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| August 10, 2016

Senior Community Health Analyst: County Prevention Coordinator (Substance Abuse Prevention)

This posting is now closed.

This position closed on 8/22/16 at 5:00 pm.


This position will serve as the county prevention coordinator emphasizing coordination of efforts regarding substance abuse prevention and other problem behaviors; will be the lead in the alcohol and drug team within the Public Health Prevention program, and will work collaboratively with other Prevention team members.

Lane County Public Health Prevention team works at promoting and coordinating effective community-based prevention strategies toward creating healthier communities.

To address population-based health issues in Lane County by conducting epidemiologic investigations to identify diseases, injuries or other adverse health events, and interventions, programs, or policies to promote and protect public health; by planning, implementing, and evaluating local public health programs, policies and data that effect change at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community levels; and by fostering collaboration, and establishing and maintaining partnerships with key community partners to support their efforts as advocates for improved community health.

Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm.

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Examples of Duties – Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Designing, conducting, and leading public health investigations and epidemiologic studies of acute and chronic conditions or other adverse outcomes in the population.
  • Performing specialized data analysis using specified software.
  • Preparing, interpreting, and communicating descriptive statistics using advanced computer skills in assigned office software/technology.
  • Assuring adherence to the public health code of ethics in the collection, management, dissemination, and use of data.
  • Leading public health programs and community public health planning efforts using research and current knowledge of the causes of disease and determinants of health.
  • Evaluating public health investigations and epidemiologic studies, programs, and planning efforts by developing and utilizing measurable and relevant goals and objectives, logic models, and evidence-based theories of action.
  • Fostering collaboration, strong partnerships, and team building to assure stakeholder input, define community health issues, define/interpret data, develop recommendations, and identify risks and benefits to the community.
  • Developing and presenting budgets, maintaining programs within budget constraints, applying budget processes, and developing strategies for determining budget priorities.
  • Leading team efforts to identify potential funding sources and preparing effective proposals for funding from external sources.

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:
Designing, conducting, evaluating, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting ethical and valid data from surveillance, investigations, and epidemiologic studies of community health problems while assuring community input and participation, and providing information regarding risks and benefits to the community.

Policy development and implementation, including the health, fiscal, administrative, legal, social, and political implications; outcome and feasibility options; decision analysis; and plan development.

The role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in understanding the health status of populations and potential determinants of health and illness, in adapting health promotion and disease prevention, and the delivery of any other public health services.

Public Health Essential Services, core functions, core competencies for Public Health Professionals, Public Health accreditation opportunities and issues, and professional and organizational responsibilities related to services, functions, competencies and accreditation.

Financial planning; budget development and management; and cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility analysis.

Principles, practice, application and value of effective public health strategic planning.

Ability to:

  • Design, conduct, and lead health investigations and epidemiologic studies.
  • Effectively utilize information technology and computer systems for the collection, retrieval, and availability of data for decision-making.
  • Articulate the health, fiscal, administrative, legal, social, and political implications of community health issues, programs, and policies.
  • Write clear and concise policy statements based on the collection and interpretation of relevant information; determine feasibility and expected outcomes of policies; determine appropriate courses of action, and develop plans to implement policy, including goals, outcomes, process objectives, and implementation steps.
  • Identify, interpret, and implement applicable health laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Promote a culture of ethical standards and assure that approaches to public health problems are relevant and appropriate for the intended populations.
  • Facilitate creation of shared key values, mission, and vision statements and use these principles to guide action within the department/programs and within community coalitions.
  • Conduct cost-effectiveness, cost benefit, and cost utility analysis to assure effective program efforts and demonstrate program effectiveness.
  • Monitor public policy and legislation having an impact on community health, and collaborate with legal and political systems to effect change that promotes the health of the population.
  • Develop and maintain productive liaison and contacts with citizen boards, commissions, public and private agencies, department programs and County departments.
  • Identify potential funding sources and prepare effective proposals for funding from external sources.
  • Experience and Training; Additional Information

Masters degree in Public Health (MPH); Masters of Science degree in Public Health (MSPH); or a Masters degree with major course work in Public Health from an accredited college or university.

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in Public Health program planning, development and evaluation.

An equivalent combination of program relevant experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:
Certified Prevention Specialist designation within two years of hire.

This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable.

Lane County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process due to disability, requests must be made in a timely manner. Contact a recruitment specialist at 541.682.3124.

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