The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a full-time Program Analyst in Environmental Health.
Program Analysts are responsible for providing professional support for programmatic and internal activities, including implementing, coordinating, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member and team needs; assessing policies and programs; and providing senior level administrative support, as needed. Program Analysts have a foundational understanding of public health principles and practices and familiarity in their designate area of work.
Program Analysts typically report to a Senior Program Analyst or Director. Program Analysts can complete projects or components of large scale projects/programs with moderate supervision. A Program Analyst has frequent contact with outside organizations, NACCHO members, or other NACCHO staff regarding project coordination, implementation, and promotion.
Program Specific Information NACCHO’s Environmental Health portfolio aims to strengthen the capacity of local health departments by providing technical and capacity building assistance, developing and disseminating tools and resources, and facilitating information exchange, peer engagement, and learning. The program contributes to NACCHO’s overall mission to improve the health of communities by strengthening and advocating for local health departments. The Program Analyst will support the implementation and expansion of NACCHO’s efforts to support local health department vector control and surveillance programs. The Program Analyst’s core activities support projects funded by CDC’s Division of Vector Borne Diseases as well as other related projects to increase local health department capacity to address vector control and surveillance and respond to vector-borne disease threats.
COMPETENCIES AND EXPECTATIONS • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data; Uses intuition based on prior academic and professional experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Actively listens and seeks clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations as well as independently; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; Assists other staff with problem solving. • Project Management – Develops and implements plans to complete project activities to support the completion of overall project goals. • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives. • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. • Performance and Quality - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas. • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES • Informs and supports program and project development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation using knowledge and experience in areas of specialization. • Performs day-to-day task management associated with assigned projects and supports the completion of project deliverables, such as writing and disseminating reports/briefs, creating and updating Web content on project websites, coordinating and planning meetings, developing and analyzing surveys, tracking and monitoring project activities, and sharing information with local health departments and other NACCHO partners and stakeholders. • Assists in implementing the project monitoring and evaluation plan, including developing tools such as surveys and interview guides, collecting qualitative and quantitative data, analyzing and synthesizing data, and disseminating summary information internally and externally. • Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning. • Contributes to the development of concepts, strategies, practices, and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and capabilities. • Communicates with local health departments and other external partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Supports the operation and management of NACCHO workgroups, which includes planning and overseeing meetings, supporting the workgroup chair, providing or coordinating technical and capacity building assistance; and drafting policy statements. • Contributes to the development of presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences. • Supporting communications staff to share and promote internal activities and public health news relevant to designated area of work. • Serves as liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to designated area of work. • Supports the provision of technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Supports the development, coordination, and implementation of trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work. • Assists project staff in other duties as assigned. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS • Bachelor's degree in relevant professional field with a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience and/or advanced technical training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification. Masters and/or a professional degree in a relevant field preferred.
Knowledge • Knowledge of a public health principles, practices, and policies within area of specialization. • Knowledge of association or membership organization environments. • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and Excel.
Skills • Basic program evaluation skills • Strong organizational skills • Intermediate writing skills • Intermediate oral and interpersonal communication skills • Intermediate analytical skills • Strong attention to detail
Abilities • Ability to read and interpret documents such as reports, policy statements, and other relevant literature. • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Ability to speak effectively before groups of partner organizations, members, and/or other colleagues within NACCHO. • Ability to understand, explain and/or calculate appropriate statistics when necessary. • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. • Ability to provide information with consideration of mental, emotional, cultural, social and physical factors. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Frequently required to sit. • Occasionally required to walk. • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. • Occasionally required to talk or hear. • Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs. • Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds). • Occasionally required to travel.
WORK ENVIRONMENT • The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate. JOB CLASSIFICATION Full-time,Non- Exempt: This position is considered Fiscal Year term, however it is a mission critical role. NACCHO will continually strive to maintain funding for all positions.
HIRING SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience SELECTION PROCESS: We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, one writing sample with salary requirements to PN-190 Program Analyst,Environmental Health using the following link: https://naccho.hrmdirect.com/employment/view.php?req=911695
NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); paid short and long term disability plan and paid term life insurance. NACCHO also offers discounted gym membership. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.