Kind of Work
The Injury Prevention Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing projects that increase safety and reduce morbidity and mortality from injuries. Target injury prevention focus areas include motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian crashes, drowning, falls, poisonings, unintentional firearm injuries, fires and burns. Within those priority areas, the Injury Prevention Specialist must analyze the current data to identify the frequency, patterns, and risk for injury in the community. Based on their analyses, the Specialist will advocate for legislative and enforcement strategies, educational/behavioral change strategies, and engineering and technology interventions to reduce injuries. This position will coordinate and collaborate with local health care agencies, state agencies, nonprofits, the media, and the general public to raise awareness about the causes of injuries and prevention strategies; and related duites as required.
- A Bachelor's Degree* from an accredited college or university in public health, social work, a social science or a closely related field.
Four (4) years of professional experience developing and implementing community health or wellness programs. Professional experience is paid experience gained after the receipt of a Bachelor's Degree in a position that required a Bachelor's degree upon entrance. Civil Service reserves the right to determine what is considered to be professional experience.
Ideal candidates will possess excellent interpersonal skills, be able to effectively engage the public along all demographics, and establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
* Prior to appointment, the hiring agency is required to verify education claimed by the applicant to qualify for this classification. If selected for hire, applicants must provide original documents of their qualifying credentials to the hiring agency prior to their start date in this job classification.
A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, public administration, planning, social work, a social science or a closely related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
Kind of Examination
A rating of training and experience, weighted 100%. All related previous experience will be considered for qualification purposes; however, credit on the rating of training and experience will only be given for related experience gained within the last ten (10) years.
This is an original entrance examination.