Organization Description: For more than six decades, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together in partnership to improve the public’s health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. CSTE and its members represent two of the four basic components of public health – epidemiology and surveillance. CSTE, as a member-based organization, represents the interests of applied public health epidemiologists working in state, local, tribal, and territorial settings to improve the public’s health through effective epidemiology and surveillance. More information can be found at www.cste.org.
Position Description: Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Governance, Strategy and Support (GSS), the Program Analyst is a program-oriented but technically grounded position. The Program Analyst will support program activities for public health and epidemiology capacity building that have an impact on state and local health departments.
This Program Analyst position involves project management and support for activities that fall within CSTE’s Cross Cutting Steering Committee, including but not limited to CSTE’s workforce development, informatics training, and tribal epidemiology. The CSTE Cross Cutting Steering Committee was developed to concentrate CSTE’s efforts to comprehensively address state and local public health needs and interest in a broad range of cross-cutting public health issues and ensuring a competent and qualified workforce. Examples of activities include: supporting communities of practice, collaborating with subject matter experts to develop trainings, and planning meetings to enhance partnerships and collaboration. Recent projects include: hosting meetings between state and tribal partnerships to improve data sharing; facilitating regular calls to discuss topics related to spatial analysis, public health and healthcare analytics, epidemiologic methods, tribal epidemiology; recruiting and selecting trainees to participate in continuing education opportunities on topics such as Epi Info, scientific writing, and public health informatics.
A specific project this position will be responsible for includes supporting a public health informatics training program for applied epidemiologists and individuals working in state and local health departments. This includes program marketing, participant recruitment and selection, managing and monitoring the program, and assisting with curriculum facilitation and program conference calls all in collaboration with CDC partners.
This position will also support activities within the tribal epidemiology subcommittee specifically including working on a national assessment and collaborating with partners on developing resources and toolkits to support public health surveillance and data analysis needs.
CSTE is currently in a continuity of operations plan with most staff working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected that this position will be working remotely for an indefinite period of time.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supports programs and projects within CSTE’s Cross Cutting and Workforce Development portfolios.
- Provides technical, programmatic and logistical support for funded projects and coordinates project activities with CSTE members, CDC technical staff and public health partners.
- Undertakes assessments and other activities to support and inform state health departments and CSTE public health partners on issues related to data and surveillance
- Supports CSTE members’ efforts to establish national standards for surveillance and epidemiology.
- Advises the Deputy Director of GSS Development on resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives and investigates mechanisms to secure those resources, in collaboration with the appointed volunteer members.
- Supports activities of cooperative agreements (or portions thereof) which support the position, supporting member needs as appropriate, consulting with other CSTE staff as required to coordinate activities and networking with other Council activities.
- Supports CSTE’s partnerships to expand and enhance the role of epidemiology and informatics in addressing public health issues and training for epidemiologists.
- Provides the Director of Communications and CSTE members with information about national issues through such communication vehicles as CSTE determines are appropriate, such as monthly newsletters and electronic mailings, in addition to targeted information sharing with members concerning activities for that state.
- Develops and plans, in conjunction with relevant CSTE Subcommittees, such conferences and meetings as are considered appropriate to promote enhanced interaction between the public health and topical issue communities, focusing on issues which impact epidemiologists.
- Promotes CSTE membership and engages new and current members in projects and activities.
- Exemplifies CSTE core values of commitment to service, teamwork and excellence through integrity and respect for all.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Employment Requirements:
- Masters degree in public health or related field from accredited university or program is required, preferably with a concentration or coursework in epidemiology and/or health education
- Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in public health and informatics
- Knowledge and understanding of federal and state government public health
- Skills with developing and presenting data to a wide range of audiences
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Consensus building and meeting facilitation experience
- Demonstrated capability to work on concurrent projects with overlapping and competing deadlines and to manage time effectively
- Ability to accommodate urgent tasks in addition to normal workflow
- Knowledge and understanding of adult learning principles, training, and/or curriculum development
- Experience with Excel
- Ability and willingness to travel (approximate travel is up to 2 trips per year)
- Ability to sustain a wide variety of networking contacts in order to effectively identify and track public health activities which may impact public health epidemiology
- US Citizen
To Apply: Please visit https://cste.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=65 to submit a formal application.
Closing Date: July 7, 2020
Expected Start Date: August 2020
Contact/Position Location: Atlanta, GA 30345
Web Address: www.cste.org
This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.