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ASRT Inc.
  • 07-May-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE: Public Health Scientist

POSITION NUMBER: 2105-PHS-73156

POSITION LOCATION: Atlanta, GA, USA

ANTICIPATED START DATE: Two weeks after a qualified candidate has been identified

TRAVEL: As required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position

ASRT, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of ASRT, Inc., and will be assigned to the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the CDC, located at 1600 Clifton Rd, Roybal Campus, Atlanta, GA 30329 to provide services to satisfy the ICR submission objectives for DHAP.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Public Health Scientist will aid in the submission of high-quality and timely Information Collection Requests (ICRs) and enhance the efficiency of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide analysis of approximately 50 information collection requests per year to ensure the proposed activities meet the OMB regulatory requirements related to the development and execution of qualitative and/or quantitative data collection tools, focus group activities, surveys, surveillance, and other systematic collection of data from 10 or more entities that is sponsored by the CDC, including progress reports, grant applications, and Purchase Requests in order to execute and or improve public health programs.
  • Develop written report of analysis of OMB Requests for internal and stakeholder review.
  • Serve as a resource for technical assistance on the development, review, conduct, management, and discontinuation of information collection activities from various sources to ensure compliance with the PRA (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5, Part 1320) and other federal regulations that apply.
  • Provide guidance on matters concerned with the PRA with respect to informational collection requests and preparation and submission for OMB review and approval.
  • Provide guidance on matters of human subject protections, public health ethics, PRA and assist in making scientific determinations concerned with scientific products for submission to OMB.
  • Develop, analyze, and recommend strategies for enhancing efficiency for OMB applications within DHAP and prepare status reports as directed.
  • Perform analysis of and development of DHAP PRA-related guidance for the Intranet site.
  • Evaluate existing guidance within DHAP and assist in editing chapters related to the PRA and OMB review and approval of ICRs for the division's Project Officer's manual as directed.
  • Serve as a resource in identifying and analyzing the training needs of program staff and project officers to coordinate and develop training materials and policies related to the processing of information collection requests related to activities covered by the PRA.
  • Provide technical assistance, in evaluating ethical issues involving DHAP PRA-related activities and develop process improvement and reporting processes as directed by the COR.
  • Provide technical assistance to DHAP staff on procedures to ensure compliance with the PRA and protect the privacy of individuals in records maintenance.
  • Serve as a resource to the DHAP Associate Director for Science (ADS) and Deputy ADS in conducting and reviewing scientific investigations, data collections, and policy analyses regarding data regulations and guidance similar to the PRA.
  • Participate in meetings and provide training, when required such as possible OMB policy changes, related to task activities as directed.
  • Support planning and project management support of project initiatives
  • Facilitate communications between project stakeholders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. degree in life sciences, sociology, psychology, natural science or related field to the responsibilities of the position, with 2-4 years of relevant experience, or
  • Master's degree in life sciences, sociology, psychology, natural science or related field to the responsibilities of the position, with 4-7 years of experience.

Required:

  • Experience with the development, submission and analysis of Information Collection Request packages
  • Experience with analysis and revising of ICR data to conform to OMB requirements.
  • Experience developing protocols and instruments to collect both qualitative and quantitative data via survey, focus group or interview process compliant with PRA regulations.
  • Familiarity with training others regarding qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, ICR, OMB and PRA-related guidance.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to efficiently organize multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while maintaining project timeline.
  • Experience developing mechanisms by which stakeholders can share data based on established policy.
  • Ability to work and build coalitions with partners involved and develop strategies for effectively conveying information to partners.
  • Skills and experience writing project reports, research protocols and manuscripts.

Desirable:

  • Experience with the development and implementation of policy related to conducting and reviewing scientific investigations, data collections, and data regulations and guidance similar to the PRA.
  • SPSS, MAXQDA, NVivo, RQDA or similar software.
  • Experience in the data analysis of qualitative and quantitative data collected via survey, focus group or interview process.
  • Familiarity with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) guidelines as related to records management and data collection.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software such as SAS,
  • Experience managing a qualitative and quantitative data collection team.
  • Ability to work and build coalitions with partners involved and develop strategies to effectively convey information to partners.

Language Skills:

  • The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

REQUIREMENT:

  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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ASRT, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. It is the policy of ASRT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

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ASRT, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  It is the policy of ASRT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

Other Requirements:

Background Check: Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Security Clearance: Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and background check to meet eligibility requirements for access a government worksite and to access classified information.