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Environmental Public Health Administrator

Date Posted:  Jan 8, 2021
Requisition ID:  159502

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.


About the Indiana Department of Health

The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers.  Our vision is that every Hoosier reaches optimal health regardless of where they live, learn, work, or play. 


This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $37,778.  The salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

Work performed is technical in nature and concerned with the development and accumulation of housing and health data to support efforts to track and eliminate lead poisoning and other environmental health related illnesses and injuries. This role will be dedicated to developing the tools required to evaluate the progress in making homes lead safe, screening of children, and case-management of children.  The individual will be responsible for the development and management of projects involving multiple programs and stakeholders including: IDOH, IDEM, IDNR, and FSSA. This position will act as primary consultant to the divisions for data analysis on environmental health related fields.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Review reports and work completed by program staff for accuracy;
  • Learn lead case management software and analyze, interpret, and identify trends from warehoused data
  • Set up appropriate data systems to ensure that all data needed for evaluation is collected from internal and external sources and that systems are in place to ensure that data is available;
  • Working with existing program data depositories and from external sources such as Medicaid to extract and synthesize data to establish baselines and measure progress toward objectives for target housing conditions and childhood blood screening rates;
  • Analyzing and interpreting data developed by other program areas and agencies, such as housing and environmental data to determine the significance of these data for public health;
  • Developing and preparing reports, evaluation analysis and other documents as required;
  • Interpreting data developed by other divisions and agencies as to the possibility of any increase in the risk of adverse health effects;
  • Assisting program staff and representatives of local, state, and federal government to prepare reports and information for legislative and regulatory changes related to environmental health and lead poisoning prevention;
  • Participate in Great Lakes Fish Consumption Consortium.  Develop state fish consumption advisory;
  • Participate in weekly cancer inquiry meetings;
  • Monitor harmful algal bloom surveillance data.  Investigate harmful algal bloom exposures/illnesses
  • Developing and presenting information to audiences including federal, state and local entities.

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:

  • Thorough knowledge of environmental health investigative methods, study design, and study analyses;
  • Thorough knowledge of statistical and analytical methods;
  • Experience working with SAS and SQL;
  • Knowledge of geographical information systems;
  • Extensive knowledge and ability to develop evaluation criteria, and measurements, and methods of evaluation procedures for environmental health related projects;
  • Knowledge of toxicology as related to environmental substances, particularly lead and other heavy metals;
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in a highly professional manner;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and representatives of state, local and federal agencies;
  • Ability to prepare research documents and reports;
  • Ability to extend standard procedures and methods and develop new procedures and methods to deal with new and different situations; and
  • Ability to interpret information relative to public health investigations.


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) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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