Senior Public Health Analyst

Employer
Knowesis Inc.
Location
Falls Church, VA
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Knowesis is seeking a Senior Public Health Analyst to support our client on site in Falls Church, VA (Defense Health Agency (DHA) Health Readiness Policy and Oversight (HRP&O)Operational Support Services)Position Summary:The Senior Public Health Analyst provides subject matter expertise across the spectrum of public health, including veterinary public health, health assessments, epidemiology, health surveillance and biosurveillance and assist the government client by supporting annual periodic health assessments, pre- and post-deployment health assessments, individual medical readiness, and public health informatics and performance measures development across a spectrum of deployment health-related activities. Serves as an essential partner with clients to address critical emerging issues with public heath automated information systems.Job Responsibilities:* Review, monitor compliance, and assess policy and program execution for periodic and deployment health assessment reports, and deployment health activities that impact the health status of our Service members and DoD civilian employees.* Support the Periodic Health Assessment, Deployment Health Assessment, Individual Medical Readiness, and Medical Readiness Systems IT Integration Program Managers in the development of deployment health, medical readiness, and health assessments, execution guidance for the Service Components and other defense agencies. * Provide expert support for the development of performance for improvement metrics and measures relating to deployment health program activities.* Support the government to monitor and report on compliance with deployment health and individual medical readiness programs.* Support Deployment Health Branch Program Managers with various Working Groups and functional committees to ensure continuity and development of briefing materials to MHS Governance entities.* Support Public Health Information Technology governance structures to ensure timely identification and incorporation of public health functional requirements into Department of Defense medical and readiness systems (eg, Public Health Working Group under Readiness and Force Support Portfolio Rationalization Board).* Analyze existing policies, perform gap analyses, identify deficiencies and adverse trends, and make recommendations for policy and program improvement.* Collect, analyze, and format health-related data for the government's use in answering inquiries or developing or improving new or existing programs and policies.* Draft or edit point briefings, papers, information papers, action memos and various other types of formal and informal correspondence and other work products for use by the government.* Assist the client in developing the functional requirements package to include CONOPs, BUC, identification of authoritative databases, and data elements.* Develop supporting program metrics for program oversight to monitor compliance, and to ensure effectiveness and efficiencies.* Attend internal and external health-related meetings where they shall represent the government's position by contributing their subject matter expertise.* Provide quarterly input of all current projects to be incorporated into FR&HA's program review for FHP&RP's Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.* Provide updates on an as needed basis to FR&HA's Program Director to keep them current on all project activities and provide a weekly status update to FR&HA Program Director including relevant completed items, potential risks and issues, DoDD and DoDI status updates, and action items.* Review, monitor compliance, and assess policy and program execution for Global Health Surveillance and for biosurveillance deployment health reports, and military public health that would impact the health status of our Service members and DoD civilian employees.* Coordinate with the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, DoD and Federal agencies, and the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure effective working and support relationships.* Support the program manager in the development of public health management including veterinary public health, health assessments, epidemiology policies and programs.* Provide expert support for zoonotic disease prevention, deployment health program management, and global health surveillance and biosurveillance.* Monitor effectiveness of food, water safety, and deployment sanitation programs throughout the DoD.* Facilitate the government with interfaces with the Army Surgeon General's Director of Veterinary Services Activities on veterinary public health policy matters.* Support the government to monitor and report on compliance with biosurveillance, and veterinary public health programs.Education: Master of Public Health, Master of Public Policy, or Master of Science in other relevant field is required.Experience: Position requires 7-9 years of experience in a Public Health Policy Field and MHS/TMA. Knowledge of information management and technology is a must.BenefitsAbout KnowesisFounded in 2007, Knowesis Inc. has been providing data driven decisions and solutions to federal healthcare clients from day one. Our core capabilities include analytics and information management, planning and operations, and communication and engagement strategies. Knowesis' highly qualified, customer-focused professionals are committed to providing information and advice to enable client success through holistic, thorough, thoughtful, and aligned approaches. Our clients leverage these capabilities to support data driven decisions for their key business functions. Knowesis is dedicated to earning the loyalty of clients and staff through work ethic, collaboration, and humility. Our intent is to be a positive impact to our clients, team, and community.Knowesis is Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) (CVE certified) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SBA certified 8a) with offices in San Antonio, Texas and Fairfax, Virginia. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package inclusive of medical, dental, and paid time off. Our benefits summary can be found here: -inc.com/benefits For more information about working with Knowesis, please visit our website at -inc.com.Knowesis is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. Knowesis will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, Knowesis will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.Related Keywords: veterinary public health, health assessments, epidemiology, health surveillance, biosurveillance health assessments, epidemiology, healthcare informatics