| 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 Senior Program Analyst, Environmental Health. |
The Senior Program Analyst is responsible for managing, implementing, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member needs; and assessing policies and programs. The Senior Program Analyst is considered a senior content expert. This position may supervise the work of Program Analysts and administrative support staff.
Senior Program Analysts typically report to a Director or Senior Director. Work at this level requires substantial knowledge in the designated area, with both the conceptual understanding and sufficient professional experience to work on complex assignments with minimal supervision. Senior Program Analysts require proven analytical, research, and project management capabilities, as well as the ability to work on projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature and interface with the highest level of internal and external stakeholders.
Program Specific Information NACCHO’s environmental health program has extensive experience supporting health officials within county and city health departments to advance the practice of environmental health by increasing capacity to address existing and emerging health issues. 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.
This position is located within NACCHO’s Environmental Health & Disability portfolio. The Senior Program Analyst is responsible for developing and implementing environmental health projects within NACCHO, which includes management of work funded through federal cooperative agreements, foundations, corporate grants, and other entities. Work at this level requires substantial knowledge in public health, environmental health, disease surveillance and reporting, research and evaluation, and education and outreach. Experience in environmental health within the federal government or with state or local health departments is beneficial. In addition, experience in research and evaluation, including survey administration, cleaning and analyzing data, and reporting and communicating study results is strongly preferred.
Additionally, the Senior Program Analyst will have the opportunity to provide strategic direction and support to other program areas across NACCHO’s Environmental Health & Disability Team and will have opportunities to engage with other program areas to support, expand, and leverage NACCHO’s environmental health programmatic work.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Uses skills, experiences, and content knowledge to develop, plan, implement, monitor, evaluate, and promote programmatic work and ensures completion of program deliverables. • Supervises or oversees programmatic staff supporting the completion of program deliverables. • Supports the development of programmatic reports by developing content, analyzing data, and synthesizing project activities. • Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning. • Supports the identification of and application for additional funding to support designated area of work. • Supports project budget development and management in accordance with project work plans. • 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 presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences. • Provides technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Develops, coordinates, and implements trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Facilitates development of policy statements and organizational responses to federal actions. • Serves as a liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to their designated area of work. • Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work. • Assists the Director in other matters as assigned.
Unit/Program Specific Duties • Preferred expertise in environmental health, including but not limited to public water systems • Preferred expertise in developing and managing a network or collaborative