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 Senior Director of Programs and the Infectious Disease Program Manager, the Program Analyst is a policy-oriented but technically grounded position. The Program Analyst will be a focal point for programmatic activities for public health surveillance and policy development that have an impact on state and local health departments. The Program Analyst position involves project management, participation, and CSTE National Office leadership in the Infectious Disease Steering Committee, Subcommittees, related project workgroups. The CSTE Infectious Disease Steering Committee was developed to concentrate CSTE’s efforts to comprehensively address state and local public health needs and interest in infectious disease epidemiology, surveillance and a broad range of cross-cutting public health issues. Applicants should have a strong background, interest, and demonstrated knowledge in infectious disease surveillance.
This position is a regular full-time grant funded position to support the COVID-19 response. The position may be funded for up to 22 months or longer dependent upon sufficient grant funding. All CSTE positions are at will, whether or not the grant under which employees are working has expired.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serves as the staff lead for and manages federally funded projects in the assigned portfolio. The portfolio may primarily focus on projects related to the COVID-19 response, infectious disease surveillance and/or One Health concepts. Specific activities may include:
- Managing project plans, budgets and contractual agreements with state/local health departments, academic institutions, and private industry groups
- Liaising between the Infectious Disease Steering Committee, the CSTE Incident Command Structure (ICS) for COVID-19, and external public health partners and stakeholders such as the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among others
- Development and maintenance of One Health community of practice
- Planning and facilitation of virtual and/or in-person meetings as necessary
- 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 disease surveillance and control measures issues.
- Supports CSTE members’ efforts to establish national standards for surveillance and epidemiology.
- Works with CSTE members, state health officials and public health agencies and organizations to translate public health research into applied public health practice.
- Advises the CSTE Executive Board, Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, Director of Epidemiology Programs, and the Infectious Disease Program Manager on issues of critical national, regional, or international significance.
- Advises the Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, Director of Epidemiology Programs, and the Infectious Disease Program Manager on resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives, and public policy initiatives in other areas, and investigates mechanisms to secure those resources, in collaboration with the appointed volunteer members.
- Manages activities of cooperative agreements (or portions thereof) which support the position, coordinating sponsor expectations with member needs as appropriate, consulting with other CSTE staff as required to coordinate activities and networking with other Council activities.
- Continually develops and strengthens the Council’s technical, policy, and regulatory partnerships to expand and enhance the role of epidemiology and informatics in addressing public health issues and training for epidemiologists.
- Extensive and on-going networking efforts are an essential and primary component of this position, to identify and solidify potential partnerships.
- 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, meetings, trainings and webinars, 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:
- Graduate degree in public health from an accredited university is required, preferably with a concentration or coursework in infectious disease epidemiology
- 2+ years of experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in the field of public health surveillance, epidemiology, and/or infectious disease is required
- Project management experience is required
- Knowledge and understanding of infectious disease modeling and/or One Health concepts is preferred
- Knowledge and understanding of federal and state government public health policy development and an understanding of state health department public health functions
- Skills with developing and presenting epidemiologic data to a wide range of audiences; written and verbal presentation of public health surveillance and epidemiologic information; word processing; consensus building and meeting facilitation experience
- Demonstrated project management skills
- 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
- Ability and willingness to travel, if required
- 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
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To Apply: Please visit https://cste.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=67 to submit a formal application.
For more information about the position: Please contact Monica Schroeder at email@example.com.
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
Expected Start Date: July 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.