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Title:  Public Health Analyst II - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  02/01/2023
Req ID:  43561
Department:  Health
Location: 

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02

Overview

Health equity exists when all people have a fair and just opportunity to be healthy, especially those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage, historical injustice, and other, preventable, systemic inequalities that are often associated with social categories of race, gender, class, ethnicity, social position, sexual orientation, and disability. The Vermont Department of Health is excited to hire a Public Health Analyst II in the Research, Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit of the Health Statistics and Informatics Division.  This new position will be responsible for data analysis related to health equity. It is with data that we contextualize what promotes health, drives disparities, and how structural racism and other forms of oppression influence the ability to live. This position will have the opportunity to establish internal systems for VDH's analysis of data through an equity lens and build relationships with key partners (internal and external to VDH) to support the sharing and utilization of identified inequities in health data. The position will also have the opportunity to implement new and innovative methods for the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data that center communities values, needs, and priorities. 

 

This position requires statistical data analysis work at a professional level involving complex epidemiological and bio-statistical analyses. Duties include selection of advanced statistical and epidemiological methodology and the scientific assessment of data within multiple data sets.  The position requires the knowledge of statistical software, survey research, data analysis, assessment of data quality, data management, and data dissemination. 


The position will analyze data from BRFSS, YRBS, hospital discharge and vital statistics data (and other data sets), respond to data requests, and create reports, presentations, and other data products. Specifically, the analyst will assess health disparities by assessing data by race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability status, socioeconomic status (education, income, etc.), geography, sex, age, primary language and other factors.

 

The position operates under the Research, Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit Chief and the Surveillance and Epidemiology Team Lead. All analysts are expected to work on multiple teams, including the Unit, the Health Equity Integration Team, the Surveillance and Epi Team, and special topic workgroups. Expertise in Microsoft Office and statistical analysis software (SAS, SPSS, etc.) is required.  Contact with community partners and VDH program staff will be required. 

Duties

The Public Health Analyst II will:
-    Utilize known data sources, statistical and epidemiological methods to analyze data.
-    Identify, create and disseminate data products to be used by VDH staff and partners. 
-    Work with key stakeholders to explain Vermont data related to health equity. 
-    Work with internal partners (such as other analysts and program staff across VDH) to raise awareness of the need to include an equity lens in all analysis and reporting. 
-    Assess the need for new and/or alternative data sources for health equity-related data, such as qualitative data gathering and storytelling
-    Develop innovative techniques for data collection among those experiencing health disparity.
-    Identify opportunities for strengths (versus deficit) based measurement.
-    Work with partners and stakeholders to explore further options for exploring health disparities in VT, addressing incomplete data systems and illuminating systemic causes of inequity. 
-    Share key findings through meetings, presentations, reports and data briefs. 
-    Participate in grant required calls, webinars and complete other tasks as required.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Analyst II - Limited Service (Job Requisition #43561), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact kristen.murray@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Meetings with data users and providers may require some travel, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or a social sciences discipline, including 6 credits in statistics at the graduate level AND one (1) year or more of professional level work in health-related research, statistics or program evaluation where the activities include gathering, analyzing and interpreting statistical data.

OR

Bachelor's degree in statistics, a health-related or social sciences discipline, including 12 college credits in statistics, research or computer sciences, and 6 of these credits must be in statistics AND four (4) years or more of professional level work in health-related research, statistics or program evaluation where the activities include gathering, analyzing and interpreting statistical data.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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