Sr Tech, Infectious
Diseases & Food Safety - Silver Spring, MD
Association of Public Health
The Senior Technician - Infectious Diseases & Food Safety
Programs provides basic and intermediate level administrative support to
the Infectious Disease and Food Safety scientific programs within the
Association and to other areas as needed. The Senior Technician works on
behalf of and in collaboration with APHL members, staff, and partner
organizations to create and disseminate information, organize all aspects
of successful meetings and teleconferences, and arrange travel. This
position reports to the Director of Infectious Disease and Food Safety
Programs, under the overall supervision of the Senior Director for Public
Health Programs, and works closely with the Senior Advisor for Scientific
Affairs. The staff person will be
located in the APHL Silver Spring office.
As part of the ID-FS Team at APHL, the Senior Technician:
1. Provides administrative and
clerical support for the relevant scientific programs.
2. Provides logistical support
and coordinates travel arrangements for APHL staff
3. Supports program conferences,
meetings and training projects by:
a. Providing on-site
support for conferences and meetings when requested, either in the Silver
Spring office or at other venues.
b. Assists in production and
distribution of conference handouts, folders, marketing materials, and
4. Manages the logistical
details for program teleconferences, such as scheduling the bridges, notifying
the participants, sending out the agendas, etc.
5. Assists in formatting
electronic surveys, collecting and validating survey data, and generating
relevant reports regarding infectious disease, preparedness and food safety
6. Transcribes minutes and
summaries from handwritten notes and distributes the same to the relevant
staff in a timely fashion.
7. Organizes and maintains own
paper and electronic files in order to complete work in an organized
8. Responds to requests for
materials and information about program activities in writing, by phone and
by email. Provides members and
partners with appropriate information regarding program activities.
9. Prepares and distributes
documents, correspondence, reports, forms, training materials, graphics,
etc for the Association. Prepares presentations about APHL activities for
others to deliver at conferences and seminars
10. Assists in the ordering of supplies for ID-FS and
Routinely relieves Receptionist for breaks and lunch. May serve as back up Receptionist when
Receptionist is out of the office.
Provides general administrative assistance to all staff, including the
Executive Director, the Senior Director for Public Health Programs, and the
Senior Advisor for Science, as requested and available.
13. As is true for all APHL staff, completes other
duties as assigned.
Any combination of education and
experience that would provide the required skills and knowledge for
successful performance will be acceptable for application to this position.
Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
of high school or passing an equivalency exam.
of five years experience in an office/ administrative position.
Computer programs such
as Microsoft Office Suite required. Familiarity with Share Point preferred.
requiring organization and record keeping
Correct English usage,
spelling, grammar, punctuation, and word meaning.
meeting and travel logistics
Proficient in typing
and word processing, proofreading, reading and writing comprehension
Excellent verbal and
written communication skills, as well as mathematical computations
Ability to work
independently as well as in a team setting
Ability to organize
work tasks and complete the same within assigned timeframes
Capable of handling
multiple priorities in periods of heavy workloads and tight deadlines
Small amount of travel
may be requested within the United
APHL Level: Senior Technician
The physical demands described
here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of
this job, the colleague is required to sit for long periods at a time; type
using a computer keyboard; visually read information off of a computer
monitor; talk, hear, and orally communicate information over the
telephone. Specific vision
abilities required by the job include close vision and color vision and the
ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of
this job, the employee could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions prevalent
at the time. The noise level in the
work environment may vary from light to moderate depending on the location.
CRITERIA FOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION:
will be based on the abilities in meeting the criteria outlined herein.
Director of Infectious Disease and Food Safety Programs
JOB DESCRIPTION STATUS:
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description
are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be
assigned as required. Association of Public Health Labs (APHL) reserves the
right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its
programs. This job description and
any attachments do no constitute or represent a contract.
Please submit cover
letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.