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Public Health Specialist 1

Job Details

Full Time
4 Year Degree
$38,124.00 - $57,186.00 Hourly
Up to 25%
Admin - Clerical


This position will be responsible for establishing a positive working relationship within Tribal communities to conduct assessments. Facilitate the development of Community Health Profiles with Tribal community members and key partners that reflect the TEC Core Program Strategic Plan resulting in improved health outcomes within the southern plains region. Plan, organize, implement, and communicate health promotion interventions and services to address needs and modify health-related behaviors of families, organizations, and communities identified within the Community Health Profile. Effectively monitor health promotion activities to determine outcomes and opportunities for quality improvement.

Conducts needs assessments at the individual, Tribal, organizational, and community levels to determine appropriate theoretical basis from which to initiate programmatic and strategic planning.

Conducts programmatic and strategic planning with Tribal members in regard to health issues and infrastructure development.

Implements and/or monitors the implementation of evidence-based health promotion curricula and health promotion programs with an emphasis on program completeness, fidelity, and evaluation.

Evaluates the effectiveness of health promotion programs and makes necessary changes.

Assists in the development of grant related documents and proposals.

Establishes and maintains partnerships with Tribes, agencies, communities, or organizations in determining the need for specialized health promotion programs and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of such programs; this includes strategic planning, the use of logic models, development of performance measures, and specific application of health behavior theory.

Prepares and delivers public presentations for selected audiences.

Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties:
Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.


Minimum Qualifications:
Requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, School Health Education, Health Studies, Nutrition, Health Behavior, Public Health, Education degree, Behavioral Health/Psychology or Sociology, Communications , Nursing or related degree PLUS one year of experience in Tribal public health education or community development.

Knowledge and Special Skills:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of public health problems, principles and practices; of theoretical concepts of health behavior and application of such; of group organization and leadership; of community infrastructure development; of current social and economic problems as they relate to public health; of statistical methods; of basic epidemiology; and of grant preparation. Ability is required to speak to the public; to organize communities, establish and facilitate coalitions, and direct groups; to prepare a variety of educational materials, such as pamphlets, bulletins, oral presentations, articles for publication, newsletters and curricula; to use personal computers and applicable software such as word processing and digital/video presentation; to show cultural competence in working with diverse populations; and to coordinate and carry out advanced level projects.

Teamwork, effective communication, planning and organizing work, initiative, and problem solving.

Supervisory Authority:

In and out-of-state travel may be required in fulfillment of job requirements and training.

Equal Employment:
Except for Indian Preference, consideration will be made without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, politics, disabilities, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Reasonable accommodation will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities, except when so doing would impose an undue hardship on the SPTHB.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Full-time grant funded appointment (subject to grant continuation);

2. Applicants must possess and maintain a current state driver's license;

3. Climbing, walking, standing, bending and occasionally long hours;

4. In and /or out-of-state travel required.