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Position Description Under the direction of the Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP) Physician and with some oversight by the Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention (NCDP) Division Director, the Public Health Analyst – Mental/Behavioral Health will perform a variety of public health planning, assessment, evaluation and capacity-building activities for Harris County Public Health (HCPH). **_Community Health Improvement Planning_** * Facilitates and coordinates planning activities that involve broad stakeholder participation, assessments, priority setting, action plan development, work plan oversight, sustainability planning, and evaluation to improve community health and create more equitable health conditions. * Serves as a liaison and/or facilitator for other community planning activities internal and external to HCPH in order to identify and advance priority public health issues at a systems and policy level. * Engages the public directly in planning, problem solving, and decision making for community health improvement initiatives. * Coordinates and/or assists with strategic planning, monitoring and evaluating behavioral/mental health programmatic activities. * Identifies and promotes equitable, best practice strategies to inform and address public health practice internal and external to HCPH. * Responsible for reporting progress to supervisor and for public information/utilization as well as provide advice regarding regulations and funding. ***Supervision and Capacity-Building*** * Supervises coalition coordinator, contractual staff, interns or volunteers for assessment and community health improvement planning activities. * Provides and coordinates capacity-building efforts within and external to HCPH, including, but not limited to staff engagement, sector-based engagement and institutional policy change. * Utilizes various communication and outreach tools to support stakeholder engagement activities. **_Assessment_** * Coordinates and/or implements strategies to assess targeted public health issues and root causes (e.g. social determinants of health) across various populations. * Identifies and gathers qualitative and quantitative data, and other information (e.g. health-related literature, policy briefs, legislative and regulatory documents, etc.). * Synthesizes information and develop reports or recommendations to guide planning, evaluation and policy development. * Works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders (i.e. traditional and non-traditional partners) to analyze population and community health indicators in a coordinated fashion, achieves standardization where appropriate and to ultimately guide community health improvement planning and policy efforts. * Oversees and/or assists with development of recommendations to improve assessment and implementation of mental/behavioral health and related programs/services within HCPH internal programs as well as continuous monitoring and modification. **_Other_** * Performs other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event. Requirements * Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling or a health related area. * Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). * At least two (2) years of experience with community engagement, including, but not limited to coalition building and participation, relevant/related field experience in public health areas such as research, evaluation and project management. * At least one (1) year work experience related to social, emotional and/or mental health and well-being (activities, programs, internships/fellowships, direct patient clinical care). * Intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite. * Must have thorough understanding of the principles of public health practice. * Must have knowledge of the principles, tools and strategies used in stakeholder engagement, assessment, planning and evaluation. **_NOTE:_ **To qualify for this position, required** **education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application’s employment history. Resumes are welcome, but _**we do not use**_any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration. General Information **HOURS:** * 40 Hours Per Week / Monday – Friday **SALARY:** * Will Be Discussed During Departmental Interview * Based on 26 Pay Periods **_Additional Information – Core Competencies_ *Organizational Leadership*** * Understands the organizational mission. * Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust. * Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others. **_Collaboration_** * Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group. * Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs. * Establishes collaborative relationships and projects. ***Innovation*** * Ability to adapt to change. * Able to manage change. * Adept at framing issues. **_Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics _** * Uses sound judgment. * Self-motivated. * Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity. ***Communication*** * Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. * Written and verbal English competency. * Able to read and follow directions. **_Analysis/Research Skills_** * Understands cost-benefit analysis. * Understands decision analysis. * Able to conduct budget/fiscal analysis/financial management. ***Planning*** * Understands spatial analysis (physical, social, economic, demographic). * Understands systems analysis and design. * Knowledgeable about project design and planning. **Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.** *Salary:* Depends on Qualifications *Location:* Houston, TX *Job Type:* Regular Full-time *Department:* Public Health Services *Job Number:* 03044 *Closing:* 7/11/2018 11:59 PM Central *Agency:* Harris County *Address:* 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002 *Website:* https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx