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Job Title: Program Specialist V/Program Evaluator
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Organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
Posted: 10/4/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Austin,  TX   
Position Description: Under the direct supervision of the Manager of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology (CDE) branch, oversees and provides complex technical assistance and consultation in evaluating chronic disease programs and lifestyle risk factors, and special grant projects. Coordinates with internal and external partners. Develops evaluation plans related to strategic partnerships; implementation of chronic disease prevention state plans; community and clinical interventions. Responsible for monitoring community and clinical intervention projects and for developing logic models, evaluation tools, monitoring data, updating and writing reports on findings and other related analyses. Works with CDE staff and across the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section to identify trends and resolve evaluation-related problems, recommend appropriate changes, oversee initiation and development of new data sources, and assist in development of action plans for program improvement. Works with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

(45%) Provides expert technical assistance and consultation for the evaluation of chronic disease programs and special projects, including but not limited to community and clinical interventions for Heart Disease and Stroke Program and Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Evaluates process and outcome findings related to evidence-based interventions incorporating policy, system and environmental change. Participates in evaluation planning, development, implementation and reporting of program initiatives in collaboration with various DSHS programs and external organizations. Assists in evaluation of community and clinical interventions by providing direct support and technical assistance for project implementation. Develops protocols and implement evaluation activities, monitors surveillance systems, gathers qualitative and quantitative data at state and community level. Creates evaluation related materials such as logic models, evaluation frameworks, surveys, data collection instruments, conducts interviews and focus groups as needed, and evaluation plans. Analyzes qualitative data gathered to inform the evaluation goals and objectives. Follows directions and fulfills requirements by funding agencies and HPCDP leadership related to evaluation. (15%) Provides expert consultation and technical assistance to internal and external partners including contractors, local health agencies, and other health, education, and human service organizations. Assists in planning and developing training on evaluation methods for public health professionals. Represents programs when needed on evaluation related workgroups, councils, etc. Writes and submits evaluation plans, reports, updates performance measures for the program strategies as per the grant requirements. (15%) Assists CDE manager and other leadership within HPCDP section with evaluation related requests. Works closely with CDE and other HPCDP section staff related to evaluation projects. Participates in other evaluation related activities as assigned. (15%) Establishes and maintains mechanisms to ensure quality and effectiveness in evaluation methods and activities. Maintains evaluation expertise through regular review of materials and resources related to public health interventions. Attends trainings, webinars, conference calls, meetings and workshops to maintain skills and knowledge related to evaluation. Adheres to established evaluation standards and guidance related to public health evaluation. (5%) Prepares formal contributions to public health sciences, through abstracts and manuscripts for publication. (5%) Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.


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Closing Date: 1/4/2019
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Contact Name: Nimisha Bhakta,  Program Specialist V/Program Evaluator
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