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Job Title: Program Analyst II - Surveillance and Informatics
Job Number:
Organization: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Inc.
Posted: 6/19/2020
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $61,136
Position Description: Position Description:

Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Programs and the Manager of the Surveillance and Informatics Program, the Program Analyst is a policy-oriented but technically grounded position. The Program Analyst will be a focal point for programmatic activities for public health surveillance and policy development that have an impact on state and local health departments. The Program Analyst position involves project management, participation and CSTE National Office leadership in the Surveillance and Informatics (SI) Steering Committee and related project workgroups. Applicants should have a strong background and demonstrated knowledge in public health informatics and disease surveillance.

CSTE’s SI work encompasses broad surveillance tools such as electronic case reporting, electronic laboratory reporting, disease surveillance, and developing and refining technical requirements, standards, policy, and overall architecture through collaborations and specialty working groups. CSTE’s SI subcommittees collaborate with CDC, APHL, ASTHO, NACCHO, NAPHSIS, PHII, and other organizations to facilitate and increase information sharing within the informatics community.

This position is a regular full-time grant funded position to support the COVID-19 response. The position may be funded for up to 22 months or longer dependent upon sufficient grant funding. All CSTE positions are at will, whether or not the grant under which employees are working has expired.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as the staff lead for and manages funded projects in the assigned portfolio. The portfolio may primarily focus on capacity building for STLT agencies and surveillance systems, specifically related to COVID-19 surveillance. Specific activities may include: Managing project plans, budgets and contractual agreements with state health departments to partner with medical examiner/coroners in their jurisdictions to create and implement protocols to increase surveillance for unexplained respiratory deaths occurring outside the healthcare setting Facilitating a community of practice for STLT health agencies to participate in as they implement new tools and technologies for contact tracing for COVID-19. Assisting with evaluation of specific contact tracing technology and tools for interoperability with state surveillance systems and utility of exposure notification data for public health surveillance Partnering with jurisdictions to identify data preparedness challenges for COVID-19 and solutions for harmonizing epidemiologic and laboratory data Planning and leading virtual meetings as necessary Maintains subject matter expertise in public health informatics knowledge and skills, especially in the areas of electronic public health case reporting, electronic laboratory reporting, system integration, and standards and interoperability. Supports CSTE members' efforts to establish national standards for surveillance, informatics and epidemiology. Provides technical, programmatic and logistical support for funded projects and coordinates project activities with CSTE members, CDC technical staff and public health partners. Works with CSTE members, state health officials and public health agencies and organizations to translate public health research into applied public health practice. Advises the CSTE Executive Board, Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, and the Manager of the Surveillance and Informatics Program on issues of critical national, regional, or international significance. Advises the Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, and Manager of the Surveillance and Informatics Program on resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives, and public policy initiatives in other areas, and investigates mechanisms to secure those resources, in collaboration with the appointed volunteer members. Manages activities of cooperative agreements (or portions thereof) which support the position, coordinating sponsor expectations with member needs as appropriate, consulting with other CSTE staff as required to coordinate activities and networking with other Council activities. Continually develops and strengthens the Council's technical, policy, and regulatory partnerships in order to expand and enhance the role of epidemiology and informatics in addressing public health issues and training for epidemiologists, and identify and solidify potential partnerships 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 particular members concerning activities for that state. Extensive and ongoing networking efforts are an essential and primary component of this position, to identify and solidify potential partnerships. 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.

Qualifications: Qualifications and Employment Requirements:

Graduate degree in public health or related field is required, preferably with a concentration or coursework in public health informatics. Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in public health epidemiology, surveillance and/or informatics is required. Knowledge and understanding of federal and state government public health policy development and an understanding of state health department public health functions Knowledge and understanding of public health surveillance systems, EHR systems and/or electronic laboratory reporting Knowledge and understanding of health IT terminology/standards, systems, and vocabularies Skills with developing and presenting epidemiologic concepts to a wide range of audiences; written and verbal presentation of public health informatics and epidemiologic information; word processing; consensus building and meeting facilitation experience Demonstrated project management skills Demonstrated capability to work on concurrent projects with overlapping and competing deadlines and to manage time effectively Ability to accommodate urgent tasks in addition to normal workflow Ability and willingness to travel, if required Ability to sustain a wide variety of networking contacts in order to effectively identify and track public health activities which may impact public health epidemiology US Citizen

Organization Description: Organization Description:

For more than six decades, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together in partnership to improve the public’s health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. CSTE and its members represent two of the four basic components of public health – epidemiology and surveillance. CSTE, as a member-based organization, represents the interests of applied public health epidemiologists working in state, local, tribal, and territorial settings to improve the public’s health through effective epidemiology and surveillance. More information can be found at www.cste.org.

Closing Date: 9/19/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Angie Blocksom,  Program Analyst II - Surveillance and Informatics
Contact Location: 2635 Century Parkway NE
Suite 700
Atlanta   GA  30345
United States
Contact Location: 2635 Century Parkway NE
  Suite 700
  Atlanta   GA  30345
  United States
Contact Phone: 7704583811 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: ablocksom@cste.org
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please visit https://cste.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=68 to submit a formal application.

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