| The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 2,800 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Program Analyst, Public Health Preparedness. |
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 Public Health Preparedness program aims to strengthen local health departments’ capacity and capability to implement evidence-based preparedness programs, policies, and services to meet national standards in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all-hazards threats. In collaboration with federal partners, local health departments, and partner organizations, staff in NACCHO’s Public Health Preparedness portfolio develop and implement preparedness programs, provide technical and capacity building assistance, develop tools and resources, facilitate information exchange and peer-learning, and perform assessments and evaluations of preparedness practice nationwide. Additionally, NACCHO staff and workgroup members provide local health department input on federal preparedness guidance and policies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) capabilities. NACCHO staff also develop, maintain, and implement infrastructure and processes to support local health departments prepare for and respond to public health emergencies and infectious diseases (e.g., Ebola, Zika.).
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.
Unit/Program Specific Duties • Provide technical assistance, training and resources to internal and external stakeholders in the areas of emergency preparedness, specifically radiation sheltering, critical infrastructure personnel readiness, medical countermeasures and natural disasters. • Support the development of programs in training public health resources to respond to pandemic outbreaks, natural disasters and terrorist events. • Prepare and review data and reports to inform leadership decisions regarding public health preparedness training, response and recovery. • Participate and/or lead project activities, including but not limited to, development of work plan objectives, timelines and completing tasks. • Create and promote materials and tools related to the radiation sheltering, pandemic influenza and critical infrastructure readiness programs to Federal, State and Local partners.