University of Washington School of Public Health
Public Health & Prevention Specialist - ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD
Closing Date: December 20, 2017
Posted: November 20, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION: Public Health & Prevention Specialist REPORTS TO: AASTEC Director DEPARTMENT: AASTEC LOCATION: AAIHB, Albuquerque FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt SUPERVISION EXERCISED: NA GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Project Specialist will work with the Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC) to assist with public health surveillance, community health assessments, program evaluation, and technical assistance activities; conduct literature searches and compile bibliographies; organize training opportunities; and contribute to the development of program initiatives. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists with data collection, entry, management and analysis. Assists with program evaluation activities. Provides public health technical assistance for the 27 Albuquerque Area Tribes. Coordinates trainings. Works in partnership with AASTEC team members to implement project activities. Conducts routine communication and meetings with tribal and external partners. Assist in the development of data collection tools and databases. Assist in writing and submitting progress reports, final reports, grant renewals, and grant proposals. Develops and maintains positive relationships with Tribal leadership and community members. Performs related tasks as assigned. Display professional conduct in all business dealings. Maintains confidential information. Abides by the AAIHB policies, procedures and structure.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Proficient with Microsoft Office Professional, SAS, SPSS, STATA, and EpiInfo software packages preferred. High degree of professionalism and sensitivity to diverse cultures. Excellent writing and editing skills. Excellent verbal communication skills Flexibility and ability to work well in a team environment. 2 Highly organized. High degree of sensitivity to issues of privacy and confidentiality. Ability to demonstrate discretion, tact, knowledge, judgment, and overall ability in working effectively with federal, tribal and other professionals. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree preferably in a health related filed, biostatistics, public health, or community health. Masters degree in public health or related field preferred. Two years experience as a in public health practice/community health preferred. Must have experience with database development, data collection, data entry, and statistical analyses. High organized and able to carry out all responsibilities of the position with minimal day to day supervision. Must be sensitive to cross-cultural differences, and able to work effectively within their context. Local travel is moderately required. Overnight travel outside of the area is occasionally required. Completion of a background check is required. WORK
CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in a typical interior/office environment. Frequently involves sedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Occasionally involves light work, such as exerting up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force to move objects. Requires the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound. Repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks. Standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time. Ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally. Stooping which entail the use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Infrequently requires crouching.
PREFERENCE: American Indian applicants will be given preference, in accordance with the exemption provided under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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