Job Openings Senior Policy/Public Health Advisor/Analyst, Remote

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Senior Policy/Public Health Advisor/Analyst, Remote

Our client, based out of Washington, DC, is seeking a Senior Policy/Public Health Advisor/Analyst for a remote, contract or full-time opportunity. 


This will be a contingent hire for a contract with SAMHSA expected to start in April 2022. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) requires program and analytical support services, short term analyses, technical assistance, and support for its information and related programs.


  • Expert assessment of policy issues and current trends, particularly those impacting or impacted by mental health and/or substance use disorders.
  • Compile qualitative and quantitative data, preparing an analysis of policy/program, conduct systematic review of literature and identifying policy/program alternatives, together with the pros and cons of each.
  • Analyze federal and/or non-federal data sets that address identified topics, conduct analysis to determine the quality and characteristics of these data sets, and conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of the data sets to address specific questions.
  • Communicate and present data-driven insights and recommendations appropriate for diverse populations.
  • Create, manipulate and analyze data sets of varying size and complexity, and use appropriate methods/procedures to conduct and report policy analyses.
  • Review, categorize, and analyze comments submitted in response to various proposed and final behavioral health rules and regulations and sub-regulatory guidance.
  • Prepare analyses and recommendations including forecasts of current trends or likely future scenarios, policy issues, demographic characteristics and population projections, financial and service projections, and projections about service outcomes and system performance indicators.
  • Propose and support implementing federal program and/or federal-private sector partnership scenarios.
  • Identify and perform analysis of performance measures that demonstrate the impact of program success.
  • Provide expertise for federal mental and/or substance use disorder program development, treatment and prevention services, capacity building (service/infrastructure), and science to service/service to science.
  • Produce consistent, insightful, high-quality work.
  • Identify and develop potential approaches and deliver the needed intervention for the resolution that may include mental and/or substance use disorders; treatment; prevention and healthy development; recovery support; promotion and adoption of evidence-based practices and practice-based evidence for targeted populations; disparities in behavioral health access, quality, and outcomes for age–specific, racial, ethnic, tribal, sexual, and gender minority populations; delivery of a therapeutic intervention; collection and dissemination of information; workforce development (capacity and training); issues encountered due to the interface with the larger community, including schools, rehabilitation organizations, criminal justice organizations and others; issues related to local, state, national, and international mental and/or substance use disorders; and clinical services and programs with national efforts for prevention and treatment activities.


  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, public policy, epidemiology, social work, JD, MD, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years overall related experience including a minimum of 2 years in mental health and/or substance use disorders. 
  • Public health experience at state, tribal, local, territorial, or federal level. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in regulatory policy and policy analysis. 
  • Knowledge of, and skill in, the application of administrative or analytical methods and techniques necessary for working within the framework of a public health or related organization. 
  • Exceptional writing, analytical, and presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to react quickly and effectively to needs and priorities.
  • Must demonstrate honesty, integrity, and appreciation of differing opinions and perspectives, and must be responsible, accountable, and collaborative.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In order to comply with its obligations as a covered federal contractor and to protect the health and safety of its employees, our client requires all employees/contractors in the United States to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their start date, except in circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to a religious or disability accommodation.

Please Note:

  • Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • No calls, inquiries, or Third-Party Vendors please.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer (Unable to sponsor H1B Visas).
  • $1000 Referral Bonus -

Since 1988, The ACI Group, a Baltimore-based IT staffing firm, has been committed to hiring the industry’s leading professionals, and presenting exciting career opportunities. We have access to varied types of contract, permanent and contract-to-perm positions and offer a choice of employment options including a full benefits package.