Two Job Openings

Posted by AAIP News on 10/01/2014

ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD, INC.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:                        Program Director

LOCATION:            Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

                                    Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc.

REPORTS TO:              Tribal Epidemiology Center Director

 FLSA STATUS:              Exempt (Full-Time)

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:            Project Assistant                                                          

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the AASTEC Director, the program director is responsible for management, direction, reporting, and implementation of objectives established for the AASTEC Comprehensive Approaches to American Indian Health and Wellness Project.  The overarching aim of this new, 5-year initiative is to promote effective and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental improvements towards the prevention of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and associated risk factors, such as commercial tobacco use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet among American Indian Tribes. The program director will plan, develop, coordinate and carry out activities in compliance with guidelines established by the funding agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, administers and coordinates the objectives of the AASTEC Comprehensive Approaches to American Indian Health and Wellness Project with minimal supervision.
  • Assists participating tribes with subject matter expertise in community health assessment, strategic action planning, program evaluation and evidence-based, best practices in chronic disease prevention and management.
  • Provides and coordinates technical assistance including, training, education and program development for participating Tribes.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of evaluation plans, outcomes monitoring and continuous quality improvement. 
  • Constructs culturally appropriate public health presentations and materials (e.g. fact sheets, newsletters and small media) for internal and external activities, trainings, meetings, and professional conferences.
  • Monitors the progress of grant deliverables.
  • Prepares and presents progress reports to tribal leadership and the funding agency.
  • Develops and sustains interdependent partnerships between program staff, Tribes, IHS, and Federal, State, and academic partners.
  • Manages the project budget, including the preparation and monitoring of professional service agreements and sub-awards.
  • Performs related tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE + SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the cultural characteristics and attitudes of Southwestern Indian Tribes.
  • Must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles of planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion/disease prevention interventions, including the Social-Ecological Model as a framework for preventive intervention.
  • Must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of chronic disease/risk factor prevention and management.
  • Must demonstrate leadership qualities and be a self-starter who requires minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
  • Must have proficient public speaking skills.
  • Must demonstrate extensive organizational, planning, and coordinating skills. Ability to balance and coordinate numerous priorities, including competing priorities.
  • Must possess the ability to think ahead and plan over a five-year time span.
  • Must demonstrate excellent presentation skills including the ability to communicate public health concepts to scientific and non-scientific persons.
  • Must demonstrate discretion, tact, knowledge, judgment, and overall ability in working effectively with federal, tribal, and other professionals.
  • Must demonstrate ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Events planning and meeting logistics experience is highly desirable.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicant must have at a minimum a Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Education, or related field.
  • Minimum five years of experience in health promotion/disease prevention program management.  Experience working with American Indian Tribes is preferred.
  • Must be sensitive to cross-cultural differences, and able to work effectively within a cross-cultural context.  
  • Proficiency in developing high level administrative/programmatic reports or documents.
  • Superior dependability to include excellent work attendance and punctuality.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Able to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid State driver’s license.
  • Completion of background investigation is required.

WORK CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to perform, but not limited to the following:

  • Frequently involves sedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, or pull objects, including the human body.
  • Occasionally involves light work; exerting up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force to move objects.
  • Constantly requires the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound.
  • Constantly requires verbally expressing or exchanging ideas or important instructions accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Constantly requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm.
  • Constantly requires repetitive movement or the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.
  • Occasionally requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time.
  • Occasionally requires ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Occasionally requires raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally.
  • Occasionally requires stooping which entail the use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Infrequently requires crouching
  • Drive company-leased vehicle for company related business.  A moderate to high level of travel may be required at times.  This travel will partly within the Southwest region and partly outside of the Southwest, and will include overnight travel when needed.
  • Noise level is usually minimal.

PREFERENCE:

American Indian applicants will be given preference, in accordance with the exemption provided under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: 

Send the following materials:

  • CV or Resume
  • Three professional references
  • Writing sample
  • Cover letter

Please direct all correspondence to: Delrae Peterson at [email protected] or regular mail to: Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc., 5015 Prospect Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.  No phone calls.  For best consideration, please forward all application materials by October 15th, 2014.



 

ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD, INC.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:                        Staff Epidemiologist

LOCATION:            Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

                                    Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc.

REPORTS TO:              Tribal Epidemiology Center Director

FLSA STATUS:              Exempt (Full-Time)

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  NA

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  This position reports directly to the Director of the Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC) located at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. (AAIHB).  The Epidemiologist’s primary responsibility is to provide a wide range of epidemiologic assistance to AASTEC and the 27 American Indian Tribes, Nations, Bands and Pueblos it serves. Core epidemiologic functions will include chronic disease and risk factor surveillance; collection, management and statistical analysis of data; training and technical assistance; and interpretation and dissemination of results to tribal stakeholders and scientific partners.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Provides epidemiological support towards the design, implementation, and evaluation of a new, 5-year programmatic initiative led by AASTEC, which aims to promote effective and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental improvements towards the prevention of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and associated risk factors, such as commercial tobacco use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet among American Indian Tribes.
  • Assists Tribal governments, Tribal health programs, and health services providers to collect, manage, analyze, interpret and utilize data in their communities for program planning and evaluation.
  • Analyzes relevant data using state/national vital records, registry, and survey data; clinical data; and data collected by tribal health programs and the Tribal Epidemiology Center.
  • Provides epidemiologic technical assistance, training and consultation to tribal partners.
  • Provides leadership in planning appropriate investigations and public health interventions in tribal communities.
  • Designs survey tools and databases with minimal supervision.
  • Works to design implement and report studies which ascertain the incidence and prevalence of various chronic health conditions and risk factors among American Indians.
  • Assures confidentiality agreements are established, followed and maintained.
  • Ensures comprehensive, quality health data are available and accessible to the Native American population in the IHS Albuquerque Area.
  • Coordinates epidemiologic activities with outside entities, such as state and local public health agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Indian Health Service, other Federal agencies, and university schools of public health and medicine.
  • Constructs public health presentations and materials (e.g. fact sheets and aggregate reports) for internal and external trainings, meetings, and professional conferences.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of evaluation plans, outcomes monitoring and continuous quality improvement among participating Tribes. 
  • Assists in the preparation of routine progress reports.
  • Abides by the AAIHB policies, procedures.
  • Performs other epidemiologic and public health related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE + SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must demonstrate a solid understanding of the state of the art of epidemiology and statistics. Experience in chronic disease epidemiology is preferred.
  • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of standard epidemiologic/statistical analysis computer software such as SPSS, SAS, STATA or Epi Info.
  • Must demonstrate leadership qualities in identifying statistical, surveillance, public health, and research needs, planning and conducting projects, and in reporting results and findings.
  • Must be able to design/collect/retrieve/triangulate epidemiological data, perform statistical data analysis, and interpret/report findings to tribal partners in an efficient and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must have proficient public speaking skills.
  • Must be able to collaborate with tribes, tribal organizations, IHS, state health departments, federal agencies and other agencies to coordinate and develop epidemiology and surveillance activities.
  • Must demonstrate ability to use epidemiological data to prepare and review reports, tables, or publications that effectively and clearly communicate pertinent information.
  • Must demonstrate excellent presentation skills including the ability to communicate medical, statistical, and public health concepts to scientific and non-scientific persons.
  • Must demonstrate discretion, tact, knowledge, judgment, and overall ability in working effectively with federal, tribal, and other professionals.
  • Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple priorities and carry out all responsibilities of the position with minimal day to day supervision.
  • Must demonstrate ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicant must have at a minimum a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology, Doctorate of Public Health (Dr. P.H.) degree or Ph.D. in Epidemiology, or M.D.-M.P.H. combination.
  • Must have at least two years of epidemiologic experience.  Experience in working with American Indians communities is preferred.
  • Must be sensitive to cross-cultural differences, and able to work effectively within a cross-cultural context. 
  • Must demonstrate superior dependability including excellent work attendance and punctuality.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid State driver’s license.
  • Must agree to submit to a criminal background check.

WORK CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to perform, but not limited to the following:

  • Frequently involves sedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, or pull objects, including the human body.
  • Occasionally involves light work; exerting up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force to move objects.
  • Constantly requires the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound.
  • Constantly requires verbally expressing or exchanging ideas or important instructions accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Constantly requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm.
  • Constantly requires repetitive movement or the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.
  • Occasionally requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time.
  • Occasionally requires ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Occasionally requires raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally.
  • Occasionally requires stooping which entail the use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Infrequently requires crouching
  • Drive company-leased vehicle for company related business.  A moderate to high level of travel may be required at times.  This travel will partly within the Southwest region and partly outside of the Southwest, and will include overnight stays as needed.
  • Noise level is usually minimal.

PREFERENCE:

American Indian applicants will be given preference, in accordance with the exemption provided under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: 

Send the following materials: CV/Resume, three professional references, writing sample and cover letter to Delrae Peterson at [email protected] or regular mail to: Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc., 5015 Prospect Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.  No phone calls.  For best consideration, please forward all application materials by October 15th, 2014.