Under the general supervision of the Tribal Epidemiology Center (TEC) Director at ITCA, Inc. the Epidemiologist IV effectively manages the operation and administration of the ITCA grant with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19: Prevention of suicide, intimate partner violence and adverse childhood events (ACEs) in Indian Country and provides support to the TEC Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative/Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (MSPI/DVPI) project. The Epidemiologist IV will work with the TEC Director and TEC teams to develop grant applications and grant reporting. S/he will develop and implement all program work activities under the COVID-19: Prevention of suicide, intimate partner violence and adverse childhood events (ACEs) in Indian Country grant with the TEC team; attends national, regional, local and internal meetings and presents on findings and other presentations as required; maintains partnerships with stakeholders and funding agency representatives; provides technical support for surveillance reporting and other epidemiologic reporting and evaluation; develops contracts with the TEC Director for specific training and technical assistance events; completes all reporting products for CDC as requested; supervises the assigned program staff and oversees all work assignments. Timely and regular attendance to work and work-related events is an essential function of this position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan, administer and direct program activities in accordance with ITCA procedures and guidelines, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of grant funding agreements, which includes, but is not limited, to the coordination and implementation of grant deliverables; production of written and verbal reports; coordination, instruction, and facilitation of meetings, workshops and technical training sessions; development, review and on-going improvement of the CDC COVID-19: Prevention of suicide, intimate partner violence and ACEs in Indian Country and TEC MSPI/DVPI, and monitors program objectives, commitments, measures, outputs, outcomes, in correlation with associated budgets and contracts.
Recruit, hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate staff.
Conduct performance review and provide feedback to staff for improvements
Ensure that the staff follows best practices and standard operation procedures and conduct staff meetings on regular basis
Design epidemiologic studies at the request of Tribal partners.
Designs and oversees the design of survey tools, data dictionary, codebooks and databases and the collection, storage, transfer and clean data using Excel and SAS from a variety of public and confidential sources.
Oversees and carries out basic and advanced SAS data analysis (counts, percentages, cross-tabulations, univariate statistics, chi-squared tests, t-tests, regression, and survival analysis).
Constructs and oversees the construct of confidential reports, public surveillance reports, and peer-reviewed publications.
Constructs public health presentations for internal and external trainings, meetings, and professional conferences.
Provides Tribes with other requested epidemiologic technical assistance.
Meets project deadlines with quality products.
Travel within the Phoenix service area (Arizona, Nevada, and Utah) to Tribal partners to conduct trainings, attend meetings, and provide technical assistance as requested with minimal supervision.
Maintain accurate and complete project files electronically and/or hardcopy format of assignments.
Attend all ITCA, Inc. and TEC center meetings as assigned.
Provide Tribes with other requested epidemiologic technical assistance.
Follow all ITCA, Inc. policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties, special projects, and reporting as assigned.
Plan, administer and direct program activities in accordance with ITCA procedures and guidelines, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of grant funding agreements, which includes but not limited to coordination and implementation of grant deliverables; production of written and verbal reports; coordination, instruction, and facilitation of meetings, workshops and technical training sessions; development, review and on-going improvement of the program, and monitors program objectives, commitments, measures, outputs, outcomes, in correlation with associated budgets and contracts.
Research, develop, write, and produce grant proposals for continued program funding. This work includes development of project budgets, work plans, output measures, and outcome measures.
Develop and complete all trainings and technical assistance in the work plan together with other TEC epidemiologists.
Provide planning and support for continuous and adequate funding for programs from all available sources recruit, hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate staff epidemiologists.
Conduct performance review and provide feedback to staff epidemiologists for improvements.
Will communicate regularly and in a timely manner with the TEC Director regarding any challenges or problems.
Provides regular and timely updates to the TEC Director, funding project officers, and other members of the team as needed.
Assists with COVID response activities under the parent grant as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrated project management skills.
Demonstrated experience and proficiency in SAS and/or R.
Demonstrated experience analyzing data multiple data sources to produce automated public health reports
Grant writing experience
Demonstrated experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Must be willing to learn other software as needed.
Sensitivity to others and the ability to work respectively and cooperatively with the organization’s partners.
Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Ability to identify and analyze issues impacting the program and recommend and develop solutions impacting issue resolution.
Excellent communication skills in writing, telephone, webinar, and face-to-face meetings.
Travel throughout the Phoenix and Tucson service area of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah as assigned. Overnight stays are often required.
Uses Microsoft outlook calendar system to track important dates, meetings, project deadlines, requested time off, etc.
DrPH/PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or statistics and at least 3 years post-degree program management, grants management, and data analysis experience. Or, MPH and 10 years post-degree program management, grants management, and data analysis experience. Valid Arizona driver’s license and submit to a background check. Valid Arizona driver’s license and submit to a background check.
Internal Number: 2021
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…To provide its member tribes with a united voice and the means for united action on matters that affect them collectively or individually…
The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona was established in 1952 to provide a united voice for tribal governments located in the State of Arizona to address common issues of concerns. On July 9, 1975, the council established a private, non-profit corporation, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.(ITCA), under the laws of the State of Arizona to promote Indian self-reliance through public policy development. ITCA provides an independent capacity to obtain, analyze and disseminate information vital to Indian community self-development.
The members of ITCA are the highest elected tribal officials: tribal chairpersons, presidents and governors. These representatives are in the best position to have a comprehensive view of the conditions and needs of the Indian communities they represent. As a group, the tribal leaders represent governments that have a shared historical experience. Consequently, the tribes have a common governmental status as well as similar... relationships with federal and state governments. ITCA is governed by a Board of Directors composed of: Presidents, First Vice President, Second Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. The work of ITCA staff and consultants is carried out under the direction and supervision of Maria Dadgar, Executive Director.
ITCA operates more than 30 projects and employs a staff of 70 to provide on-going technical assistance and training to tribal governments in program planning and development, research and data collection, resource development, management and evaluation. In addition, the staff of ITCA organizes and conducts seminars, workshops, conferences and public hearings to facilitate participation of tribal leaders in the formulation of public policy at all levels. The goal of ITCA and its commitment to the member tribes is to ensure the self-determination of Indian tribal governments through their participation in the development of the policies and programs which affect their lives.