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Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies Public Health Program Support in Atlanta, Georgia

Public Health Program Support

Location GA - Atlanta

Job Code 7621

# of openings 6

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The Alaka’ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) has a potential need for top talent to provide public health program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) out of Atlanta, GA.

POSITIONS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Project Director – Lead data request and analysis activities; Provide project updates, set up phone calls, and organize information; Research background materials and create resource lists; Track ongoing research and activities across the branch; Gather information for data calls, policy-related issues, and program inquiries, and package draft responses; Collect updates from staff to monitor project progress and update milestones indicative of progress; Create or maintain databases or spreadsheets for organizing and tracking cooperative agreements, grants, contracts, and interagency and other (e.g. tech transfer) agreements and outside funding sources.

  • Business Systems Analysts – Provides management and analysis of business data for use in decision making and organizational efficiency improvement initiatives; Aggregates and performs statistical analysis on business data based on requests from project teams or senior leadership; Integrates data from multiple data sources or functional areas, ensures data accuracy and integrity, and updates data as needed; Interprets data to identify business trends, conducts root cause analysis of business problems, or suggest areas for process improvement.

  • Epidemiologists – Oversees public health programs, including statistical analysis, health care planning, surveillance systems, and public health improvement; Investigates diseases or parasites to determine cause and risk factors, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission; Plans and directs studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease; Assists with the identification and analysis of public health issues and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys; Analyzes study or project implementation procedures for improvement; Consults on, monitors, and measures the outcome of assigned programs through studies that evaluate the effectiveness of subject activities in meeting the needs of program participants; Using scientific and technical methods and practices, identifies and evaluates a wide range of health conditions in a specialty area; Utilizes statistical techniques commonly used in epidemiologic evaluations to interpret and analyze observed health phenomenon; Performs statistical analyses as part of a segment of a nationwide data collection and analysis program; Responsible for ensuring the statistical validity and epidemiologic applicability of study activities by solving problems occurring in the data collection process; Develops specifications for and monitors data tabulations ensuring accuracy and quality of data;

  • Computer Programmers – Analyzes, designs, develops, modifies, writes, edits, and implements software programming applications; Analyzes and defines software requirements to determine specifications and standards; Proposes software solutions; Determines the cost of new and modified systems, and engages in the proposal process; Develops, designs, and edits original applications, or modifies third-party applications; Tests and approves applications; Trains users, and writes training manuals; Manages user support and feedback; May specialize in one or more areas of development, including network, operating systems, databases, or applications.

  • Scientific Data Scientists – Performs specified portions or minor phases of mathematical statistical work in various scientific and public health areas; Researches literature for covariates associated with predictive modeling; Writes computer programs such as SAS programs to execute selected methodologies; Develops composite variables to summarize a group of related covariates for modeling purposes; Documents methodologies and results, and summarize findings; Attend regular project team meetings, and provide updates; Perform data analysis, ensuring statistical accuracy in planning data collection procedures; Conduct analytical investigations using scientific methodology and problem solving; Performs and monitors the full range of specialized tests and non-routine procedures for which there are standard methods and techniques; Prepares routine reports on studies and projects, or applies knowledge of the technical rules and procedures to scientific projects and programs to maintain documentation, and prepares analyses and reports of findings for tests and studies; Provides ad-hoc statistical consultation including method design, analysis, and reporting of results.

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Familiarity with immunization information (IIS Data).

  • Strong skills in cleaning data, preprocessing, and obtaining data from jurisdictions.

  • Strong understanding of data science, data processing, and obtaining data from census.

    DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience providing related support in a public health or federal environment.

  • Experience with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preferred.

    REQUIRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Education requirements vary by position; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    CITIZENSHIP AND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass background investigation.

    ​The Alakaina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries. Eligible employees enjoy a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. The Alakaina Foundation FOCs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click here (recruiter@alakaina.com?subject=Request%20for%20accommodation.) to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.

    The Alakaina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Keaki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, Kapili Services, Pookela Solutions, Kīkaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei Solutions, LLC. Alakaina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

    For additional information, please visit www.alakainafoundation.com

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