PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR (COUNTY FUNDED - COORDINATING SHIP GRANT) - Job # 3029.18.001
West St. Paul
Continuous until filled with first review of applicants on 8/17/18.
Come join us at Dakota County and "Be more"! The work County government does is unique. You will not be just another employee; you'll be a valued employee making a difference in the lives of Dakota County residents every single day. We employ nearly 1800 skilled individuals whose talents and contributions makes Dakota County a premier place to live and work. Will you be the next person to join us at Dakota County?
Submittal of a resume and cover letter is preferred.
This position is responsible for delegated program assessment, planning, implementation, and coordination of projects, working with partner organizations, providing work guidance to staff, monitoring progress, writing reports, and working on program evaluation. This position assists in integrating research and best practices into specific program areas and provides program consultation to internal staff and external partners. Funding comes from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant and is county funded.
- Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Health Education, Human Services, Nutrition/Food Sciences, Policy, Community/ Organizational Development or related area
Two (2) years' experience in community-based health promotion including policy and program planning and implementation in collaboration with multiple systems/groups.
. Master's degree in Public Health, Health Education, Human Services, Nutrition/Food Sciences, Policy, Community/ Organizational Development or related area
One (1) year experience in community-based health promotion including policy and program planning and implementation in collaboration with multiple systems/groups.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS BEYOND MINIMUM REQUIRED:
- Required license(s): Driver license - Requires travel locally
- Master's degree in Public Health or related areas mentioned above
- Experience in Public Health, program and/or grant coordination, program evaluation, physical activity, nutrition, and/or tobacco use prevention; working with communities (e.g. outreach, engagement).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.
1. Coordinate implementation of the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant.
2. Initiate assigned policy and program planning, coordination, and implementation that address complex systems and needs.
3. Provide leadership and consultation to community agencies and external community groups, and schools.
4. Evaluate program outcomes including interpretation and validation of statistical reports for on-going planning, analysis, and establishment of service priorities in collaboration with others.
5. Represent the department and County to public and internal and external work groups and organizations, including providing consultation needed to advance program objectives.
6. Participate in the hiring process when feasible and provide a lead role in orientation of new public health staff, students, and other division employees to specific program goals and services.
7. Develop and complete reports, plans, grant applications, forms, and communication tools as delegated.
8. Provide work guidance to program staff, monitor progress, assist with workflow, suggest improvements.
9. Perform public health emergency response functions as trained and assigned within the department's emergency response plan.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
all functions listed above.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulation and policies pertaining to public health and to professional practice areas.
- Knowledge of data privacy regulations
- Comprehensive knowledge of policy/environmental/systems change related to physical activity, nutrition and/or tobacco prevention.
- Working skill in program evaluation, data collection, documentation of progress, and outcomes of public health programs.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Considerable ability to work effectively with the public, department and County associates in a professional manner.
- Ability to perform computer and program related software.
- Ability to work independently and in teams.
Work is performed within a County office building. Travel is required for this position. Lifting requirement of up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Types of equipment used may include, but are not limited to, personal computer, telephone, fax machines and other general office equipment.
The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.
Dakota County Employee Relations
Main Number 651.438.4435 (contact 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday)