Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment in Greeley, CO is searching for a Health Data Specialist. 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, II, and III 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.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: I. None. II. Manages specific projects of the department, with or without personnel to supervise. III. Supervises all health data programs and personnel of the data unit. Please include a cover letter answering the following questions: 1. Why you want to work for Weld County? 2. Describe your knowledge, ability, and experience with data analysis. 3. Describe projects where you have communicated data analysis findings. 4. Describe an experience of how you failed forward with a data analysis project.
EDUCATION: I. 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. II. Same as above with additional course work in Epidemiology, BioStatistics, and Computer or Data Science. III. As II above with Master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the fields listed above.
EXPERIENCE: I. At least two (2) years of sustained professional experience in epidemiological assessment, data collection and analysis, applied research or program evaluation for a public health department. II. As I above with a minimum of two (2) years of experience leading health data projects with or without supervising personnel. III. As II above with a minimum of five (5) years of experience leading health data projects including supervision.
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.
Please include a cover letter answering the following questions: 1. Why you want to work for Weld County? 2. Describe your knowledge, ability, and experience with data analysis. 3. Describe projects where you have communicated data analysis findings. 4. Describe an experience of how you failed forward with a data analysis project.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
Long Term Disability Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Plan
Recreation Center Discounts
Internal Number: 6647
About Weld County 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!