Mar 17, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
Analyst, Management
Full Time
Job Title: MANAGEMENT ANALYST (PLANNING & EDUCATION UNIT) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 03/30/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $29.98 - $45.81 Hourly
$2,398.40 - $3,664.80 Biweekly
$62,358.40 - $95,284.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia       The Department of Human Services is seeking an energetic and progressive professional to serve as a research and communications specialist for the Planning and Education Unit within the Public Health Division (PHD). The PHD is responsible for addressing a wide range of public health problems and providing diverse public health services to the Arlington community including communicable disease control, environmental health inspection, family planning, maternity care, dental care, refugee screening and referral; public health laboratory services; and school health. The Division has a $16+ million-dollar budget and 180 + talented staff all focused on the departmental mission of making a real difference in people's lives by promoting and providing outstanding human services.

This employee uses research skills to assess, analyze, and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data related to public health program areas in order to develop conclusions, make recommendations and communicate key public health concepts. The employee will develop, review, and revise health communication materials, including those for press releases and website development related to Public Health Division programs. This position will work closely across all Public Health Division Bureaus with all levels of staff, and with County and community partners to achieve the deliverables.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Providing leadership and support to the development of program based initiatives and recommendations;
  • Working with staff to identify and research evidence based standards;
  • Assuring all standards and data are valid by identifying the strengths, challenges, and trends of the data;
  • Researching and defining programmatic and policy issues to support strategic planning;
  • Providing communication support to Public Health Division priority projects and initiatives;
  • Developing and presenting reports and public health information to communicate results of program analysis, community level data, and public health issues;
  • Recommending and implementing social media strategies to communicate public health information;
  • Researching and maintaining an up to date repository of pre-prepared messaging for public health specific emergencies/disasters to support emergency preparedness planning and response; and
  • Supporting workforce development and health education efforts.

 Selection Criteria: Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Healthcare Management, Environmental Health, Biology or a directly related field, plus demonstrated experience with program administration or program analysis, interpreting and distributing data for public use, developing communication strategies and/or developing policies in a public health field.

This experience must have included:
  • Research and analysis of public health-related issues or programs to include data analysis and interpretation; and/or
  • Development and/or implementation of a public health information communication strategy or similar program.
  • Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as defined above may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

    Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
    • Master's or higher level degree in Public Health or related field with a focus on data, communications and/or policy;
    • Experience in working in a diverse team environment and project management;
    • Experience developing/designing and maintaining websites and other social media strategies
    • Experience with SAS (Statistical Analysis System).
    • Knowledge of community based programs and partners and the services they provide;
    • Knowledge of emergency preparedness and response plans;
    • Knowledge of broader County, state and national initiatives that intersect with public health; and/or
    • Strong Microsoft Office skills in particular Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

     Special Requirements: Please provide a cover letter that highlights the experience you feel qualifies you for the Management Analyst position, addressing how your background reflects the qualification requirements for the position (refer to the Selection Criteria and Duties sections of the job announcement).
    Highlight experiences in research, data analysis, interpretation and communication. Identify your most significant accomplishments in public, population and/or community health services, including work with programs in the local public health agency and community setting. Please attach or use the space provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire section of the online application for your cover letter.

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