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Manager III

Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Serves as Manager for the Cancer Epidemiology & Surveillance Branchs (CESB) Epidemiology Group and provides leadership and direction for program staff. Initiates, designs, plans, develops and directs advanced cancer-related epidemiologic studies. Develops guidelines, policies and procedures for the epidemiologic functions of the CESB and monitors compliance with policies and procedures. Provides overall direction to, and is ultimately responsible for the scientific validity of cancer-related epidemiologic investigations studies. Assures the epidemiologic integrity of the cancer incidence surveillance system for Texas. Develops research oriented grant requests. Takes the lead in research that contributes to the body of scientific knowledge of cancer and publishes cancer epidemiologic study findings. Coordinates, conducts or directs highly advanced reviews for special projects as directed by senior management. Serves as resource scientist and provides scientific/technical expertise to CESB and to other DSHS programs, state and federal agencies, local health departments, public health professionals community organizations, the public and others related to epidemiologic activities and studies for the assessment and control of cancer in Texas. Mentors staff on developing and implementing epidemiologic studies. Represents the Department at scientific meetings and presentations. Acts as Branch Director in the Directors absence. Works under minimal supervision of the CESB Director, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

(35%) Serves as Manager of the CESB Epidemiology Group. Directly hires, orients, plans, assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of epidemiology staff. Selects and trains new staff. Develops staff performance standards. Meets regularly with epidemiology staff and provides guidance, leadership, and oversight to staff as warranted. Evaluates performance at recommended time periods. Recommends and prioritizes training activities for programmatic staff and fosters professional growth and development.

(25%) Initiates, designs, plans, develops and directs advanced cancer-related epidemiologic studies. Provides overall direction to and is ultimately responsible for the scientific validity of cancer-related epidemiologic studies. Analyzes and supervises analysis of cancer surveillance data and interprets epidemiologic data using appropriate database and advanced statistical software (e.g., SAS, SEER*Stat). Uses sound scientific principles to draw defensible conclusions from epidemiologic studies for publication in peer review journals, to satisfy granting agencies, to address public health needs, or for use in legally defensible proceedings. Serves as leader of epidemiologic studies including all aspects of collaboration with other researchers in studies of cancer incidence and mortality using Registry data (e.g., promoting the Registry; proposal development and review; collaboration in data compilation, tabulation and analysis; report and publication writing). Supports cancer cluster investigation epidemiologist and teams as needed.

(10%) Assures the epidemiologic integrity of the cancer incidence surveillance system for Texas. Works with Program teams in design, development, and continuous improvement of the Registry data.

(10%) Develops or modifies guidelines, policies and procedures for the epidemiologic functions of the CESB, including analyzing and disseminating data. Monitors compliance with policies and procedures. Develops grant requests to secure funding for cancer studies. Oversees the research and identification of needed purchases for epidemiologic functions. Collects information, develops and justifies grant-related budgets to meet epidemiology needs.

(10%) Serves as resource scientist/consultant and provides scientific/technical expertise to the CESB and other DSHS programs and public health regions, state and federal agencies, local health departments, public and private agencies, medical professionals, cancer researchers, community organizations, and the general public regarding cancer-related epidemiologic activities and studies. Fosters collaboration with other governmental agencies, public health professionals and community organizations through joint projects. Represents the CESB Director and the Department at meetings and makes presentations at scientific, professional or public meetings. Interacts with the legislature and media on public health issues associated with cancer-related data and epidemiologic studies.

(5%) Authors and submits articles for publication in peer review journals. Develops, produces and/or reviews professional written or oral reports, briefings, and presentations regarding cancer-related epidemiologic studies. Reviews and edits epidemiologic reports and publications for other program staff.

(5%) Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.


Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of the standard and advanced principles and methods of epidemiology and related biostatistics necessary for epidemiologic investigations and studies.
Knowledge of principles and methods of public health surveillance and cancer registration.
Knowledge of the natural history of cancer, the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology coding scheme and cancer registration methods.
Knowledge of electronic data processing methods including data base management and statistical applications.
Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration and management.
Skill in cancer epidemiologic research studies and methodology.
Skill in performing complex data linkages.
Skill in planning, organizing, developing and implementing multiple projects/activities.
Skill in managing staff and activities.
Skill in problem solving and interacting with others.
Skill in public speaking.
Skill in the use of epidemiologic and statistical software (such as SAS, SEER Stat, or similar software) for the analysis of data and the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphics software (such as MS Word, Access, Excel).
Skill in publication of research or other study findings.
Ability to interpret programmatic and departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to manage the work of others and to interview, select and train staff.
Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and information and to effectively communicate, both orally and in written form.
Ability to present technical information clearly and concisely and to testify at hearings and public meetings.
Ability to establish effective personal contacts and interact with others.
Ability to lead program activities, to establish goals and objectives, and to devise solutions to problems.
Ability to provide leadership.
Ability to independently analyze complex issues, draw conclusions and initiate appropriate action.
Ability to handle multiple tasks.
Ability to exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and in making decisions.
Ability to work independently and within a team structure.
Ability to develop and manage grant proposals.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
n/a

Initial Selection Criteria:
Masters or Doctoral degree in Epidemiology or related field from a U.S. college or university or foreign degree determined to be equivalent by an acceptable education evaluator.

Experience in the conduct of epidemiological studies

Experience managing and supervising others.


Additional Information:
Requisition # 480734

Applicant will be required to complete a skills assessment exercise at the conclusion of the oral interview.

Please provide Curriculum Vitae at the time of interview.

Prior to beginning employment, employees/applicants who indicate they hold a degree from an institution of higher education must provide an original college transcript indicating they earned a Bachelors degree or associates degree from a U.S. college or university or foreign degree determined to be equivalent by an acceptable education evaluator.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work. I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Employee must provide transportation. If an employee operates a personal or state motor vehicle in performance of their official duties, the employee must possess a current valid Texas Driver License for the appropriate type vehicle.



MOS Code:
Note: There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information see the Texas State Auditors Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

- Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.



Keywords: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus, Wichita Falls , Manager III, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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