PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYST I
The work involves responsibility for collecting, analyzing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data in support of a broad variety of public health programs. An employee in this class will assume a variety of duties, including compiling data in appropriate formats for diverse audiences, maintaining a working knowledge of public health data sources, and building and administering public health surveys to internal and external stakeholders. An employee in this class works under the general supervision of the Bureau/Division Director, and under the direct supervision of the Epidemiologist. Supervision is not a typical function of this class. Does related work as required.
Identifies and applies appropriate methods for collecting, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources in support of public health initiatives.
Identifies and applies appropriate methods to evaluate public health programs and services.
Administers surveys and other data collection tools to gather meaningful and actionable data from community members, public health stakeholders and departmental staff.
Prepares reports, including analysis and interpretation of results, presentation of conclusions and recommendations or summary of findings. Determines the best method to secure and present information based on the goal of the project.
Presents findings to a variety of public health stakeholders across multiple sectors and determines the best presentation format, based on the audience.
Maintains working knowledge of sources of public health data, including data related to demographic indicators and health outcomes.
Supports the development and maintenance of datasets containing assessment and program data.
Cleans up and organizes data sets in preparation for analysis.
May perform preliminary work or assist a higher-level Public Health Analyst on data analysis or evaluation projects.
Supports the Department in evidence-based and data-driven approaches to public health decision making.
Participates in quality improvement and performance management activities.
Participates in public health preparedness activities as trained and assigned.
Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities.
Working knowledge of the basic concepts of biostatistics, epidemiology and demography.
Working knowledge of the principles, application and techniques of public health surveillance, research design and survey methodology, program evaluation and community engagement.
Working knowledge of public health issues and problems.
Skill in the use of Microsoft Office programs, including PowerPoint and Excel.
Ability to accurately collect, analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources.
Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas, both orally and in writing.
Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a variety of audiences.
Ability to relate well with others.
NOTE: Possession of a Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics or a closely related field, or possession of a Master's degree which included the completion of at least nine (9) semester credit hours in epidemiology, statistics, analysis, research or, evaluation may be substituted for one (1) year of required work experience.
12/2019 Date of Original Composition