Health Program Specialist I/II/III

  • County of Colusa
  • 250 5th Street, Colusa, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $3,663 USD
  • Salary Top: $7,331
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 5304580420
  • Apply By: Oct 01, 2021

Job Description

The Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for two Health Program Specialists I/II/III who can plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate specialized public health education programs within the Public Health Division. One position will focus on the County’s Tobacco Education Program to improve the health and well-being of Colusa County residents through a variety of health promotion activities and policy implementation related to tobacco use. The other position will focus on the County’s Oral Health Education Program to improve the health and well-being of Colusa County residents through a variety of health promotion activities related to Oral Health.
The ideal candidate will possess enthusiasm about working with the target populations; demonstrate the ability to employ creative techniques in engaging community members; and express a commitment to being a productive member of the Public Health team. There are two positions available that can be filled at any level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Job Requirements

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


All Levels:

  • Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver’s license. The successful applicant will be required to provide an official CA DMV Driver Record printout upon acceptance of job offer.
  • Health Program Specialist I:
  • Equivalent to completion of core course work from an accredited four (4) year college or university in public health, community health education or a closely related field.
  • Health Program Specialist II:
  • The equivalent of one (1) year experience as a Health Program Specialist I.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, health education or a closely related field.

Health Program Specialist III:

  • The equivalent of two years’ experience as a Health Program Specialist II
  • Equivalent to completion of a Master’s Degree in Public Health or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of unofficial transcripts verifying education upon acceptance of the job offer.

Special Instructions

Applications may be obtained from
and returned to:
Human Resources Department
250 5th Street
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone: 530-458-0420
Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to ccpersonnel@countyofcolusa.org
Download application:
www.countyofcolusa.org

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Additional Information

Health Program Specialist I-


With assistance from the Health Program Specialist Supervisor, plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and participates in health education programs.


Conducts community needs assessments for the purpose of health program planning when directed.


With assistance prepares grant applications, comprehensive reports and various correspondence related to assigned programs.


In collaboration with the Health Program Specialist Supervisor, reviews assigned operations and activities, develops recommendations for improvements and modifications to maintain effectiveness and efficiency.


Conducts a variety of programs designed to educate the public on health issues and the prevention of illness and disease, presents general health programs throughout the community.


Organizes, implements and serves as coordinator and liaison for specific health education programs, grants and activities within the county as assigned.


Monitors new legislation and regulations to ensure program compliance.


Provides prevention and intervention information services, utilizing a variety of methods, for individuals and groups.


Refers individuals to appropriate County or outside agency for assistance when appropriate.
Counsels clients in areas of health promotion.


Prepares and publishes health education materials for purposes of community education and promotion of community programs.


Conducts focus groups on specific topics as necessary.


Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints from the public.


Works with the Health Program Specialist Supervisor to coordinate program activities and assignments among co-workers as necessary.


Maintains and updates records including data collection and analysis; prepares progress and summary reports on programs and grants; presents reports to committees and agencies as needed.


Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with other county department personnel, outside agencies and the public; coordinates program activities with other department and agencies as appropriate.


Attends and participates in professional groups, committees and advisory boards as appropriate.
Attends training sessions, meetings, and conferences as directed.


Performs general office duties and related duties and responsibilities as required.


Health Program Specialist II-


In addition to the responsibilities and duties listed above for Health Program Specialist I, additional duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


Plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and participates in health education programs.


Conducts community needs assessments for the purpose of health program planning.


Plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and participates in health education programs.


Conducts community needs assessments for the purpose of health program planning.


With minimal assistance prepares grant applications, comprehensive reports and various correspondence related to assigned programs.


Reviews assigned operations and activities, recommends improvements and modifications to maintain effectiveness and efficiency.


Independently conducts a variety of programs designed to educate the public on health issues and the prevention of illness and disease, presents general health programs throughout the community.


Monitors program expenditures, ensuring compliance with established budgetary restrictions.
Develops and implements evaluation tools to measure program effectiveness.


Coordinates program activities and assignments among co-workers as necessary.


May serve as mentor to staff, orient staff or provide training and guidance as necessary.


Health Program Specialist III-


In addition to the examples of important responsibilities and duties listed for HPS I and HPS II, additional duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


Prepares grant applications, comprehensive reports and various correspondence related to assigned programs.


Conducts a variety of programs designed to educate the public on health issues and the prevention of illness and disease, presents general health programs throughout the community.


Makes recommendations and assists in the program budget development.


BENEFITS
CalPERS retirement plan, either 3 @ 60 for Classic, or 2 @ 62; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; Health Reimbursement Arrangement account; paid health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance for employee. If employee elects not to enroll in County insurance and can provide proof of other group health insurance coverage, they may be eligible for a $300 monthly cash in-lieu benefit. This position is part of the Colusa County Employees Association (CCEA), Professional Unit.


APPLICATION DEADLINE IS: OCTOBER 1, 2021 AT 5:00 P.M. It is to your advantage to file your application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time following the first review. Resumes may not be a substitute for any part of the official application. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed and closing date postmarked applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.


Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.


Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


COLUSA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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250 5th Street, Colusa, California 95932 United States View Map