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Senior Managing Epidemiologist I
Silver Spring, MD (ID# 14563)

 

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

For more company information, visit our site at:  www.cherokee-cnsp.com

SUMMARY

The vision of our client, the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB), is to be the central epidemiological resource and a global health surveillance proponent for the U.S. Armed Forces. They provide timely, relevant, actionable, and comprehensive health surveillance information in order to promote, maintain, and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations.

We are seeking a Senior Epidemiologist to lead a team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, senior and junior research analysts in supporting the Chief of Epidemiology and Analysis and Chief of Satellite Support in accomplishing the division’s mission and objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead a team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, senior and junior data analysts in supporting the Chief of Epidemiology and Analysis and the Chief of Satellite Support in accomplishing the division’s mission and objectives.
  • Serve as the interface between the government and contract staff in E&A.
  • Provide consultative support within 1-3 business days from receipt of request on epidemiology, biostatistics, or on a wide variety of health surveillance questions on military-related populations to personnel within AFHSB, preventive medicine and public health professionals, key military leaders, policy leaders, and researchers throughout the DoD.
  • Use expertise in SAS® and SQL® to review and ensure quality control of coding and analysis of  personnel and health data for military-related epidemiological studies (ad hoc or recurrent) received by E&A.
  • Ensure timely completion of analysis, summaries, and reports produced by E&A.
  • Ensure data quality of reports, analyses, and products produced and distributed by E&A are of highest quality and accuracy.
  • Consultative support in epidemiology, biostatistics, or public health shall include (but not limited to):
    • Determination of feasibility of all requests and taskings received by AFHSB in using the health and personnel data stored in DMSS and serum in the DoDSR.
    • Assistance in formulation of sound epidemiological studies (i.e., hypothesis generation, study concept and design, data retrieval from AFHSB and other DoD databases, analytic techniques, and reporting).
    • Expert opinion on infectious disease, primary care, preventive medicine, occupational medicine, and other health topics that are pertinent in health surveillance analysis and reporting.
    • Preparation of ad hoc briefings, white papers, summaries, reports, and presentations on health surveillance.
    • Expert opinion on health surveillance and public health from Congressional inquiries or requests from medial or the public.
    • Collaboration with Government and contract personnel within AFHSB or from other DoD/Federal agencies in planning and designing sound epidemiological studies to submit for publication in peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals after informing E&A.
    • Work with or provide consultation to other staff (contract or government) within AFHSB, U.S. Armed Forces, and other DoD agents to standardized medical case definitions, methodology, analysis, and reporting which are important in health surveillance.
  • Plan and design long-term epidemiological studies that will help identify risk factors for specific health outcomes, leading to policy changes or behavior modifications as indicated by the study results.
  • Maintain proficiency in epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health and shall remain current on public health issues.
  • Provide professional mentoring to medical and graduate students, physicians-in- training, and other health professional within DoD.
  • Write and edit medical and scientific papers in support of the MSMR.
  • Support of DoD working groups (as assigned by E&A) within or external to AFHSB that are involved in development of DoD-wide health surveillance.
  • Serve as team members who can help organize, lead, or execute special projects/collaborations with other Divisions of AFHSB, other DoD and Federal agencies, nom-military academic partners that are military, civilians, or Contractors.
  • May serve as customer-interface to ensure problems are resolved and requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

  • Yes

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • PhD or equivalent scientific degree in epidemiology or related field.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of work experience in related occupation.
  • Experience in managing a team of public health professionals.
  • High-level of epidemiology training and experience, including expertise in understanding and reviewing SAS®, SQL®, and Oracle® code.
  • Experience with DoD health-related databases to perform longitudinal analyses.
  • Solid knowledge in epidemiology, preventive medicine and public health and stays current on public health events.
  • Expertise in planning, designing, analyzing, and reporting on long-term epidemiological studies that will help identify risk factors for specific health outcomes in military-related populations.
  • Able to perform quality assurance checks on programming codes utilized in E&A.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Current DoD security clearance (preferred).
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office software (MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint).
  • Technical skills to conduct analyses, write reports, prepare briefings, and coherently present results.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and able to collaborate with others on projects and investigations.
  • Strong writing and editing medical and scientific papers.
  • Command of English language and can coherently present analytical results.
  • Team player who collaborates well with other professionals.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Climate-controlled office

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/Pages/home.aspx

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/careers/Pages/home.aspx

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/federalSolutions/Pages/overview.aspx

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may email “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision, please copy and paste the following link: Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.