This position is responsible for supporting the work of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology by performing analytic and data-related tasks. MCH Epidemiology provides data support for a number of programs within DHHS, including the Nebraska-Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (N-MIECHV). Requirements of the federal MIECHV grants include operation of a data-driven performance management system, including measuring benchmarks and continuous quality improvement assessments.
Job duties include: a) creating and modifying questionnaires, sampling procedures, coding forms and other manuals used to gather data; b) collecting primary and secondary data to support programmatic activities; c) analyzing data using appropriate statistical techniques; d) interpreting results to identify significant differences and trends; e) constructing charts, tables and other illustrations of data; and f) periodic preparation of reports and presentations to communicate the data.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, economic/social science research methods, inferential/inductive statistical analysis, or other related field of quantitative analysis; OR Experience applying statistical methods and techniques to program, project, administrative, or demographic data can be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.
PREFERRED: Basic familiarity or better with ACCESS, SAS, EXCEL. Background working in or with maternal and child health-related programs.
Knowledge of: the principles and procedures of random sampling and probability; the methods and techniques of statistical analysis; resource material concerning statistical data collection methods; manual and automated methods and protocols for data collection, processing and analysis including personal computers and packaged applications software. Ability to: communicate in person, by telephone, email, and correspondence, with others to exchange factual information and research analysis, findings, and conclusions; construct tabular and illustrative material such as tables and charts; calculate probabilities; use the capabilities and features of programmable calculators, computers and associated applications software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; set personal and work group priorities and work schedules; interpret and apply State and federal laws and standards, and employing agency rules, policies, and procedures; understand and apply technical narrative material including manuals, handbooks, instructional memoranda, and computer printouts; summarize program/project and administrative data into technical reports; apply statistical methods and techniques to the analysis and interpretation of data; implement statistical studies or evaluation surveys within organizational constraints and available resources. Must be able to work independently.
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