Senior Epidemiologist III

EPA · Minneapolis, Minnesota
Department EPA
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $70,000 - $78,000 Annually

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council is a non-profit organization formed by the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin.  We serve all WI tribes by providing administration of grant-funded programs either directly or with sub grants. Programs range from Child and Maternal services to Education to Disability and Elder benefits. Our Mission is: To Enhance the Quality of Life for all Native People.


Senior Epidemiologist – Tier III

The Senior Epidemiologist, Tier III serves as head of a major epidemiology program unit within the Epidemiology Center. Primary responsibilities include overall project management and supervision of specific programs and assigned staff. Performing supervisory and advanced professional analytical work in surveillance, detection, and prevention of diseases and injuries; provide technical assistance to Bemidji Area communities; support evaluation activities of partners; and oversee and perform advanced or specialized professional work. Attendance as scheduled is an essential function of this position. Frequent travel is required to meet the needs of the position.  This position is a special assignment, located in an office at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide epidemiologic assistance to Bemidji Area American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and to work with partners to improve health data quality and access.
  • Oversee, manage, and supervise the work of the epidemiologists and associated staff. Provide scientific, administrative and program direction for assigned units within the department.
  • Direct community health assessment delivery at Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (GLITEC).
  • Work with internal and external partners to improve AI/AN data quality and access, acquire data for and produce data reports, and coordinate public health initiatives with AI/AN communities.
  • Meet with area Tribal Health Directors periodically to update them on GLITEC activities and identify additional epidemiologic needs.
  • Plans, assigns, schedules, prioritizes, and directs the work of assigned staff. Conducts employee performance reviews, ensures accuracy and quality of work and overall performance within the unit.
  • Participates in staff selection process for projects as well as recruitment of new personnel.
  • Guide and counsel assigned employees. Resolve complaints, effect minor disciplinary actions, refer major disciplinary actions to Director, identify developmental needs and arrange or approve training.
  • Responsible for budget planning and tracking, including budgetary issues, employee travel and work time recordings for payroll.
  • Coordinate with Director to plan, assign, prioritize, and coordinate work within the department.
  • Assist Director to develop, implement and monitor organizational performance measures that demonstrate program effectiveness.
  • Oversee the design, collection, use and management of surveillance information and data for the assigned programs of the department.
  • Conduct and develop literature reviews for design of programs, preparation of publications and planning and evaluation.
  • Develop and provide recommendations about the results of the surveillance and assist communities in utilizing epidemiologic data to solve public health problems.
  • Initiate Memoranda of Agreement, Data Use Agreements, contracts, and other agreements.
  • Assist Director in establishing and maintaining the Executive Advisory Committee.
  • React to requests for information from community partners and follows its progression through to completion including written and oral responses.
  • Participate in writing grants and other funding proposals with respect to surveillance, epidemiology, and program evaluation. Develop request for proposals and contracts for data analysis and evaluation projects. Direct and review contract work.
  • Assist Director to formulate policies, procedures and plans for the conduct of existing and new programs.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a working knowledge of all grants and programs of the department.
  • Engage in networking activities to remain current in the availability of epidemiological and other heath data resources available to AI/AN within the service area.
  • Assure all services are delivered in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Participate on committees outside and within the organization.
  • Attend all training sessions and meetings as scheduled.
  • Attend conferences and trainings to stay current on advances in the field and obtain new skills.
  • Periodic site visits to the Central Office, located in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.
  • Participate in research projects as designated by the Director.
  • Perform other duties as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.


This is a fulltime exempt position working Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm.  The worksite is located at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. This position, based on skills and experience, has a salary range of $70,000 - $78,000 annually with benefits including Annual Leave, Personal Leave and Holiday Pay;Health, Dental, Life & AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance, FSAand401(k) Retirement Plan. This position requires frequent travel for the purposes of attending community and program related activities. Drug and background screening is required before hire. 


Required:  Master’s degree in Public Health with a focus in epidemiology and a minimum five years’ related experience in epidemiology; or, a Doctoral level degree in epidemiology or Public Health supplemented with greater than two years’ work at a Tier 2 epidemiologist level; or, other non-epidemiology professional degree or certification (e.g. RN, MD/DO, DDS/DMD, DVM, PhD, RS) with specific epidemiology training (e.g. MPH degree, CDC Epidemics Intelligence Service program); or, at least 4 years’ work experience at a Tier 2 epidemiologist level or higher.  Experience working with American Indian/Alaskan Native Tribal Governments, Tribal organizations, and/or not-for-profit agency in epidemiology.  Experience supervising staff. Ability to work independently and as a program team member.

Individual must possess: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people; speak in front of groups.  Individual must be able to address a wide range of intellectual and practical problems, apply statistical calculations to findings, and possess the ability to compose complex business correspondence (contracts, reports, health profiles.)   Requires a high level of confidentiality.  Must possess valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel. 


***Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) is an equal opportunity employer that applies Native American Preference as defined in Section 703(i) of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(i).  Consistent with the referenced Native American Preference, it is the policy of GLITC to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications of the job applied for, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status or disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. As an equal opportunity employer, GLITC intends to comply fully with all federal and state laws and the information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. Disabled applicants may request a needed accommodation from the representative of the Human Resource Department, PO Box 9 Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538, or phone (715) 588-1069 or (800) 872-7207.


This position is open until it has been filled.

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  • Location
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $70,000 - $78,000 Annually