Performs planning functions for community outreach and public health collaboration.
Example of Duties
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Designs and conducts community health assessments that identify and describe all aspects of public health in Davis County. Analyzes data and information to identify key problems and assets in a community. Summarizes and prepares assessment results and makes results accessible to partners, stake holders, and the general public. Provides education to mobilize public health partners and members of the community around assessment results.
Engages in public health collaboration efforts. Organizes and schedules group meetings to assess and influence health outcomes within Davis County; facilitates group discussions. Establishes, fosters, and maintains relationships with health advocates, health providers and agency partners. Actively participates in community health workgroups, coalitions and activities that are consistent with the department’s priorities. Actively develops coalitions and healthy community initiatives. Works with city and county government officials.
Participates in the development, implementation and monitoring of county community health improvement plan (CHIP). Develops policies and actions that promote all aspects of good health. Identifies and addresses strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities that exist in the community to improve health status. Assists in the Department’s efforts toward obtaining and maintaining accreditation.
Reviews community needs assessments, special reports and studies; summarizes content, formulates comments and provides recommendations. Prepares reports, plans of action, timelines, public presentations, and other written and oral communications. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in public health, nursing, health education, environmental health, or a closely related field, plus three (3) years of paid full-time employment in a related field. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
Preference for: Master’s degree in a related field; Experience working for an accredited public health agency; Fluency in more than one language. Fluency defined as the ability to verbally interpret and translate written documents from English to another language and from another language to English; Experience working with underserved populations.
Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel. Must possess a valid Utah Driver License. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on County business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of: health care in a community setting; community health assessment concepts and techniques; public health epidemiology, communicable disease control, sanitation, environmental health, health education, safety, hazard management, and/or emergency management. Working knowledge of: principles and practices of governmental and public health agency structures and resources; building community partnerships and agency relationships, and building coalitions; PHAB Standards and Measures; Essential Services of Public Health. Skill in operating all applicable computer hardware and software programs/applications; operating standard office equipment including a multi-line telephone, multi-function copier, fax machine. This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations. Ability to: set public health performance goals and apply strategic and long term planning principles; make effective presentations to large groups; write plans and procedures, time-lines, action plans; work with diverse groups and occupations; oversee the work of others; operate all applicable computer hardware and software including spreadsheets, graphs, Internet, word processors, and other data programs; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, other government and public health officials, volunteers, and the general public.
Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Copies of official college transcripts required.