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Public Health & Prevention Specialist - ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD

Location: Albuquerque, NM (USA)
Full-time position
Closing Date: December 20, 2017
Job #12045
Posted: November 20, 2017
Description:

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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