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STATISTICAL RESEARCH SPECIALIST III

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Jun 10, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5056

Job Requisition ID:  4113

Agency:  Department of Public Health  

Office: Disease Control

Division: Infectious Diseases

Posting ID: 81-21-0155

Posted: 06/10/21-06/23/21
Salary:  $4,361 - $6,444/month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

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CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

81-21-0155

Job Responsibilities

Under direction, as an advanced specialist, implements the State of Illinois's surveillance system for Emergency Department (ED) visit data submitted to the CDC's National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), formerly known as BioSense. Designs and deploys IDPH's ambulatory visit data collection in accordance with Meaningful Use public health reporting requirements. Evaluates and analyzes all visit data captured in the syndromic surveillance systems for Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Eligible Provider (IPs) to advance population health surveillance for public health decision-making on prevention, policy, intervention, and disease control efforts. Conducts statistical analysis of infectious disease data and validates electronic infectious disease data. 

  1. Implements the State of Illinois’s surveillance system for ED visit data by providing direct onboarding support to healthcare facilities through calls with providers and hospital staff to discuss workflow, data capture and correctly structuring HL7 messages to satisfy IDPH reporting requirements and conduct initial data validation and continuous quality assessment of hospital and provider syndromic surveillance visit data; designs and implements statistical analysis on data submitted to the National Syndromic Surveillance Program and ambulatory data collected for Meaningful Use public health reporting; evaluates and analyzes all visit data captured in the syndromic surveillance systems for Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Eligible Provider (EPs) in ambulatory clinics; evaluates, tests new systems and analytical software applications for data use, visualization, dissemination and aggregation of multiple data streams, collaborates with other public health professionals in innovative public health practice or research designs that include the analysis of visit data collected from EH and EP as part of their Meaningful Use public health reporting.
  2. Designs an ambulatory syndromic surveillance system for collecting visit data in accordance with Meaningful Use public health reporting; deploys the application by onboarding provider data and conducting statistical analysis. Conducts studies of the data collection tool, functioning with technical independence,  produces final interpretation of results that include healthcare utilization, disease trends, and estimates of incidence, prevalence and associated factors to staff, media and public; publishes comprehensive reports of findings.

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    3. Conducts advanced statistical analysis of infectious disease data utilizing Illinois-National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (I-NEDSS) Analysis, Visualization and Reporting (AVR) and the NSSP tools, including       Business Objects, Crystal Reports R and R Studio software and other analytical tools; applies epidemiologic principles to the design, implementation and evaluation of I-NEDSS data. Analyzes data, evaluating significant     and critical factors to solve complex problems.

    4. Performs analysis for testing and validating electronic laboratory data to ensure that laboratory test results are valid and mapped to the correct, reportable conditions utilizing knowledge of infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology for improved outbreak detection and to ensure that accurate information is given to local health department staff to appropriately guide disease investigations.

    5. Responds to inquiries from hospitals and providers regarding Meaningful Use public health objectives, maintaining liaisons with these health care providers; serves on the IDPH Meaningful Use team, providing input as it relates to IDPH’s experience with syndromic surveillance.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with courses in statistics, computer science, mathematics, economics and related fields.
  • Requires two year of progressively responsible experience in the development and application of research designs and statistical methods and techniques.
  • Requires experience in working with an electronic disease surveillance system and skill in utilizing Business Objects software foradvance statistical analysis and report generation.
  • Experience in Analysis Visualization and Reporting (AVR) for report generation and analyzing laboratory data to confirm disease diagnoses is also preferred.

Work Hours:  8:30 - 5 Mon - Fri.  
Work Location: 525 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5056

Job Function:  Fiscal/Finance/Business  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPERATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

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Include Posting ID #: 81-21-0155 and applicant's name in the subject line when applying.

 

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    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

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    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requistion ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

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    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

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