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| March 26, 2016

Community Health Analyst 1 – Tobacco Prevention

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Description

This position will be responsible for working collaboratively with the other members of the Lane County Prevention program, primarily with the tobacco prevention team on tobacco prevention activities such as tobacco retail licensing policies, tobacco free public spaces policies and establishing opportunities for tobacco cessation (does not include direct tobacco cessation). Meet the team - preventionlane

The primary function of the person in this position is to utilize a policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change framework and theories to research and analyze public health policy issues; to plan, develop, and coordinate the implementation of policies, ordinances and related strategies with the intent to improve community health, particularly in the area of decreasing tobacco initiation and use.

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 specific diseases, injuries, or other adverse health events by implementing and evaluating local public health programs and data that effect change at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community levels; and by 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

*This is a AFSCME represented position*

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Examples of Duties

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

  • Monitoring community health status and identifying community health problems; sharing relevant information with partners inside and outside of public health.
  • Assisting in conducting epidemiologic investigations of specific diseases, injuries, or other adverse health events using relevant qualitative and quantitative data and information.
  • Participating in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis, interpretation, summary, and presentation using specific software pertaining to Public Health.
  • Assisting in selecting and employing appropriate methods for the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs and interventions that address population-based health
    issues.
  • Implementing specified public health programs that effect change at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community levels.
  • Using defined criteria to monitor and evaluate public health programs for effectiveness and quality performance.
  • Collaborating with community partners, diverse populations, and key stakeholders to address specific issues.
  • Assisting in the development and refinement of community health assessments.
  • Assisting in the development, implementation, and monitoring of program and organizational performance standards.
  • Conducting literature reviews related to issues relevant to specific public health issues or programs.
  • Assisting in identifying and writing proposals in response to grant opportunities; and preparing accurate and timely program reports for granting organizations, agencies, and government
    bodies.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Public health sciences including: epidemiology and biostatistics, behavioral and social sciences, program planning and evaluation, environmental public health, and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases and injuries.
  • Data collection processes and the ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information.
  • Application of the public health ecological framework to assessing and addressing the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, and factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Strategies for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences.
  • Community dimensions of public health practice including strategies to accomplish effective community engagements.
  • Specialized data bases and statistical software.
  • Strategic planning, public health essential services, core functions, and core competencies.

Ability to:

  • Use established scientific and technical methods and practices to identify community health conditions.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to promote the health of the community.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally; prepare written and oral reports and presentations.
  • Listen to others in an unbiased manner, respecting other points of view, and promoting the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives.
  • Develop and adapt approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences.
  • Utilize office computer programs used in the organization.
  • Effectively utilize information technology and computer systems for the collection, retrieval, and availability of data for analysis.

Experience and Training; Additional Information

Training:
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.

OR

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Public Health, Public Administration, or Public Policy.

Experience:

  • Public Health experience preferred but not required with Masters degree.
  • Two years of increasingly responsible experience in Public Health program planning, implementation and evaluation, data collection and analysis, and community mobilization with Bachelor’s degree.
  • An equivalent combination of program relevant experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:
CPS (Certified Prevention Specialist) within two (2) years of hire.

Notes:
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.  Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are 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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