The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing nearly 3,000 local health departments nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Program Analyst – EH.
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
The Program Analyst will support the Environmental Health team at NACCHO. The Program Analyst will provide support to Environmental Health projects including climate change, food safety, and environmental health practice, but may also have the opportunity to support vector control and water preparedness projects. General responsibilities for this position include project planning, coordination, and evaluation; marketing and promotion; research and analysis; and other duties as assigned. The position requires independent thinking and judgement; critical analysis skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ideal candidates are also curious, detail-oriented, independent workers, and proficient in prioritizing and project management. Top candidates value continuous performance improvement and demonstrate commitment to local public health and the significant role local health departments play in the interrelationships between people and their environment, promoting human health and well-being, and fostering a safe a healthful environment.
COMPETENCIES AND EXPECTATIONS
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Actively listens and seeks clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations as well as independently; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; Assists other staff with problem solving.
Project Management – Develops and implements plans to complete project activities to support the completion of overall project goals.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Performance and Quality - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data; Uses intuition based on prior academic and professional experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
Informs and supports program and project development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation using knowledge and experience in areas of specialization.
Performs day-to-day task management associated with assigned projects 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.
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.
Supporting 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.
Assists in implementing the project monitoring and evaluation plan, including developing tools such as surveys and interview guides, collecting qualitative and quantitative data, analyzing and synthesizing data, and disseminating summary information internally and externally.
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.
Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work.
Assists project staff in other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in public health or other relevant professional field with a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience and/or advanced technical training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification. An advanced degree may be substituted for work experience. Masters and/or a professional degree in a relevant field preferred.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of partner organizations, members, and/or other colleagues within NACCHO.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as reports, policy statements, and other relevant literature.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Spreadsheet and word processing software experience required.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong attention to detail.
Preferred: Knowledge of public health issues at the local, state and/or federal level preferred.
Preferred: Knowledge of environmental health issues.
Preferred: Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequently required to sit.
Occasionally required to walk.
Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
Occasionally required to talk or hear.
Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).
Occasionally required to travel.
The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate.
Hiring salary range: $61,040 - $64,870
The selected candidate must reside in the Washington, DC – Maryland – Virginia (DMV) area within 30 calendar days of their start date.
Due to COVID, this may be partially remote to start, and the individual chosen for this position would be expected to work from their home office on days not scheduled to occupy NACCHO’s office.
Post-COVID, this position may be expected to travel up to 10% of the time, on average, annually.
We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume and one writing sample to: PN - 186 Program Analyst – EH.
NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); paid short and long term disability plan and paid term life insurance.
At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We respect and value work force diversity among all employees and all those with whom we do business.