PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYST II                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

 

          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 developing and presenting data to diverse audiences, building and sustaining evidence-based practices throughout the department and identifying opportunities to impact health equity through utilizing data to inform and evaluate health programming.  This position differs from that of a Public Health Analyst I by virtue of the complexity and scope of the assignments, and the responsibility to assist department administration in interpreting data and recommending data-driven solutions to health issues.  An employee in this class works under the general supervision of the Director of Community Health, and under the direct supervision of the Epidemiologist.  An employee in this class may exercise supervision over other professional analyst staff, paraprofessionals, clerical staff and student interns.  Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

 

          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.

          Develops and administers appropriate 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 and applies 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.

          Supports the Department in adopting 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.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

 

          Good 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 relevant sources of health data.

          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 develop, maintain, merge and analyze datasets of various size and complexity.

          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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Promotion:

                One (1) year of permanent, competitive-class status in the title of Public Health Analyst I.

 

            Open Competitive:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics or a closely related field; or,
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York  State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Master's degree, which includes at least nine (9) semester credit hours in epidemiology, statistics or analysis and one (1) year of full-time, or its part-time equivalent, professional-level work experience conducting data collection and analysis, evaluation or analytics; or,
  3. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor's degree that includes at least nine (9) semester credit hours in epidemiology, statistics or analysis and two (2) years of full-time, or its part-time equivalent, professional-level work experience conducting data collection and analysis, evaluation or analytics.

 

 

07/2023 Revised