Public Health Preparedness Analyst

Southern Nevada Health District Las Vegas , NV 89134

Posted 2 months ago

Definition Benefits Supplemental Questions

Public Health Preparedness Analyst is a confidential employee that serves as a public health liaison between Health District public health programs and Division Directors, local law enforcement and other agencies at the Southern Nevada Fusion Center. Public Health Analyst uses public health data and performs analyses of public health and Fusion Center data sources using appropriate analytical methods to identify potential public health threats and hazards. These threats may be from natural causes or related to bioterrorism incidents; to identify and present data sources in a confidential environment to be used for information sharing applications; to manage data sets and insure the data are of high quality; to interpret the analysis and prepare comprehensive reports under general supervision; participates in site visits and inspections as deemed necessary and appropriate to fulfill duties; performs a variety of duties involved in data analysis, implementation, coordination and maintenance; and performs related duties as assigned.

This is a grant funded position. Grant funded positions are subject to continuation based on eligibility of grant funding and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal if funds are discontinued or are no longer available.

This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified and may close at any time once that number has been reached.

Examples of Essential Responsibilities and Duties:This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Participates in confidential meetings, interactions, phone calls, and emails with Health District staff and partners, law enforcement, and Fusion Center Liaisons.

  • Access to and appropriate handling of Restricted, Limited Use, and For-Official-Use-Only information and data.

  • Identifies agency data sources, develops reports for information sharing purposes with Fusion Center and partner agencies, analyzes data, and participates in community-based meetings or neighborhood initiative meetings.

  • Develops and implements service interventions that meet program goals and objectives, within the project work plan and budget.

  • Develops cooperative partnerships with community-based organizations and agencies to enhance services to the public, healthcare community, or at-risk targeted populations.

  • Prepares and/or assists in preparing monthly and quarterly reports on program activities and operations; gathers statistical data as needed or requested.

  • Serves as a consultant to staff, the public, and the provider community regarding assigned program deliverables and methods of operation.

  • Coordinates educational and promotional activities that educate law enforcement and provider community regarding the availability and need for program services.

  • Provides staff assistance to management and agency projects.

  • Enters a variety of data into electronic databases, presents public health data information in various formats to diverse agencies.

  • Researches data sources for identifying disease outbreaks and other public health threats including those from bioterrorism incidents. Accesses public and agency health surveillance data sets to develop information and situational awareness tools for fusion center and community partners to public health threats.

  • Ensures quality of data including editing and verification of consistency

  • Conducts statistical analyses (descriptive and analytical) of data sets; creates tables, charts, and graphics with narrative text; Interprets data analysis and prepares reports; provides statistical consulting to Fusion Center analysis group; and performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Develops protocols for timely interpretation and sharing of information of disease and other public health threat trends.

  • Participates in site visits and inspections as deemed necessary and appropriate to fulfill duties.

  • May assist in preparing grant applications and progress reports.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field to include and two years of experience supporting programs in a public health or data management organization; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

A Master's degree (or higher) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field may be substituted for two years of experience and is preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • Modern office procedures, methods, basic software programs, and computer equipment

  • Federal, state, and local laws, codes, or program requirements regarding program service provision

  • Database Management

  • Homeland Security, Public Health Preparedness, epidemiology, biostatistics principles

  • Community data organizing methods, procedures, and activities

  • Principles and practices of sound business communication and data presentation including correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation

  • Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work

  • Recordkeeping, filing and basic purchasing practices and procedures.

  • Consolidating data from mobile and other sources for case management and reporting, as well as building custom extensions to support agency needs

  • Mobile technology in support of data collection that improves data quality and increases operational efficiencies and information sharing

  • Visualization tools and dashboards

  • Various operating systems and cross-platform capabilities

  • Collaboration and communications solutions to coordinate team activities

  • Graphical Information System (GIS) technologies and geospatial systems for collecting, analyzing, visualizing, and reporting data

Ability to:

  • Pass a background check with local, state, and federal law enforcement and maintain security clearance.

  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement programs in support of program goals.

  • Serve as a liaison interpreting local, state, and federal data to be shared with public health preparedness and Health District leadership.

  • Maintain confidentiality of public health and Fusion Center data, information, and records.

  • Reach sound decisions in accordance with SNCTC and Health District policies and procedures.

  • Prepare clear and accurate reports, documents, data entries, and files.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals or in groups.

  • Plan and coordinate collection, compilation, and analysis of public health statistical data.

  • Use statistical and word processing software proficiently.

  • Write concise, grammatically correct technical correspondence and reports.

  • Perform detailed research and statistical data analysis.

  • Present data visually.

  • Operate a computer and standard business software.

  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.

  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and health issues from a public health preparedness perspective while sharing information and data to meet the needs of Health District and diverse community partners.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

  • Follow Health District and Fusion Center data security provisions and protocols when accessing and maintaining public health data and personal health information

Training and Experience Guidelines

Training:

Bachelor's Degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field to include and

Experience:

Two years of experience supporting programs in a public health or data management organization; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

A Master's degree (or higher) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field may be substituted for two years of experience and is preferred.

License/Certification

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver's license

  • Local, state, and federal background check immediately upon hire and security clearance within 6 months of hire.

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Public Health Preparedness Analyst

Southern Nevada Health District