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Public Health Consultant - PN 20017295

State of Ohio Jobs – Columbus, OH

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County Work Locations: Health Department Building 246 N High St 1st Floor Columbus 43215 Organization: Health Classified Indicator: Classified Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit Schedule: Full-time Work Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Compensation: $25.70/hourly Unposting Date: Jul 1, 2019, 10:59:00 PM Job Function: Public Health Agency Contact Name: Maria Kapenda Agency Contact Information: [email protected]

Public Health Consultant - PN 20017295

(190003JX) Job Duties
Acts as public health consultant for the Tobacco Program and for assigned number of local projects related to the three priorities of the Program preventing the initiation of tobacco use, increasing quitting of tobacco and protecting Ohioans from exposure to secondhand smoke. Provides technical assistance to local health departments (LHDs), Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Metropolitan Housing Authorities, businesses (e.g., apartment/property owners and their staff) and other networks to educate and/or assist in development of tobacco or smoke-free policies and programs (e.g., Smoke-free Workplace Law interpretation, implementation, and enforcement). Monitors and evaluates initiatives such as tobacco of smoke-free project initiatives through site visits, phone and email communication, regular meetings and workgroups, and mailed survey instruments to assure compliance with regulations or project objectives (e.g., Established sub-grantee deliverables, CDC-approved project objectives). Assists Administrators in developing &/or presenting smoke-free and tobacco prevention & cessation educational activities & material (e.g., assists LHDs in developing model policies). Prepares and gives presentations on behalf of Tobacco Program, primarily on smoke-free housing and tobacco-free policies.
Identifies health risks & determines public health service needs using appropriate methods & technology (e.g., disease registries, geographic information systems, social marketing strategies); requests, obtains & evaluates information from various sources (e.g., tobacco surveillance reports, information provided by grantees, results from surveys implemented by program) to determine appropriate community assets & resources that support the local public health system; conducts individual telephone & personal interviews with involved parties to gather information and provide tobacco-specific technical assistance; develops proper tobacco control procedures; makes assessments of current tobacco data to inform program planning and progress; conducts site visits to evaluate progress toward grant objectives and/or to provide technical assistance.
Assists program manager in the development of policy, codes, regulations & legislation to protect the health of the public & to guide the practice of Public Health as they relate to tobacco and smoke-free issues. Produces reports, analyzes and explains information from various resources (e.g., databases, survey instruments) to determine/recommend appropriate program intervention. Maintains active participation on various Ohio Department of Health (ODH) committees and external multidisciplinary coalitions and organizations to provide leadership in the field of smoke-free promotion and enhance the practices of this discipline in all areas of public health.
Assists Administrators in preparing contract applications, requests for proposals and reports as requested. Monitors & evaluates LHDs to ensure compliance with contract goals, objectives, activities, outcomes, and timelines. Monitors and evaluates LHD budgets and quarterly reports in WISE and through email submission to ensure timely and appropriate expenditure of funds and successful completion of agreed activities. Collaborates with other public health consultants to develop and plan all training needed to assist contractors in successful planning and implementation of grant-funded activities.
Provides assessment and conducts research of tobacco and smoke-free issues to develop effective social marketing and health communication messages. Writes and contributes to newsletters (i.e., ODH Tobacco Prevention Newsletter), social media activities and other informational items, letters, and technical reports; evaluates & prepares summaries regarding Tobacco; seeks out and represents Tobacco Program at relevant statewide conferences. As assigned, serves as a member of a Disaster Recovery/Business Team, Incident Response Team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.
Unusual working conditions: May require overnight travel.
Qualifications Completion of graduate core coursework in public health, health care, health administration or related field;
6 mos. exp. in providing direct service &/or consultation in a public health, community health, hospital &/or clinic setting, to include exp. in program evaluation, grant review, developing & presenting training programs & in facilitating &/or working collaboratively with coalitions or groups;
Must be able to provide own transportation.
Or- completion of undergraduate core coursework in public health, health care, health administration or related field;
18 mos. exp. in providing direct service &/or consultation in a public health, community health, hospital &/or clinic setting, to include exp. in program evaluation, grant review, developing & presenting training programs & in facilitating &/or working collaboratively with coalitions or groups;
Must be able to provide own transportation.
Or- equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.
Knowledge of public health, health, medicine or other allied health field; community resources applicable to particular public health services program*; human relations; agency & governmental laws, rules, regulations & procedures applicable to particular public health program*; public health issues, policy & program planning & analysis; training & development; accounting, finance or budgeting*. Skill in operation of personal computer. Ability to define issues/problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; establish & maintain good rapport with program participants; handle routine & sensitive inquiries from & contacts with government officials &/or providers; prepare, review &/or evaluate records, reports &/or financial/grant documents; prepare & deliver training &/or speeches before specialized audiences.*Developed after employment. ALL ANSWERS TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED BY THE WORK EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION PROVIDED ON YOUR CIVIL SERVICE APPLICATION.
Applications of those who meet the minimum qualifications will be further evaluated against the following criteria:
  • Graduate or advanced degree in public health, health care or health administration
  • Coursework in public health or health education
  • Experience working with risk factors and tobacco control
  • Experience facilitating or coordinating meetings and/or trainings
  • Experience facilitating a committee or coalition
  • Experience developing and presenting training or public speaking
  • Experience providing technical assistance or consultation
  • Experience in monitoring/administering local subgrants or contracts
  • Experience evaluating tobacco control activities
  • Experience with computer software (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

All eligible applications shall be reviewed considering the following criteria: qualifications, experience, education, active disciplinary record, and work record.
Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript prior to receiving a formal offer of employment. Failure to provide transcripts within 5 working days of being requested will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration.
Please note that a transcript is considered official only if it is an original copy from the educational institution and includes an institutional watermark, ink stamp or embossed stamp. Transcripts printed from the institution s website will not be accepted. ODH reserves the right to assess the academic credibility of an educational entity s award of a putative degree.
All applicants must submit a completed Ohio Civil Service Application using the online TALEO System. Paper applications will not be considered. Applicants must clearly indicate how they meet the minimum qualifications and/or position specific minimum qualifications. Applicants are also encouraged to document any experience, education and/or training related to the job duties above. An assessment of these criteria may be conducted to determine the applicants who are interviewed.
Background Check Information The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

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