Job Opportunities in Vital Records

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

SAS Programmer

Under supervision, analyze data using statistical techniques; Manage large data sets; prepare statistical reports, charts, and tables related to vital statistics and other public health statistics. Provide analytical datasets including data linkages - linking among Vital Statistics vital records data and/or limited other data provided by the customer. Provide data-related support for Vital Statistics IT systems; use SAS programming and statistical procedures to generate analytical datasets and reports as requested by customers. Provides data linkages among vital records datasets. Provide SAS programming for SCAN modules and works with IT to update data and resolve issues. Assists Vital Statistics staff with data-related IT system needs. Prepares Vital Statistics annual publications and provides QA/QC for the annual publications. Prepare statistical reports, charts, and tables. Inform supervisor when the report is ready to be published. Use SAS programming to perform data quality control for vital records data to enforce data quality standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, computer science with one year of experience using SAS/Base and SAS/macro and/or SAS SQL programming

  • Five years' experience using Microsoft Suite products including Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in statistics or computer science and experience with SAS in a healthcare field 

  • Experience in excel VBA

  • Proficiency in retrieving data from large datasets in other programming languages (R, Python, etc.) for data management

To view the full job description, visit the South Carolina Careers Site.

Job closes: November 4, 2022

Minnesota Office of Vital Records

Communications Specialist

This role will report to the State Registrar and collaborate with leadership to plan, develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive strategic statewide communications for OVR and the Minnesota Father’s Adoption Registry (MFAR).  

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilize effective communication media and methods to administer public information, general education, and specific partner education programs that utilize effective communication media and methods. 

  • Asses, evaluate, and evolve communication strategies and materials. 

  • Lead communication activities so that program information is accessible, accurate, and easily available to internal and external audiences.  

  • Develop plans and oversee communication activities for projects, rulemaking, and programmatic changes. 

  • Create and maintain standardized forms and documents used by the public to request and order public records and MFAR documents and services. 

This position has the option to telework; however it will be based on the business needs of the unit and is at supervisory discretion. 

Minimum Qualitifications

  • Two years of professional experience in communications including design and development of print, social media, and web materials. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Mass Communications, Journalism, English, Graphic Design, Marketing or related field may substitute for 12 months of experience. 

  • Experience creating forms/form design including creation of fillable forms. 

  • Experience leading teams; facilitating meetings; managing projects. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Mass Communications, Journalism, English, Graphic Design, Marketing or related field.  

  • Experience in Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, Teams, SharePoint and ability to learn additional tools and technologies.. 

  • Experience with technical writing and communicating complex and legal information in plain language including government communications and working with the public and media. 

  • Knowledge of public health, vital records, parentage and adoption. 

  • Experience with systemic processes and the creation of frameworks to organize, track and manage communications. 

  • Experience with the graphic design process and ability to walk clients through planning steps. 

To view the full job description and to apply, visit the Minnesota Careers website, search for Job #60219.

Job closes November 9, 2022

Maryland Department of Health Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services

Epidemiologist II

This position will evaluate, prepare and disseminate vital statistics data for usage by health department personnel, policy makers, and researchers, as well as the general public. This position will also provide assistance with Opioid Data to Action (OD2A) surveillance efforts, while also providing assistance with the preparation of the Maryland Vital Statistics Annual Reports, through appropriate statistical, charting and mapping software. Finally, this position will be responsible for developing public health surveillance reports.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics. 

  • Two years of experience in designing and conducting epidemiological studies and investigations for disease surveillance as an Epidemiologist, after receipt of the Master's degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience preparing and analyzing public health data. In particular experience working with vital statistics data through statistical coding, as well as through the ArcGIS geographic information services software and the SAS analytics software.

  • Professional experience performing data linkages and matching techniques through the usage of large data sets. 

  • Experience developing public health surveillance reports. 

To view the full job description and to apply, visit the Maryland Jobs Website

Job closes November 21, 2022