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Job Ref:  2016-15758
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Maryland
City:  Aberdeen Proving Ground
18/10/2016 05:14
Job Description

Our client; the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) of the Public Health Division of the Defense Health Agency (DHA); is to be the central epidemiological resource for the U.S. Armed Forces. They provide timely; relevant; actionable; and comprehensive health surveillance information in order to promote; maintain; and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations.

We are seeking an Epidemiologist to support Behavioral Health and Social Health Outcomes Surveillance (BH&SHO) activities with in the AFHSB Army Satellite Section. The AFHSB Army Satellite serves as the central epidemiologic resource for the Army; to collect, analyze, interpret and disseminate information regarding the status, trends, and determinants of the health and fitness of Army beneficiaries; and to identify and evaluate obstacles to medical readiness and establish a basis for preventive action. The AFHSB Army Satellite specifically addresses disease epidemiology, injury prevention, occupational medicine, and behavioral and social health outcome surveillance activities.


  • Collects, monitors, analyzes, interprets, and summarizes morbidity and mortality surveillance data for the purposes of supporting behavioral health surveillance efforts for the U.S Army and the DoD.

  • Disseminates the results of analytical studies via technical reports, briefings, presentations, manuscripts, websites and other media based on target audiences based on the guidance of senior team members.

MPH, MS (Epidemiology, Biostatistics).


  • Minimum of 2-5 years of work experience in related occupation desired

  • High-level of epidemiology training and experience; including expertise in SAS;

  • Extensive experience in health-data analyses using SAS programming language (highly preferred)

  • Solid knowledge in epidemiology; preventive medicine and public health and stays current on public health events

  • Expertise in planning; designing; analyzing; and reporting on long-term epidemiological studies that will help identify risk factors for specific health outcomes in military-related populations

  • Experience with DoD health-related databases to perform longitudinal analyses preferred

  • Experience in using Microsoft Office software (MS Outlook; MS Word; MS Excel; and MS PowerPoint)

  • Technical skills to conduct analyses; write reports; prepare briefings; and coherently present results

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and able to collaborate with others on projects and investigations

  • Command of English language and can coherently present analytical results

  • Skills to supervise analysts directly

  • Team player who collaborates well with other professionals

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial NA approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support NA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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