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Job Title: Senior Program Analyst (Surveillance and Informatics)
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Organization: Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists, Inc.
Posted: 3/29/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Informatics
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 and the Manager of the Surveillance and Informatics Program, the Senior Program Analyst is a policy- oriented but technically grounded position. The Senior 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 and demonstrated knowledge in public health informatics and disease surveillance.

This Senior Program Analyst (Surveillance and Informatics) position involves project management, participation and CSTE National Office leadership in the Surveillance and Informatics (SI) Steering Committee. The CSTE SI Steering Committee was developed to concentrate CSTE’s efforts to comprehensively address surveillance and informatics needs of state and local public health agencies and how those needs support applied epidemiology.

CSTE’s SI work encompasses broad surveillance tools such as electronic case reporting, electronic laboratory reporting, disease surveillance, and developing and refining technical requirements, standards, policy, and overall architecture through collaborations and specialty working groups. CSTE’s SI subcommittees collaborate with CDC, APHL, ASTHO, ISDS, JPHIT, NACCHO, NAPHSIS, PHII, and other organizations to facilitate and increase information sharing within the informatics community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manages projects related to electronic case reporting, specifically the Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) project, including managing consultant and contractor agreements; liaising between the SI Steering Committee, the RCKMS Coordination Team, developers, and other CSTE members; and planning in-person and virtual meetings as necessary. Other activities within RCKMS include: - Supporting the development of RCKMS training and communication materials and representing RCKMS at various national or partner meetings.

- Creation and management of project plans;

- Supporting system requirements documentation;

- Software testing and troubleshooting of HL7 CDA documents;

- Coordination of in-person and virtual software training and training material development;

- Liaising between Health IT, healthcare providers, and public health on the implementation of nationwide surveillance initiatives;

- Representing CSTE in HL7 standards development;

- Coordinates with CSTE staff lead on the translation of reporting requirements into machine processable formats.

Supports CSTE Electronic Laboratory and Disease Reporting Subcommittee and Surveillance Policy Subcommittee and related activities. Keeps up-to-date on public health informatics knowledge and skills, especially in the areas of electronic public health case reporting, system integration, standards and interoperability, and health information exchange between healthcare entities and public health agencies. Supports CSTE members' efforts to establish national standards for surveillance, informatics and epidemiology. Advises the CSTE Executive Board, Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, Director of Epidemiology Programs, and the Manager of the Surveillance and Informatics 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 Surveillance and Informatics 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 in order to expand and enhance the role of epidemiology and informatics in addressing public health issues and training for epidemiologists, and 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 particular 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 is required, preferably with a concentration or coursework in public health informatics. Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in public health epidemiology, surveillance and informatics is required. Certificate in public health informatics or equivalent coursework is preferred but not required. Knowledge and understanding of health IT terminology, systems, standards and vocabularies Knowledge and understanding of federal and state government public health policy development and an understanding of state health department public health functions Experience with public health surveillance systems, EHR systems, and/or decision support tools preferred Experience with the software development preferred, specifically activities surrounding requirements gathering, application design, integration, testing, implementation, and maintenance Skills with developing and presenting informatics and epidemiologic concepts to a wide range of audiences; written and verbal presentation of public health informatics 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 (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: 6/29/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Angie Blocksom,  Senior Program Analyst (Surveillance and Informatics)
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 
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Contact Email:
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How to Apply: How to Apply: Send CV/resume AND cover letter to id=37 by the May 30, 2018 deadline. The cover letter must address interest in the activities described above and should highlight any relevant skills, coursework and expertise you have.

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