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Technical and Professional Non-Science Support at Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies

Technical and Professional Non-Science Support

Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies Washington, DC Full Time
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The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) has a potential need for top talent to provide Technical and Professional Non-Science support for a national customer in conducting services under their branches relating to arbor viral, bacterial, dengue, and Rickettsial Zoonoses. Each branch is located in Colorado, Puerto Rico, and Georgia. Positions vary in levels.

When applying, please indicate in a cover letter the position of interest as well as your related experience.


  • Health Communications Specialist - Serves as a health communication and marketing professional responsible for supporting senior staff in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of various health communication and marketing activities. Enhances program effectiveness by applying relevant health communication and social marketing principles, practices, and theories. Supports activities related to program and project planning, development, implementation, and evaluation; supports audience research; and translates and disseminates science to different audiences using various formats. Supports national communication and marketing programs, projects or initiatives for various audiences, including demonstration projects. Provides guidance and expertise for developing, testing, and disseminating science- and audience-based products, tools, and messages (i.e., via written, electronic, and audiovisual formats). Supports audience research and program evaluation activities for health communication and marketing. Research may include formative, process, and impact evaluation and qualitative and quantitative methods. May contribute to the management and oversight of state, regional, or national public health communication and marketing projects and campaigns. Liaises with other management and staff on cross-cutting issues. Provides advice, technical assistance and leadership in planning and developing communication and marketing priorities, campaigns, strategies, and practices for effective communication and marketing directed toward professional and lay audiences, including underserved populations and populations at risk.
  • Health Policy Analyst – Carries out public health policy, planning, and evaluation activities for an organization. Supports activities that advance the work of the organization. Contributes to the development of public health policy briefs and position statements on key issues, and Participates in public health legislative analysis, policy research, and program evaluations.
  • Statistician – Performs specified portions or minor phases of mathematical statistical work in various scientific and public health areas. Assists in the performance of mathematical statistical work where assignments consist of a portion of a larger project and are designed to provide developmental activities. Performs data analysis, ensuring statistical accuracy in planning data collection procedures. Conducts analytical investigations using scientific methodology and problem solving. Chooses the approach to solve problems from well-precedented techniques. Recognizes subtle distinctions in statistical results that require deviation from conventional rules and selects and adapts techniques if necessary. Performs and monitors the full range of specialized tests and non-routine procedures for which there are standard methods and techniques. Prepares routine reports on studies and projects, or applies knowledge of the technical rules and procedures applying to scientific projects and programs to maintain documentation and prepare analyses and reports of findings for tests and studies.
  • Evaluation Support Specialist - Responsible for conducting and coordinating a wide range of evaluations and analyses to assist in meeting established program goals and objectives, to improve program effectiveness, and to ensure program compliance with applicable Federal and agency requirements. Evaluates quantitative and qualitative data to determine the effectiveness of program processes in meeting established goals and objectives. Meets with a wide variety of management and staff personnel, both within and outside the program to gather data necessary to conduct effective program evaluations and analyses. Prepares reports on evaluation results and makes recommendations to correct deficiencies and improve program effectiveness. Coordinates the implementation of approved evaluation recommendations, and other management policy and process changes. Stays abreast of Federal and agency requirements, and monitors program compliance with such requirements. Conducts briefings and presentations on evaluation results to both internal and external audiences. Conducts special studies and projects as assigned.
  • Project Support Specialist - Assists with a broad range of activities including the coordination of strategic planning activities, creating resource lists, and tracking ongoing research and activities across the Division; gathers information for data calls, policy-related issues, and program inquiries, and packages draft responses; providing monthly updates, set up phone calls and organize information; researches articles, background materials; develops EndNote libraries and organize the information in a searchable form for referencing; assists in operational processes as necessary; reviews strategic plans, organizes information and summarize each project in 1-2 sentences, and to ensure awareness of any project that might apply to a CDC information requests; collects updates from staff to monitor project progress and update milestones indicative of progress; creates or maintains databases or spreadsheets for organizing and tracking cooperative agreements, grants, contracts, and interagency and other (e.g. tech transfer) agreements and outside funding sources to include summaries, important milestones, deadlines, or timelines; organizes files for major documents mentioned above, and assists in gathering data and assimilating information; and reviews documents to be posted on the CDC intranet or SharePoint for clarity, grammar, etc.
  • Health Educator – Provides advanced training in the application of public health education principles and concepts. Reviews background and existing training materials for applicability and develops a training plan if needed. Develops training materials that are easy to follow, self-directed, and can be applied in limited technology settings. Provides support on a variety of tasks and assignments related to public health management, implementation, policy, preparedness, and operations. Supports special public health projects. Assists in developing and monitoring program expenditures, analyzing cost effectiveness, and exercising cost controls. Develops and directs the implementation of programmatic goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards where applicable. Interprets and complies with all applicable federal and state regulations. Analyzes available program resources, reviews and evaluates programs and services, and make recommendations for and executes changes to ensure maximum effectiveness. Conducts project and epidemiological data collection, analyses, policy translation, evaluation, and surveys. Identifies planning milestones and tactics to reach milestones related to team projects and functions. Applies analytical and interpretive skills to assess problems, develop products, perform services, and to take needed actions.
  • Biostatistician – Provides technical and logistic support in a laboratory setting to include development and maintenance of data analysis programs to analyze raw data from laboratory tests (primarily using SAS), development and maintenance of laboratory databases to store relevant diagnostic data (primarily Access and SQL based), production of real-time data reports on test progress, and production of summary reports and higher-level analysis on the outbreak testing. Performs all duties in compliance with local and federal quality systems and document daily work with good laboratory practice compliance to the COR and head of lab. Adheres to all safety requirements of the lab including providing proof of vaccinations required for entry into the laboratory. Develops computational methods for analysis of data from in vitro diagnostic tests; analysis of laboratory data; entering, maintaining, and managing data in the STARLIMS database and other Access and SQL laboratory databases; preparation of progress and summary reports. Specializes in the application of statistics and/or computer technology to epidemiological studies, laboratory studies, prevention research, and other selected forms of studies/research conducted and/or supported by CDC. Requires thorough knowledge and use of commercial statistical software packages. Experience with sample size calculations and methodologies. Knowledge of surveillance and case-control study design and analysis. Experience with a variety of different groups in various disciplines. Thorough understanding of statistical methods including, but not limited to, linear, logistic, and conditional logistic regression models, as well as survey statistics and survival analysis.
  • Data Analyst - Provides mid-level expertise in information modeling, requirement analysis and facilitation using methodologies such as IDEF or related techniques. Performs analysis to develop fully attributed logical and physical information (data) and business process models following IDEF methodologies. Gathers Requirements using JAD facilitation techniques in order to collect and define data. Processes requirements necessary to support client/server or web-based applications. Uses modeling tools and repositories to define data and business process requirements effectively and efficiently. Designs relational database schemas for large-scale client/server or web-based applications that reside on database management system. Performs work that is reviewed in timely intervals as defined by the senior data analyst. Provides deliverables within the time frames defined by appropriate personnel and reviews to ensure time frames and quality standards are met. Develops and applies organization-wide information models for use in designing and building integrated, shared software and database management systems
  • Data Manager - Assists researchers in all aspects of statistical analysis, application, presentation and publication. Manages data; develops production quality statistical graphics and statistical analysis; and produces written reports and summaries intended for publication or presentation in consultation with CDC researchers. Provides statistical software support, including development of novel software using existing software packages or languages or general purpose software, such as C/C++. Implements statistical analyses using a mix of statistical methods and tools, such as data summarization, linear and generalized linear mixed models; survey sampling; sample size computation; time series analysis; analysis of epidemiologic data, including logistic regression; categorical data analysis, including exact inference; analysis of dilution assays; design of experiments; spatial statistics; bootstrap, resampling and permutation methods; design and analysis of vaccine trials; design and analysis of clinical trials. Knowledge of advanced theory of statistics/biostatistics is expected. Employs at least one high-level statistical software package, such as Stata, S+/R or SAS, but will most likely use more than one routinely; other statistical software commonly used in CDC include JMP, StatXact, and PASS; data management tools such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access are used routinely. Assists and help train researchers with statistical software use. Uses GIS software, such as ArcGIS, in various applications. Provides detailed written reports of data management and analyses conducted to DVBD researchers and DVBD senior statisticians. Such reports will provide the basis for analysis components of presentations and manuscripts for publication.


  • Must pass a background check to obtain a common access card (CAC)

​The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries. Eligible employees enjoy a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. The Alaka`ina Foundation FOCs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Technical and Professional Non-Science Support to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.

The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions,  Kīkaha Solutions, LLC,  and Pololei Solutions, LLC.  Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

For additional information, please visit  [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Technical and Professional Non-Science Support


Recommended Skills

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  • Biochemical Assays
  • Business Process Models
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  • Calculations
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