Post Date: 10/03/2019
Close Date: 10/13/2019
Close date: 10/13/2019
Salary: $4,102 - $5,998 monthly
Location: Portland, OR
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Oregon WIC Program in Portland, OR is recruiting for a WIC Nutrition and Health Screening Research Analyst to collect, analyze, summarize, and make accessible qualitative and quantitative data from a large variety of sources to support the State WIC Program and contracted local WIC agencies and partners. This public health program is designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, at-risk population.
What will you do?
As the WIC Nutrition and Health Screening Research Analyst, you will provide consultation to all state WIC teams and local agency staff to meet a variety of program needs. This includes:
• Collaborating with the WIC nutrition and local services team to analyze nutrition risk data and local agency performance measures and recommend actions based on findings
• Partnering with the WIC data team to assure the WIC Management Information System (MIS) data is accessible and usable by both state and local agency staff
• Working with the WIC vendor team to analyze food price and availability data in developing WIC food package recommendations
• Providing technical assistance in the development of reports and surveys to assure validity of data and its analysis
• Supporting the overall planning, implementation, and evaluation of the WIC program.
• Working with data from TWIST, PRAMS, PRAMS2, newborn metabolic screening, TOTS, and vital statistics
• Developing and implementing program evaluation instruments for use at state and local levels
• Serving as a resource for data, literature, and technical assistance to state and local WIC staff
• Utilizing census, school meals, food stamp, TANF, food bank, employment and other data sources to provide profiles of WIC service areas
• Creating and conducting surveys, focus groups and needs assessments
• Creating, conducting, analyzing and summarizing process, impact and outcome evaluations
• Assisting the WIC research analysts with both quantitative and qualitative data analysis for special WIC projects and grants
What's in it for you?
You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to promote a healthy Oregon. Do you have a master’s in public health specializing in research design, research analysis and/or informatics? Do you have experience in epidemiologic surveillance? Are you proficient in MS Word and Excel? Do you have experience using SAS statistical software and/or programming languages such as SQL, SAS, SPSS, R, STATA and/or Tableau? If so, we want to connect with you!
What are we looking for?
• A bachelor's degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, and one-year experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports OR four years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports.
• Master's in public health with research design, research analysis, epidemiology, biostatistics, or informatics focus is preferred.
• Experience with methods involved in epidemiologic surveillance, research study design, data visualization, and data systems evaluation and quality assurance studies.
• Knowledge of database operation and management.
• Experience with statistical analysis using SQL, SPSS, SAS, R, STATA or Tableau.
• Experience with data visualization software such as Tableau.
• Experience writing technical reports and creating infographics to assist staff in interpreting and applying data.
• Experience creating relevant literature reviews.
• Experience analyzing data, interpreting results, designing appropriate data displays, and writing and producing reports and summaries.
• Knowledge of and experience with maternal and child health (MCH) and public health issues.
• Experience with qualitative research, including qualitative interviewing skills such as with focus groups.
• Experience providing direct services to a WIC or MCH population.
• Experience serving vulnerable and culturally diverse populations.
• Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, follow the link below and complete the online application and all supplemental questions: