Full Job Description
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
How to Apply
Components of the online application are as follows:
Educational and Employment History
Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
Transcripts/Academic Records -
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.
If you have questions, send an email to ARMY-PHC@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
The U. S. Army Public Health Center (APHC) mission is to enhance Army readiness by identifying and assessing current and emerging health threats, developing and communicating public health solutions, and assuring the quality and effectiveness of the Army's Public Health Enterprise. APHC’s vision is to be a world-class provider of public health services across the Army and DOD.
Within the APHC Health Promotion and Wellness Directorate, the Public Health Assessment Division advocates, builds capacity, and provides comprehensive program evaluation services to inform evidence-driven decision making within the Army Public Health System. The Public Health Assessment Division is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of scientists, advanced public health practitioners, and program evaluators.
Through an agreement between the Army Public Health Center and Army Resilience Directorate, APHC is offering an ORISE opportunity to support program evaluation activities associated with the Army’s Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program. As an APHC participant, you will receive hands-on experience in establishing program evaluation frameworks for and conducting evaluation activities related to an Army-wide sexual harassment and sexual assault response and prevention program. You will have an opportunity to showcase your knowledge and skills as you take part in various program evaluation projects supporting APHC’s mission. Under the guidance of a mentor, you will review the evidence base in support of the Army's SHARP program; identify evidence gaps and methods through which gaps can be filled; develop and refine evaluation and monitoring questions to be answered; develop data collection tools; collect, analyze and report qualitative and/or quantitative data; and communicate findings. This experience will also provide an opportunity to learn about public health prevention and evaluation approaches within the military, opportunities to apply and develop skills learned in the classroom (e.g., literature review, program evaluation, statistics, database management) within an applied setting, and experience in translating scientific findings to inspire action. In preparing you for the labor force, APHC will provide opportunities for you to regularly collaborate with project team members and occasionally collaborate with external partners of the APHC to collect data and to apply study findings and recommendations to determine short-, intermediate- and long-term program effectiveness and opportunities for improvement. Furthermore, you will be amongst the few to have an opportunity to observe one or more Staff Assistance Visits at installations around the country, on-site/field data collection, and briefings to senior Army public health and prevention-focused leaders.
Please visit our website, https://phc.amedd.army.mil for more information about APHC and for additional information on the Public Health Assessment Division, visit https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/healthsurv/phape/Pages/default.aspx
This appointment is a twelve month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by APHC. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
Training and Travel Allowance
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with DOD or any other agency, this opportunity will require a suitability investigation/background investigation. Any offer made is considered tentative pending favorable outcome of the investigation.
Master of Public Health or related degree required; doctoral degree preferred. Students slated to receive their degrees within 3 months of application will be considered.
Potential participant should possess an understanding of public health or social science research and/or program evaluation methodology and data collection, analysis, and reporting specifically in the areas of public health, health promotion, and prevention. Experience using qualitative (e.g., NVivo) and quantitative (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R) software to analyze focus group and survey data highly preferred. Candidates with knowledge of ecological prevention approaches and a strong interest in sexual violence prevention strongly preferred.
Desirable skills include strong attention to detail, capacity to work independently once given direction, ability to operationalize ideas into concrete plans and actions, strong problem solving skills, capacity to multi-task and prioritize tasks in a dynamic work environment, strong interpersonal skills and written/oral communication skills, intermediate to advanced PowerPoint skills, and intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
Overall GPA: 3.70
Life Health and Medical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences