Public Health Consultant
- $23.75 Hourly
- Franklin County, OH
- Job Type
- Full-Time, Permanent, Bargaining-Unit
- Job Number
- 2/21/2017 5:00 PM Eastern
- Job Duties
Acts as consultant for Communities Preventing Chronic Disease (CPCD) grants funded through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chronic disease cooperative agreement (DP14-1422): provides guidance to reinforce health promotion programs and messages (e.g., provides technical assistance to CPCD subgrantees in planning, implementing and evaluating comprehensive population-based programs); monitors and evaluates local program initiatives, projects and grants (e.g., develops and maintains records of progress toward attainment of program objectives) through site visits, e-mail and phone contact; assists in planning/assessment of solutions to public health problems/issues to promote change in public health practice; provides technical assistance to reduce health risk and promote better health through public health services. Coordinates and facilitates monthly CPCD webinars and in-person meetings including securing locations, developing agendas, preparing PowerPoint presentations, and compiles and sends frequent e-mails that contain CPCD-related resources and announcements; and, promotes evidence-based chronic disease prevention strategies to CPCD subgrantees and state and local partners.
Identifies health risks and determines public health service needs using appropriate methods and technology (e.g., disease registries, geographic information systems, social marketing strategies); requests, obtains and evaluates information from various sources to determine appropriate community assets and resources that support the local public health system; works collaboratively with Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) program consultants, CHC subgrantees in CPCD counties and other ODH DP14-1422 staff to coordinate mutually-reinforcing prevention activities and identify needs for subject-matter expertise in healthy eating, active living, health system interventions, and clinical-community linkages for the provision of effective training and technical assistance to CPCD subgrantees. Aligns DP14-1422 and CDC cooperative agreement DP13-1305 state level activities through coordination with DP13-1305 staff.
Assists administrator in the development of policy, codes, regulations and legislation to protect the health of the public and to guide the practice of public health; tracks measurable health objectives; prepares and maintains required records and reports; develops and coordinates health information, health education and health promotion activities designed to reduce health risk and promote healthy lifestyles; assists program manager in providing staff support to the Ohio Chronic Disease Collaborative (OCDC) and its Steering Committee (e.g., manages and updates OCDC membership list; works with the Steering Committee to schedule OCDC webinars, conference calls and meetings, and develop agendas; prepares meeting minutes; maintains regular communication with OCDC Topic Group lead contacts to assess status of strategy implementation and coordinate collection of information and data for yearly progress; assists in development of reports [e.g., year in review, success stories], and maintains the records of the business of the OCDC).
Prepares grant applications (e.g., estimates funding needs for personnel, travel, equipment and/or screening services; projects/summarizes objectives, activities, evaluation process, education, tracking and follow-up activities); assists program manager in developing effective methods to monitor and evaluate the efforts of CPCD subgrantees; uses available data and collects needed data to produce reports on subgrantee accomplishments; manages the subgrantee request for proposal (RFP) process on an annual basis for competitive and/or continuation cycles including developing the RFP with input from DP14-1422 staff and coordinating the application review process; reviews quarterly program reports to assure compliance with CDC-approved project objectives/strategies and alignment with Ohio's Plan to Prevent and Reduce Chronic Disease: 2014-2015 (CD Plan) and State Health Improvement Plan; prepares and monitors contracts. Participates in the development of DP14-1422 State and Local Public Health Actions annual progress reports and work plan (e.g., appropriate strategy/intervention activities), and provides information for evaluation plan and reports. Prepares and/or contributes to ODH weekly activity reports and other reports related to program activities and progress.
Provides technical assistance to stakeholders: Develops content expertise in chronic disease prevention concepts and principles, particularly as they relate to the prevention of obesity, heart disease, stroke and diabetes; identifies training and technical assistance opportunities for staff and CPCD subgrantees; reviews and updates content for chronic disease program and OCDC webpages on a regular basis. As assigned, serves as a member of a disaster recovery/business resumption team, incident response team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.
- Minimum Qualifications
Completion of graduate core coursework in public health, health care, health administration or related field; 6 mos. exp. in providing direct service &/or consultation in a public health, community health, hospital &/or clinic setting, to include exp. in program evaluation, grant review, developing & presenting training programs & in facilitating &/or working collaboratively with coalitions or groups; must be able to provide own transportation.
-Or completion of undergraduate core coursework in public health, health care, health administration or related field; 18 mos. exp. in providing direct service &/or consultation in a public health, community health, hospital &/or clinic setting, to include exp. in program evaluation, grant review, developing & presenting training programs & in facilitating &/or working collaboratively with coalitions or groups; must be able to provide own transportation.
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.