Public Health Program Specialist II, Immunization Program

Public Health Program Specialist II, Immunization Program

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit Tribal health organization designed to meet the unique health needs of Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska. In partnership with the more than 171,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people that we serve and the Tribal health organizations of the Alaska Tribal Health System, ANTHC provides world-class health services, which include comprehensive medical services at the Alaska Native Medical Center, wellness programs, disease research and prevention, rural provider training and rural water and sanitation systems construction. 

ANTHC is the largest, most comprehensive Tribal health organization in the United States, and Alaska’s second-largest health employer with more than 3,100 employees offering an array of health services to people around the nation’s largest state. 

Our vision: Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world.

Benefits include:

  • Generous Paid Time Off and holiday schedule with 4 weeks paid vacation per year to start and 12 paid holidays.
  • More than 19 Federal healthcare plans with plans for employee, employee plus one, and employee plus family available. ANTHC covers 80% of all health insurance premiums and 100% of Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, and AD&D.
  • 401(a) retirement plan; ANTHC will contribute 3% of your annual compensation to the plan account each year, with up to an additional 5% match with a 6-year vesting schedule.
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with pre-tax and Roth options. Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent care are also available.
  • Onsite Child Care is available in a brand new education facility.
  • Onsite free gym access. Additional gym, rock climbing wall and salt-water pool available at the Alaska Pacific University for a small fee per semester. Steep discounts on outdoor equipment rentals for your Alaskan adventures!
  • Tuition reductions for employees and their eligible dependents at the Alaska Pacific University.

Under general supervision, provides program-specific and/or disease-specific public health technical assistance and program support for ANTHC. Works as a member of a team and with other stakeholders and partners to successfully plan, implement, and monitor projects and/or programs for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.


Engages in public health practice with Tribal communities, organizations, and systems. Researches and identifies 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.

Establishes and maintains effective working relations with partners, advisory groups and committees to facilitate the implementation of all project goals.

Maintains regular contact with partners, funders, contractors and subcontractors of projects. Coordinates with other program staff in the design, implementation, and monitoring of large-scale public health programs.

Assists partners, contractors and subcontractors in complying with established project(s) timelines and performance standards for overall program. Identifies potential problems and collaborates with ANTHC staff to prevent or solve problems in project(s) implementation. Provides logistic support to other staff, partners, contractors, subcontractors, and participating Tribal organizations and communities in the performance of activities.

Develops, manages and monitors project databases. 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.

Completes internal and external written and oral reports professionally and in a timely manner. Effectively maintains communications with stakeholders, partners and advisory groups and committees, if applicable, to facilitate the implementation of the project.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

Tracks 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.

Works 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.

Communicates all of the requirements and commitments (both verbally and in writing) to the program manager, internal and external partners. 


·         Knowledge of Alaska Native cultures.

·         Knowledge of database applications and system management tools.

·         Knowledge in collecting and reporting data.

·         Knowledge in organizing and writing reports.

·         Knowledge in coordinating training sessions.

·         Knowledge of the principles and competencies of introductory public health practice. This includes basic knowledge in the areas environmental health, social and behavioral sciences, diversity and culture, biology, qualitative and quantitative data literacy and communication.

·         Skill in independently identifying and evaluating evidence-based interventions, policies, and protocols

·         Skill in managing multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meeting deadlines.

·         Skill in project management including logistics support and critical problem solving.

·         Skill in oral and written communication.

·         Skill in collecting and documenting program-related data.

·         Skill in maintaining cooperative working relationships with others.

·         Skill in effective oral and written communication, technical writing and presenting technical data at multiple levels.

·         Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of applications.

·         Skill in reading and interpreting technical reports and public health publications.

·         Knowledge of Alaska Tribal Health System and ANTHC.

·         Knowledge of the principles and competencies of public health practice. This includes basic knowledge in the areas biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology,  social and behavioral sciences, communication and informatics, diversity and culture, biology, program implementation and monitoring, evaluation, and systems thinking.

·         Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships and collaborative partnerships with others.

·         Skill in reading and interpreting technical reports and public health scholarship.

·         Skill in working independently.

·         Skill in survey design and database management techniques.

·         Skill in communicating, including visually, with lay and professional Tribal and Non-Tribal audiences.

·         Skill in project management including data collection, analysis, reporting and evaluation.

·         Skill in providing technical instruction and guidance to peers.



Associate Public Health Specialist / Public Health Specialist

A Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline relevant to the scope of this position. Progressively responsible full-time professional work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis.


Non-supervisory - Three (3) years of public health work experience or project implementation and monitoring. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or training may be substituted for experience.


Public Health Specialist

Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field.


Public Health Specialist / Senior Public Health Specialist

Certified in Public Health (CPH), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)


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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium has a hiring preference for qualified Alaska Native and American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.

Anchorage, AK

12 day(s) ago