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Public Health Specialist 1 - CSTLTS Suicide Prevention

Job Details

Southern Plains Tribal Health Board - Oklahoma City, OK
Full Time
Not Specified
$18.33 - $22.91 Hourly
Up to 25%
Admin - Clerical


Under the general direction of the Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support Tribal Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator the Public Health Specialist (PHS) will participate in the implementation of assigned grant activities and related deliverables.

Duties include but are not limited to: assist program coordinator with the success implementation of grant workplan, regularly attend partnership meetings, identify and participate in community outreach events, develop and/or adapt suicide prevention educational materials, work with other tribal health professionals to implement grant activities, facilitate culturally competent suicide prevention trainings.

Responsible for developing and maintaining a training schedule, coordinating the use of outside professionals for classes, seminars, webinar. May serve as a subject matter expert to tribal partners in suicide prevention. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum EducationHigh School Diploma 

Minimum Experience : Typically, 2+ years professional experience in an office setting with paid experience specific the the job or in a related field.

Knowledge: Must be knowledgeable of cultural competence and behavioral health, specifically suicide prevention. Basic knowledge of public health issues and some understanding of the public health essential services and core competencies.

Skills: Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; presentation skills; decision making and time management skills; excellent problem solving skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with the public; and maintain confidentiality. Demonstrate ability to work with individuals from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds.

Experience: Typically 2+ years of professional experience in an office setting. Experience specific to the position or related field. Experience with tribal organizations and/or not-for-profit agency is desired. Experience MS computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Experience of public speaking to groups of all sizes is desired.


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.