Under the general supervision of the Manager of the Program Informatics and Evaluations Group, conducts highly advanced (senior-level) research and analysis of program evaluation and epidemiologic data associated with HIV care, particularly the Texas HIV Medication Program. Proposes and initiates epidemiologic and program evaluation studies, including design, implementation, analysis and dissemination. Primarily responsible for initiating, conducting and directing advanced analysis and reporting on data associated with the Texas HIV Medication Program, including examining surveillance efforts, epidemiologic trends, academic research, trends in service utilization and expenditures, and public health follow-up and care linkage efforts. Position works with staff across DSHS to characterize HIV Care Services and the Texas HIV Medication Program efforts from various data analysis files. This position contributes to HIV/STD epidemiologic profiles and DSHS reports for lay and professional audiences. Provides expertise for grant processes, including epidemiologic profiling, evaluation, formulating and measuring objectives, and data analysis design. Coordinates efforts with other Group and Branch staff, working as a team on all phases of Group and Branch epidemiology, planning and evaluation functions when necessary. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
(30%) Uses SAS and Tableau to clean, manage, characterize, analysis and visualize data associated with Ryan White HIV Care Services and the Texas HIV Medication Program from a variety of sources, including examining surveillance efforts, epidemiologic trends, academic research, and testing and public health follow-up efforts.
(20%) Proposes and initiates epidemiologic and program evaluation studies, including design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination. Designs, informs and measures quality improvement initiatives.
(15%) Coordinates with partners within and external to DSHS to obtain data related to Ryan White HIV Care Services with focus on the Texas HIV Medication Program. Responsible for performing data merges, matches, cleaning and updating. Manages specialized program data marts and develops new data warehouses and tracking mechanisms as program needs arise.
(15%) Synthesizes disease information from a variety of sources to write reports for lay and professional audiences. Oversees, coordinates and prepares reports and/or materials for presentation and publication. Develops dashboards of program data and analytics using Tableau. Presents reports and research findings to internal and external groups, including DSHS staff and community groups. This position contributes to HIV/STD epidemiologic profiles and DSHS reports for lay and professional audiences. Prepares required program annual and quarterly reports. Represents DSHS at meetings and conferences on a statewide and national basis and act as a liaison to other branches within the Department and with state and national organizations related to HIV.
(10%) Uses academic and general search engines to locate HIV-related research. Provides consultation relating to research design, planning, instrumentation, and statistical analysis, both quantitative and qualitative. Develops or uses research instruments such as questionnaires, surveys, interviews, and observation methods to the research HIV-related needs.
(10%) Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to: actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge Skills Abilities:Knowledge of research design, demonstration, and evaluation concepts and methodologies; of statistical concepts and methods and their application to research analysis; of standard and appropriate research sources and texts; and of measurement, testing and evaluation procedures.
Knowledge of computer software programs including SAS, Tableau, RedCap, and Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong knowledge of SAS and Tableau preferred.
Knowledge of current social, economic, and public health issues related to HIV/AIDS.
Ability to analyze issues, draw valid conclusions, and make recommendations; to prepare and present comprehensive statistical and narrative reports; to conduct effective presentations; to interpret departmental policies and procedures, grants, legislation, and regulations relating to research activities; to prepare concise reports; and to provide leadership to teams of peers and internal and external customers.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in social science, computer science, statistical analysis, behavioral science and/or biostatistics. Four years of analysis experience required. Years of experience in applicable public health programs such as chronic or infectious disease may substitute for education on a year by year basis. Experience in the development, data extraction, and maintenance of databases. Experience in public health and infectious disease control preferred. Skills with programming in statistical software such SAS. Knowledge and experience with survey development, data collection, statistical analyses, and data dissemination processes. Experience with writing and reviewing statistical reports. Experience leading a team or project. Experience presenting scientific work. Experience publishing scientific work preferred. Education may substitute for equal experience if applicable.
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 35F, IT, 23, 02111, 8E000. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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