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Job Title: Senior Program Analyst
Job Number:
Organization: Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists, Inc.
Posted: 2/6/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: 65,240
Position Description: Position Description: Under the supervision of the Director of Epidemiology Programs, the Senior Program Analyst is a policy-oriented but technically grounded position. The Analyst will be a focal point for 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 the epidemiology of infectious diseases, specifically Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance.

This position is comprised mainly of project management, facilitation and CSTE National Office leadership within the CSTE Infectious Diseases Steering Committee to support the HAI Subcommittee, Council for Outbreak Response: Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens (CORHA), and related 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as the staff lead for and manages federally funded projects related to healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and specifically CSTE’s efforts in co-leading the multidisciplinary CORHA Council. Provides technical, programmatic and logistical support for funded projects and coordinates project activities with CSTE members, CDC technical staff and public health partners. 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. Assists the Senior Director of Programs and the Director of Epidemiology Programs in the management of programmatic activities, with the potential of supervising staff. 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, and 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. Assists the Senior Director of Programs and the Director of Epidemiology Programs in the management of programmatic activities, with the potential of supervising staff. 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. Identifies and solidifies potential partnerships. Extensive and ongoing networking efforts are an essential and primary component of this position. 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 Standards:

Graduate degree in public health or related field from accredited university or program is required, preferably with a concentration or coursework in infectious disease epidemiology 5+ years of work experience/demonstrated knowledge in public health surveillance, epidemiology, and infectious diseases 3+ years of work experience/demonstrated knowledge in the field of healthcare- associated infections and/or antimicrobial resistance Experience with project management Experience with supervision Knowledge and understanding of SAS and Excel and/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 up to 4-6 trips per year) Skills with developing and presenting epidemiologic data; written and verbal presentation of 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 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: 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.

Closing Date: 5/6/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Angie Blocksom,  Senior Program Analyst
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: ablocksom@cste.org
Web Address:
How to Apply: Send CV/resume AND cover letter to https://cste.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php? id=35 by the February 28, 2018 deadline. The cover letter must address interest in the activities described above and should highlight any relevant skills, coursework and expertise you have.

Additional Information: 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.

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