Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
Tobacco Control and Prevention Program
Monthly Salary: $5,903.00 / Fully Paid Medical/Dental Insurance
Contract position through June 30, 2019
The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Program Analyst. Please note that the summary of responsibilities and required abilities identified below are not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
This position will manage the TCPP contracts selected through Request for Proposals (RFP) and sole source under Proposition 56 to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and increase access and utilization of effective smoking cessation services. The position will serve as technical experts, management consultants, and liaisons to community and city partners working toward the passage and implementation of policies. The position will coordinate collaborative efforts with funded partners, including convening and facilitating meetings, developing and implementing community action plans, ensuring progress toward policy passage and implementation, providing input and analysis on the content of proposed policies, researching and analyzing best practices, developing and overseeing evaluation methodologies, and providing public health expertise and data.
- Work with the TCPP Director, Clinical/Preventative Services Coordinator, and other staff within the TCPP to develop, implement, and evaluate policy and program efforts that support the goals and objectives of Proposition 56;
- Coordinate collaborative efforts with funded tobacco control and prevention partners providing leadership, education, technical assistance, and coalition building and make recommendations regarding modification of programs and policies;
- Convene and facilitate meetings with funded partners regarding policy development and grant implementation;
- Develop community action plans in collaboration with funded partners and ensure progress toward policy passage and implementation;
- Collaborate with funded partners to develop evaluation plans, instruments, and tools and ensure progress toward completion of evaluation activities;
- Collaborate with administrative staff in reviewing and approving budgets, budget modifications, invoices, and reports from funded partners;
- Develop and implement a local tobacco control and prevention campaign, which includes conducting needs assessments, developing campaign strategies, building/broadening local tobacco control and prevention coalitions, and assisting in process and outcome evaluations;
- Work with legal counsel to provide model tobacco control and prevention policy language to cities;
- Prepare reports, correspondence, position papers, articles, and power point presentations related to tobacco control and prevention goals, activities, and milestones;
- Support funded partners in conducting tobacco control and prevention campaigns including reviewing and approving flyers, newsletters, and news articles;
- Review and analyze grant applications, participate in evaluation and selection process, and make recommendations regarding applicant qualifications; and
- Collaborate with DPH staff to develop tobacco control and prevention contracts including SOWs, budgets, program descriptions, requirements, and contract language.
- A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of the department (e.g., health, public health, public policy and/or social work/social welfare) -AND- three (3) years of experience in the analysis of public or non-public programs including those in public health, public policy and/or social work/social welfare. A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of the department (e.g., health, public health, public policy and/or social work/social welfare) may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
- A valid California driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
- Experience in policy development, adoption, and/or implementation;
- Content expertise in tobacco control and prevention;
- Ability to make effective presentations to both professional groups and the public;
- Experience working with community-based agencies on building collaboratives/coalitions;
- Ability to work independently and within a team environment to manage multiple work tasks in a timely manner;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Computer literate and skilled in use of MS Windows-based programs, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
- Experience with contract management a plus; and
- Team player with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to internal and external relationship building.