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

JOB TITLE: Public Health Policy Analyst I

POSITION NUMBER: 2107-07730-PHPAII-T4

POSITION LOCATION: Atlanta, GA, USA

ANTICIPATED START DATE: June 15, 2020

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 Applied Research and Evaluation Branch (AREB), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located at 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA, to provide services to satisfy the applied research and evaluation objectives for DHDSP.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Public Health Policy Analyst II will create policy analysis plans, link policy to the scientific evidence, and perform policy analysis in support of work identified through the Division's research agenda, partners and collaborators, and state grantees. Selection of topics for study will be identified by CDC. The Public Health Policy Analyst will identify relevant legal databases, collect policies, perform analyses, and provide results, reports or manuscripts. The Public Health Policy Analyst II will advise DHDSP staff and grantees on topics related to the science base underlying policy components, the comprehensiveness of policies, and the adoption of policies across the United States.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify the science base that underlies policy components by coordinating or conducting evidence reviews.
  • Apply decision rules and criteria to select policies for best practice analysis.
  • Analyze policies and policy components for their connection to the science base.
  • Identify policy gaps, identify and develop policy research questions to address those gaps.
  • Review policy data entered into CDC tracking systems for accuracy.
  • Develop one manuscript or report that summarizes findings from policy analyses.
  • Develop policy analysis tools, technical assistance tools and training for state health department staff. Technical assistance and training may be delivered in person or virtually at the discretion of the COR; in person services requiring a site visit will occur no more than twice per contract period.
  • Perform an annual search of legal and legislative search engines (e.g. Westlaw, StateNet) for laws and statutes proposed and enacted by state legislatures related to cardiovascular disease and public health for legislative monitoring, analysis, and reporting.
  • Perform annual search of legal and regulatory search engines for cardiovascular disease related rules and regulations promulgated by state agency equivalents of the departments of public health and emergency medical services for regulatory monitoring, analysis, and reporting.
  • Perform annual search of legal and other search engines (e.g. Municode.com) for policies pertinent to cardiovascular health and emerging areas of public health law (such as menu labeling) for select local (county and city) jurisdictions.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative methods to synthesize policy findings.
  • Disseminate results of analyses and findings to key partners. Method of dissemination will be determined by the COR depending on the type of information and key audience.
  • Maintain written documentation including codebooks with variable names and values for new data sources, annotating statistical programs, summarizing and referencing statistical methods, and results. All work created as part of this contract will be accessible to CDC staff on the CDC computer network as identified by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Master of Public Health degree with at least 4 years of related experience in the public health field required.
  • Juris Doctorate from a program accredited by the American Bar Association is highly desired, but not required.

Required:

  • Knowledge and experience in the field of research and evaluation.
  • Extensive experience working in policy and partnership at/with CDC, federal, state, local or related public health entities.
  • Extensive experience with review, interpretation, and analysis of significant documents, policy statements, and legislation.
  • Experience working as part of team and coordinating projects.
  • Experience reviewing public health policy material for relevance and implications for specific issues.
  • Experience conducting factual and legal research. Proficiency with legal and legislative research databases.
  • Experience drafting legal memos, manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
  • Experience reviewing and revising applicability of law and policy for internal process.
  • Writing and editing experience. Must be adept at higher-level editorial tasks.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the capacity to deliver on allocated tasks and respond in a timely manner to deadlines.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • CDC or other federal health communication background is highly desirable.

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.