The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.
OSDH is seeking a full time Tobacco Prevention Consultant providing support to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is a state employee position PIN 34001915 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package
, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2022
. The annual salary for this position is up to $52,847.00 based on education and experience . Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to develop and oversee statewide youth programs focused on tobacco use prevention. The position will oversee current projects and newly developed projects, as they arise, including but not limited to: Project CHAT, youth engagement initiatives, prevention of youth access to tobacco initiatives, e-cigarette prevention strategies and sub-recipient initiatives. In addition, the position will provide consultation and technical assistance to local grantees and county health department health educators as needed. The incumbent will look to create innovative approaches in order to ensure programs are both youth- and data-driven. The incumbent will also be responsible for meeting CDC grant deliverables related to prevention efforts including addressing the youth e-cigarette epidemic. The position will be required to stay abreast of the ever-changing tobacco climate.
Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
•Provide direction for all youth tobacco programs created within the Chronic Disease Prevention Services to include the development and implementation of the prevention strategic plan and grant deliverables. This will include preparing technical reports and participating in grant writing activities.
•Provide program consultation, technical assistance and training to statewide and local partners/programs and CDC Tobacco sub-recipients on prevention initiatives including prevention of youth access to tobacco, youth engagement, the e-cigarette epidemic etc.
•Develop, implement and coordinate a state-based youth advisory council with multi-region representation to help lead health initiatives from the youth perspective. This will include overseeing youth engagement activities/strategies as well.
•Oversee and provide support to prevention initiatives such as Project CHAT, Prevention of Youth Access Initiatives, state-level policy development etc.
•Provide outcome-driven technical assistance services on youth related tobacco control strategies to TSET grantees including project planning, research, resource development, information sharing, training
•Establish and maintain strong working relationships with TSET grantees across Oklahoma in an effort to provide technical assistance and consultation for implementing youth related tobacco prevention policy and programming, creating a culture of wellness.
Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Key knowledge, skills and abilities include the following:
•Proficient in written and oral communication
•Knowledge of and experience in effective public speaking techniques and the ability to present complex information in an effective and concise manner.
•Demonstrated experience and knowledge of disparities, health equity, and social determinants of health.
•Demonstrated experience in forming effective relationships and communicating with individuals, groups, and communities of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures
•Knowledge of public principles and population health as well as chronic disease prevention and management and the associated risk factors
•Knowledge of programmatic components of public health or social services program implementation.
•Ability to communicate technical and program details to staff, grantees and applicants, orally and in writing
•Ability to think and act decisively about grant compliance issues and corrective plans involving non-compliance
•Demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance and consultation to various organizations in planning and managing programs.
•Ability to objectively analyze a situation and evaluate pros and cons of any course of action.
•Capacity to grasp abstract ideas and form a coherent picture.
•Proficient in project management processes for managing complex projects and assuring timely delivery of quality products/deliverables.
•Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multifaceted team.
•Technical skills and proficiency in computer applications for research and education, proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); Skill in developing and delivering oral presentations. Ability to develop, facilitate, and conduct outcome-based training.
•Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with various deadlines and tasks.
•Ability to be organized, proactive, work independently and be a self-starter.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor Degree in public health, community health, social work, education, education, nursing, behavioral health public administration or other related field. Three years of experience in public health and/or prevention efforts.
Master's degree is preferred with 1 year of experience working with youth programming and state-based public health efforts. NOTES REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE
Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.
No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.
Closing Date/Time: 8/7/2022 11:59:00 PM