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Job Title: Science & Program Analyst / Special Assistant
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Organization: CDC GRASP (Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program)
Posted: 8/7/2020
Type: Contract
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $60K/Year
Position Description: POSITION OVERVIEW As Program & Science Analyst / Special Assistant, the incumbent will work directly with the GRASP Program Director. As Program Analyst, the incumbent will provide direct programmatic support to the Program Director and will provide counsel and support in the areas of program direction, management, operations, and reporting. As Science Analyst, the incumbent will provide direct public health scientific support to the Program Director and will provide guidance and analysis in the areas of public health science, geospatial science/technology, and public health research & practice. As Special Assistant, the incumbent will provide direct administrative support to the Program Director and will coordinate and/or manage time, meetings, calendar, and selected communications. Specific duties and responsibilities associated with the Program Analyst, Science Analyst, and Special Assistant role components are outlined below.

Duties of All Three Role Components (1) Project Management and Coordination a. As needed, organize and coordinate short-term team projects focused on management, science, operations, budget, communication, and/or evaluation objectives. (2) Proposal Development a. Develop proposals designed to advance management, science, operations, budget, communications and/or evaluation objectives. Proposals may be of varied length and will integrate public health literature, input from Program SMEs, and programmatic documentation. (3) Reports, Assessments, and Information Products a. Prepare administrative, programmatic and/or scientific reports, assessments, notes, and information products based on (a) programmatic documentation, (b) scientific literature, (c) reporting systems, (d) ad-hoc communication materials and information, (e) websites, and (f) other materials as needed to inform and advance the objectives of the Program.

Special Assistant Duties (33%) (1) Calendar, Meeting and Time Coordination a. Coordinate meetings as needed including creating/maintaining (a) room reservations, (b) calendar requests, (c) meeting agendas, and (d) meeting minutes. b. Organize GRASP Senior Staff, GRASP Program Meetings, and other meetings as needed and maintain meeting agendas and minutes. (2) Correspondence Coordination and Message Development a. Develop email and letter correspondence required by the Program Director to advance Program objectives.

Program Analyst Duties (33%) (1) Strategic Planning and Consultation a. Provide strategic counsel, guidance, and recommendations to Program leadership focused on overarching programmatic issues in the areas of management, science, operations, budget, communications, and evaluation. (2) Process Development and Implementation a. Develop, improve, refine and/or implement management, operations, budget, communication and/or evaluation processes designed to improve the efficiency of Program operations and Program support of FTE, contract, and guest researcher staff.

Science Analyst Duties (33%) (1) Scientific Communication Product Development a. Prepare proposals, slide decks, and other information materials enhancing leadership’s ability to provide guidance and consulting that advances projects, builds partnerships, and increases the understanding of Program work across CDC/ATSDR and the broader public health community. (2) Scientific Data Analysis and Reporting a. As needed, analyze and report upon scientific data. Reporting may include tables, charts, and other data visualizations.

Qualifications: To be successful in this position, the incumbent must be effective at organization, problem-solving, time management, multi-tasking, and communication. Past exposure to and/or general familiarity with public health approaches and methods and public health surveillance is preferred. An advanced degree in public health, geography, GIS, communications or a related discipline is required.

Organization Description: The mission of GRASP is to provide leadership and expertise in the application of the concepts, methods, and tools of geography and geospatial information science to public health research and practice. The objectives of GRASP are to: • Research and analyze the geospatial trends and patterns associated with environmental health, infectious & chronic disease, injury, and emergency preparedness & response. • Geospatially enable ATSDR scientists and systems with data, consulting, technology, & training. • Collaborate with scientists at the CDC/ATSDR and among our public health partners to address environmental health, infectious & chronic disease, injury, and emergency preparedness & response issues. • Contribute to a vibrant geospatial community among public health professionals. • Embrace, leverage and promote technology.

Closing Date: 11/7/2020
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Contact Name: Andrew (Andy) Dent,  Science & Program Analyst / Special Assistant
Contact Location: 4770 Buford Hwy NE

Atlanta   GA  30341
United States
Contact Location: 4770 Buford Hwy NE
  Atlanta   GA  30341
  United States
Contact Phone: 4044298064 
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How to Apply: HOW TO APPLY 1. Provide resume to Angela Walker ( (zero not "O")), with cc to Andrew (Andy) Dent ( and Shannon Graham ( before midnight August 14, 2020. Use subject line GRASP/ORISE. 2. Follow-up questions should be addressed to the persons identified above.

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