TCC Seeks a Programmer (Contract)

Type: Contract
Duration: Until 12/14/2024
Location: Jackson, MS

PROJECT DETAILS:

This project is to assist the agency with federal reporting requirements. Current coding
processes and reporting cannot be validated. The coding and reporting requirements will have
to be re-written using current industry standards with business rules and revisions documented
for the agency.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This position is that of an individual contributor quantitative analyst role with responsibility for
researching, developing, and maintaining statistical reporting models in R.

REQUIRED DEGREE:

Bachelors

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION(S):

R programming certification is preferred

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

The contractor must have hands on R programming knowledge; statistical background and understanding- 5+ Years
Ability to build and deliver robust statistical models- 5+ Years
Deliver high quality documentation and presentations to support and maintain model and library use- 5+ Years
Able to interact with functional and technical consultants to ensure successful model building and deployment- 5+ Years
Development and back testing- 5+ Years
Deployment- 5+ Years
UAT- 5+ Years
Windows 7- 1+ Years
Windows 10- 1+ Years
R Langue- 5+ Years
R Studio- 5 + Years
SQL Manager- 1+ Years
SQL Langue- 1+ Years
R Development/Programming- 5+ Years
SQL- 3+ Years
ADABAS/Natural- 1+ Years
Agile- 1+ Years
Power BI- 1+ Years

About TCC
Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions

TCC Seeks a Vaccine Demand Specialist (Contract)

Type: Contract
Duration: At least 12 months
Location: Providence, RI

Summary:

Seeking a Vaccine Demand Strategist. The purpose of this role is to lead, develop, and implement its vaccine confidence strategies.

This is a completely remote position. Candidate must be able to provide support a minimum of 35 hours a week minimum, with ability to work off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays as needed to support the response requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead strategy development and implementation for communications, social listening, partnerships, and community outreach needed to build demand for and confidence in COVID-19 and other routine vaccines
  • Work with health departments and public health colleagues to plan, research, develop, implement, and evaluate programs and strategies to increase vaccine confidence and demand
  • Support community partners and stakeholders to amplify vaccine confidence and demand activities
  • Support the community’s and nation’s ongoing COVID-19 response and routine immunization program.
  • Partner with subject-matter experts, external vendors, and/or academic partners to conduct qualitative/quantitative data collection related to building vaccine confidence
  • Serve as a vaccine and digital information resilience specialist and support ongoing digital vaccine confidence communication strategies
  • Provide expertise to address and mitigate the spread and harm of misinformation.
  • Develop and distribute regular vaccine insights reports based on social listening and media monitoring
  • Set up sustainable systems for vaccine confidence building activities
  • With support and technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coordinate with other specialists across the country and with national vaccine confidence efforts
  • Develop, review, and tailor public health messages and materials for targeted audiences, including applying best practices to reach people with different levels of health literacy, digital literacy, and science literacy
  • Coordinate design and production of vaccine confidence-building materials, working with subject-matter experts, internal graphic design and production team members, and external vendors
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate vaccine confidence-building projects and campaigns
  • Assist in development of paid and earned media activities
  • Ensure that messages and materials adhere to agency communications policies and standards for branding, graphics, style, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards, and accessibility
  • Attend and provide support for community-based meetings and events
  • Collaborate with and provide technical assistance to community partners in the development and implementation of vaccine confidence building strategies
  • Assist with crisis and emergency risk communication in the event of a public health emergency response
  • Complete related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Due to the nature of this work, the selected candidate must have sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of program planning and development, health communications, social marketing, health literacy, design, community engagement, and public relations principles, practices, and techniques
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, including writing in plain language
  • Ability to evaluate the health beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions of specific audiences, including their needs for information about vaccines
  • Ability to evaluate existing programs/campaigns and to develop plans for their expansion, modification, or elimination
  • Strong verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of public health and health equity
  • Experience writing and developing communications materials, presentations, and written reports tailored to specific and non-technical audiences
  • A thorough knowledge of social media principles, practices, and techniques, and the ability to apply such knowledge to write effective social media content and assist with monitoring agency social media accounts
  • Ability to research, develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based public health communication and/or social marketing campaigns
  • Ability to work independently to manage multiple projects and deadlines, with attention to detail
  • Initiative to launch, complete, and report out on long-term projects and to independently take projects from concept to completion
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates, public groups, private and public agencies, and community partners and members from diverse backgrounds
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products and related capacities and abilities

Education and Experience:

  • Possession of a master’s degree in public health, communications/public relations, public administration, one of the social sciences, or related field.
  • Employment in a responsible position involving program/campaign development in the field of public health, or a related field.
  • Or any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

About TCC
Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions

Key Takeaways from TCC Virtual Roundtable at the 2022 BUILD Conference – You Can’t Measure Equity Without a Data Plan.

Follow Up Blog

October 4, 2022

TCC hosted two Virtual Roundtables at the 2022 BUILD Conference titled You Can’t Measure Equity Without a Data Plan. TCC is releasing a series of blogs based upon the Key Takeaways from those

discussions. The series is intended to provide early childhood policymakers with practical considerations needed to move your equity work forward.

Woman reading to toddlersKey Takeaway #1:  The national conversation around equity and access most often focuses on families and children. While families and children are certainly a key priority, let’s not forget the early childhood providers and workforce who families and children depend on for services that meet their needs. These two groups are directly impacted by early childhood public investments, regulations, policies, and business practices. Failing to consider and plan with these partners in mind will result in barriers that may limit parent choice and access to high-quality care.

Implication:  Early childhood providers and the workforce should be considered when developing your States’ Data Plan. A Data Plan is an important component of your States’ Early Childhood Strategic Equity Plan because it ensures that that your State collects, synthesizes, and analyzes the data necessary to measure equity across the early childhood system.  

Actionable Recommendations:

Action 1:  Create (or leverage existing) a sub-group of the larger Data Governance structure to give focus specifically to equity and data collection.

  • The equity sub-group should be responsible for defining equity questions and identifying the data elements and reporting criteria needed to answer specific questions. The larger Data Governance group can authorize additional data fields or data sharing activities needed to fully answer important equity questions
  • The equity sub-group should be given time on the agenda during the larger Data Governance meetings
  • Having a researcher and a data analyst as part of this sub-group adds significant value

Action 2:  Create (or leverage existing) opportunities for providers and educators to provide feedback about perceived barriers and inequities in the licensing system.

  • Identify the most appropriate group to facilitate the feedback gathering process. At least one representative of the equity sub-group should be involved 
  • Identify the most appropriate methods of collecting feedback (e.g., online surveys, post inspection licensing surveys, in person focus groups, strategic planning with established Advisory groups)
  • Ensure feedback is well documented, stored and shared with the Data Governance group
  • Routinely share updates to provider and educator groups about how their feedback was used to address concerns 

Helpful Resources

Children’s Equity Project. (June 2021). Start With Equity: Early Childhood Equity Strategic Plan.  

National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance. (August 2021). Equity Considerations for the Child Care Licensing System.

State Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program. (July 2021). Early Childhood Integrated Data System Tool-Kit: Data Governance.

Author:  Michelle Thomas, MSW

               Client Engagement Manager

               TCC Software Solutions

                Michelle.Thomas@e-tcc.com

                www.e-tcc.com

TCC Seeks a Java Developer (Contract)

Type: Contract
Duration: Until 8/5/2023
Location: Indianapolis, IN

W2 Contract- No C2C

Java Developer
Work you’ll do
•    Responsible for supporting and independently completing project tasks
•    Identifies key drivers of a defined, straightforward problem and proposing solutions
•    Identifies and solves problems using analysis, experience, and decision making
•    Selects the most relevant tools/techniques to meet specific client requirements
•    Understands the benefits of using state of the art methods and tools and their application on a particular engagement; contributes to continuous development of methods and tools
•    Manages work to work plans for components on engagements
•    May independently own a work stream, reviewing, and potentially directing the work of more junior staff
•    Develops solutions to client problems through application of methods and tools; validates solutions to subject matter experts
•    Demonstrates accountability and contributions to the successful realization of client goals
•    Commitment to team success and positive team dynamics
•    Translate application storyboards and use cases into functional applications

Qualifications
Required

•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of relevant experience
•    Experience with J2EE Framework components such as Servlets, JSP, EJB, JDBC, Logging mechanism (ex. Log4J), Transaction Management and Thread Management
•    Experience with an application server such as WebSphere or RedHat Jboss
•    6+ years of experience writing SQL/Functions/Procedures in transactional database systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, DB2
•    6+ years of knowledge on MVC framework like Spring/Struts/Grails and ORM tools such as Hibernate, MyBatis
•    Good understanding of developing Web-services and spring batch development
•    Understanding of build and deployment process and tools like Maven, ANT /Cruise Control
•    Good understanding of HTML UI, CSS and JavaScript
•    Experience in Agile methodology and tools such as Bamboo, BitBucket, Fisheye, eclipse
•    Strong technical skills including understanding of software development principles
•    Roughly 90-95% hands-on coding
Preferred
•    Certifications in system administration, system architecture, virtualization or cloud technologies preferred.
•    Ability to quickly learn new concepts and software.
•    Ability to multi-task & support multiple priorities.
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•    Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.

About TCC
Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions