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Project Analyst

From $34 yearly

Mercer County Works

Last Updated: 10/18/21

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Job Title:Project AnalystJob Number:Organization:New Jersey Department of HealthPosted:Type:ContractClassification:Industry:GovernmentNumber of Openings:1Location:Trenton, NJ USACompensation:Work Experience Needed:2-5 yearsMinimum Level of Education:BachelorsPosition Description:The Project Analysts key responsibilities include working with the Project Evaluator and stakeholders to develop a comprehensive program evaluation plan; implementing evaluations of all activities under the CDC funded Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) grant; ensuring that evaluation activities align with state program operations and activities and are consistent with the state overdose plan.We are seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic, creative, systems thinker with demonstrated ability in evaluation of complex systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and project management, as well as current knowledge of the overdose epidemic, harm reduction, trauma informed care, and health equity frameworks.Duties and Responsibilities:Work with the Project Evaluator and stakeholders to develop a comprehensive program evaluation plan as well as individual evaluation plans of prioritized program areas. Must have knowledge of or familiarity with the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation.Implement evaluations of all activities under the CDC Overdose Data to Action Grant. Must have knowledge of or familiarity with the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health.Ensure that evaluation activities are complementary to State program operations and activities and consistent with the State overdose plan.Independently design health data project evaluation components which are part of a much broader research effort. Experience with evaluations using mixed method approaches. Must have knowledge of methods for designing evaluations to increase the likelihood that the findings will be used by primary evaluation stakeholders.Conducts research and devise methods for collecting and processing data using qualitative and quantitative approaches such as interviews, group processes, participant observation, surveys, electronic data files, or other methods in the application of statistical techniques to opioid data management projects; and assists in the development of health data information system for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of opioid data.Develop and articulate program goals and objectives in a structure supporting evaluation (i.e., SMART objectives).Develop action plans and systems to facilitate and track implementation of evaluation findings and recommendations.Prepare and present evaluation results in a manner that increases the likelihood that they will be used and accepted by a diverse group of stakeholders. Must be able to educate program staff and partners about evaluation concepts and methods used.Assists in the development of new methods to organize opioid data research and collection activities, as well as appropriate criteria and measures to analyze and interpret such data in support of project planning, implementation, and evaluation.Assist Director, Program Manager, Project Evaluator, and Strategy Leads with developing, conducting, and evaluating data system studies; revise and update existing systems.Review data visualization projects for accuracy, consistency, and clarity.Support related opioid overdose projects and ensure timely submission of deliverables. Work collaboratively and engage stakeholders across agencies in the evaluation process as well as on joint initiatives.Develop and maintain databases, construct data files, conduct data entry, and perform data edits/cleaning while ensuring data privacy/confidentiality.Qualifications:Education:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree including or supplemented by twelve (12) semester hour credits in Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Informatics, Health Information Management, Economics, Statistics, Quantitative Analysis, Operations Research, and/or Market Research.A Master's degree in one of the disciplines indicated above may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Ph.D. in Public Health; or MPH + at least 5 years relevant experience is a plus.Experience:One (1) year of comprehensive technical research and statistical analysis experience in in epidemiology, public health, economics, public health administration, or related field which involves the use, operation, an and/or management of database systems.Experience with intermediate to advanced level quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods. Ability to conduct analyses using appropriate analytic tools for quantitative data (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Minitab, Tableau) and/or qualitative data (NVivo 8, Atlas.ti, MaxQDA).Organization Description:The Department of Healths priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jerseys health system. The Departments five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.Closing Date:3/4/2021Web Address:https://www.nj.gov/health/How to Apply:Please submit a cover letter and resume.Job Types: Full-time, ContractPay: $34.30 per hourSchedule:Monday to FridayEducation:Bachelor's (Preferred)Experience:technical research and statistical analysis: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location:One locationThis Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneousPeople-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projectsAdaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in directionDetail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger pictureAchievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might failInnovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativityCompany's website:https://www.nj.gov/health/Work Remotely:Temporarily due to COVID-19COVID-19 Precaution(s):Remote interview process



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