The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a full-time Program Analyst Environmental Health.
A Program Analyst is responsible for providing professional support for programs or internal functional activities and typically performs moderately difficult project coordination, writing, research, and analysis, usually under the direction of a Senior Specialist or Director. The Analyst understands policies, standards, and their application to their work. An advanced degree may be substituted for work experience on a case by case basis. An Analyst may also hold a very senior level administrative position requiring the ability to support and coordinate the office of a senior executive and communicate with internal and external stakeholders at a level commensurate with the position’s duties and expectations. Analysts may have frequent contact with outside organizations or internal customers that may involve project coordination, information sharing, or resolution of problems. They may be required to travel and represent NACCHO at meetings.
Program Specific Information
This is position is located within NACCHO’s Environmental Health portfolio.The Analyst will support projects related to climate change, environmental health practice, and water preparedness. General responsibilities for this position include project planning, coordination, and evaluation; marketing and promotion; research and analysis; and other duties as assigned. The position requires independent thinking and judgment; critical analysis skills, and excellent verbal and written communications skills. To be considered for this position, candidates should submit a resume and cover letter which clearly highlights relevant qualifications and demonstrates that they have met the minimum requirements to qualify for this position.
COMPETENCIES AND EXPECTATIONS
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Actively listens and seeks clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations as well as independently; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; Assists other staff with problem solving.
Project Management – Develops and implements plans to complete project activities to support the completion of overall project goals.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Performance and Quality - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data; Uses intuition based on prior academic and professional experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
Informs and supports program and project development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation using knowledge and experience in areas of specialization.
Performs day-to-day task management associated with assigned projects and supports the completion of project deliverables, such as writing and disseminating reports/briefs, creating and updating Web content on project websites, coordinating and hosting meetings, developing and analyzing surveys, tracking and monitoring project activities, and sharing information with local health departments, other NACCHO partners, and stakeholders.
Communicates with local health departments and other external partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
Supports the operation and management of NACCHO workgroups, which includes planning and overseeing meetings, supporting the workgroup chair, providing or coordinating technical and capacity building assistance; and drafting policy statements.
Contributes to the development of presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences.
Supporting communications staff to share and promote internal activities and public health news relevant to designated area of work.
Serves as liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to designated area of work.
Supports the provision of technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
Supports the development, coordination, and implementation of trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
Assists in implementing the project monitoring and evaluation plan, including developing tools such as surveys and interview guides, collecting qualitative and quantitative data, analyzing and synthesizing data, and disseminating summary information internally and externally.
Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning.
Contributes to the development of concepts, strategies, practices, and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and capabilities.
Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work.
Assists project staff in other duties as assigned.
Unit/Program Specific Duties
Serve as project lead and perform all day-to-day tasks associated with assigned projects. This may include establishing/supporting advisory groups, conducting research, writing reports/briefs, and serving as primary point of contact for members and partner agencies.
Participate in strategic planning and efforts to identify new/future projects and partnership opportunities by tracking environmental health policies and federal guidance, with an understanding of the implications for public health practice.
Apply a basic understanding of research methods, designing and conducting qualitative/quantitative research, analyzing results, and conveying findings through written and oral means to all project work.
Bachelor's degree in public health or other relevant professional field with a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience and/or advanced technical training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification. An advanced degree may be substituted for work experience. Master’s degree in public health or other relevant field preferred.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Spreadsheet and word processing software experience required.
Preferred: Knowledge of public health issues at the local, state and/or federal level preferred.
Preferred: Knowledge of environmental health issues.
Preferred: Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequently required to sit.
Occasionally required to walk.
Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
Occasionally required to talk or hear.
Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).
Occasionally required to travel.
The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate.
SELECTION PROCESS: We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application, with salary requirements to: PN-251 Program Analyst Environmental Health, using the following link:
NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); paid short and long term disability plan and paid term life insurance.
At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.