Surveillance Data Systems Manager, Bureau of Family Health, Office of Public Health

Surveillance Data Systems Manager, Bureau of Family Health, Office of Public Health

Position Summary

This position serves Louisiana’s Office of Public Health within the Bureau of Family Health (BFH). This position will be responsible for the management of the Bureau of Family Health main Maternal Child Health (MCH) related data systems including birth, death and fetal death surveillance and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). Major responsibilities include managing the BFH’s State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) focused on maintaining essential data availability for MCH programs to support population health monitoring, quality improvement and evaluation of Title V programming and the statewide surveillance system – PRAMS, a major CDC-funded initiative assessing women’s behaviors and experiences before, during and after pregnancy.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in public health, statistics or related field plus a minimum of 4 years of required experience.
  • Experience using quantitative methods and advanced statistical tools and software packages such as SAS
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, along with knowledge of relational databases.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains birth, death and fetal death files including file organization, creation of documentation and data dictionaries, and communication with data users
  • Documents and maintains file management protocols for the Data Action Team
  • Conducts data management, analyses and linkages; elevates data for programs and policies
  • Monitors Title V and MCH performance measures including improvement of efficiencies in tracking performance measures by automating processes (including, but not limited to creation of macros and coding templates as appropriate) for data imports
  • Prepares and submits grant progress reports and applications for funding
  • Develops and implements program and surveillance evaluations in support of Title V and PRAMS
  • Performs data management, statistical and technical activities for the linkage, analysis and interpretation of data, including large population level and surveillance data sets.
  • Compiles analytic results from internal and external, including but not limited to census, other national survey data sources to disseminate to internal staff, stakeholders, policy makers, and the public
  • Manages and updates the PRAMS protocol, supervises PRAMS staff and all grant related activities
  • Develops PRAMS survey questions in collaboration with the PRAMS Steering Committee
  • Analyzes PRAMS indicators and completes annual data reports and annual surveillance reports, and data dissemination plan and communication products
  • Monitors SSDI and PRAMS grant budgets and serves as the point of contact with federal funders
  • Participates in the development of MCH programs and policies based on collected data and analyzed to prevent adverse outcomes
  • Serves on national, state and multi-state teams or task forces

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience with SAS, R and Stata analytic software
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of deterministic and probabilistic data linkage techniques
  • Experience with linkage software, especially LinkPro and GIS software, ArcGIS.


Salary Range: $62,000 - 74,000 dependent on education and experience. A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff, including medical, dental and vision insurance, employer contribution to 401k retirement plan, generous paid leave, and paid parking. Excellent opportunity for professional growth and connection to national networks and resources. BFH benefits include opportunities for professional and leadership development, state-of-the-art onboarding, and mentorship.


Equal Opportunity Employer