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Job Title: Program Analyst I
Job Number:
Organization: CSTE
Posted: 11/30/2017
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $ 51,706.00
Position Description: Under the supervision of the Director of Epidemiology Programs and the Substance Use and Injury Program Manager, the Program Analyst is a policy-oriented but technically grounded position. The Program Analyst will be a focal point for assessment, research, and program activities for surveillance and policy development that have an impact on state and local health departments. Applicants should have a strong background, interest, and demonstrated knowledge in injury, behavioral health, and/or drug poisoning epidemiology.

This position includes participation, project management, and CSTE National Office leadership in the CSTE Cross- Cutting and the Environmental Health/Occupational Health/Injury Steering Committee. This position will also support member activities addressing injury and behavioral health surveillance work. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Undertakes assessments as well as activities to support and inform state health departments and CSTE public health partners on injury and behavioral health surveillance issues. Works with CSTE members, state health officials and public health agencies, and organizations to translate research information into public health practice. Coordinates project implementation and related technical assistance activities as driven by organization’s members and CDC technical staff. Strategically builds capacity for state- level surveillance through member engagement and partnership with relevant agencies. Manages projects by providing technical and logistical support for funded projects from federal agencies such as CDC or SAMHSA. Advises the CSTE Executive Board, Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs and the Director of Epidemiology Programs on issues of critical national, regional, or international significance. Advises the Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, and Director of Epidemiology Programs 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 partner agencies. Continually develops and strengthens the organization’s technical, policy, and regulatory partnerships to expand and enhance the role of epidemiology in addressing public health issues and training for epidemiologists. Provides the Director of Communications, Communications Coordinator 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 particular members concerning activities for that state. Manages project-specific budgets, including contract development and progress reporting. Develops and plans topical conference and workgroup meetings to address public health issues, driven by subject matter experts, in conjunction with relevant CSTE Subcommittees. Supports members' efforts to establish national standards for surveillance and epidemiology. Promotes CSTE membership and engages new and current members in projects and activities. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Qualifications and Employment Standards:

Graduate degree in public health A degree AND experience/demonstrated knowledge in public health surveillance, public health indicators, and epidemiology is required Experience with project management and organizational tools Experience leading technical assistance and partnership building Experience with meeting coordination and logistical support Working knowledge of injury, behavioral health, drug poisoning/opioid surveillance and related current public health issues Knowledge and understanding of ICD-10-CM is preferred Knowledge and understanding of SAS and Excel or other analytical software packages Knowledge and understanding of federal and state government public health policy development and an understanding of state health department public health functions Ability and willingness to travel (approximate travel is 4-6 trips per year) Skills in developing and presenting epidemiologic data; written and verbal presentation of epidemiologic information; and word processing Skills in consensus building and meeting facilitation 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 to sustain a wide variety of networking contacts to effectively identify and track public health activities which may impact public health epidemiology US Citizen

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

Closing Date: 2/28/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Angie Blocksom,  Program Analyst I
Contact Location: 2872 Woodcock Blvd
Suite 250
Atlanta   GA  30341
Contact Location: 2872 Woodcock Blvd
  Suite 250
  Atlanta   GA  30341
Contact Phone: 770-458-3811 
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How to Apply: All applications must be submitted via the link below.

Additional Information: Only complete applications will be reviewed. Only finalists will be contacted. Please carefully review the position requirements.

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