaluate and respond to emergency situations; ability to adjust to changing situations to meet emergency or changing program or production requirements.
  • Potential to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and or evaluations; determining subordinates training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Detailed familiarity with program, trainings, and policies in BIDLS including Passport to Partner Services (the CDC sponsored training module for Disease Intervention Specialists), the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network (MAVEN, the core surveillance platform of BIDLS), the HIV prevention and care system (funded through the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA)), and the operational, budgetary, and human resource systems that govern MDPH.
  • Ability to develop evidence-based protocols and present data at meetings of internal and external stakeholders.

Working Conditions:

  • May be required to respond to infectious disease emergencies as part of the epidemiology team on a 24 hours/day, 7/day/week basis.

About the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS):

The DPH Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS), predominantly located in Jamaica Plain, provides public health response to infectious disease. These services include programmatic and epidemiologic response, as well as laboratory testing through the State Public Health Laboratory (SPHL).

Infectious disease response services address concerns of the general public as well as those disproportionately affected by infectious disease through a variety of risk factors. BIDLS administers ongoing disease reporting for over 90 reportable diseases in the state. Disease reporting review and follow-up with clinical providers and local boards of health is a central function of the bureau. Surveillance activity is complemented by an extensive contracted service system. These services are funded through state and federal resources and include prevention education, community outreach screening for infectious disease, immunization services, health service navigation, medical case management, insurance enrollment, housing assistance, and referral and linkage to infectious disease treatment.

The SPHL provides scientific expertise and capacity to identify infectious agents, chemical agents, and other toxins that cause human disease. The SPHL is an active partner in joint activities with other bureaus/agencies such as environmental health, food and drug, agriculture, disease prevention and health promotion programs, and public safety. The SPHL is a reference laboratory of the national Laboratory Response Network (LRN) and is a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Select Agent laboratory. SPHL staff work closely with laboratory and disease prevention programs at the CDC, and partners with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

About the Department of Public Health:

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

More information can be found at: MA Department of Public Health

Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. # 4


Qualifications
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional or technical experience in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, or statistics and (B) of which at least two (2) years must have been in a professional capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions listed below.
Substitutions:
I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Master's degree or higher with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of the required (A) experience and one (1) year of the required (B) experience.*
  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: Educational substitution will only be permitted for a maximum of one (1) year of the (B) experience.

Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards!


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Official Title: Epidemiologist II
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-305 South Street
Job: Science
Agency: Department of Public Health
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Apr 24, 2024, 2:24:43 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 80,658.76 - 118,732.64 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Luciana M. Hayner / Luciana.M.Hayner@mass.gov - 8573981891
Bargaining Unit: 09-MOSES - Engineers/Scientists
Confidential: No
Potentially Eligible for a Hybrid Work Schedule: Yes

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