PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYST
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-685-12

Agency: Department of Health

Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Opening date: February 20, 2014

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 2978 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Duration of Appointment: Term Appointment - NTE 13 Months

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Salary Range: $69,628 - $89,077

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday - 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Closing Date: April 2, 2014

First Screening Date: March 5, 2014

Duties

Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the Department of Health (DOH), Community Health Administration (CHA), Child, Adolescent, and School Health Bureau (CASHB). The incumbent serves as a Public Health Analyst and is responsible for analyzing Maternal Child Health (MCH) services within the context of policy, assessing program effectiveness in relation to public and private expenditures. Develop data collection and analysis plans to monitor Childhood Home Visitation Program (CHVP) activities. Provide effective technical assistance and consultation to the program related to data collection and reporting protocols, development of performance measures specific to each program and the development of program evaluation designs. Interpret data and prepare written reports as needed drawing conclusions about program effectiveness identifying potential reasons for the results. Incumbent assesses the need for MCH services and their geographical distribution in the District of Columbia. Identify program weaknesses and strengths based on research and evaluation results and work with programs in a collaborative manner to understand the reasons for the results to develop practical alternatives and innovative approaches to improve service delivery. Develop and/or maintain grant planning and development tools, reporting requirements, and review/evaluation techniques. Incumbent is also responsible for ensuring the security and privacy of personal information, as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and other laws and regulations.

Qualifications

Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Substitution of Education: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Education Requirement: Major study -- public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Please provide specific detailed examples of your knowledge of, and experience in using the principles of program evaluation in a public health setting; including, but not limited to designing program evaluations, developing process and outcome measures, compiling, coding data for presentational reports; and validation analysis collection and storage.

Ranking Factor #2: Please provide specific detailed examples of your previous experience in database creation; data infrasturcture mapping for services and data center service improvements; and cleaning data sets for analysis. Include in your answer specific examples of your knowledge and experience using statistical packages such as SPSS or SAS.

Ranking Factor #3: Please provide specific detailed examples of your experience in and knowledge of quantitative and quantitative analysis, research methods and analysis; identifying and accessing appropriate data and scientific evidence; critically appraise health science literature, and reporting quantitative and qualitative studies of populations and, programs in a public health setting.

Ranking Factor #4: Please provide specific detailed examples of your knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and experience monitoring/ensuring HIPPA compliance, as well as, experience coordinating continuous quality improvement efforts.

Ranking Factor #5: Please provide specific detailed examples demonstrating you ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to ensure an understanding of the technical materials presented. Include in your answer a demonstrated knowledge of techniques for technical report writing, as well as knowledge of federal and local research in health systems data and analysis.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Other Information: Pursuant to the provisions of Title I of the Child and Youth Safety and Health Omnibus Amendment Act of 2004 (Act), effective April 13, 2005 (D.C. Law 15-353, D.C. Official Code Sub Section 1-620.31 et seq.) Title II of the Child and Youth, Safety and Health Omnibus Amendment Act of 2004 (ACT), effective April 13, 2005 (D.C. Law 15-353; D.C. Official Code Subsection 4-1501.01 et se.).

THIS IS A SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION

Please be advised that this position has been identified and designated as a safety-sensitive position subject to mandatory drug and alcohol testing. If tentatively selected for this safety-sensitive position, you will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing prior to appointment, and that appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative drug and alcohol test result; and once hired into a safety-sensitive position, you will be subject to mandatory drug and alcohol random testing.

This position may be subject to criminal background and/or traffic record checks, as well as random drug and alcohol testing pursuant to DC Act 15-630.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

How to Apply: All applicants including Department employees and other DC government employees must submit the District of Columbia Application DC 2000. Please note that all applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at www.dchr.dc.gov.

Applicants who previously applied under Requisition #'s 19580 and 20361 need not re-apply. Your application is on file and will be considered.

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Closing Statement

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Department of Health, Office of Human Resources Only.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Department of Health, Office of Human Resources Only.

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