Health Program Specialist I/II

  • County of Colusa
  • Apr 26, 2019
Full time Health Care

Job Description

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications may be obtained from and returned to:
Human Resources Department
250 5th Street
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone: 530-458-0420

Scanned completed application packets may be e-mailed to ccpersonnel@countyofcolusa.org

Download application:

www.countyofcolusa.org

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
A complete application packet will include:

  • A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


Submitting an incomplete packet may result in the disqualification of your application.

The applications will be used to select the best qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A skills examination may be administered to those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications. A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills, and training experience. The Director of Health and Human Services will make the final selection and appointment.

ABOUT THE POSITION
The Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for a Health Program Specialist I/II who can plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate specialized public health education programs within the Public Health Division. There is one position available that can be filled at any level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

SALARY RANGE
Level I: $3,512 — $4,501 per month plus benefits
Level II: $3,880 — $4,970 per month plus benefits

The hiring salary range indicated above has six steps with approximately 5% between each step. New employees normally start at step one and after satisfactory performance during a 12-month probationary period, advance to the second step. Thereafter, annual merit step increases are based upon satisfactory performance. Steps 7-15 are additional merit steps (eligibility every two years) with approximately 2.5% between each step.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Both Levels:

  • Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license. The successful applicant will be required to provide an official CA DMV INF-1125 Driver Record printout upon acceptance of job offer.

Health Program Specialist I:

  • Equivalent to completion of core course work from an accredited four (4) year college or university in public health, community health education or a closely related field.

Health Program Specialist II:

  • The equivalent of one year experience as a Health Program Specialist.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, health education or a closely related field.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of unofficial transcripts verifying education upon acceptance of the job offer.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Health Program Specialist I
With assistance from the Director of Nursing, plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and participates in health education programs.

Conducts community needs assessments for the purpose of health program planning when directed.

With assistance prepares grant applications, comprehensive reports and various correspondence related to assigned programs.

In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, reviews assigned operations and activities, develops recommendations for improvements and modifications to maintain effectiveness and efficiency.

Conducts a variety of programs designed to educate the public on health issues and the prevention of illness and disease, presents general health programs throughout the community.

Organizes, implements and serves as coordinator and liaison for specific health education programs, grants and activities within the county as assigned.

Monitors new legislation and regulations to ensure program compliance.

Provides prevention and intervention information services, utilizing a variety of methods, for individuals and groups.

Refers individuals to appropriate County or outside agency for assistance when appropriate.

Counsels clients in areas of health promotion.

Prepares and publishes health education materials for purposes of community education and promotion of community programs.

Conducts focus groups on specific topics as necessary.

Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints from the public.

Works with the Director of Nursing to coordinate program activities and assignments among co-workers as necessary.

Maintains and updates records including data collection and analysis; prepares progress and summary reports on programs and grants; presents reports to committees and agencies as needed.

Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with other county department personnel, outside agencies and the public; coordinates program activities with other department and agencies as appropriate.

Attends and participates in professional groups, committees and advisory boards as appropriate.

Attends training sessions, meetings, and conferences as directed.

Performs general office duties and related duties and responsibilities as required.

Health Program Specialist II
In addition to the responsibilities and duties listed above for Health Program Specialist I, additional duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and participates in health education programs.

Conducts community needs assessments for the purpose of health program planning.

With minimal assistance prepares grant applications, comprehensive reports and various correspondence related to assigned programs.

Reviews assigned operations and activities, recommends improvements and modifications to maintain effectiveness and efficiency.

Independently conducts a variety of programs designed to educate the public on health issues and the prevention of illness and disease, presents general health programs throughout the community.

Monitors program expenditures, ensuring compliance with established budgetary restrictions.

Develops and implements evaluation tools to measure program effectiveness.

Coordinates program activities and assignments among co-workers as necessary.

May serve as mentor to staff, orient staff or provide training and guidance as necessary.


BENEFITS
CalPERS retirement plan, either 3 @ 60 for Classic, or 2 @ 62; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; paid health insurance, life insurance, dental and vision insurance for employee. This position is part of the Colusa County Employees Association (CCEA), Professional Unit.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, FIRST REVIEW IS: May 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM. It is to your advantage to submit an application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time following the first review. Resumes are required and may not be substituted for any part of the official application. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.

Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

COLUSA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Rate of Pay

$3,512 - $4,970 per month plus benefits

Date posted

Apr 26, 2019