Summary of Essential Duties:
The person in this position will implement the countywide tobacco prevention plan which includes developing and supporting tobacco free policies with various community partners, support evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions, enforce smoke-free workplace laws, as well as working as part of a comprehensive prevention program which develops, implements, and evaluates public health interventions, programs, and policies that promote and protect the public's health; and by fostering collaboration, and establishing and maintaining partnerships with key community partners.
CHA2 and Sr. CHA: Masters degree in Public Health (MPH); Masters of Science degree in Public Health (MSPH); or a Masters degree with major course work in Public Health from an accredited college or university.
CHA2: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in Public Health program planning, implementation and evaluation
Sr. CHA: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in Public Health program planning, development and evaluation.
Substitution: An equivalent combination of program relevant experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Special Requirements: Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license at time of application and a valid Oregon Driver’s License by the time of appointment. If applicant does not have an MPH, a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) will be required within 2 years of hire.
This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable.
Knowledge of CHA 2:
Strategies for the effective presentation of accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for professional and lay audiences. Strategic planning process; public health performance standards, core competencies, and accreditation. Community mobilization; community collaboration and partnership promotion, development, facilitation, and maintenance; and the relevance of community linkages, engagement, and input to the assessment and promotion of community health.
Sr. CHA: Policy development and implementation, including the health, fiscal, administrative, legal, social and political implications; outcome and feasibility options; decision analysis; and plan development. Public Health Essential Services, core functions, core competencies for Public Health Professionals, Public Health accreditation opportunities and issues, and professional and organizational responsibilities related to services, functions, competencies and accreditation. Designing, conducting, evaluating, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting ethical and valid data from surveillance, investigations, and epidemiological studies of community health problems while assuring community input and participation, and providing information regarding risks and benefits to the community.
Ability to CHA2:
Identify relevant and appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information sources; uses and limitations of data; relevant variables; integrity and comparability of data; and application of ethical principles to the collection, maintenance, use , and dissemination of data. Effectively utilize public health sciences, including epidemiology and biostatistics; behavioral and social sciences; public health program planning and evaluation; environmental public health; and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries. Identify and implement public health population-based strategies.
Sr. CHA: Write clear and concise policy statements based on the collection and interpretation of relevant information; determine feasibility and expected outcomes of policies; determine appropriate courses of action, and develop plans to implement policy, including goals, outcomes, process objectives, and implementation steps. Design, conduct, and lead health investigations and epidemiologic studies. Effectively utilize information technology and computer systems for the collection, retrieval, and availability of data for decision-making.
This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It may not contain all duties performed nor all the knowledge and abilities required. Furthermore, this announcement does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
Based on operational needs, more than one position may be filled from this posting.
For a more thorough description of all duties and requirements of this position, please review the classification specifications link below.