Healthy Living Program Specialist

Oklahoma City-County Health Department   Oklahoma City, OK   Full-time     Social Service
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Posted on April 18, 2021
Healthy Living Program Specialist OKC-Co. Health Department SUMMARY: This evolving position is located in the Community Outreach Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). The incumbent is part of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy Living Program (HLP) grant team. The Healthy Living team will serve as a resource to facilitate the identification and implementation of programs and services that will improve the health status of the people that live, work, and go to school within Oklahoma County. Specific outcomes (focused on tobacco and obesity prevention) will be determined following developed needs assessments with the Oklahoma County TSET HLP Collaborative Group. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification. All employees must maintain a commitment to the OCCHD's mission, vision and strategic goals. This summary is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned. This position functions at the entry level (Tier 1) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals with integration of all Core Competency Domains. An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role: Communication Skills Cultural Competency Skills Community Dimensions of Practice Skills ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Accomplishes specific goals and objectives as indicated in the TSET Healthy Living Program (HLP) grant in a timely manner. 2. Conduct grant required assessment process which includes collecting, reviewing, and analyzing data to be used to prioritize program strategies. 3. Conduct outreach, assessments, and provide technical assistance to decision makers. 4. Attends and actively participates in community meetings and Wellness Now activities, as applicable. 5. Recruit and engage members for the TSET HLP Collaborative Group. 6. Collaborate and partner with other TSET HLP staff and/or other OCCHD programs for projects as needed and appropriate. 7. Provide insight and feedback during strategic planning process. 8. Develop and evaluate partnerships and linkages between selected public and private groups and agencies. 9. Identify and communicate with a broad spectrum of health professionals, partners, and with the public. 10. Manage and produce professional materials/presentations (e.g., posters, exhibits, leaflets, brochures and multimedia presentations), as needed. 11. Generate documents and reports. 12. Drive to off-site locations to perform job duties as needed. 13. Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position. 14. At the direction of OCCHD Executive Director or designee, the incumbent will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e. Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary emergency responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team. 15. In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: LEVEL 1 - Master's degree in Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Community Health, or related field or Bachelor's degree plus one year of related experience - pay grade 12 - $1,844 semi-monthly LEVEL 2 - Master's degree in Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Community Health, or related field plus one year of related experience or Bachelor's degree plus two years of related experience - pay grade 13 - $1,988 semi-monthly LEVEL 3 - Master's degree in Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Community Health, or related field plus two years of related experience or Bachelor's degree plus three years of related experience - pay grade 14 - $2,149 semi-monthly LEVEL 4 - Master's degree in Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Community Health, or related field plus three years of related experience or Bachelor's degree plus four years of related experience - pay grade 15 - $2,320 semi-monthly -Valid Oklahoma driver license required SKILLS AND ABILITIES: -Skill in communicating verbally and in writing -Skill in communicating with diverse groups using tact and diplomacy -Skill in communicating with various socioeconomic groups -Skill in developing education materials -Skill in utilizing a variety of audio-visual and computer equipment -Skill in speaking in public -Skill in time management -Competence in problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation -Ability to review, analyze and use program and health-related data to make decisions and develop strategies to improve program performance -Ability to lead and facilitate meetings efficiently -Ability and willingness to develop and maintain effective working relationships -Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality and to assume responsibility for information disseminated -Ability and willingness to follow established policies and procedures -Ability and willingness to assume responsibility for work product WORKING CONDITIONS: -Primarily indoors in climate-controlled building -No tobacco use, including vapor products, is allowed at any time while conducting agency business or in agency vehicles -No use of cell phones or the use of electronic wireless communications devices used to write, send or read a text-based communication while driving a motor vehicle on agency business -May be subject to occasional sitting for extended periods of time -Periodically exposed to glare from computer monitor -Subject to work some evening and weekend events -Subject to frequent local travel -Occasional out-of-town travel -OSHA category: performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: -Arm/hand steadiness and digital dexterity enough to operate a personal computer, Cholesterol, Hemoglobin A1c, and blood glucose machines -Vision enough to read and draft written communications such as computer printouts, instructions, hand or machine generated documents, etc., as well as print and/or graphics on computer monitor -Flexibility and coordination enough to operate a motor vehicle as needed -Speech and hearing enough to communicate in person or by telephone -Flexibility and coordination enough to bend, stoop, stand, crouch and walk to perform tasks such as setting up equipment -Strength enough to lift and move equipment weighing up to 35 pounds WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: This position requires frequent contact with other employees, medical personnel, students, clients, teachers, physicians, and the general public to give and receive information and/or to provide technical assistance. Represent OCCHD in a positive manner. The employee may be required to occasionally deal with hostile persons. SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED/ACCOUNTABILITY: This employee receives direction from the immediate supervisor with job performance subject to both general and specific review. This position has no supervisory responsibilities, and although this position has no accountability for budget, money and materials, the incumbent may make recommendations which result in the expenditure of significant funds. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Must have an operating vehicle available for use when field duties are required -May be required to take the smallpox vaccination, and other vaccinations or inoculations, as a member of the first-responder team -May be required to work an occasional evening or weekend Employees who fall into the following categories are in conditional employment positions: a) Executive Management; b) Deputy/Assistant Directors; c) certain other OCCHD employees individually designated by position number whose salaries, benefits, and/or overhead are based on revenue generating contracts, grants, or fee-for-service revenue. In other words, this means that if the funding or the program is terminated, cancelled, or non-renewed, your employment terminates automatically. This position is conditional. Interested candidates should apply online at Select Careers at the top of the web page, select Current Jobs, select the position you are applying for, and select apply now. You will be directed to our Career Center. Get started by uploading your resume with your profile. Otherwise, click "skip" to continue. Register with the Career Center, complete an application, attach a cover letter, resume, an official transcript, again select the job to apply for, answer job specific questions and submit your application. Once you have finished the process, you should receive a message stating, "Successfully applied". If you do not receive this message, then there has been a step not completed. You will need to review your record. The position will be open for 30 days or until filled. Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time before the closing date. AA/EOE