The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Staff Analyst Level I. 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.
The Staff Analyst (Level I) will support capacity building activities for implementing the expanded responsibilities under the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver and meet regulatory and contractual requirements.
The duties of the Staff Analyst (Level I), include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as a technical expert and consultant to management;
- Analyze and make recommendations to manager for the effective use of resources and personnel, the implementation and improvement of programs and operations, funding allocations, spending plans, and the refinement of management practices and policies;
- Perform special assignments and projects;
- Act as a team leader of other analysts; and
- Other duties as assigned; may be temporarily reassigned to COVID-19 assignments as needed.
- A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of the department as referenced in WOS section 2.2.4 -AND- two (2) years of experience in the analysis of public or non-public programs including those in health (e.g., medicine, physiology), 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 DPH may be substituted for one year of the required experience;
- Experience researching and analyzing protocols, best practices, policy issues, pending legislation, regulations, potential funding sources, fiscal/accounting principles, and reports and makes recommendations to management regarding impact on services;
- Experience collecting, analyzing, and evaluating program data and making recommendations for program modifications, funding allocations, quality improvement or corrective action;
- Computer literate and skilled in the use of MS Windows-based programs, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
- A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
- Experience leading the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluating of policies, goals and objectives for health-focused programs and/or fiscal systems;
- Experience with preparing reports for management and/or local, State, and/or federal agencies; and
- Experience with developing standards for evaluation for quality assurance.
The Staff Analyst, designated to Prevention, will participate with Prevention Managers and staff in collaborative groups to develop a strategy to expand evidence-based risk reduction and overdose prevention activities across the County, including managing and supporting the County’s network of Needle Exchange Programs, leading training to expand naloxone access to prevent opioid overdoses, and expanding access to risk reduction strategies such as fentanyl test strips, among other evidence-based risk reduction approaches related to substance use.
The duties of the Staff Analyst, designated to Prevention include, but are not limited to:
- Prepares reports, conducts research, and provide consultation, training, and expertise for internal and external leadership and staff to support risk reduction and substance use prevention efforts such as supporting Needle Exchange Programs, naloxone access, and access to evidence-based risk reduction strategies such as fentanyl test strips;
- Develop partnerships with various federal, State, County, municipal, and other public, private, and community-based agencies to achieve prevention and risk reduction goals through convening/leading/facilitating/attending meetings, conferences, and other professional forums;
- Manage and pursue grant and other opportunities; and,
- Other duties as assigned.
Additional Desirable Qualifications specific to Prevention:
- Project management experience
- Program management experience
- Change management experience
- Experience with substance use and/or harm reduction services