Senior Program Analyst – Advanced Molecular Detection
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Salary: $75,500 - $102,000
Internal Number: 1034
***Cover Letter is required to be considered for employment
Salary: $75,000 - $102,000
Remote/Hybrid Work Environment based upon location
Organization Description: For more than six decades, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together in partnership to improve the public’s health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. CSTE and its members represent two of the four basic components of public health – epidemiology and surveillance. CSTE, as a member-based organization, represents the interests of applied public health epidemiologists working in state, local, tribal, and territorial settings to improve the public’s health through effective epidemiology and surveillance. More information can be found at www.cste.org.
CSTE provides a competitive and generous benefits package for full time employees with eligibility immediately upon hire for most benefits. Paid leave includes vacation, sick, personal days, DEI, COVID-19 sick and vaccination, and 12 holidays per year. Significant contributions to insurance premiums for Medical, Vision, Dental, STD, LTD, Life, FSA, DCFSA, and HSA coverages. 401k plan with automatic employer contributions of 6%. Flexible work schedule with telecommuting and remote work, including reimbursement for cell and wellness. Currently 100% remote work for all staff due to COVID-19. Summary of benefits with additional detail information provided to candidates at interview.
Position Description: Under the supervision of the Director of Infectious Disease Programs and the Infectious Disease Program Manager, the Senior Program Analyst (SPA) – Advanced Molecular Detection is a policy-oriented but technically grounded position. The Senior Program Analyst will be a focal point for programmatic activities for public health surveillance and policy development that have an impact on state and local health departments. The Senior Program Analyst (SPA) – Advanced Molecular Detection position involves project management and coordination of various CSTE Steering and Sub-Committees and related project workgroups. Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and interest in infectious disease epidemiology, specifically advanced molecular detection (AMD) technologies, is required. Applicants should also have demonstrated expertise in project and time management, written and oral communications, strategic program development, relationship building and networking, meeting facilitation and convening, and assessment development and analysis.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as the staff lead for and manages federally funded projects in the assigned portfolio. The portfolio will focus on projects related to infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance and advanced molecular detection (AMD) technologies. Specific activities may include:
Managing project plans, budgets, and contractual agreements with subject matter expert consultants and/or state/local health departments
Specific projects include, but are not limited to, AMD capacity building activities and implementing both in-person and virtual AMD trainings for public health epidemiologists. Staff lead should be able to contribute and present content in these trainings.
Coordinating CSTE’s AMD Workgroup, and liaising between the Workgroup, the Infectious Disease Steering Committee, and external public health partners and stakeholders, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Centers, Institutes, and Offices and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
Planning, facilitation, and participation in virtual and/or in-person meetings as necessary, including but not limited to portions of the CSTE Annual Conference, trainings, strategic partner meetings, and monthly meetings of CSTE Steering Committees, Subcommittees, and/or Workgroups
Provides technical, programmatic, and logistical support for funded projects and coordinates project activities with CSTE members, CDC technical staff, and public health partners, including serving as a subject matter expert on AMD.
Undertakes assessments and other activities to support and inform state health departments and CSTE public health partners on disease surveillance and control measures issues.
Supports CSTE members' efforts to establish national standards for surveillance and epidemiology.
Works with CSTE members, state health officials, and public health agencies and organizations to translate public health research into applied public health practice.
May lead and direct program analyst(s) or intern(s) supporting the related program.
Advises the CSTE Executive Board and CSTE leadership on issues of critical national, regional, or international significance.?
Advises CSTE leadership on resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the portfolio, and public policy initiatives in other areas, and investigates mechanisms to secure those resources, in collaboration with the appointed volunteer members.
Manages activities of cooperative agreements (or portions thereof) which support the position, coordinating sponsor expectations with member needs as appropriate, consulting with other CSTE staff as required to coordinate activities, and networking with other Council activities.
Continually develops and strengthens the Council's technical, policy, and regulatory partnerships to expand and enhance the role of epidemiology and informatics in addressing public health issues and training for epidemiologists.
Extensive and on-going networking efforts are an essential and primary component of this position, to identify and solidify potential partnerships.
Provides the Director of Communications and CSTE members with information about national issues through such communication vehicles as CSTE determines are appropriate, such as monthly newsletters and electronic mailings, in addition to targeted information sharing with members concerning activities for that state.
Develops and plans, in conjunction with relevant CSTE Subcommittees, such conferences, meetings, trainings, and webinars, as are considered appropriate to promote enhanced interaction between the public health and topical issue communities, focusing on issues that impact epidemiologists.
Promotes CSTE membership and engages new and current members in projects and activities.?
Exemplifies CSTE core values of commitment to service, teamwork and excellence through integrity and respect for all.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Employment Requirements:
Graduate degree in public health or related field from an accredited university or program is required, preferably with a concentration or coursework in infectious diseases, AMD technologies, epidemiology, or surveillance.
6+ years of experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in the field of public health surveillance and/or epidemiology is required.
Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in infectious diseases, AMD technologies, epidemiology, and surveillance is required.
Supervisory experience is preferred.
Program and/or project management experience is required. Demonstrated program and project management skills may include:
Demonstrated capability to work on concurrent projects with overlapping and competing deadlines and to manage time effectively
Ability to accommodate urgent tasks in addition to normal workflow
Demonstrated capability to strategically plan program or project future direction
Knowledge and understanding of federal and state government public health policy development and an understanding of state health department public health functions.
Skills with developing and presenting epidemiologic data to a wide range of audiences; written and verbal presentation of public health surveillance and epidemiologic information; word processing and report development; convening, consensus building, and meeting facilitation experience; relationship building and networking.
Ability and willingness to travel, if required.
Ability to sustain a wide variety of networking contacts in order to effectively identify and track public health activities which may impact public health epidemiology.
***The preferred work location for this position is Atlanta, GA, however, remote work arrangements may be considered for highly-qualified candidates.
To apply: Submit an application to https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=e81ae9c7-e644-4610-b6d3-397907be3551&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US
For more information about the position: Please contact Lindsay Jordan Pierce, Infectious Disease Program Manager, at email@example.com.
This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required
About Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
For more than six decades, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together in partnership to improve the public’s health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. CSTE and its members represent two of the four basic components of public health – epidemiology and surveillance. CSTE, as a member-based organization, represents the interests of applied public health epidemiologists working in state, local, tribal, and territorial settings to improve the public’s health through effective epidemiology and surveillance. More information can be found at www.cste.org - 'About'