You must submit Application Supplement No. 2011-018-1 with your online or paper application. †

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-018

ISSUED  JANUARY 26, 2011

REVISED JANUARY 15, 2014

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

EPIDEMIOLOGY PROGRAM SPECIALIST

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Epidemiology Program Specialist

39190

ST08

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:† Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. ß7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.† To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will plan, organize and implement district and statewide epidemiologic investigations to control communicable and non-communicable diseases; analyze data to determine the origin and cause of diseases and to detect clusters of cases and outbreaks of diseases; institute and evaluate disease control measures; review case reports for accuracy and completeness; monitor disease surveillance systems to ensure cases are investigated timely; interpret rules, regulations, policies and standards for field personnel; provide technical advice to field personnel on data collection methods and case-finding; and prepare disease-related information for dissemination to the public, professional groups, and community organizations.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.† Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Minimum Requirements

Three years of experience in epidemiologic investigations, and a bachelorís degree in public health or a closely related field; OR 1 year of field experience in epidemiology, and a masterís degree in public health or a closely related field with an emphasis in epidemiology including or supplemented by at least 3 courses in epidemiology; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements. †If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Epidemiology Program Specialist positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.  The DOH anticipates filling approximately 1 position annually.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building Ė Room 126, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Telephone:† (717) 787-6002; Internet:† www.health.state.pa.us/employment.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your application.  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest. 

 

If your name is on an eligible list for this job title and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2011-018-1 on the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:† Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA† 17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2011-018-1 and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market

 

St., P.O.Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice)

 

(717) 783-3058, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107;

 

Telephone (Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone

(Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh, 15222;

 

Telephone (Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone

(Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."