Under general supervision, performs moderately complex study
collection and maintenance activities and assists in data analysis.
1. Assesses study participant medical eligibility in accordance with
established protocols, and interviews and/or tests participants.
2. Collects data such as bone density, neuromuscular, and
3. Assists in designing and developing database tracking systems;
maintains databases. Assists in generating status, exception,
progress and other types of standard or custom reports.
4. Assists in preparing study forms, documenting survey instrument
instructions, writing questionnaire specifications, and writing
study protocols and code books.
5. Assists in pretesting and refining data collection and input
6. Performs quality assurance checks by evaluating for completeness,
accuracy, and timeliness data sent in by field personnel.
7. Performs all of the duties of the Epidemiological Assistant I.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: Three years of related experience
General knowledge of basic interviewing techniques used in the
collection of epidemiological survey data. Skill in the use of
applicable hardware such as mainframe, mini, personal or laptop
computers and applicable software applications; in performing basic
medical tests such as taking vital signs and drawing blood and ability
to perform other related medical tests such as neuromuscular testing;
in performing arithmetic calculations; in performing routine clerical
tasks; in filing documents in alphabetic and numeric sequence; in
operating manual and automated office equipment; in managing workload
and using time effectively; in working in a non-office setting.
Ability to communicate effectively with widely diverse groups of
people both in person and over the phone; to communicate effectively
in writing and to compile and summarize information into concise and
accurate reports; to locate and retrieve files and records from
confined spaces and locations which are not easily accessible.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Some positions may require employees to possess a valid Maryland
Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver's license and to use their
personal vehicle for transportation. Some positions may require