| A Lead Analyst is considered a subject matter expert with advanced knowledge and experience in an area of specialization. Lead Analysts work on complex projects and provide strategic guidance and direction to NACCHO in their areas of expertise. Lead Analysts must have strong analytical, research, and writing skills and the ability to interface with the highest level of internal and external stakeholders. |
This position reports to the Senior Director – Infectious Disease and Informatics.
Program Specific Information
NACCHO’s ePublic Health Program aims to strengthen the capacity of local health departments to build a strong informatics infrastructure by providing technical and capacity building assistance, developing and disseminating tools and resources, and facilitating information exchange, peer engagement, and learning. The program contributes to NACCHO’s overall mission to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments and supports NACCHO’s work to advocate on behalf of local health departments with federal policymakers for adequate resources, appropriate public health legislation, and sensible policies to address the myriad of challenges facing communities.
The Lead Program Analyst – ePublic Health will provide subject matter expertise for NACCHO’s ePublic Health Program. This program seeks to build informatics leadership within local health departments, address health information technology policy at the federal level, and provide technical assistance to local health departments related to informatics program growth, including participation in the Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce (JPHIT). The Lead Program Analyst will also serve as a subject matter expert for Project SHINE (Strengthening Health Systems Through Interprofessional Education), a series of three informatics fellowships, including providing mentorship to interns and supporting curriculum development. Finally, the Lead Program Analyst will play a key role in the planning, content development, and execution of the Public Health Informatics Conferences, including participation on the conference planning committee, co-sponsored by NACCHO and CDC.
The Lead Program Analyst – ePublic Health position is an individual contributor with an extremely high level of expertise in informatics. The ideal candidate will have advanced expertise related to public health informatics along with experience working with local health departments. The Lead Program Analyst works on highly complex projects and, as an informatics subject matter expert, typically provides guidance to less senior specialists and to our members. NACCHO expects the Lead Program Analyst to apply his or her expertise and experience and provide input to the overall direction of program activities, support achievement of overall program goals, and assist in providing strategic direction to the program.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Uses content knowledge, experiences, and skills to develop, implement, monitor, evaluate, and promote programmatic work. • Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to designated area of work. • Collaborates with other staff, NACCHO members, and external partners in developing internal and external publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, educational materials and other public health tools, project summaries, and research briefs. • Develops and delivers presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences. • Conducts policy analysis and writes NACCHO policy statements and organizational responses to federal actions. • Develops reports by creating content, analyzing data, and synthesizing project activities. • Contributes to long-term team project planning, including identifying future activities and searching and applying for additional funding to support designated area of work. • Serves as resource to program staff to ensure timely, high-quality deliverables. • Provides technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Develops continuation and competitive grant proposals for their designated specialty area of work, as well as for other related work. • Represents NACCHO at national, state, and local meetings, conferences, and other public events on issues related to designated area of work. • Liaises with other national organizations, industry, and federal, state, and local partners, as appropriate.
Unit/Program Specific Duties
• Maintain an overall understanding of current policy and issues in public health informatics and apply that knowledge in support of NACCHO members and staff. • Maintain an overall understanding of needs, issues, and successes of local health department informatics programs. • Represent the views of local health departments and NACCHO at conferences, consultations, and meetings. • Actively participate in various e-public health/informatics committees and user groups such as, but not limited to, the Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce. • Develop working relationships with key federal partners, national organizations, and local health departments. • Provide technical support to LHDs by: • Identifying, evaluating, and developing solutions and/or procedures to complex problems • Informing business process redesign efforts for public health systems. • Prepare detailed requirements specifications, process flow and other required documents. • Participate in the planning of the semi-annual Public Health Informatics Conference including providing input on planning committee calls, reviewing abstracts, identifying speakers to invite, leading identified sessions, etc. • Create white papers, research papers, slide presentations, and other relevant material for use by NACCHO staff and members as well as provide content to communications staff. • Support the development of public health use cases for standards development initiatives. • Ensure ongoing communication of public health informatics strategies and recommendations across national, state and local stakeholders and program areas to synthesize and optimize member/stakeholder engagement. • Work with NACCHO informatics leadership and staff on strategic planning activities, setting the direction for program growth and business development. • Provide support and mentorship to Project SHINE fellows; assist in the development and presentation of Project SHINE curriculum including participation in annual orientation.