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RESEARCH SCIENTIST III (EPIDEMIOLOGY|BIOSTATISTICS)

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST III (EPIDEMIOLOGY|BIOSTATISTICS)   

JOB TITLE:

RESEARCH SCIENTIST III (EPIDEMIOLOGY|BIOSTATISTICS)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Sacramento County Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Description and Duties

Incumbents in one of these classifications, where a Masters Degree is required to meet the minimum qualifications, shall receive an educational pay differential equivalent to 2% of their monthly base pay.
Those where a Doctoral Degree is a required to meet the minimum qualifications, shall receive an educational pay differential equivalent to 3% of their monthly base pay.
Individuals with both a Masters and Doctoral Degree will be given the best benefit in relation to salary shall only be eligible for only one amount.


This position supports the California Department of Public Healths (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by promoting health and wellness to improve state health outcomes and reduce health disparities through prevention, management, and team-based approaches focused on chronic diseases and their associated risk factors.
This position is eligible for telework in accordance with CDPH telework guidelines.

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Research Scientist Supervisor I (RSS I), Chief of the Health Information and Statistics Section.
The Research Scientist III (RS III) Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Epi/Bio) provides and presents highly specialized scientific research and investigation to support the prevention and management of chronic diseases focused on by the branch.
These chronic diseases include, but are not limited to, Alzheimers disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and cancer.

The RS III (Epi/Bio) also researches and identifies priorities relating to the diagnosis and treatment of these chronic diseases.
The RS III (Epi/Bio) publishes and presents research findings to the scientific community, partners (local health departments {LHDs}), stakeholders (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention {CDC}, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, California Alzheimers Disease Centers, etc.
), and the lay community, transforms findings into action, and assists in the development of policy recommendations.

The incumbent identifies chronic disease prevention data management and surveillance best practices and writes literature reviews to present to the scientific community, partners, and stakeholders.
The RS III (Epi/Bio) develops methodologies and evaluation plans and prepares data briefs, reports/updates, and factsheets for management to display (portray/reflect) the work of CDCB, including identifying and prioritizing chronic disease indicators.

The incumbent analyzes new and innovative ways of presenting data findings, including developing a chronic disease dashboard and utilizing data tracking tools such as Geographic Information System (GIS) software for tracking and visualizing chronic diseases, cancer prevention, disease care and delivery, and the economic impact and burden of chronic disease in California.

The attached duty statement indicates whether this position is eligible for telework.
All employees who telework are required to be California residents in accordance with Government Code 14200, and may be required to report to a CDPH office, when needed.
Candidates who reside outside of the state of California may be interviewed; however, the selected candidate must have a primary residency in the state of California prior to appointment (and continue to maintain California residency) as a condition of employment.
Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

Please let us know how you heard about our position by taking this brief survey:
https://www.
surveymonkey.
com/r/CDPHRecruitment


The salary information listed on this advertisement may not reflect recent salary increases from salary adjustments or changes in the fiscal year.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.


Job Code #:
JC-415609
Position #(s):
581-330-5594-005
Working Title:
Chronic Disease Epidemiologist
Classification:
RESEARCH SCIENTIST III (EPIDEMIOLOGY/BIOSTATISTICS)
$7,811.
00 - $9,777.
00
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Telework:
Hybrid
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

At the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to advance the health and well-being of Californias diverse people and communities.
We are genuinely and strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness where we can grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees.
In recruiting for team members, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to us and the work we do.


The Chronic Disease Control Branch in the California Department of Public Health supports evidence-based intervention programs that promote healthy behaviors and healthy communities and improve the prevention, diagnosis, and management of chronic disease.
Chronic disease prevention aims to ensure a lifetime of wellness for all.

Special Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts official or un-official and/or Degree for education verification


For experience/education to qualify during the application screening process, and to ensure that minimum qualifications can be determined, applicants should include all employment history on the Employment Application (STD 678) and/or Resume, including detailed job descriptions, hours worked per week, and start/end dates (MM/DD/YYYY).
Application packages without this information will experience delayed processing times and your eligibility for this position may be impacted.

A completed State application (STD.
678) and any other relevant documents (e.
g.
unofficial transcript, copy of degree, resume, etc.
) should be submitted electronically via your CalCareers Account.
Please reference Job Control # (415609) and indicate the basis of your eligibility in the Examination(s) or Job Title(s) section.
SROA and surplus candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application.
Please remove any confidential information (i.
e.
social security number, date of birth) from your documents prior to submission.


Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting.
Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareers Account at www.
CalCareers.
ca.
gov.
Submitting an electronic application through your CalCareers account is strongly recommended since electronic applications will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing.
Please submit only one application.

If you are unable to submit your application electronically through your CalCareers account, please email apply@cdph.
ca.
gov for assistance and a CDPH Human Resources Division staff member will contact you to assist with the online application process or, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method as explained in the How to Apply section below.
When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.
Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 2/23/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available).
SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.
Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).


Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting.
Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.
CalCareers.
ca.
gov.
When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included.
If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:


Department of Public Health
Attn: Classification & Certification Unit
P.
O.
Box 997378
MS 1700-1702
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:


Department of Public Health
Classification & Certification Unit
1615 Capitol Avenue Suite 73.
430
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application.
Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.
    CalCareers.
    ca.
    gov.
    All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Supplemental Application -

    Please see Supplemental Questionnaire instructions below at end of posting.
    Any applications received that do not provide a written response to the SQ will not be scored/reviewed.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview.
The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview.
Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Knowledge of:
  • Descriptive and analytical methods and program evaluation.
  • Advanced statistical and spatial data analysis.
  • Health indicators, evidenced-based intervention, ICD-10-CM chronic disease codes, and cost data.
  • State and federal regulations pertaining to maintaining data integrity, security, confidentiality, and data reporting.
  • Data standardizations, data quality, and data analytics.
  • Data confidentiality and human subject study reviews.

Ability to:
  • Critically evaluate and complete data requests.
  • Independently evaluate and make recommendations on how to improve data surveillance.
  • Use critical thinking to identify and evaluate complex subject matter such as research problems and design studies.
  • Independently plan and prioritize tasks for concurrent projects and adjust to changing priorities within demanding timeframes.
  • Interpret study findings and make recommendations using data visualization.
  • Write complex documents (e.
    g.
    , reports, summaries, and journal articles).
  • Provide descriptive summaries of research methods and analyses and use findings to make recommendations.
  • Effectively communicate, write/review documents, and build consensus with partners to achieve program goals.
  • Be highly organized and solution-oriented with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Deliver oral presentations to audiences with varying levels of scientific understanding.
  • Analyze data in SAS, R, and/or GIS.

Effectively use software programs such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat.

Benefits

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process.
The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources Division
(916) 445-0983
apply@cdph.
ca.
gov

Hiring Unit Contact:
Michael Radman
(916) 552-9936
Michael.
radman@cdph.
ca.
gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled.
You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Office
(916) 445-0938
CivilRights@Cdph.
CA.
gov

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ)

A completed Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) must be submitted in order to be considered for this position.
The SQ serves as documentation of each candidates ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.
The SQ should be typed using Arial 12-point font and no more than two pages in length.
Please answer the questions in the order they appear below.
Please note that resumes do not take the place of the SQ.

  • Describe relevant experience you have with developing, organizing, and maintaining data, evaluating program activities, and presenting data findings.
  • Describe the most complex dataset you have managed and analyzed, the software and statistical procedures you utilized, and your role in managing the research and/or evaluation project.
  • Describe your relevant training and experience using SAS or R for data management and analysis, and how you will apply this knowledge to creating/developing a data dashboard for the display of the programs chronic disease efforts.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place.
Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

9777 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707245852-6ccf67c90fdd6fde25d15618a8f3f857

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

Sacramento County

Job Origin:

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Job Description and Duties

Incumbents in one of these classifications, where a Masters Degree is required to meet the minimum qualifications, shall receive an educational pay differential equivalent to 2% of their monthly base pay. Those where a Doctoral Degree is a required to meet the minimum qualifications, shall receive an educational pay differential equivalent to 3% of their monthly base pay. Individuals with both a Masters and Doctoral Degree will be given the best benefit in relation to salary shall only be eligible for only one amount.

This position supports the California Department of Public Healths (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by promoting health and wellness to improve state health outcomes and reduce health disparities through prevention, management, and team-based approaches focused on chronic diseases and their associated risk factors. This position is eligible for telework in accordance with CDPH telework guidelines.

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Research Scientist Supervisor I (RSS I), Chief of the Health Information and Statistics Section. The Research Scientist III (RS III) Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Epi/Bio) provides and presents highly specialized scientific research and investigation to support the prevention and management of chronic diseases focused on by the branch. These chronic diseases include, but are not limited to, Alzheimers disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and cancer.

The RS III (Epi/Bio) also researches and identifies priorities relating to the diagnosis and treatment of these chronic diseases. The RS III (Epi/Bio) publishes and presents research findings to the scientific community, partners (local health departments {LHDs}), stakeholders (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention {CDC}, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, California Alzheimers Disease Centers, etc.), and the lay community, transforms findings into action, and assists in the development of policy recommendations.

The incumbent identifies chronic disease prevention data management and surveillance best practices and writes literature reviews to present to the scientific community, partners, and stakeholders. The RS III (Epi/Bio) develops methodologies and evaluation plans and prepares data briefs, reports/updates, and factsheets for management to display (portray/reflect) the work of CDCB, including identifying and prioritizing chronic disease indicators.

The incumbent analyzes new and innovative ways of presenting data findings, including developing a chronic disease dashboard and utilizing data tracking tools such as Geographic Information System (GIS) software for tracking and visualizing chronic diseases, cancer prevention, disease care and delivery, and the economic impact and burden of chronic disease in California.

The attached duty statement indicates whether this position is eligible for telework. All employees who telework are required to be California residents in accordance with Government Code 14200, and may be required to report to a CDPH office, when needed. Candidates who reside outside of the state of California may be interviewed; however, the selected candidate must have a primary residency in the state of California prior to appointment (and continue to maintain California residency) as a condition of employment. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.
Please let us know how you heard about our position by taking this brief survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDPHRecruitment


The salary information listed on this advertisement may not reflect recent salary increases from salary adjustments or changes in the fiscal year.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.


Job Code #:
JC-415609
Position #(s):
581-330-5594-005
Working Title:
Chronic Disease Epidemiologist
Classification:
RESEARCH SCIENTIST III (EPIDEMIOLOGY/BIOSTATISTICS)
$7,811.00 - $9,777.00
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Telework:
Hybrid
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

At the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to advance the health and well-being of Californias diverse people and communities. We are genuinely and strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness where we can grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees. In recruiting for team members, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to us and the work we do.


The Chronic Disease Control Branch in the California Department of Public Health supports evidence-based intervention programs that promote healthy behaviors and healthy communities and improve the prevention, diagnosis, and management of chronic disease. Chronic disease prevention aims to ensure a lifetime of wellness for all.

Special Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts official or un-official and/or Degree for education verification


For experience/education to qualify during the application screening process, and to ensure that minimum qualifications can be determined, applicants should include all employment history on the Employment Application (STD 678) and/or Resume, including detailed job descriptions, hours worked per week, and start/end dates (MM/DD/YYYY). Application packages without this information will experience delayed processing times and your eligibility for this position may be impacted.

A completed State application (STD. 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degree, resume, etc.) should be submitted electronically via your CalCareers Account. Please reference Job Control # (415609) and indicate the basis of your eligibility in the Examination(s) or Job Title(s) section. SROA and surplus candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application. Please remove any confidential information (i.e. social security number, date of birth) from your documents prior to submission.


Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareers Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. Submitting an electronic application through your CalCareers account is strongly recommended since electronic applications will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing. Please submit only one application.

If you are unable to submit your application electronically through your CalCareers account, please email apply@cdph.ca.gov for assistance and a CDPH Human Resources Division staff member will contact you to assist with the online application process or, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method as explained in the How to Apply section below. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 2/23/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:


Department of Public Health
Attn: Classification & Certification Unit
P.O. Box 997378
MS 1700-1702
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:


Department of Public Health
Classification & Certification Unit
1615 Capitol Avenue Suite 73.430
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Supplemental Application -

    Please see Supplemental Questionnaire instructions below at end of posting. Any applications received that do not provide a written response to the SQ will not be scored/reviewed.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Knowledge of:
  • Descriptive and analytical methods and program evaluation.
  • Advanced statistical and spatial data analysis.
  • Health indicators, evidenced-based intervention, ICD-10-CM chronic disease codes, and cost data.
  • State and federal regulations pertaining to maintaining data integrity, security, confidentiality, and data reporting.
  • Data standardizations, data quality, and data analytics.
  • Data confidentiality and human subject study reviews.

Ability to:
  • Critically evaluate and complete data requests.
  • Independently evaluate and make recommendations on how to improve data surveillance.
  • Use critical thinking to identify and evaluate complex subject matter such as research problems and design studies.
  • Independently plan and prioritize tasks for concurrent projects and adjust to changing priorities within demanding timeframes.
  • Interpret study findings and make recommendations using data visualization.
  • Write complex documents (e.g., reports, summaries, and journal articles).
  • Provide descriptive summaries of research methods and analyses and use findings to make recommendations.
  • Effectively communicate, write/review documents, and build consensus with partners to achieve program goals.
  • Be highly organized and solution-oriented with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Deliver oral presentations to audiences with varying levels of scientific understanding.
  • Analyze data in SAS, R, and/or GIS.

Effectively use software programs such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat.

Benefits

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources Division
(916) 445-0983
apply@cdph.ca.gov

Hiring Unit Contact:
Michael Radman
(916) 552-9936
Michael.radman@cdph.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Office
(916) 445-0938
CivilRights@Cdph.CA.gov

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ)

A completed Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) must be submitted in order to be considered for this position. The SQ serves as documentation of each candidates ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SQ should be typed using Arial 12-point font and no more than two pages in length. Please answer the questions in the order they appear below. Please note that resumes do not take the place of the SQ.

  • Describe relevant experience you have with developing, organizing, and maintaining data, evaluating program activities, and presenting data findings.
  • Describe the most complex dataset you have managed and analyzed, the software and statistical procedures you utilized, and your role in managing the research and/or evaluation project.
  • Describe your relevant training and experience using SAS or R for data management and analysis, and how you will apply this knowledge to creating/developing a data dashboard for the display of the programs chronic disease efforts.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.


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