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JOB REQUIREMENTS: Position Summary: The Public Health Specialist provides technical assistance, expertise, and consultation on issues of public health, health intervention strategies, and carrying out research and other projects to identify, define, and prevent disability, morbidity, and mortality associated with disease, injury, and related health issues. Working as a team member, under the direction of the Senior Epidemiologist/Program Manager, the Public Health Specialist provides assistance and support to Tribal Nations on important public health matters. Attendance as scheduled is an essential function of this position. Frequent travel is required to meet the needs of the position. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Provide various public health functions and assist the Tribes, Tribal Health Departments, and staff in the Indian Health Services (IHS) Bemidji service area. Engage in public health practice with Tribal communities, organizations, and systems. Research and identify appropriate evidence-based or promising practices for a variety of public health areas and disease topics. Serves as a resource for technical information in existing public health information, scholarship, and practice, including innovations in the field. Responsible for implementing projects or programs under the direction of the program manager including coordination of staff, contracts, and partner meetings. Establish and maintain effective working relations with partners, advisory groups and committees to facilitate the implementation of all project goals. Comply with established project(s) timelines and performance standards for overall program. Identify potential problems and collaborate with staff to prevent or solve problems in project(s) implementation. Track the day-to-day activities required to ensure project(s) tasks are completed on time, successfully, and in a manner consistent with the objectives and goals of the program according to the funding agency's terms and conditions, if applicable. Work closely with the program manager in the implementation of program scope and objectives as well as program monitoring. Assists in program or project evaluation, as appropriate. Provide logistic support to other staff, partners, contractors, subcontractors, and participating Tribal organizations and communities in the performance of activities. Able to synthesize disparate information and apply public health principles to complex health issues to identify potential approaches or solutions. Assists in data collection and management. Communicate all requirements and commitments (both verbally and in writing) to the program manager, internal and external partners. Make oral presentations to diverse audiences, both scientific and non-scientific. React to requests for information from community partners and follow progression through to completion including written and oral responses. Work with State public health staff and Indian Health Service staff to coordinate public health training and initiatives within Tribes. Coordinate with Epidemiologists serving Tribes in the Bemidji area to produce regional data products, write semi-annual and annual reports, provide training, and coordinate program advisory committee. Participate in projects as assigned by Senior Epidemiologist/Program Manager and the Epidemiology Center Director. Follow direction from senior staff and integrate perspective. ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people; speak in front of groups. Individual must be able to address a wide range of intellectual and practical problems, apply statistical calculations to findings, and the ability to compose complex business correspondence (reports, health profiles.) Requires a high level of confidentiality. Must possess valid driver's license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: Other: To Apply: Go to our Employment page on our website Disabled applicants may request a needed accommodation from the representative of the Human Resource Department, PO Box 9 Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 or phone (715) 588-1069 or (800) 872-7207 Email: See the employment page of our website at for a GLITC application and complete job description or contact This job is with a Native American tribal business or is located on tribally owned lands. Laws governing employment may differ from the State of Wisconsin's. You may wish to discuss this with the employer before accepting the position.