BRFSS and Data Manager position, due 9/20

BRFSS and Data Manager position, due 9/20

Category : Alumni

The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (CCDPC) is responsible for directing the data team through a dynamic portfolio of projects which facilitate healthy lifestyles for Marylanders, with a focus on diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention, including data management and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) program. This position will report to the CCDPC Deputy Director and be responsible for overseeing and coordinating operations of the data collection and management for all CCDPC activities. This position will manage all aspects of the Maryland BRFSS program, including the program budget and at least one federal grant supporting the program, as well as other surveillance projects (e.g. MENDS).

The BRFSS is a statewide telephone survey that collects data from Maryland adults, regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions and use of preventive health services. This position will evaluate efficiency within data collection and management operations. Based on such evaluations, this position will make recommendations of data use to the department, as well as make recommendations for new policies, standards and workflow procedures. Finally, this position will not only provide timely data to internal and external partners, but will also assist partners in understanding and effectively utilizing surveillance data, in order to successfully share such data with public health programs, policies and decisions.

This position will work collaboratively with other Center staff members to inform programs related to chronic disease (e.g. heart disease, diabetes) and associated risk factors (e.g. poor nutrition, physical inactivity, obesity). This position will be located at the Maryland Department of Health’s CCDPC division.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. Two years of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees; overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit; applying rules and regulations; or, exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted, at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations, or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking Commissioned Officer, on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Candidates must have one year of experience using SAS software and managing large data sets.


Experience managing and evaluating data

Experience supervising data users

Experience making recommendations of data use when setting new policies, standards and workflow procedures 

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

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