Evaluator

Recruitment #210412-UNCX-175

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Evaluator providing support to the Injury Prevention Service. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34002439) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $62,400.00, based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position designs, develops, implements, and conducts evaluation plans and activities for programs conducted by the Injury Prevention Service that are part of multiple federal cooperative agreements. This position will provide evaluation expertise to other Injury Prevention Service staff and will work with diverse groups of stakeholders in all phases of evaluation projects. This position will also lead strategic planning efforts and ensure relevant and actionable findings from evaluations are disseminated and incorporated into future work.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Work with program staff and external stakeholders to develop comprehensive multi-year program evaluation plans (qualitative and quantitative) and logic models, as well as individual time-limited evaluation projects.
• Implement and monitor all phases of evaluations, including data collection, analysis, and effective communication of results.
• Ensure that evaluation plans complement and are consistent with established strategic plans, programmatic requirements and activities, and federal cooperative agreement guidelines.
• Disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations through written technical reports, scientific articles, educational materials, news releases, and responses to information requests from partners (e.g., legislators, media, internal/external partners, researchers).
• Present program evaluations and findings at local, state, and national meetings and conferences to technical and non-technical audiences.
• Work with staff and stakeholders to interpret and apply evaluation findings to develop action plans and inform programs and policies to decrease the burden of injury in Oklahoma.
• Conduct strategic planning and develop and implement program and policy plans to achieve various short- and long-term goals.
• Provide subject matter expertise on evaluation concepts and methods, and maintain a working knowledge of established national frameworks and guidelines such as the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health.
• Participate in regional and national workgroups to identify evaluation best practices and collaborate on multi-state evaluation projects.
• Represent the Injury Prevention Service at various meetings and promote the use of injury data and evaluation results to inform decision making.
• Adapt communication styles to effectively engage and interact with diverse individuals and groups, and apply culturally competent approaches to evaluation practice.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
Education and experience requirements consist of a master’s degree in social science, public health, community health, public administration, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Include 6 semester hours of program evaluation coursework and at least two years of professional experience in program evaluation, quality improvement, social science research, community health planning, or public health evaluation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of principles and practices of program evaluation and public health; of current social and economic problems as they relate to public health; of data collection and analytics; of scientific and grant writing; and of data security and confidentiality standards is required. Ability is required to engage stakeholders and lead interdisciplinary teams to plan and execute evaluations; to facilitate and organize meetings; to proficiently use relevant computer applications; and to negotiate and resolve conflict in order to build consensus and accomplish defined goals and objectives. Ability is also required to organize and synthesize information in a clear and concise manner; to analyze and interpret various injury-related data; and to serve as a technical advisor and mentor. Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and accomplish tasks; strong leadership and interpersonal skills; exceptional project management, organizational, and time management skills; outstanding attention to detail; and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is performed in an office setting with climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to stand, talk, walk, lift, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long periods of sitting and daily computer-based work. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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Conclusion

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