Public Health Analyst

Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)3.3

This position is located in the Department of Health (DOH), Health Regulation Licensing Administration (HRLA), Pharmaceutical Control Division (PCD). The mission of the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is to protect the health of the residents of the District of Columbia and those that do business here by fostering excellence in health professional practice and building quality and safety in health-systems and facilities through an effective regulatory framework. The Public Health Analyst will work on a federal grant awarded to the Pharmaceutical Control Division from the Centers of Disease Control. The goal of the grant is to increase the prevention of opioid abuse, misuse and overuse. The incumbent serves as the Public Health Analyst, the duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide oversight and management of Prescription Drug Overdose: Data driven Prevention.
  • Analyze program and services within the context of policy, assessing program effectiveness in relation to public and private expenditures.
  • Meet regularly with program staff to determine the process on activities. Provide technical assistance and consultation to the program staff, contractors, and managers related to data collection and reporting protocols, development of performance measures specific to each program and the development of program evaluation designs.
  • Develops data collection and analysis plans to monitor prescription drug overdose trends. Interpret data and prepare written reports as needed drawing conclusions about prescription drug overdose.
  • Develops and maintain database systems and training staff and vendors on how to utilize the systems. Utilizes database to create program reports, assures integrity of data, and utilizes software programs for retrieval of historical data, requests for information, summary reports and additional data analysis.
  • Develops and/or maintain grant planning and development tools, reporting requirements, and review evaluation techniques.
  • Ensures the security and privacy of personal information, as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and other laws and regulations.
  • Advanced analytical knowledge and skills, with the ability to interpret and synthesize complex data sets using computer software
  • Develops and assist in the implementation of data-sharing and data-purchase agreements with stakeholders, internal and external to the DOH.
  • Develops approaches and prepares analytical reports using SAS, SPSS and/or Tableau on performance measure, core indicators, and program benchmarks.
  • Captures, develops, and documents data definitions, rules, data quality requirements, and logical and physical data models based on program requirements.
  • Correspond with Centers for Disease Control and other Federal Agencies concerning Grant activities.
  • Grant project management and planning.
  • Create and conduct surveillance for Drug Overdose Data.
  • Develops evaluation plans for grant activities.
  • Provides statistical analysis of data collected for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
  • Provides information to stakeholders concerning Prescription Drug Monitoring Program updates.
  • Identifying gaps in surveillance data and correlate Prescription Drug Monitoring Data with other Drug Overdose data collection.
  • Enhance public health access and application of Prescription Drug Monitoring Data.
  • Improves Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Reporting systems.
  • Develops and disseminate guidance for PDMP used by Health Care Professionals.
  • Conducts data analysis and disseminate reports on prescription drug abuse and heroin overdose trends in the states.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Relevant to this job include:

Knowledge of public health concepts, principles, and evidence-based strategies to reach targeted populations.

Full working knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices, methods, and techniques of the public health program assigned.

Knowledge of programs in other areas that overlap or have impact on general health care system.

Knowledge of District, state, and Federal laws and regulations regarding the gathering of health related data and other confidential data.

General knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, disease process, diagnostic methods and procedures.

Ability to work effectively work with peers, agency heads and other health care professionals, as well as participating internal/external administrations.

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to provide, obtain and clarify information and respond to consumer.

Ability to collect, verify, process and summarize statistical/epidemiological data, and to appropriately review performance data and make interpretations

Skilled in the application of various software, (e.g., Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Survey Monkey), in order to develop flysheets, brochures, pamphlets, fact sheets, and reports.

Specialized Experience

Individuals must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 11 level. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include conducting studies and performing other analytical work related to the planning, development, organization, administration, evaluation, and delivery of public health programs; or similar work experience in the public health field.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements



Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor degree or a Bachelor of Science degree is preferred.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master Degree in Public Health or related field is preferred.

Work Experience

It is strongly preferred that applicants for this position have 3+years’ experience in the following:
  • Preparing forms, maps, tables, and other data tools in the applications the capture, reports and consolidate data.
  • 2+years’ experience in quantitative and/or program evaluation.
  • Intermediate knowledge/work experience using statistical analysis software (SPSS, SAS, or STATA).
Work Environment

The work is performed in an office setting.

General Job Information
Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday - 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Duration of Appointment: Career Service – Term Appointment (NTE 13 months)

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-685-12

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 2725 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee (dues) through director payroll deduction.

Security Sensitive Designation

This position has been designated as Security Sensitive.

Pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations; in addition to the general suitability screening, individuals applying for or occupying security sensitive positions are subject to the following checks and tests:

(a) Criminal background check;

(b) Traffic record check (as applicable);

(c) Consumer credit check (as applicable);

(d) Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test; and

(e) Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test.

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