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Student Volunteer Opportunity: Health Science Policy Analyst 


Program Overview:

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of Incident Command and Control (ICC), Office of Strategy, Policy, Planning, and Requirements (SPPR).  ASPR is headed by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) who reports directly to the Secretary.  ASPR is a component of the Public Health Service (PHS) and is responsible for ensuring a One Department approach to developing public health and medical preparedness and response capabilities, leading, and coordinating the relevant activities of DHHS.

This position will be a Routine Telework position with approximately 40:60 split for on-site:remote work. The on-site location of this position will be at Constitution Center (400 7th Street, SW, Washington DC 20024), directly above one of the entrances to the L'Enfant Plaza metro stop. 


Volunteer Position Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a policy analyst, to analyze and/or evaluate projects within the Capability Requirements Branch that can be streamlined to improve concordance with current Executive Orders, Congressional Mandates, Presidential Directives, and Guidance and Policy Statements.

As a Health Science Policy Analyst, some of your duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as a resource and monitors relevant literature pertaining to science/health policies that could pertain to Requirement setting, development and acquisition of medical countermeasures (MCM).
  • Develop and edit reports related to Requirement setting, development and acquisition of MCMs.
  • Support employee as their liaise with scientific research community and other professional staff of other Federal agencies and non-Federal organizations whose activities are related to the work of the Office.
  • Analyze/evaluate documents previously developed by the Capability Requirements Branch and determine their relevancy to the current Executive Orders, Congressional Mandates, Presidential Directives, and Guidance and Policy Statements.
  • Analyzes/evaluates routine program efficiency and effectiveness of a health care or related program, or a segment of a larger program, within our organization.


Qualifications:

  • Basic or limited knowledge of laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of a health care-related program.
  • Basic or limited knowledge of policies related to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) threat agents and emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and their risks.
  • Knowledge of management and administrative goals, objectives, systems, regulations, guidelines, and processes of a major organization.
  • Knowledge of elements of good writing and effective communication habits.


Start Date and Duration

This position will begin in early 2023 for a duration of no more than six months.  Starting dates will vary.  The number of hours per week for this position will be determined jointly by the volunteer and the program management.


How to Apply

Please submit a resume to the ASPR Talent Acquisition Team at  asprtalentacquisition@hhs.gov.  Applications due November 28, 2022.