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 workforce development team. CSTE workforce development efforts are aimed at improving public health and epidemiologic practice at the state and local level by assessing the workforce, providing capacity building programs and training opportunities, and developing resources to support applied epidemiologists.
The primary responsibility of this position will be to support CSTE’s next epidemiology capacity assessment (ECA). The ECA is a national assessment to enumerate the applied epidemiology workforce, identify training needs, describe functional capacity, and more. The ECA describes the needed skills and expertise among the applied epidemiology workforce, provides data to health departments for evidence-based decision making and monitors changes in the quantity and quality of the applied epidemiology workforce. The position will be responsible for the ECA from project initiation to data collection and analysis, and dissemination of results. A primary focus of this capacity assessment will be to identify capacity gaps and the impact of a public health emergency in public health due to COVID-19. This position will receive strategic guidance and oversight while working in a team- oriented, collaborative environment. Past ECAs can be accessed on the CSTE website at https://www.cste.org/group/ECA
Other potential projects include supporting CSTE’s training programs and resources including the Applied Epidemiology Competencies.
This position is a regular full-time grant funded position that may be time limited in nature and contingent upon continued funding. All CSTE positions are at will, whether or not the grant under which employees are working has expired.
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.