Under the direction of the Medical Director or other designated supervisory official, Maternal Child Health Unit, Division of Family Health Services, the Research Scientist 1 is responsible for full-time oversight and daily operations of New Jersey Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) including all research and evaluative work. Major goals include coordination of MIECHV activities amongst federal, state, and other partners to ensure the strengthening of home visiting services to reach at-risk families in New Jersey's neediest communities within a statewide early childhood system of care. The Research Scientist 1 is also responsible for research and evaluative activities such as those involving Continuous Quality Improvement and leading the Coordinated State Evaluation for New Jersey. Duties include but are not limited to the following: directing and overseeing all operations and activities of MIECHV and ARP, including research and evaluative activities; leading the coordinated state evaluation for MIECHV, directing and overseeing operations and activities of MIECHV grants including American Rescue Plan grants; completing and submitting reports, responding to requests for MIECHV, participating in calls and meetings with Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Department of Children and Families, and other partners; coordinating team members to complete applications and other assignments, supervising staff in accordance with the Department of Health policies and procedures, and performing other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position.
EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of full-time experience in a field appropriate to the position.
NOTE: A Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the position may be substituted for two (2) years of experience indicated above.
LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
New Jersey Department of Health
Improving health through leadership and innovation
The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The Department’s five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.