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Public Health Specialist II - State of Alaska Division of Public Health

Location: Anchorage, AK
Part-time position, 37.5 hours per week
Closing Date: August 3, 2017
Job #11613
Posted: July 17, 2017
Description:

 For the complete job listing visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska/jobs/1791669/#.WWkf4VC4K_U.email 

The State of Alaska, Division of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology, HIV/STD Program is recruiting for a Public Health Specialist II located in Anchorage.

Under the direction of the HIV/STD Program Manager, this position provides technical consultation and program development for the State’s HIV Care and the AIDS Drug Assistance Program services; conduct federal and state grant activities; and collaboratively develops service protocols related to this federally funded program. We are looking for a motivated and dynamic individual to join our team.

Primary Responsibilities of the position include:
  • Collaborating with other federally funded HIV Care Programs, private and public providers across the state, to coordinate, implement, and evaluate services;
  • Working with community and/or consumer advisory groups around programmatic issues to develop and evaluate HIV Care strategies, activities, and Care standards;
  • Participating in the development of guidelines, protocols, and operating practices related to Ryan White care services and based upon HRSA performance measures;
  • Preparing federal grant applications and related required reports;
  • Overseeing state HIV care contracts and grants;
  • Overseeing training and quality assurance to those engaged in HIV care activities;
  • Analyzing epidemiologic data and evidence-based practices to guide and develop programs and services; and
  • Responding to public and provider questions.

We are looking for the following demonstrated strengths:
  • Intermediate knowledge of the principles of epidemiology with experience in infectious diseases.
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including experience in public speaking in front of professional and lay audiences.
  • Experience organizing meetings and leading/facilitating groups, which may include individuals with divergent opinions.
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality when dealing with sensitive issues and data.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, other professionals and organizations working in the field of  public health
  • Experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and/or STD’s preferred; graduate-level course work in epidemiology is preferred,
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task with frequent interruptions while remaining calm, organized, and accurate.
  • Experience providing expertise and technical assistance to others.
  • Experience with grant writing and administration of grant requirements.
  • Ability to analyze epidemiologic, behavioral, program and other relevant data related to HIV/AIDS to guide HIV policies and programmatic activities.
  • Competence with Microsoft software applications and also be knowledgeable in data management, graphs, and charts.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and in writing) with people of different backgrounds, ages, and levels of education.
 
If you feel you embody these strengths, then we want to hear from you.

Applicants must submit a detailed cover letter that describes how their knowledge, skills, experience, and abilities apply to the demonstrated strengths as listed above
 
For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name:  Susan Jones, Health Program Manager III
Phone: (907) 269-8061
Fax: (907) 561-0453
Email: Susan.Jones@alaska.gov
 

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