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Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Public Sector Group
Public Health, Informatics, and Technology Line of Business
ICF seeks a Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist to lead training and technical assistance (TTA) activities in PHIT. This position will support a technical assistance project for the CDC that focuses on supporting state and local jurisdictions’ surveillance, prevention, and evaluation efforts to address the overdose epidemic in the United States and its territories.
Project activities include working as part of an exceptional team providing and managing TTA services, including providing one on one engagement with program project officers; designing and executing webinars, peer exchanges, and other TA events; and developing resources and tools to support recipient implementation of program components. The project requires exceptional organizational and communication skills, collaboration with project team members, and the ability to “connect the dots” across the various, concurrent tasks on the project, in order to provide meaningful TTA to the funded jurisdictions.
Additional responsibilities may include supporting TA strategy efforts; contributing to the assessment of TA needs; providing individual support to jurisdictions on implementation of local evaluation efforts; developing, guiding, or overseeing resource delivery; and overseeing consultants on development and delivery of technical assistance or training services.
Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of, and have experience applying, adult learning principles. Candidates must have the ability to conceptualize solutions for training and technical assistance needs; design and create resources in multiple formats and technologies; and effectively communicate both orally and in writing with internal colleagues, clients, and their constituents. Candidates must have a strong track record as a training and technical assistance provider with a solid grounding in public health.
To apply, please submit your resume.
Primary responsibilities for this position will involve performing assignments related to a training and technical assistance project, under the direction of senior management and providing guidance to more junior team members. Assignments typically include the following:
- Participating in developing and implementing technical assistance and training plans.
- Documenting and tracking technical assistance activities.
- Overseeing and managing technical assistance activities through an online TA tracking system.
- Supporting and managing an online resource center, including online TA tracking system.
- Overseeing subject matter expert deployment and execution of training and technical assistance tasks.
- Supporting assigned TA provider organizations, including management and oversight of organizational subcontracts, budgets, and TA assignments.
- Designing, delivering, and evaluating trainings (in person, virtual, modular).
- Developing and implementing guidance documents.
- Designing and facilitating peer to peer learning forums or communities of practice.
- Master's degree in public health, public policy, behavioral/social sciences, or related field required.
- At least 4 years in training and technical assistance design or delivery.
- Knowledge of TTA methodologies and delivery of best practices in the field of overdose prevention and surveillance.
- Ability to think analytically; define and thoroughly document tasks; conceptualize, plan, and complete major elements of project work.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and/or Access) is essential in this fast-paced client-oriented environment.
- Proficiency hosting webinars through online platforms such as Zoom or Adobe Connect.
- Strong facilitation, problem-solving, conflict management, and decision-making skills.
- Experience working across a wide variety of Federal government stakeholders.
- Experience with government programs, particularly in a consulting environment.
- Understanding of state, territory, tribal, or local public health organizations.
Required Professional Skills:
- Strong oral communication skills, and well-developed writing skills.
- Excellent communications skills, attention to detail, computer proficiency, and the ability to multitask under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Interact effectively, professionally, and personably, with clients, colleagues, and a range of stakeholders from community members to academic researchers.
- Ability to manage discrete tasks with limited supervision.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and as a team member.
- Expertise in independently developing written products such as contract reports, guidance documents, electronic resources related to public health prevention, and other presentations.
About ICF International
If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.
Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, keeping young people in school and educators informed, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.
We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.
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Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
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