The Evaluation Lead will provide guidance to meet expanding research and evaluation needs and the rapidly growing demand to complete publication deliverables. The position will provide expert guidance on evaluation designs, data management, and data analysis and supervise the day-to- day operations of the evaluation component. This position will direct and coordinate the planning, design, and implementation of research and evaluation plans to conduct evaluation investigations and fieldwork related to the various grant priority areas. Will manage such operational processes as database security, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, and confidential data management and analysis for projects initiated and maintained by the TCPP project, and will lead the production of required deliverables such as reports, manuscripts, and peer-reviewed articles and will also supervise the Evaluation Coordinators.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the Evaluation Lead include, but are not limited to:
Train and supervise technical staff (e.g., master- and/or doctoral- level) in connection with the research and evaluation projects of TCPP.
Plan, design, conduct, and interpret evaluation and original research related to chronic disease prevention and control including health impact assessments.
Provide oversight of grants and cooperative agreements that support epidemiologic/research/evaluation studies on chronic disease, nutrition, and health conditions.
Lead the management and tabulation of large datasets from ACCESS databases for use in SAS and ARCVIEW GIS and maintain an inventory of computer equipment and software licenses.
Supervise data analysis (e.g., univariate, multivariate analysis, etc.) to test research and/or evaluation hypotheses and the effects of public health programs on population health
Plan, oversee, and evaluate the program-wide preparation of scientific manuscripts, conference abstracts, and web-based reports documenting original research and evaluation.
Supervise grant development in terms of study design, data collection and power calculations, editing, tabulation, and analysis.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Peer-review publication track record;
• Experience in SAS, Stata, and other statistical software programming;
• Experience in supervising data management and analysis; and
• Experience in leading study design and study implementation.
A Ph.D. or other doctoral degree from an accredited college or discipline – AND – two year’s post-doctoral research experience planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating health-related surveillance, epidemiologic studies and field investigation – OR A Master’s Degree in a specialization in epidemiology or its equivalent- and- five (5) years of experience in designing, conducting, and evaluating epidemiologic studies and field investigations.
A valid California C 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.
Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Successful clear the Live Scan process through Los Angeles County.
Handling / Fingering Frequently
Reach Outward Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder Occasionally
Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend Occasionally
Lift / Carry Occasionally – Up to 50 lbs
Push/Pull Occasionally – Up to 50 lbs
Taste/ Smell Not Applicable
Not Applicable Not required for essential functions
Occasionally (0 – 2 hrs/day)
Frequently (2 – 5 hrs/day)
Constantly (5+ hrs/day)
General Office Setting, Indoors Temperature Controlled