Population Registries Unit Supervisor position

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH) is currently recruiting to fill a Population Registries Unit Supervisor position (Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System Program Director) with the Office of Health Informatics in Madison, Wisconsin.  This position’s Classification title is Information Systems Supervisor 2, and the pay is between $32.64 – $47.00/hour, depending on qualifications.

Benefits include a top rated health plan and the ability to participate in one of the best retirement plans. We offer a team-orientated atmosphere and a focus on work-life balance.Additional benefits include paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick and personal time), and multiple insurance options. Additionally, you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

DHS is located at 1 West Wilson Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the State Capitol, the Madison Metro route and the Capital City bike path. In addition, there are plenty of nearby restaurants and shopping venues.

Position Summary:

The Population Registries Unit Supervisor is responsible for supporting the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System and several other population registries. As supervisor of the Population Registries Unit, this position is responsible for the operational, financial and personnel activities of the Unit, as well as ensuring that information system components meet identified business needs As a Program Director for the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System, this position is instrumental in meeting CDC requirements for the registry and onboarding the Wisconsin registry into the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program funded by the National Cancer Institute. Population Registries under this unit, include:

  • the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS),
    • the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS),
    • the State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS),
    • the Wisconsin Trauma Registry,
    • the Organ Donor program,
    • the Advanced Directive Program.

This position also advises the Health Analytics Section Chief on priorities, finances, data quality, grant and business opportunities, and customer service issues. The position contributes to developing and implementing DPH and DHS policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines with respect to population registries and information technology. The incumbent serves as a Program Director for the WCRS and is the liaison between the NVDRS team and the Principal Investigator for the NVDRS, between the Health Analytics Section Chief for the Enhanced Opioid Surveillance Grant and SUDORS, and the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Health Care’s leadership and subject matter experts and the trauma registry data management. This position maintains relationships with the CDC and the state cancer prevention and control community, and the relevant staff from the offices corresponding to the programmatic elements of the population registries.

Special Notes:

Due to the nature of this position, all applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow the DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.


Minimally qualified candidates will have:

    • Experience in project management (e.g.: setting up goals, milestones, deadlines, detailed tasks and tracking them, etc.).
    • Supervisory and/or leadership experience performing duties such as leading a multidisciplinary team, reviewing work of others, hiring/disciplining staff, training, etc.
    • Experience with procurement, contracting and/or vendor management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.

In addition, well-qualified candidates will have:

    • Experience in proposing, preparing, or managing budgets and monitoring expenses.
    • Experience with business analysis framework and/or methodology (e.g.: collecting/analyzing business requirements from various audiences, etc.).
    • Experience with at least one of the data reporting systems listed above such as WCRS, NVDRS, SUDORS, or other health data reporting systems.
    • Experience with techniques and methods of work planning, organization, and delegation.
  • Experience working in a health care setting.

Interested applicants must complete the application process on the DHS web site:

The application deadline is June 18, 2018.

Laura Stephenson, CTR, QA Manager and Interim Program Director
Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System
Health Analytics Section
Office of Health Informatics
Division of Public Health

1 W Wilson St Rm 118

Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-8926
fax: (608) 266-2431