Public Health Program and Policy Analyst

Shasta County - Redding, CA (30+ days ago)3.1


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Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases*
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THE CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE DIRECTOR'S OFFICE OF
THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2018

SEE "SPECIAL REQUIREMENT" SECTION REGARDING
POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

FINAL FILING DATE: MAY 11, 2018 AT 5:00 PM

ABOUT THE POSITION

Under general direction, plans and coordinates projects utilizing complex public health data and health outcome information; performs public health program planning and project management under limited supervision; conducts health impact assessments and prepares reports; analyzes, interprets and explains the health impacts of programs, policies, proposals, and legislation; and performs related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Conducts the research, analysis, and formulation of recommendations necessary to prepare reports for a variety of public health projects; conducts health impact assessments (HIAs); identifies available grant funds and writes grant applications for private foundations, state and federal programs; plans and designs program evaluation studies, performs emergency preparedness planning, coordinates strategic planning efforts, and/or conducts public health impact assessments related to public policies; completes various special health planning projects in partnership with internal stakeholders and community organizations; attends community meetings and forms relationships with key community leaders and stakeholders; makes presentations before various groups and elected bodies; plans new program strategies and prepares scopes of work and budgets; conducts research on public health policy and legislation and forecasts health impacts; considers and analyzes a variety of policy solutions for various public health problems; may oversee subordinate work as project lead; and other duties as assigned.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public health and governmental planning; principles and practice of disease prevention and control; state and local laws affecting health and health planning; nomenclature, symbols, techniques, and instruments used in health planning work; statistical research methods as applies to the collection and tabulation of data affecting public health and public planning; grant application preparation and grant administration; purpose, policies, procedures and regulations of health and planning advisory boards and similar entities; methods of graphic illustration and presentation.

Ability to: Collect, analyze, interpret, and apply health data to various health planning projects; organize and write lengthy and complex public health analysis and planning documents; prepare and present health impact assessments and related research studies; interpret and apply applicable health information and health policies to planning projects; meet and deal effectively with the public, private sector stakeholders, and governmental officials; research and present health data dealing with assigned areas; operate a personal computer for word processing, graphics, project management, and presentations obtaining current health and legislative information via the Internet.

These standards are typically attained with a Bachelor's degree in public health, public administration, public policy or a closely related degree, and at least 3 years of progressively more responsible experience in public health planning, project management, health-related program development and implementation, health assessment, program evaluation, and/or public health policy analysis. A Masters of Public Health (MPH) or a closely related master's degree is highly desirable and may be substituted for one-year of experience.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency is seeking a dynamic individual who is a self-starter and can work independently under limited supervision. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in the fields of public health, mental health, social services and health equity. Additional knowledge, skills and experience desired include:

Excellent listening, strong written and verbal communication skills
A strong work ethic and ability to prioritize multiple tasks across a number of topic areas and follow through in a timely manner
Ability to work independently as well as an effective team member
Understanding of the social determinants of health
The ability to understand, interpret and critically analyze data, information and/or policies
Ability to come up with solutions taking into consideration different viewpoints
Understanding of cultural competence and ethics
Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
Ability to analyze legislative bills and policies, and their impacts on human services programs
A strong understanding of the healthcare system
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid California driver license.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

Please describe your experience with analyzing policies and/or legislation. If none, type "n/a".
Please describe your experience in working with the social determinants of health. If none, type "n/a".
The HHSA director has asked you to figure out the best ways to prevent substance use in a community. What steps would you take to do this?
I understand that if I did not give the requested details to any of the questions above, my application may be considered incomplete and could screen out? Yes___ No___

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms, and must have ability to operate and automobile or truck.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) – General Unit.
Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute 7% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at Employee Benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County's website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County's website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on May 11, 2018. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter," or "See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter" the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not

discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515