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Job Title: Research Investigator 2 (non-permanent)
Job Number: DOH4350
Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Posted: 12/12/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Olympia,  WA    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: The Opportunity

The Office of Nutritional Services' mission is to create opportunities for people with limited resources to make healthy nutrition choices. The Research, Analysis and Evaluation Unit supports the office and its mission through research, data analysis and program evaluation that contribute to effective program management. Reporting to the Research, Analysis, and Evaluation Unit Supervisor, these Research Investigators perform statistical analysis, program evaluation, and research related to the administration of the Women, Infant and Children Nutrition (WIC) program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-ED), and Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). These programs create opportunities for people with limited resources to make healthy nutrition choices, thus supporting the Department of Health mission to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington State. The results of these analyses are used to guide evidence-based decision making by office management. These positions are full-time non-permanent position within the Division of Prevention and Community Health. Both non-permanent assignments are expected to last for 12 months. The listed salary does not include the 2% cost of living adjustment effective January 1, 2019.

What will you be doing? – Duties include: Work with subject matter experts to develop the intent, scope, and audience of analyses. Design and conduct analyses using the most appropriate methodology. Work with others or write SQL queries to obtain appropriate data. Compile data and conduct data analysis using SAS, R, SPSS, or other statistical analysis. Facilitate the acquisition of data, including (as needed) providing technical assistance to others, conducting interviews, designing surveys, recording observations, or querying appropriate databases using graphic user interface or SQL software. Document procedures and as appropriate write reports or prepare presentations describing the results. Communicate the results to office subject matter experts using plain language. Assist program subject matter experts with the interpretation of the results and suggest ways for them to present and use the results in ways stakeholders can understand.

Qualifications: Option 1: -- A Bachelor's Degree in one of the physical, biological, social, behavioral, or health-related sciences; -- Three (3) years of experience in experimental or analytical research in a public agency, public or private research corporation, nonprofit research corporation, or university research center.

Option 2: -- A Master's Degree in one of the behavioral, biological, educational, health- related, physical, or social sciences; -- One (1) year of experience in experimental or analytical research in a public agency, public or private research corporation, nonprofit research corporation, or university research center.

Organization Description: Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

Closing Date: 3/12/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Zach Covington,  Research Investigator 2 (non-permanent)
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Contact Email: zach.covington@doh.wa.gov
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How to Apply: Apply Online: http://bit.ly/2JsAJ07

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