Staff Epidemiologist

Job Title: Staff Epidemiologist
Reports To: TEC PHI Project Director
Department: Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Epidemiology Center
Classification: Full- time, non-exempt
Salary Range: $21.99-$24.62 DOE
Location: Billings, Montana
Opening Date: May 14th, 2019
Closing Date: June 1st, 2019
Starting Date: Immediately

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and RMTLC job application to jobs@rmtlc.org.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Position Overview:
Under the direction of TEC PHI Project Director, Staff Epidemiologist, is responsible for developing Infectious Disease Report and Maternal and Child Health Report, organize training/ meeting and provide technical assistance to Tribal Health Departments in Montana and Wyoming. The position salary will be based upon experience and education. The Staff Epidemiologist will report to TEC PHI Project Director.
Essential Functions:
• Responsible for analyzing and developing infectious disease and MCH report.
• Assist epidemiologists in data collection, entry, cleaning and data reporting.
• Assist with training on statistical package to Tribal Health Personnel.
• Assist with organizing meetings and conference calls for RMTEC projects.
• Assist RMTEC in media publications.
• Writes minutes and draft RMTEC programmatic letters, demonstrating a thorough knowledge of Professional Microsoft Office.
• Travel to Montana and Wyoming reservations and various out of state meetings/conferences is required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Additional Functions:
• Demonstrate experience with basic and some advanced commands in either SAS, SPSS, or R for data management and analysis.
• Demonstrate experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Power Point. Must be willing to learn other software as needed.
• Work in a cooperative and professional manner with all RMTLC / RMTEC staff.
• Sensitivity to others and ability to work respectively and cooperatively with the organization’s partners.
• Excellent communication skills in writing, telephone, webinar, and face-to-face meetings.
• Other functions as assigned by TEC PHI Project Director.

Qualifications\ Requirements:
• A minimum bachelor’s degree or preferred master’s degree in public health or Statistics or Equivalent and 2 – 3 years’ experience working in public health.
• Communicate effectively.
• Organized and able to carry out all responsibilities of the position with minimal day-to-day supervision.
• Demonstrate discretion, tact, knowledge, judgment, and overall ability in working effectively with federal, tribal, and other professionals and facilitating participation and partnership in the activities of the program.
• Sensitive to cross-cultural differences, and able to work effectively within their context.
• Must be able to pass a background check.
• Experience working with Tribes preferred
• Design and implement training.
• Work with minimal supervision in a team-based atmosphere.
• American Indian/ Alaska Native encouraged to apply
• Veteran’s preference will be considered.
• Valid driver’s license.

Job Classification: Regular Status, non-exempt, full FTE position with a six-month probationary period.

Upon hiring, applicant must read, sign, and comply with the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Policy and Procedures.

Environmental Factors:

• Perform duties in a controlled, tobacco-free office environment.
• Employment period based on performance as well as duration of grants funding this position and successful application of new grants.
Statement of safe work practices:

As an employee of Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC), you will be required to comply with all RMTLC’s safety standards, RMTLC’s policies and procedures, and all other applicable Federal, State, or Local safety laws and regulations as a condition of employment. This is a condition of employment in order to promote a safe working environment for all employees, contractors, and Tribes. This will be accomplished through observation and enforcement of safe work practices, which includes, but are not limited to:

• Keeping yourself informed of conditions affecting your health and safety;
• Participating in training programs, as required and as they become available to you;
• Adhering to healthy and safe practices in the workplace;
• Promptly reporting potential hazard(s) in the workplace;
• Promptly reporting any injuries or accidents to your supervisor;
• Properly using RMTLC’s property/equipment and protecting it from damage or misuse;
• Respecting other RMTLC employees, contractors, and Tribal employee rights to a safe environment.

At-Will Employment:

All employment with Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council is At-Will Employment. While we strive to provide fulltime employment to all of our employees who desire, we make no guarantees, expressed or implied, to provide and guarantee number of hours of employment in a given week. Changing conditions in Federal and private grants make it impossible to predict the demand for our services and as a result, all of our offers of employment are offers of At-Will Employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE):

Within the scope of Indian preference, American Indians are encouraged to apply; however, all candidates will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin or other non-merit factors.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA):

RMTLC, abides by the mandates of the ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and con- siders age a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

RMTLC abides by the mandates of the ADA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, RMTLC will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.