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Job ID: 15680
Agency: Department of Health – Division of Family and Community Health
Salary: $23.32 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GJ
Closing Date: 03/01/2021
The South Dakota Department of Health’s programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.
We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.
Please visit our website at http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.
By law, in South Dakota, every cancer diagnosis is required to be reported to the Department of Health. This position is responsible for collecting that data and monitoring the data for completeness. This position will need to collaborate with other entities to collect additional data that is required through that process. Will analyze the data collected and provide reports/presentations to inform cancer prevention and control efforts. Will coordinate with other agencies, schools, health care systems, tribes, communities, etc., to conduct cancer surveillance according to nationally developed standards. This position will help evaluate, collect, interpret, and use cancer data and statistics to support cancer program planning, priority setting, and policymaking.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential from the National Cancer Registrars Association and preferably with a bachelor’s or associate’s in public health or health-related field. Or other combination of experience and education that qualifies them to take the CTR credential. Knowledge of data collection and data analysis expertise, including but not limited to age-adjusting incidence and mortality rates.
- evidence-based public health practices such as assessment, providing program development support, understanding the importance of policy implementation and program evaluation;
- data analysis techniques, including percentages and age-adjusted rate calculations.
- communicate effectively in both a written and verbal manner – communication skills are essential;
- gather, analyze, interpret and utilize data to support program decisions;
- use SPSS or SAS software desired;
- manage time effectively to coordinate multiple projects;
- assist with program development and federal grant applications.
- communicate clearly and concisely to staff, partners, and contractors;
- work independently as well as with a variety of teams in a fast-paced, continuously evolving public health environment;
- develop data reports;
- establish and maintain effective working relationships;
- participate on committees and workgroups such as the cancer registry steering committee, the cancer leadership team, and the cancer coalition;
- travel to occasional in-state meetings and 1-2 out-of-state meetings a year.
Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume with your application.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”