Position Description: Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Governance, Strategy and Support (GSS), the Program Analyst is a program-oriented but technically grounded position. The Program Analyst will support program activities for public health and epidemiology capacity building that have an impact on state and local health departments.
This Program Analyst position involves project management and support for activities that fall within CSTE’s Cross Cutting Steering Committee, including but not limited to CSTE’s workforce development, informatics training, and tribal epidemiology. The CSTE Cross Cutting Steering Committee was developed to concentrate CSTE’s efforts to comprehensively address state and local public health needs and interest in a broad range of cross-cutting public health issues and ensuring a competent and qualified workforce. Examples of activities include: supporting communities of practice, collaborating with subject matter experts to develop trainings, and planning meetings to enhance partnerships and collaboration. Recent projects include: hosting meetings between state and tribal partnerships to improve data sharing; facilitating regular calls to discuss topics related to spatial analysis, public health and healthcare analytics, epidemiologic methods, tribal epidemiology; recruiting and selecting trainees to participate in continuing education opportunities on topics such as Epi Info, scientific writing, and public health informatics.
A specific project this position will be responsible for includes supporting a public health informatics training program for applied epidemiologists and individuals working in state and local health departments. This includes program marketing, participant recruitment and selection, managing and monitoring the program, and assisting with curriculum facilitation and program conference calls all in collaboration with CDC partners.
This position will also support activities within the tribal epidemiology subcommittee specifically including working on a national assessment and collaborating with partners on developing resources and toolkits to support public health surveillance and data analysis needs.
CSTE is currently in a continuity of operations plan with most staff working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected that this position will be working remotely for an indefinite period of time.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Supports programs and projects within CSTE’s Cross Cutting and Workforce Development portfolios. Provides technical, programmatic and logistical support for funded projects and coordinates project activities with CSTE members, CDC technical staff and public health partners. Undertakes assessments and other activities to support and inform state health departments and CSTE public health partners on issues related to data and surveillance Supports CSTE members' efforts to establish national standards for surveillance and epidemiology. Advises the Deputy Director of GSS Development on resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives and investigates mechanisms to secure those resources, in collaboration with the appointed volunteer members. Supports activities of cooperative agreements (or portions thereof) which support the position, supporting member needs as appropriate, consulting with other CSTE staff as required to coordinate activities and networking with other Council activities. Supports CSTE’s partnerships to expand and enhance the role of epidemiology and informatics in addressing public health issues and training for epidemiologists. 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.