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Job Title: Public Health GIS Analyst
Job Number: 1901-60024-PHGISA-01
Organization: IHRC, Inc.
Posted: 1/30/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description:

JOB TITLE:  Public Health GIS Analyst

POSITION NUMBER:  1901- 60024-PHGISA-01

POSITION LOCATION:  Atlanta, GA, USA

ANTICIPATED START DATE:  Two weeks after candidate identification

TRAVEL:  Some travel will be required as part of the job responsibilities

IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of IHRC, Inc. and will be assigned to the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Chamblee Campus, Building I02, Atlanta, GA 30341.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Public Health GIS Analyst will provide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyses and produce maps that support the priorities of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce maps documenting the geographic disparities in the burden of heart disease and stroke morbidity and mortality.

    • Primarily produce national, state and sub-state maps using county heart disease and stroke data, however will also be encouraged to identify opportunities for creating maps using sub-county data.  The main data sources include Vital Statistics Mortality Data, CMS Medicare Data, US Census Bureau Data and the Area Resource File.
  • Administer databases for the Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke.
    • Maintain, update and administer databases for producing the maps of heart disease and stroke morbidity, mortality, access to care, social and economic conditions, etc. that are available on the Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke. Responsible for downloading newly released datasets, processing datasets in SAS and geocoding relevant point-level data. These data updates generally occur on an annual basis.
  • Promote the use of GIS for the Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease, Stroke and other Chronic Diseases.
    • Promote the use of GIS for heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases by overseeing the Chronic Disease GIS Exchange and facilitating a blog on the site, providing expert advice and consultation to staff in state and local health departments that are learning to use GIS, writing brief reports on the applications of GIS for chronic disease surveillance and treatment and maintaining the maps page on the website for the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. 
    • The Chronic Disease GIS Exchange is an educational website which hosts: 1) a searchable map gallery that is open to the public for map submissions, 2) GIS tutorials for chronic disease data, and 3) an extensive resource section. A GIS Blog will be added to the site and the employee will have the opportunity to facilitate the blog.  
    • Provide guidance and promote the use of GIS with staff from state and local health departments that are participating in a training to build GIS Capacity within their agencies. 
    • Travel to participate in these trainings.
    • Write brief reports, in collaboration with Division staff or staff in state and local health departments, to promote the use of GIS for heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. 
    • Work in collaboration with communications staff to develop social media posts and accompanying images that promote the GIS Exchange and the Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke.
  • Disseminate maps.
    • Disseminate maps and other GIS related materials produced alone and in collaboration with staff within CDC and state and local health departments and other partners via several mechanisms: in coordination with the communications team within the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, via the Chronic Disease GIS Exchange, via manuscripts and government reports.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent course work in geographic information systems, geography, computer science, planning or a related field, and one (1) year (including coursework and internships) working with geographic information systems and public health experience; or:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Cartography, Computer Science, Planning, or a related field, and two (2) years of experience (including coursework and internships) working with geographic information systems and public health experience; or:
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health and GIS Experience (course work or on the job training)

Required:

  • Expertise with Esri’s ArcGIS product suite
  • Experience working with very large data sets
  • Possess strong data management skills
  • Possess strong writing skills
  • Must be comfortable giving lectures to training participants in a classroom environment
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, multitask, and be innovative
  • Ability to provide advice about GIS to various stakeholders

Desired:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite products
  • Experience working with health- related datasets
  • Experience with web-based GIS and SAS

Language Skills:

  • The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English   

REQUIREMENT:

  • Must be United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To apply for this position:

  • If you are viewing this position on the IHRC Career Center, please click on the "Apply Now" button.
  • If you are viewing this position on a site other than the IHRC Career Center, you may use the “click to apply” link, or you may apply by visiting our Career Center and searching for the position number listed at the top of this position description.
  • To view all of our open positions, and to apply to those positions in which you may be interested, please visit our Career Center, which can also be reached by visiting www.ihrc.com/Careers and clicking on the “View Opportunities” link.

IHRC, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  It is the policy of IHRC, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

 

Organization Description:

IHRC, Inc. is an international consulting and professional services corporation, and a minority woman-owned small business located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We assist our clients in accomplishing their missions and objectives in a timely and cost- effective manner, and we strive exceed our clients’ expectations.

Closing Date: 4/30/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: HUMAN RESOURCES,  Public Health GIS Analyst
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200

Atlanta   GA  30346
United States
Contact Location: 2 Ravinia Dr. Suite 1200
 
  Atlanta   GA  30346
  United States
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Contact Email: resume@ihrc.com
Web Address: https://www.ihrc.com
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