Community & Public Health Job Opportunities

Are you prospective student interested in what the public health field is like post-graduation? Are you a current undergraduate seeking professional opportunities after finishing your degree? Are you an MPH or doctoral student interested in applying your new skills across the public and community health sector? The School of Community Health Sciences maintains a list of public health job postings, which is updated regularly.

View the openings below.

Community and Public Health Employment Listings

Communications and Advocacy Intern

Human Impact Partners seeks a communications/advocacy intern for the summer of 2019 to support our digital content strategy, based in Oakland, California.

Application Deadline: ​March 16, 2019Hourly rate: ​$16/hour

Start date: ​Summer 2019 (flexible start and end dates to align with summer availability)

Time commitment: ​Full-Time, for approximately 3 monthsLocation: ​Oakland, CA

About Human Impact PartnersWe conduct policy-focused, innovative, and strategic research that evaluates health impactsand inequities to support targeted campaigns and movements for social change. And we amplifythe use of that research through advocacy and by mobilizing the health community to use theirvoice and expertise in support of social change. Our research and advocacy efforts primarilyfocus on economic security, criminal justice, and equitable built environment domains. For moredetails about HIP and our approach, visit:​​www.HumanImpact.org​.

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Posted: 2/21/19

Graduate Research Intern

Human Impact Partners seeks 2 summer research interns to support research projects with ournonprofit organization in Oakland, California. Applications due by March 2, 2019.

Hourly rate: ​$20/hour

Start date: ​Summer 2019 (flexible start and end dates)

Time commitment: ​Full-Time, for approximately 3 months

Location: ​Oakland, CA

About Human Impact PartnersWe conduct policy-focused, innovative, and strategic research that evaluates health impactsand inequities to support targeted campaigns and movements for social change. And we amplifythe use of that research through advocacy and by mobilizing the health community to use theirvoice and expertise in support of social change. Our research and advocacy efforts primarilyfocus on economic security, criminal justice, and equitable built environment domains. For moredetails about HIP and our approach, visit:​​www.HumanImpact.org​.

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Posted: 2/21/19

Research Scientist

The Public Health Institute's Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) is seeking a full-time Research Scientist I for work in nutrition, physical activity, and wellness research and policy. CWN focuses on assisting adults and youth, and particularly members of underserved, low-income populations, to become aware of and adept at using pathways and tools to achieve and enhance their physical, mental, and social well-being so that they thrive throughout life. And, CWN works to build capacity for leadership in communities and institutions to address the social determinants of health.

Under general oversight by the Research and Evaluation Manager, this position will exercise judgment in selecting quantitative and qualitative data analytic approaches, completing analyses, and interpreting results. The successful candidate will lead process, formative, outcome, and impact evaluation studies which may include participatory action research/community engagement projects; Policy, Systems, and Environmental change evaluations; evaluations of health-education interventions; and other evaluation projects, as required.

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Posted: 2/21/19

Bid & Proposal Specialist II

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is hiring a Bid and Proposal Specialist II to provide pre-award bid and proposal services to over 75 principal investigators for grant and contract applications to federal, state and other agencies. This individual will be a key part of an efficient 4-6 person team, and will assist with the preparation, review, and submittal of grant and contract applications.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 "Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For" by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work and various programs visit www.phi.org.

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Posted: 2/21/19

Deputy Director of Bid and Proposal

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is hiring a Deputy Director of Bid and Proposal to direct, organize and manage PHI's grant and contract applications to federal and state agencies and foundation funders; submissions that result in $100M+ in annual revenue. Additionally, this individual will supervise, support and engage PHI's Development Specialists who assist with the preparation, review, and submittal of grant and contract applications.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 "Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For" by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit www.phi.org.

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Posted: 2/21/19

Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDPHP) Section

POSITION TITLE: Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator

COMPENSATION: $19-24/hour; Based on Experience - contractual position

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDPHP) Section, Tobacco Control Program (TCP) is seeking a part- or full-time, Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator. This contract position is in the DPBH Carson City, Nevada office. This position will oversee the planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of a grant program using youth advocates and data collectors to provide surveillance and engagement of tobacco retailers. The Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator will be the lead in managing subgrants and contracts, as well as collaborating with other tobacco control partners. The candidate should have the educational background to be able to develop evaluation and data analysis skills, as well as grant writing and monitoring, and program management skills. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, public health, or a related field is preferred, but not required.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop tobacco merchant training tailored for Nevada
  • Attend community meetings and events pertaining to youth advocacy and inform stakeholders of findings
  • Research policy and statutes regarding the sale of tobacco and youth access to tobacco products
  • Coordinate efforts with the Bureau of Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention, local health authorities, tribal partners, and rural coalitions
  • Communicate with stakeholders regarding the progress of the grant project
  • Grant writing, monitoring, and fiscal oversight for a part of the Substance Abuse Block Grant and other youth prevention components of grants that are under purview of the Tobacco Control Program
  • Collect information to compile statistics about retail assessments and surveys and draft regular reports on the progress of youth prevention efforts
  • Create and design materials to support preventing youth from accessing tobacco including resources to facilitate employing retail strategies
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Scheduled graduation from an accredited four-year college or university by June 2019
  • Previous experience either performing or assisting in the planning, coordinating or administering of a program/project
  • Operating a computer to effectively input, retrieve, and manipulate data; basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office
  • Researching and analyzing policies, procedures, and rules
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Background check and fingerprinting required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, public health, or a related field
  • Professional or intern experience with community outreach and health education
  • Previous experience in grant writing and monitoring
  • Previous experience developing online trainings
  • Interest in social and health policy and/or health issues
  • Demonstrated experience in youth or young adult grassroots organizing skills including education, outreach, and community mobilization
  • Excellent personal organization skills, ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks, and prioritize and use time effectively
  • Experience in group training and program development

DELIVERABLES:

  • All grant reporting required by the Bureau of Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention
  • Development, implementation, and documentation of merchant training
  • Collaborative meetings with subgrantees and key partners to improve and further develop merchant training
  • Policy research and model language recommendations promoting youth tobacco and substance use prevention and tobacco retailer education
  • Quarterly and annual reports
  • Retailer education outreach campaign
  • Meaningful contacts with tobacco retailers and community partners in Nevada

Interested candidates send your resume and cover letter to: David Olsen, dolsen@health.nv.gov, (775) 684-4237

Posted: 2/15/19

Case Manager and Outreach Counselor

Location: San Francisco

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Case Manager (CM) conducts one-on-one case management sessions with formerly homeless youth residing in a (18-month) transitional housing program. The CM builds and maintains non-judgmental, supportive relationships with youth, guides them to appropriate referral resources, and advocates for their care. Most importantly the CM accepts youth exactly the way they are and allows them to set their own goals at their own pace.

The CM will develop and uphold individualized plans made collaboratively with the participants to stabilize and improve their lives and guide them to permanent exits from homelessness. All of HYA's work is trauma-informed, culturally competent and is supportive and not punitive.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Outreach Counselor will work collaboratively with therapists from the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy in a innovative new mobile program. The OC will conduct street-based outreach and recruitment to youth experiencing homelessness to build relationships and seek to address and provide mental health care support on the spot. The team will travel to different locations daily to connect with youth in the places they live and hang out. Private sessions will be held in a van converted to accommodate youth in a private and confidential counseling space that is warm and inviting.

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Posted: 2/14/19

California Program Manager

$70,000 - $85,000 a year

Location: San Francisco, CA

Organization Description: Transitions Clinic Network(TCN) supports a national network of medical homes for individuals with chronic diseases recently released from incarceration. Founded on the idea that the people closest to the problem are also closest to the solution, each clinic that adopts the Transitions Clinic Network program employs a community health worker (CHW) with a history of incarceration as part of the primary care team. Developed in San Francisco in 2006, TCN has supported sites in 11 states and Puerto Rico in implementing the TCN program.

TCN provides technical assistance and training to health systems including providers and CHWs, creates a forum for sharing best practices, promotes quality improvement and supports program evaluation. TCN strives to amplify the voice of those impacted by incarceration and mitigate some of the long-lasting harms of mass incarceration.

Position Summary: The California Program Manager (CPM) will act as the lead in an initiative to expand the TCN program to up to 25 new primary care sites throughout California. The CPM works both independently and collaboratively with the full TCN team of physicians, evaluators and CHW's as well as with a range of external stakeholders.

The California Program Manager (CPM) will lead the effort to recruit, develop and operationalize this statewide expansion.

For more information or to apply

Posted: 2/14/19

Summer Graduate Research Interns

Human Impact Partners seeks 2 summer research interns to support research projects with our nonprofit organization in Oakland, California. Applications due by March 2, 2019.

Hourly rate: $20/hour

Start date: Summer 2019 (flexible start and end dates)

Time commitment: Full-Time, for approximately 3 months

Location: Oakland, CA

About Human Impact Partners

We conduct policy-focused, innovative, and strategic research that evaluates health impacts and inequities to support targeted campaigns and movements for social change. And we amplify the use of that research through advocacy and by mobilizing the health community to use their voice and expertise in support of social change. Our research and advocacy efforts primarily focus on economic security, criminal justice, and equitable built environment domains. For more details about HIP and our approach, visit: www.HumanImpact.org.

Working alongside HIP staff, the Research Intern responsibilities include:

  • Conduct literature reviews and collect data
  • Analyze data using quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Write up research findings for reports, issue and policy briefs, and other materials
  • Translate HIP's research findings into materials for public health professionals to advocate around social determinants of health, including criminal justice, economic security, immigration, housing, and other policies
  • Opportunities to develop content for HIP's communications channels, including website and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Medium channels)

Qualifications

  • Working towards a master's degree in public health or other field with connection to social policy, such as public policy, city planning, or social welfare
  • Strong research, writing, communications skills
  • Understanding of social justice, health equity, and social determinants of health
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to collaboration and a sense of humor

How to Apply

Please submit the following to researchintern2019@humanimpact.org by March 2, 2019:

  • A cover letter
  • A 1 to 2 page resume
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • A brief writing sample (1-3 pages) highlighting research skills

Applications are due by March 2, 2019. Interviews (in-person or online) are expected to take place starting in mid-March 2019 and successful applicants will be notified of hiring decisions by early April 2019.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

Human Impact Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people with lived experiences related to the issues we work on (such as criminal justice, economic security, immigration), people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ folks to seek employment or board opportunities with us. We do not conduct criminal background checks on candidates.

Medical Scribe

Are you interested in medicine either personally or as a part of your career goal? Being a Medical Scribe provides invaluable one on one experiences working alongside medical providers in hospital and clinic settings. Sierra Medical Support is seeking motivated, responsible, tech savvy people to join their growing organization.

They are accepting applications from 2/18/19 - 3/3/19

Interested applicants contact Sierra Medical Support (775) 209-1335 or visit this employment opportunity online.

(posted 2/12/19)

HIV Program Supervisor

A successful outpatient medical center in the San Francisco Bay Area is now hiring for a HIV Program Supervisor to join their social services leadership team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a local non-profit organization making a meaningful impact on the community.

This non-profit health center provides affordable, high-quality medical care out of four facilities and a mobile medical clinic. This beloved community institution offers a diverse range of services including Women's Health, Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Prenatal Services, Geriatric Care, HIV Care, Acupuncture, Community Education, and more.

Reporting to the Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services, the HIV Program Supervisor will oversee the HIV Care Coordinators, HIV Case Managers, Client Services Advocate, and other employees. The HIV Program Supervisor will oversee the HIV testing program and collaborate with other Program Supervisors to target at-risk populations.

In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of the program, the HIV Program Supervisor will contribute to grant management and write quarterly and annual reports to support grant funding. The HIV Program Supervisor will also participate in the interview process for new grant-funded positions and make recommendations for hire.

Tucked along the Northern California Coast in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, this coveted community has it all. Breathtaking state parks and beaches, a thriving culinary scene, and top-notch schools make this the ideal place to make your next home whether you prefer the city or a quiet tree-lined street.

This stable, respected community medical center is prepared to offer the qualified HIV Program Supervisor a full-time position with a full suite of benefits. The HIV Program Supervisor will benefit from serving the community in a fulfilling, mission-driven environment.

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(posted 2/5/19)

Research Associate in Health Services Research

The Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System is searching for a Research Health Science Specialist to manage and coordinate all aspects of health services research projects.

Tasks associated with the position include:

  • administration duties, such as regulatory documents and reports
  • project monitoring and documentation
  • budgets and other aspects of project coordination
  • grant proposal development
  • collaborate with diverse staff on multiple projects
  • manage multiple research projects at one time

Experience required for the position:

  • Master's Degree in the field such as public health, health services, health economics, health policy or biostatistics with two or more years experience as a research assistant or project coordinator,

OR

  • Bachelor's Degree in the field such as public health, health services, health economics, health policy orbiostatistics with five or more years experience as a research assistant.

AND

  • At least 1 course in statistics, as demonstrated on the transcript
  • At least 1 course in research methods, research design, epidemiology, or econometrics, as demonstrated on the transcript
  • Advanced writing abilities to write for top-tier scientific journals and presentations at scientific conferences

Starting salary $73,905

Must be a US citizen

Please send a brief cover letter (1-page, max) and Curriculum Vitae to Jennifer Smith ( Jennifer.S.Smith@va.gov )

(posted 2/4/19)

Epidemiologist

Incumbents in this position will have advanced knowledge and skill in epidemiology in order to coordinate and independently conduct or lead studies or projects relating to the occurrence of disease or other health conditions or events in defined populations. Incumbents independently coordinate and perform disease control and prevention studies including surveillance, observation, hypothesis testing, analytical research and experiments to determine cause and source or trends of disease and other health-related events.

Essential Functions:

  • Work on surveillance outbreaks and provide backup for investigations.
  • Plans and manages projects and/or programs. Writes (or discusses) project/program plan(s),
    recommendation(s) and/or finding(s).
  • Organizes and conducts surveys and/or studies.
  • Collects data and reviews research materials, determines accuracy and validity of sources and
    appropriateness for use.
  • Facilitates the use of research data to improve existing programs and utilization of resources
  • Analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data; reports findings, interprets results and/or makes
    recommendations.
  • Provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates
    decisions.
  • Identify data and information which suggest developing patterns of problems or complaints, from
    which general or specific trends and patterns can be discerned, suggesting a need for further
    investigation.

(posted 2/4/19)

  • Writes or drafts technical reports, articles or related material based on research, investigation or
    analysis.
  • Develops educational materials and speaks to state or community groups.
  • Answers technical questions regarding data, trends or results from studies.
  • Conducts field investigations and/or research.
  • Lead or delegate work assignments, monitor/review quality of work, and provide technical
    assistance or training.

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Research Program Director (Academic Program Professional 2)

The Center for Population Health Sciences mission is to advance the understanding of social, environmental, and behavioral influences. The OCE is the home within the Center for Population Health Sciences for building innovative models of engagement.

We strive to:

  • foster meaningful community partnerships in the local area
  • develop a cadre of faculty, trainees, students, and community partners equipped with skills to address real-word problems
  • impacting local communities and vulnerable populations, and
  • facilitate the design and implementation of research that promotes population health and health equity.

The OCE is seeking a Research Program Director to develop and administer OCE-led research projects and the community-engagement technical assistance and services program. This position will be an integral member of the OCE team and will be expected to be a team leader for a variety of OCE research activities.

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(posted 1/28/19)

Management Analyst II (Contracted)

The Bureau for Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention (BBHWP) located within the State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health manages several grants that provide funding for community providers to implement programs related to substance use disorders, treatment, prevention, mental health and behavioral health programs, housing programs, and neonatal abstinence programs.

The BBHWP is currently seeking a full-time Management Analyst II. The Management Analyst II will conduct a variety of studies, research and analysis of management and administrative areas such as budgeting and financial analysis (versus bookkeeping); departmental operations such as forms, policies and workflow; legislative analysis; management research; and statistical and informational analysis. Incumbents make recommendations and assist in or implement new or revised procedures and systems.

Duties

Under limited supervision, incumbents perform all or part of the duties and responsibilities described in the series concept. Management Analyst II's perform difficult assignments related to budgets, programs, research and drafting legislation. Positions at this level may supervise professional, technical and administrative support personnel. This class is distinguished from the Management Analyst I class based upon the independence in performing assigned duties.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, finance, social sciences, mathematics or related field and two years of professional experience in the research, development, evaluation or revision of programs, organizations, methods or procedures; OR one year of experience as a Management Analyst I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience on a year-for-year basis.

Classification

This is a contracted position through a temporary employment agency. Contracted employees are provided with a computer and email.

Salary

The salary is $23.84 hourly.

Contact

Interested candidates contact Raul Martinez, at ramartinez@health.nv.gov.

(posted 1/16/19)

Health Education Specialist

A Health Education Specialist is recruited and hired by the Nevada Public Health Foundation's (NPHF) Executive Director and reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director. The Health Education Specialist develops and delivers educational and outreach materials, training, and presentations to support the goals and objectives of the Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (NCLPPP): a) strengthen blood lead level testing, b) strengthen population based interventions, and c) strengthen the process to identify lead exposed children and linkage to service. The NCLPPP is a grant funded program for up to three years. Continued employment past the duration of the grant is dependent on continued funding or additional funding obtained by NPHF for another public health education program.

Duties

  • Research. Gain subject matter expertise on lead exposure, health related effects, stakeholders, and systems in place for responding to exposure. Performs literature reviews, conducts focus groups and surveys, and performs other research tasks as assigned or to develop specific educational materials and programs. Tracks baseline data on lead exposure related and grant objectives progress.
  • Education Materials and Programs. Develops educational materials on lead poisoning/exposed children and other Foundation programs tailored for targeted audiences: presentations, mass communication campaigns, and outreach events. Delivers educational outreach and training for environmental and lead workforce, partners, communities, and other stakeholders. Recommends educational programs and products to improve the Foundation's objective of marketing healthy communities.
  • Instruction. Develops instructional materials, visual aids, and graphics presentations, teaches, obtains continuing education credits (if applicable), and performs all administrative duties for classes on public health topics.
  • Marketing. Develops and disseminates social media and mass communications marketing materials and campaigns. Participates in outreach events and opportunities to strengthen population based interventions. Collects information on potential consumers, compiles databases, oversees distribution of products, and keeps records of educational product recipients and contacts.
  • Collaborates with Outside Organizations: Works with organizations outside the Foundation to strengthen and improve educational programs, linkage to services, to assist connecting lead exposed children to services, and achieve mutual goals pertaining to Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program through public health education. Coordinate with providers and stakeholders to ensure high-risk individuals receive education and are connected to services.
  • Other Duties as Assigned: Performs other duties as assigned by management to improve performance of the Foundation and its programs.

Qualifications

The Health Education Specialist should be an individual who is creative, has a strong desire to communicate important information to other people, and is interested in developing a career in public health. The Health Information Manager must:

  • Be committed to the Nevada Public Health Foundation's mission, enthusiastic about contributing to its programs, and a team player with staff.
  • Be committed to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention grant-funded program.
  • Be committed to subject matter expertise of lead poisoning, services for lead exposed children, and systems in place directly related to subject matter expertise.
  • Have an understanding and ability for working with diversity and serving diverse populations in rural Northern Nevada.
  • Must possess above average written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be willing to accept delegated decision-making responsibility pertaining to assigned work.
  • Be able to perform each essential duty mentioned in job description satisfactorily
  • Must have a solid understanding and competent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher, and media software programs.
  • Must be a self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to work effectively with little supervision and as a team member.
  • Must be able to engage professionally with a variety of sectors: i.e., public officials, representatives of state and local government, the workforce, medical providers and staff, parents, teens, social workers, etc.

The position requires a bachelor's degree and one year full-time experience in public health, health, education, social services/sciences, or any related area, or any comparable combination of education and experience. Some travel is required as the program serves Northern Nevada communities and the primary partner is in Las Vegas. Position is located in Carson City, NV. Estimated working hours are Monday through Friday for up to 40 hours/full time. Some weekends and evening required. Bi-Lingual candidates encouraged to apply.

Submit your resume and cover letter to Rota Rosaschi, Executive Director, at rota@nphf.org.

(posted 1/16/19)

Administrative Assistant III - Full-Time

The Bureau for Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention (BBHWP) located within the State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health manages several grants that provide funding for community providers to implement programs related to substance use disorders, treatment, prevention, mental health and behavioral health programs, housing programs, and neonatal abstinence programs.


The BBHWP is currently seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant III. The Administrative Assistant II performs a wide variety of clerical, secretarial, and administrative duties. The incumbent will be responsible for scheduling conference rooms onsite and offsite, and arranging meetings for various boards and councils. Emphasis is placed on taking notes and transcribing minutes in a timely manner from audio recordings. The incumbent must possess excellent writing, grammar, and spelling skills. The incumbent must possess intermediate skills with Microsoft Office primarily with Word, Excel, and Outlook. The incumbent must have the ability to handle multiple tasks with ease; greet visitors via telephone or in person with poise; and can interface with staff throughout the Division.

Duties

Receive, review, approve or deny applications and requests for program services; make initial eligibility determinations; contact applicants for additional information and clarification as required; explain reasons for ineligibility, program regulations and requirements.

Screen the manager's calls, assessing the relative importance of each call; respond to requests for information; defuse irate clients/callers who may have been referred by lower level staff; take detailed messages concerning issues of significance to the agency; schedule and attend meetings with external entities; prepare agendas and action items; transcribe and distribute written summaries or minutes.
Coordinate communications between the manager and other professional and administrative staff both within and outside the work unit; receive and relay sensitive information related to agency activities, personnel and clientele; provide explanations regarding established policies and procedures.

Prepare reports which summarize financial and statistical information related to the work unit's budget, accounts, activities, program clientele and operations; advise management of unusual trends, funding levels and expenditures; assist with budget development by compiling information to support projected expenditures in specific areas such as operating costs, travel costs and staff development.
Review documents prepared by others for program compliance; identify discrepancies, resolve problems and provide guidance to lower level staff; authorize and approve documents within assigned parameters.

Develop, design, install and maintain multiple Web pages and/or Web sites of significant size, scope and complexity; resolve design conflicts; monitor Web site performance and overall integrity; prepare, implement and enforce Web site administrator procedures; provide Web site maintenance, repair and recovery; develop backup and recovery documents.

Compose documents and materials including correspondence, memoranda, reports, charts and other items in support of program and agency operations; provide and explain information including applicable rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures; distribute materials to concerned parties according to established distribution lists or on an as-needed basis.

Research information from a variety of internal and external sources including the Internet for projects which may include unique purchases; identify sources of information and communicate with vendors and others concerning technical aspects of the project/purchase; evaluate and compare information; report findings to the supervisor.

Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of progressively responsible relevant work experience which included experience in one or more of the following areas: maintenance of complex records and files; public/customer relations including explaining detailed policies, regulations and requirements; preparation and processing of financial and statistical documents such as payroll, travel, claims and budgeting forms; and assisting staff and management with projects and activities; OR one year of experience as an Administrative Assistant II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Classification

This is a contracted position through a temporary employment agency. Contracted employees are provided with a computer and email.

Salary

The salary is $17.11 hourly.

(posted 1/16/19)

Health Program Specialist II - Full-Time

The Bureau for Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention (BBHWP) located within the State of Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health manages several grants that provide funding for community providers to implement programs related to substance use disorders, treatment, prevention, mental health and behavioral health programs, housing programs, and neonatal abstinence programs.

The BBHWP is currently seeking a full-time Health Program Specialist II to develop, implement and evaluate recipients of the Partnership for Success (PFS) grant. The PFS grant is to establish prevention infrastructure of community coalitions to address underage drinking among persons ages 9-20.

Duties

Responsible for program evaluation, to prepare funding requests and monitor expenditures; assist in preparing budgets; prepare grant applications to secure and maintain funding including writing and amending program descriptions and compiling required financial data; participate in planning and needs assessments for future funding cycles; develop, prepare and administer agreements and contracts as required; prepare and submit narrative and statistical reports related to program activities as required.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in health science, behavioral science or closely related field.


Classification

This is a contracted position through a temporary employment agency. Contracted employees are provided with a computer and email.

Salary

The salary is $26.02 hourly.

(posted 1/16/19)

The Unintentional Injury Prevention Specialist in the Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is fully accountable and independently responsible for technical consultation and advisory services for Alaska Injury Prevention Programs focusing within one or more public health injury prevention specialty areas.

  • Preventing falls;
  • Bike and pedestrian safety;
  • Drowning prevention;
  • Poison control.

To learn more about all of the programs in the Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, please visit our website at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/default.aspx.

Under the direction of the Injury Prevention Coordinator, the job duties of this position include:

  • Serve as a technical consultant and specialist for internal and external programs, sections, divisions, and partners.
  • Provide consultation and assistance to partners to increase their ability to interpret and utilize surveillance data for program planning and evaluation purposes.
  • Provide consultation, training, and technical assistance to a variety of public, private, military, nonprofit, local service provider agencies, and federal, state, and local governmental agencies on evidence-based public health intervention strategies for unintentional injury prevention.
  • Remain current and expand expertise by continuously reviewing scientific literature and research.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative evaluation such as needs assessments, literature reviews, and assessments to interpret and summarize in presentations or reports for public health and policy recommendations. This will include developing systems to collect,analyze and report epidemiological, medical, and clinical data from complex medical documentation from Medicaid/Medicare, health records, and other identified sources.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to statewide surveillance system coordinators to interpret and utilize surveillance data for program planning and evaluation purposes.
  • Lead in the design, development and implementation of new and innovative population-based strategies and programs to determine effectiveness, appropriateness, and feasibility of large-scale implementation in Alaska.
  • Monitor and identify disparities in surveillance and evaluation results, and communicate them to internal and external partners
  • Identify broad specialty area training needs and delivery methods across a variety of settings and sectors, including but not limited to health systems, schools, early childhood education settings, community professionals, and worksite leaders statewide.
  • Prepare or collaborate with others to prepare funding applications to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other funding agencies, submit progress reports, serve as a point of contact for funding agencies.
  • Provide input and consultation on strategic planning by recommending intervention strategies that address priority populations and the general public.

Link to posting and application

Tari O'Connor, MSW / Section Chief / Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Alaska Division of Public Health / 3601 C St. Suite 722, Anchorage, AK 99503

P: 907.269.8032 / F: 907.269.5446 / E: teresa.oconnor@alaska.gov

http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/default.aspx

(Posted: 1/10/19)