Public Health and Prevention Specialist III

Texas Cancer Registry
Austin, TX

Job Title: Public Health and Prevention Specialist III


Opening & Closing Dates: April 8, 2013 – Until Filled

Location: Central Office – 211 E 7thStreet, Suite 325, Austin, TX 78701

Agency: Texas Department of State Health Services –
Cancer Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch (Texas Cancer Registry)

Posting Number: 226885

Salary Range: $3,178.83 - $4,132.50


PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Cancer Registry (Texas Department of State Health Services/Cancer Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch) cannot consider applications or resumes sent directly to our office. All applications for employment must be submitted through the Texas Health and Human Services System Job Center Website at: From the drop-down menu under “Career Opportunities” select “Applicants.” The posting number is 226885.


Job Description:

Publ Hlth & Prevent Spcl III - Performs complex technical and consultative work in public health cancer registration and control. Duties are performed under the limited supervision of the Southwest Texas Registry Operations Group Manager and direction from the Team Lead. Coordinates, implements and supervises casefinding surveys in cancer reporting institutions. Performs complex technical work in the area of quality control review and serves as reviewer for incoming cancer reports and/or medical records submitted by reporting institutions and/or coded by regional staff. Consults with local health agencies (i.e., hospital personnel, private physicians) to implement systematic methods of casefinding and quality assurance to ensure the identification and reporting of all cancer cases to the Cancer Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (Texas Cancer Registry). Work is performed with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Some travel is required.


Initial Selection Criteria:

Certified Tumor Registrar or Certified Tumor Registrar eligible RHIA or RHIT or hold a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in a health related field from a U.S. college or university or foreign degree determined to be equivalent by an acceptable education evaluator Experience or education in case ascertainment or coding medical data.


Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) or certified tumor registrar eligible.