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Job Title: Program Analyst III
Job Number:
Organization: Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists, Inc.
Posted: 12/18/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description: Position Description: Under the supervision of the Director of Epidemiology Programs and the Manager of the Cross-Cutting Program, 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 public health 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 public health preparedness and infectious disease surveillance.

This Program Analyst position involves project management, participation, and CSTE National Office leadership in the Cross Cutting and Infectious Disease Steering Committees, including but not limited to CSTE’s public health preparedness and vectorborne diseases portfolios. The CSTE Infectious Disease and Cross Cutting Steering Committees were 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Serves as the staff lead for and manages federally funded projects in the public health preparedness and emerging infections portfolio, including vectorborne and zoonotic diseases. • Provides technical, programmatic and logistical support for funded projects and coordinates project activities with CSTE members, CDC technical staff and public health partners. • Serves as the Incident Manager for and coordinates CSTE National Office preparedness and response activities during an activation event for a national public health emergency response in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS), including working after-hours and being available on an on- call basis. • Conducts annual preparedness and response trainings, exercises and ensures completion of basic NIMS and ICS trainings for all CSTE National Office staff. • Reviews, evaluates and updates CSTE’s Continuity of Operations Plan on an annual basis. • Develops risk communication strategies, educational materials and key messages to update CSTE members and inform the public about the latest developments during a public health emergency response. • Facilitates After Action Reporting (AAR) activities and related quality improvement efforts upon deactivation of a national public health emergency response event. • 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 Manager of the Cross- Cutting Program on issues of critical national, regional, or international significance. • Advises the Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, Director of Epidemiology Programs, and Manager of the Cross-Cutting Program 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 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: Qualifications and Employment Requirements: • Graduate degree in public health or related field from accredited university or program is required, preferably with a concentration or coursework in public health preparedness • Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in public health epidemiology, infectious disease surveillance and public health preparedness is required • Certificate in public health preparedness or equivalent coursework 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 capability to work on concurrent projects with overlapping and competing deadlines and to manage time effectively • Ability and willingness to be on call after-hours (on a rotation basis) to support any ongoing emergency response activities • Ability to accommodate urgent tasks in addition to normal workflow • Knowledge and understanding of SAS and Excel with experience/demonstrated knowledge in data analytics • Ability and willingness to travel (approximate travel is up to 4-6 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

Organization Description: 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: 3/18/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Angie Blocksom,  Program Analyst III
Contact Location: 2872 Woodcock Blvd
Suite 250
Atlanta   GA  30047
United States
Contact Location: 2872 Woodcock Blvd
  Suite 250
  Atlanta   GA  30047
  United States
Contact Phone: 7704583811 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please visit

Additional Information: For more information about the position: Please contact Becky Lampkins at

Web Site Delete Date: 3/18/2018