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Deputy Surveillance Program Director

Date Posted:  May 10, 2022
Requisition ID:  353485

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana State Department of Health (IDOH):
The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $62,842.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

The Deputy Surveillance Program Director will manage the viral hepatitis and STD epidemiology and surveillance activities and contribute to the vision and mission of IDOH and the Division of HIV, STD, Viral Hepatitis by promoting, protecting and providing for the health of all Hoosiers.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Manage and supervise the viral hepatitis and STD epidemiologists.
  • Coordinates viral hepatitis and STD epidemiology investigation and ensures that case information is entered in an accurate, complete and reported in a timely manner.
  • Initiate, monitor, and make decisions on viral hepatitis and STD surveillance and epidemiology functions including electronic lab reporting, NBS improvements and approve out-going data requests.
  • Collaborate with the Surveillance Director by keeping them updated on all program activities, seeking review and approval as needed and partnering on projects as requested.
  • Direct the preparation of complex grant and cooperative agreement applications and progress reports.
  • Represent Indiana as an active member of the CSTE hepatitis C and STD sub-committee. 
  • Provide epidemiology and surveillance training for new employees in the viral hepatitis and STD program.  
  • Manage the development, preparation, review and distribution of procedures and protocols for viral hepatitis and STD case investigations.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for Hepatitis B/C and STDs by monitoring surveillance trends and performing epidemiologic analyses.
  • Provide guidance and education to IDOH program areas, field staff, local health departments, health care providers, schools, childcare settings, and others during case investigations and outbreaks.  
  • Analyze data and prepare and distribute reports and feedback to healthcare providers, local health departments and other partners.
  • Conduct analyses and prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and reports for dissemination, including presentations and posters at state and national conferences.
  • Communicate with health care professionals, state and local officials, public health officials, the media and lay individuals verbally and in writing individually or in group setting.


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • REQUIRED: MPH with two (2) years work experience in applied public health epidemiology. 
  • If non-MPH, then four (4) years work experience in applied public health epidemiology.
  • Experience in writing and managing federal grants.
  • Proficiency using SAS/SQL analytic software.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge of epidemiology and communicable disease surveillance.
  • Broad knowledge of electronic disease reporting and syndromic surveillance.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans.
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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