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									                            LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

                  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (Contingent Upon Funding)

                                                 Policy Analyst
                                       Project R.E.N.E.W. Los Angeles County

In preparation for possible funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health (DPH) is currently recruiting for several Policy Analysts to assist the Project Director of the
proposed project, Renew Environments for Nutrition, Exercise & Wellness in Los Angeles County (RENEW LAC). If
funded, this project will implement a two-year countywide initiative that will focus on policy, system-level, and
environmental changes to prevent obesity, improve nutrition, and increase physical activity among all children and adults
in the county. The initiative will encompass more than 10 interventional strategies and will partner with local city and
community leaders, governmental agencies, and community-based organizations, including the 30+ County of Los
Angeles departments, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County Office of Education,
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, two city public health departments (Long Beach and Pasadena), and a large
number of diverse community-based organizations. The Policy Analyst will help direct one of several units within RENEW
LAC, focusing on specific community interventions to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Hiring is contingent on
receipt of the CDC funding. Please note that this will be a two-year contract position. The position will report directly to
the Project Director of the RENEW LAC project. Appointments to positions are contingent upon funding.

Salary range: $5833 - $7333 per month

Job functions:

       Manages project activities, including oversight of contractors and consultants in assigned area of the
       Helps direct daily operation and administration of RENEW LAC, including working with key programs
        within the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and other units in DPH.
       Guides nutrition and physical activity policy development process among RENEW LAC partners, works
        with partners to develop and implement community action plans, and ensures progress toward policy
        passage and implementation.
       Works with partners to identify technical assistance needs and ensure that TA needs are met.
       Helps convene key workshops, coalitions and partnerships including the Leadership Team (comprised of
        elected officials, businesses, philanthropic organizations, and CBO leaders) and the Community
       Monitors unit budget, monthly reports, milestones, and key accomplishments
       Helps prepare reports for CDC and communicates updates and project findings to key stakeholders.

Location: Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, 3530 Wilshire Boulevard, 8 Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Minimum Qualifications:
    Master’s or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in public health or a
       related field-AND- at least 2 year of experience in public health or a related field, -OR- a Bachelor's degree
       in public health or a related field -AND- at least 4 years of experience in public health or a related field.
Desirable Qualifications:
    Experience in policy development, adoption and/or implementation
    Content expertise in nutrition and/or physical activity promotion
    Experience in program planning, evaluation, and grant management.

If interested, please submit the following documents:

     Cover letter describing interest and qualifications, and a resume or curriculum vitae.

Please submit documents to the attention of: Dr. Paul Simon, Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury
Prevention, 3530 Wilshire Boulevard, 8            Floor, Los Angeles, California 90010, by email at or fax to (213) 351-2713.

                               Hiring contingent on receiving funding from the CDC

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