Public Health Analyst (Task 2)
The Public Health Analyst provides technical assistance and analytical support of U.S.Immunization Information System (IIS) evaluation activities. Responsibilities related to the Public Health Analyst involve implementing, analyzing, and publishing IIS Annual Report data, conducting IIS research and evaluation studies, web support, and grantee technical assistance critical to the mission of the Immunization Services Division (ISD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This primary focus of this position is to conduct VTrckS ExIS (Vaccine Tracking System External Information System) support activities, ad hoc IIS-related evaluation studies, assessment to support immunization programs, and highlighting IIS data use capacities for program support at the state and national levels.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Reviews and analyzes grantee plans as they pertain to implementation of the VTrckS ExIS (Vaccine Tracking System External Information System) interface. This includes identifying and documenting grantee plans for tracking inventory at the National Drug Code (NDC) level and for ordering vaccines through an Immunization Information System (IIS).
Assists in developing guidance for quality assurance procedures. Analyzes and reviews data used to monitor VTrckS ExIS interface implementation and other needs.
Coordinates individual grantee conference calls. Schedules calls, prepares / sends invitations, and prepares agenda. Invites speakers. Takes notes during calls. Prepares minutes and action items list following call. Monitors progress of project tracked items.
Participates with other agency officials on all aspects of the program operations, including program needs, budget, fiscal matters and policy implications.
Provides operational and technical support to workgroups and to regularly scheduled calls (e.g., the ExIS monthly call). Assists with convening and facilitating meetings. Drafts notes and follow-up items. Assembles answers to commonly asked questions into fact sheets (i.e., FAQ’s).
Coordinates with grantees and CDC staff on the planning and execution of training events and training exercises around VTrckS ExIS implementation.
Briefs grantees on the file upload testing process. Coordinates file upload testing for each ExIS grantee with the VTrckS business analysis team. Communicates requirements and results to the grantees.
Contributes to the development of reconciliation standard operating procedures. Creates regular reconciliation reports for presentation to VTrckS leadership.
Reviews technical documents, and consolidates feedback from grantees and CDC stakeholders.
Documents and reviews grantee enhancement requests. Reviews enhancement business requirements documents.
Provides research and analytic support in the preparation of technical reports, papers, evaluation proposals, policy statements / recommendations, bibliographies and other documents.
Participates in the National Immunization Conference as a Moderator or Presenter.
Assists in future planning and VTrckS rollout.
Helps in the management of a public health program which may include, quality assurance, partnerships / collaborations, outreach, orientation, training, reporting, program implementation and evaluation.
Provide offsite assistance through the use of distance technologies.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Master's degree focused on a major field of study in health or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position and previous experience working in a public health setting. PhD preferred.
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
Ability to obtain government security clearance
Must be U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder due to government or federal requirement
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Knowledge of CDC mission and related regulations / guidelines.
Knowledge of current legislative and regulatory environment pertaining to the CDC
Knowledge and understanding of the business processes across regulatory functional areas
Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e., Access, Excel, Word, Outlook)
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to assess business requirements
Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to effectively communicate at a senior management level
Excellent written communication skills with advanced technical writing proficiency
Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities
Ability to travel, on occasion
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.