This key position works within the Health Assessment and Evaluation Team to support/lead the planning, developing, and structuring of program evaluations; qualitative data collection, data analysis and data reporting; and representing the department at various local and state meetings related to public health assessment, data analysis and research activities.
The position will require a high level of attention to detail, working collaboratively with program managers and staff, presenting data to the public, external partners and community leaders, using an “equity lens” in our work, and engaging/maintaining relationships with external partners and stakeholders. This position will report to the Healthy Communities Program Manager. A first review of applications will take place after May 3rd.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Biostatistics or a health-related or research-related degree plus two years of experience in program/project evaluation in a public health environment. Incumbents must have knowledge in the practice of epidemiology in a public health setting, and working knowledge of the principles of scientific inquiry and with the statistical measures used in the practice of epidemiology. All combinations of education, experience and training that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered. Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred. All combinations of education, experience and training that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered.
Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Study Design, Sampling and Research Methodology and Program Planning/Evaluation.
The impact of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, mental or physical ability, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity on behavior, attitudes and values related to health
The role of cultural, social and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of public health services
Key components of cultural competency; awareness of differences, attitude to examine believes and values, knowledge of differences and skills to effectively and appropriately work across cultures
Core competencies for public health professionals and able to use them in identifying professional growth opportunities.
Institutional Review Committee process
Demonstrated skills in qualitative methodologies, data collection, data management and analysis.
Demonstrated skills in data collection instrument development
Skill with software for presentations, databases, infographics, spreadsheets, and analytic and statistical analysis.
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong background in using science and data to make decisions for developing and implementing public health programs and policies
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong public speaking and presentation skills
Able to research and implement appropriate strategies for working with diverse populations
Demonstrated project management
Maintain confidentiality and adhere to the highest of ethical and moral standards in the conduct of the scientific inquiry process.
Must protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal law.
Work autonomously with little direct supervision in the development and implementation of a project
Demonstrate use of good judgment and the knowledge of when to seek additional help
Confer with colleagues and partners about issues of public health significance
Effectively work with persons from diverse backgrounds including; age, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, physical characteristics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, health status, genetic predisposition, political belief or mental or physical ability.
Prepare effective correspondence and reports
Effectively use Microsoft Office software, e-mail, and the Internet to accomplish job functions.
Respond to public health emergencies or exercise at any time, except while on scheduled vacation or other leave. In addition, leaves may be cancelled under public health emergencies.
Other Special Requirements:
Possess a valid driver’s license, insurance and have access to reliable transportation.
Must be able to attend 1-2 regional, state and/or national meetings/conferences annually.
HOW TO APPLY:
An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:
Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.
Salary Grade: M2.816 ($4,914.00 - $6,941.00) per month
Close Date: 05/13/2019
Internal Number: R000431
About Clark County
Clark County, Washington is a growing community with a population in excess of 428,000, including the City of Vancouver (population 162,300). Located minutes north of Portland, Oregon and with easy access to the Columbia Gorge, Cascade Mountains, and Washington and Oregon Coasts, the region offers abundant cultural and recreational opportunities. Clark County offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living. There is no state income tax.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Clark County values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.