Position at WA State DOH
larsson at u.washington.edu
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WASHINGTON MANAGEMENT SERVICE RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: RESEARCH SERVICES MANAGER
SALARY: WMS Band 2: $48,564 - 62,148 depending on qualifications
LOCATION: Olympia, Washington
The Research Services Section is part of the Center for Health
Statistics within the Epidemiology, Health Statistics, Public Health
Laboratories Division of the Washington State Department of Health
(DOH). This program supports research activities using vital
statistics, hospital inpatient, and behavioral risk survey data.
This position is responsible for managing the production of annual
publications of vital statistics data, release of data files to users of
the data--DOH programs, local health departments, and public and private
sector researchers, and studies to improve the quality of the data.
This involves interacting with data users and data providers to
establish high quality data collection instruments, study and monitoring
of data quality, and modern data dissemination techniques, including WEB
enabled programs. Center for Health Statistics data sets provide the
core indicators for health assessment activities at local, state, and
o PhD in Demography, Social Sciences or Public Health and at least two
years experience equivalent to a Research Investigator 3.
o Experience in managing highly educated, skilled professional staff.
o Ability to provide consultation on the use of demographic and survey
research techniques and to offer innovative solutions to problems of
research design, statistical analysis, data file documentation and
dissemination using current, state-of-the-art technology.
o Ability to write technical documents such as research proposals and
reports, make presentations to DOH managers, local health departments,
health care professionals, and outside organizations.
o Experience with software that supports research studies and data
o Background in the issues of vital registration systems or other public
health assessment and surveillance systems, including the legal,
confidentiality, and human rights protection requirements for the
release of data.
INTERESTED CANDIDATES SUBMIT:
1) a letter of interest,
2) a resume, and
3) answers to the supplemental questions attached to this announcement.
The application information must be received or postmarked by April 7,
Mail information to: Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
Attn: Teresa Jennings
1112 South Quince
P.O. Box 47814
Olympia, WA 98504-7814
OR Fax (360) 753-4135
Instructions: Candidates shall answer the following questions on
additional sheets of paper in the given format and submit them with
their letter of interest and resume as instructed on the recruitment
1. MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:
Describe at least two of your most significant management
a) Your job title.
b) The employer or organization for whom you worked.
c) Dates of employment and the number of months (or years) you worked in
the capacity of Program Manager.
d) Your level of responsibility for relating with clients and other
e) The number of staff you were directly responsible for managing during
a 12 month period.
2. TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:
For each of the following describe your experience including your level
a) Preparation of research materials or statistical data for
b) Techniques to improve data quality.
c) Use of statistical and/or web application software.
d) Making oral presentations to groups.
e) Coordinating external communication and input.
f) Providing technical assistance for staff and clients.
List at least three professional references that can answer questions
about your knowledge and skills. Please provide current telephone
numbers for each reference.
The Washington State Department of Health is an equal opportunity
employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with
disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam Era
Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Accommodations for testing and/or interviewing for applicants who
qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act are available upon
request. Persons of disability needing this document in alternative
format should contact Gail Pahlitzsch at (360) 236-4412 or TDD (360)
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
The information requested on this form is voluntary and is used for
statistical purposes only.
Name (Last, First, Middle Initial) Position applying for
Research Services Manager Date of Birth Social Security Number
1. What race(s) or culture(s) do you consider yourself?
0 Asian or Pacific Islander
0 American Indian (please identify name of the enrolled or principal
tribe on line below:
0 Other Race (please indicate race or culture below):
If you are more than one race, please also check "multi-Racial" below
and indicate race/culture(s) and list in order of preference.
American Indian or Alaskan Native. A person with origins in any of the
original peoples of North America and who maintains cultural
identification through documented tribal affiliation or community
Asian or Pacific Islander. A person with origins in any of the original
peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the
Pacific Islands. For example, China, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, the
Philippine Republic, and Samoa.
Black/African-American. A person with origins in any of the Black
racial groups of Africa.
Hispanic. A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South
American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. For
example, persons from Brazil, Guyana, or Surinam would be classified
according to their race and would not necessarily be included in the
Hispanic category. This category does not include persons from
Portugal, who should be classified according to race.
White/Caucasian. A person with origins in any of the original peoples
of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.
2. Are you 0 Male 0 Female
3. Have you ever been on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces?
0 No 0 Yes Dates:
0 Vietnam-era Veteran
0 Disabled Veteran:
(Percent of disability %)
4. Do you have a physical, sensory, or mental condition that
substantially limits any of your major life functions, such as working,
caring for yourself, walking, doing things with your hands, seeing,
hearing, speaking, learning?
0 Yes 0 No
Disabilities. People with disabilities are persons with a permanent
physical, mental, or sensory impairment which substantially limits one
or more major life activities. Physical, mental, or sensory impairment
means: (a) any physiological or neurological disorder or condition,
cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the
body systems or functions: or (b) any mental or psychological disorders
such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental
illness, or any specific learning disability. The impairment must be
material rather than slight, and permanent in that it is seldom fully
corrected by medical replacement, therapy or surgical means.
Disabled veteran. A person entitled to disability compensation under
laws administered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for
disability rated at 30 percent or more, or a person whose discharge or
release from active duty was for a disability incurred or aggravated in
the line of duty.
Vietnam-era veteran. A person who served on active duty for a period of
more than 180 days, any part of which occurred between August 5, 1964,
and May 7, 1975, and was discharged or released from duty with other
than a dishonorable discharge.
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