Under the general direction manage data collection and analysis focused on assessing health status in the county to provide the foundation for systems-change strategies to improve health county-wide while reducing health disparities among neighborhoods and impacted populations.
Major Duties and Responsibilities Summary:
Provide staffing support to data-related committees and work groups.
Collaborate with New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) epidemiologist and others collecting date in the county and state.
Identify data sources on health and disease in Bernalillo County with a special focus on sub-county data at the census tract or neighborhood level that reveal health disparities.
Collect, transfer, extract and archive data in easily accessible format useful for planning purposes.
Assure the integrity of project-related data; analyze information utilizing analytical processes and statistical methods to identify patterns, data anomalies, data manipulations and data limitations.
Utilize existing software to analyze data with standard statistical methods, interpret results and provide written and visual summary of data analysis.
Translate data reports into lay person language for community use and act as a resource to community groups requesting data.
Guide process of updating Bernalillo County Health Profile as necessary.
Participate in the data collaborative initiatives relevant to the county.
Prepare appropriate reports to inform funders, relevant committees, appropriate county staff and Board of Commissioners about data-related activities.
Participate in staff training activities.
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.
A Bachelor Degree in Public Health, Sociology, Community Health, Epidemiology, or closely related field plus four (4) years relevant work experience. Masters degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
Must have strong technical skills in data interpretation and analysis; plus the ability to communicate the meaning of that data to non-technical audiences.
Must have the ability to read and interpret GIS maps.
Must have working knowledge of community public health issues; and familiarity with epidemiology data sources.
Must have knowledge in conducting needs assessment and evaluation.
Must possess the technical skills required for planning, communicating and implementing projects.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English, to prepare accurate, concise, complete, and informative written materials, and to make effective presentations to small or large groups.
Must have the ability to interact effectively and professionally with a collaborative team environment, culturally diverse groups, other departments, co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
Must have the ability to manage projects and personnel effectively and to work productively either independently or as a team member or team leader.
Must have excellent computer skills with a working knowledge of Windows operating system, MS Suite - Word, Publisher, Explorer and Outlook.
Must have the ability to train, educate, and inform staff of public health issues.
Must have the ability to gather data, research, analyze and recommend solutions to public health problems.
Screening and Compliance:
The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:
Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination.
Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
Must have a valid New Mexico drivers license by employment date and retain a valid NM drivers license while employed in this position.
Some duties are performed outdoors which entails exposure to extremes of weather conditions.
Indoor duties are performed in a temperature-controlled environment on an even carpeted or tiled surface.
Outdoor duties may be performed on both even and uneven surfaces which may be either wet or dry. Surfaces may be inclined or flat, and range from natural undisturbed soil to gravel, asphalt, or concrete.
May perform duties alone or as part of a group.
Work hazard or potential work hazards include chemicals and severe weather conditions; driving of vehicles; working in and around heavy equipment; and performing duties on rough terrain.
Employee will be on a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends as training schedules demand.
Employee works with a select team without direct supervision, and at times may work with a large group of people.
Equipment, Tools, and Materials:
Telephone, two-way radio, calculator/adding machine, testing and measuring devices, photocopier, fax machine, paper forms, and writing instruments are used in performance of duties.
County vehicle is used by employee in traveling from site-to-site throughout the County.
Please initial each item to indicate whether you are or are not capable of performing that function:
**NOTE: You are not required to disclose information about physical or mental limitations that you believe will not interfere with your capability to do the job. On the other hand, if you want the employer to consider special arrangements to accommodate a physical or mental impairment, you may identify that impairment in the space provided and suggest the kind of accommodation that you believe would be appropriate.
Must be able to read, speak, write, and understand English proficiently to communicate with superiors and subordinates, contractor representatives, and a wide range of other individuals.
Must be able to think clearly and make decisions which may affect work activity.
Must be able to use charts, maps, blueprints, and/or plans effectively in the assessment of various projects.
Must be able to apply principles of logic, scientific or medical thinking to define the problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Must possess the adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another task of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
Must be able to apply sound reasoning and judgment in the performance of all essential functions.
Must possess the adaptability to making generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria.
Must be able to sit for up to two hours at a time, and up to six hours in a day.
Must be able to stand/walk on even or uneven surfaces for approximately four hours at a time up to eight hours per day.
Must be able to crouch, kneel, or climb into vehicles, or structures as required.
Must be able to climb ladders or other structures.
Must be able to bend at the waist, and twist/rotate as required to enter and exit county vehicle.
Must be able to grasp/carry equipment and materials weighing up to fifty (50) pounds to take and record field observations.
Must be able to use legs, feet, hands, and eyes in the operation of vehicles.
Must be able to speak and listen in order to use two-way radio and telephone.