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Epidemiology Data Analyst

Date Posted:  Oct 19, 2021
Requisition ID:  264682

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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


Salary Information:
This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $55,016.00, but may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

The Epidemiology Data Analyst position, within the Office of Data and Analytics (ODA), wrangles validates, cleans, and analyzes a variety of agency data sources in order to garner public health insight. Working independently, you will conduct general data analysis, contributes to complex data analysis,  completes data quality checks, builds visualization and reports, presents key findings, and supports the implementation of process improvements around the agency. This person also supports activities related to IDOH's data transformation, as needed.

The Epidemiology Data Analyst works independently to lead projects and complete tasks, with some oversight from senior staff. As a project lead, you will review the work of associate analysts, and guides exploratory data analysis, descriptive statistics, dataset curation, reporting and dashboarding, geospatial analysis, and more. In addition, you will support  projects involving query optimization, automation of reports and workflows, time-series analysis, and more, under direction from senior staff. 

This role serves a subject matter expert for public health analytics, especially related to the use of assigned data sources. The Data Analyst is expected to quickly attain working knowledge of other agency data sources and analytical techniques, as needed, to support assigned projects. This position is also responsible for reviewing and editing data products produced by other team members.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Serves as project lead/subject matter expert for specific data sources, as assigned
  • Reviews and provides feedback on the work products of other analysts
  • Responsible for transferring raw data to the appropriate location for use in data analysis projects
  • Wrangles, cleans, and validates agency data sources with minimal guidance
  • Conducts general analysis of agency datasets; serves as project lead, as assigned.
  • Contributes to complex analysis of agency datasets, as requested
  • Conducts data quality checks to ensure the validity and cleanliness of agency datasets prior to their use in analysis and reporting
  • Oversee and review projects completed by associate analysts, as requested by senior analyst
  • Interprets data and from multiple sources using a variety of analytical techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation, to data mining, to more complex statistical methodologies 
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to develop novel ways of using and reporting out  surveillance data on health outcomes.
  • Provide technical assistance to IDOH program areas for the creation of reports and grant deliverables
  • Develops effective reports to communicate findings with target audience(s)
  • Develops compelling data visualizations to communicate findings, including Tableau dashboards
  • Presents key findings and summaries of results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Adheres to HIPAA and other state statutes concerned with protecting data confidentiality and individual privacy
  • Supports IDOH Data Transformation Office activities, as requested 

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:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited university in biostatistics, mathematics, epidemiology, analytics,  programming, or related field.
  • 2-5 years of directly applicable experience in data analytics.
  • Demonstrated experience with data manipulation, including cleansing, standardizing, and transforming preferred.  
  • General knowledge of statistical software, open-source programming languages, and database querying. 
  • General knowledge of at least two of the following is preferred: SAS, SQL, Tableau, R, Python, ArcGIS.
  • Demonstrated experience with using data visualization tools is preferred. 
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Broad knowledge of data analysis, analytics, or statistics or demonstrated ability to learn.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with multiple and fluid demands.
  • Ability to maintain effective and professional working relationships with internal and external customers.


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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