The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) located in Greeley, CO is recruiting for a Health Data Specialist I. This position performs population-based community health assessment and planning activities to prioritize health issues, conducts process and outcome evaluation, and monitors health trends. The position is located within the Health Education, Communication, and Planning Division and works closely with the Health Department's Senior/III Health Data Analyst. Duties will include supporting the creation and maintenance of sustainable, integrated data systems relevant to health planning and quality improvement. The position will further collect and analyze public health data, epidemiologic analyses, and literature reviews, and communicate findings and results in a variety of formats and infographics. The position will also include assisting teams with development of evaluation questions, survey design, and identifying appropriate metrics. Strong oral and written communication, and organizational skills essential. Position will also assist with public health accreditation and updating the performance management system.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The Health Data Specialist I or II will work directly under and report directly to the Senior/III Health Data Specialist or Health Education, Communication, and Planning Division Director, if the senior position is vacant.
To be considered for this position, you need to include a resume and cover letter and answer all of the supplemental questions. Your cover letter should explain why you would like to work for Weld County.
$64,790.01 - $82,063.04 annually plus benefits (see benefits tab on the job posting).
Collaborate with members of the HECP Division, other Health Department staff including the Executive Director, and other community partners to evaluate population-based prevention activities, including but not limited to chronic diseases and other health issues.
Identify evaluation questions, survey design, and identifying appropriate metrics to assist teams with community-based outreach projects.
Conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis in support of formative evaluation or mixed methods or other public health investigations.
Develop and evaluate sustainable, integrated data systems relevant to health planning and quality improvement; interpret trends, patterns, and relationships. Work includes updates and providing presentations using a data dashboard and similar performance management systems.
Provide consultation with the collection and analysis of public health data, epidemiologic analyses, and literature reviews, and communicate findings and results in a variety of formats and graphics.
Assist in the development, implementation, data analysis, and report writing of the Community Health Assessment (CHA), and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Assist with maintaining national public health accreditation standards, including developing familiarity and ongoing support with the accreditation domains and standards, Annual Report, and the Health Department Performance Management System.
Present data findings at community meetings and partner meetings, explaining complex survey and analysis findings to the public; listen and understand community issues and build relationships with community members, community groups and other partners on a variety of public health issues and concerns.
Serve as an advocate on population-based health issues with local and state government agencies or health service providers/organizations.
Acquire and retain knowledge of policies, procedures, and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment surveillance methods related to population health monitoring.
Complete position-specific training for analysis, evaluation, and public health emergency response activities.
Enter data into several different computer programs; learn and apply new computer skills on a regular basis; have a strong working knowledge of computer programs used on a daily basis including program-specific software applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, Visio, database user interfaces and query software (client databases), and web browser software and a variety of data analysis and visualization software, including mapping applications.
Work the scheduled hours each day/week established for this position and be available as-needed outside of normal operating hours to assist with response to public health emergencies or community outreach events. At times, expected to work evenings and weekends, including during emergency situations.
Commute and/or work from all Health Department and other County office locations or other locations as needed. Drive for extended distances and periods of time throughout Weld County in all weather conditions throughout the year.
Comply with all federal, state, and local regulations and employer policies and procedures.
Update program information and protocol by attending continuing education courses related to program responsibilities. Keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to the job.
Maintain sensitive and confidential records information. Follow the Weld County Code of Conduct and adheres to strict confidentiality guidelines, including HIPAA, and the appropriate non-disclosure and/or release of information.
Conduct activities within the financial and operational plan of WCDPHE and Weld County. Follow the directions/recommendations/positions set forth by the Weld County Board of County Commissioners.
Present data and facts without incorporating judgement or personal biases into the interpretation.
Use exceptional customer service skills to respond to community needs, enhance public relations, coordinate activities, and represent WCDPHE in order to promote and maintain a positive public health image and foster pride and professionalism in the workplace and community.
Maintain professional conduct and adheres to the Public Health Code of Ethics.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, epidemiology, evaluation, informatics, biostatistics, or related field. Familiarity with health data science and computing is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of sustained professional experience in epidemiological assessment, data collection and analysis, applied research or program evaluation for a public health department.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must have the ability to be reached (such as on a cell phone) and work outside of normal business hours as necessary, especially during emergencies and as needed by the Health Department Executive Director or Division Directors.
LICENSE, VEHICLE & INSURANCE: A valid driver's license and use of personal, insured vehicle is required to perform job duties. Dependable transportation and auto insurance, maintained at all times, as required by State law, is required.
RESIDENCY: Must reside in the State of Colorado on the date of hire.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check. A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or convictions of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the Administrative Services Division at WCDPHE with an official disposition of any charges, if you wish to be considered for this position.
About Weld County Government - Public Health & Environment
Home to 31 incorporated municipalities, including growing cities, charming towns, thriving businesses and thousands of acres of prime agricultural land. As Colorado’s third largest county, Weld County covers 3,987 square miles in the northern part of the state and is larger than the size of Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia combined. The climate is dry and generally mild with warm summers, mild winters and a growing season of approximately 138 days. The land surface is fairly level in the east, with rolling prairies and low hills near the western border. Elevations in the county range from 4,400 to 5,000 feet. The South Platte River and its tributaries, the Cache la Poudre, the Big Thompson, the Little Thompson, the St. Vrain, and other smaller streams, flow into Weld County from the south and west, leaving the county on the east. With available services, location, resources and livability, Weld County offers unbounded opportunity for families to live, work and play. We have one more important ingredient as well: A positive attitude toward growth. We love being here, and we’d love having you here too!