| The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 2,800 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Program Analyst, Public Health Preparedness. |
Program Analysts are responsible for providing professional support for programmatic and internal activities, including implementing, coordinating, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member and team needs; assessing policies and programs; and providing senior level administrative support, as needed. Program Analysts have a foundational understanding of public health principles and practices and familiarity in their designate area of work.
Program Analysts typically report to a Senior Program Analyst or Director. Program Analysts can complete projects or components of large scale projects/programs with moderate supervision. A Program Analyst has frequent contact with outside organizations, NACCHO members, or other NACCHO staff regarding project coordination, implementation, and promotion.
Program Specific Information
This Program Analyst, Public Health Preparedness, is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of multiple preparedness projects within NACCHO, including preparedness workforce development, assessment and evaluation, and capacity building programs. Specifically, this position provides programmatic support to the Roadmap to Ready training and mentoring program for new preparedness coordinators and Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a criteria-based training and recognition program that assists local health departments respond to emergencies. The individual in this position may also support other preparedness programs, as needed, including facilitating workgroups, conducting assessments and evaluations, drafting reports, issue briefs, and blog posts, and/or policy statements, and other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will have knowledge or experience in the field of preparedness with an interest in workforce development. This position requires strong organizational and project management skills and excellent verbal and written communications skills.
NACCHO’s Public Health Preparedness program aims to strengthen local health departments’ capacity and capability to implement evidence-based preparedness programs, policies, and services to meet national standards in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all-hazards threats. In collaboration with federal partners, local health departments, and partner organizations, staff in NACCHO’s Public Health Preparedness portfolio develop and implement workforce development programs, provide technical and capacity building assistance, develop tools and resources, facilitate information exchange and peer-learning, and perform assessments and evaluations of preparedness practice nationwide. Additionally, NACCHO staff and workgroup members provide local health department input on federal preparedness guidance and policies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) capabilities. NACCHO staff also develop, maintain, and implement infrastructure and processes to support local health departments prepare for and respond to public health emergencies and infectious diseases (e.g., Ebola, Zika.)
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Informs and supports program and project development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation using knowledge and experience in preparedness. • Performs day-to-day task management associated with projects and activities within NACCHO’s Preparedness portfolio, and supports the completion of project deliverables, such as writing and disseminating reports/briefs, creating and updating Web content on project websites, coordinating and planning meetings, developing and analyzing surveys, tracking and monitoring project activities, and sharing information with local health departments and other NACCHO partners and stakeholders. • 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. • 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. • Supports 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. • 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 • Works with a team to develop, implement and deliver NACCHO’s Roadmap to Ready training and mentoring program • Assists in the management of the PPHR application and review process including providing guidance to members • Develops tools, resources, and training materials related to PPHR and Roadmap to Ready • Leads and supports planning of PPHR and Roadmap to Ready meetings and workshops • Provides support for a NACCHO workgroup, including liaising with workgroup chairs, developing agendas, taking notes and developing presentation materials • Provides input to and supports the development of programmatic and administrative reports • Participate in and help facilitate webinars, conference calls, and meetings for PPHR, Roadmap to Ready, and other preparedness programs, as needed