Heath Strategist III-Prevention & Health Promotion Supervisor

Prineville, OR

Department:           Health Department

Reports To:              Director

Classification:         Exempt

Salary Grade:          $22.35-$25.16 Hourly

Summary

Under the general supervision of the Health Director, the primary duties of this position are to supervise the Prevention & Health Promotion programs, along with the oversight of multiple public health programs. This position coordinates activities pertaining to tobacco prevention in Crook County and is expected to follow tobacco prevention funding requirements as outlined by the Oregon Health Authority. This position will focus on decisionmaker education, sustainable policy development, adoption, implementation, and maintenance. 

Overall, the position will be responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of assigned public health programs that are:

  • Data-driven,
  • Developmentally appropriate,
  • Culturally informed,
  • Equitable,
  • Trauma-informed,
  • And as comprehensive and sustainable as possible.

As a member of the Prevention & Health Promotion and Leadership teams, this position will work collaboratively on a variety of public health initiatives in support of the department-wide mission to provide fair opportunity for those in our community to achieve their full health potential. The position will carry out prevention and health promotion activities for Crook County Health Department to include program planning, community mobilization, strategic communication, implementation of programs, data gathering, interpretation, and evaluation. 

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Program Oversight and Supervision

  • Knowledgeable of all federal, state and local clinic program policies and procedures
  • Supervise and provide direction to assigned staff
  • Promote excellent customer service
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures in coordination with the Director
  • Interview, train staff, and conduct performance reviews
  • Coordinate and approve training for Prevention & Health Promotion staff
  • Ensure Prevention & Health Promotion Operational Plan data tracking, goal setting, and activities are current
  • Assure completion of all program reports as indicated by each program supervised
  • Seek and secure funding to ensure program sustainability

Department Leadership

  • Participation in Department Leadership Team
  • Participation in We are Crook County Public Health onboarding and quarterly training program
  • Represent the department in a professional and respectful manner collaborating with community members and partners
  • Oversee onboarding of new employees
  • Work with the Director and Human Resources on hiring, performance management and other personnel needs
  • Ensure staff practice and are educated on emergency procedures
  • Support and contribute to department strategic planning, quality improvement, and performance management processes

Program Coordination

  • Perform duties required to develop, initiate and implement a community work plan for tobacco use prevention
  • Submit timely written plans in conformance with any authorizing agency
  • Meet deadline dates, content, format and signatures for grant opportunities
  • Communicate goals, objectives and work plans clearly to promote an efficient and effective work environment
  • Coordinate activities and budget with Crook County and the Oregon Health Authority: Public Health Division
  • Prepare and submit biennial work plan and budget as required to assure continued funding
  • Complete semi-annual reports to Oregon Health Authority
  • Attend all trainings and meetings as outlined in TPEP Program Element 13
  • Develop and implement data collection and assessment tools, and analyze data related to specific public health issues as needed
  • Research and review current policy, environmental, and systems change strategies that support public health initiatives
  • Identify and pursue resources that support sustainability of programs and practices
  • Strategically coordinate program logistics and requirements with Prevention & Health Promotion team and other Health Department programs as necessary
  • Serve as team representative on Department-wide planning committees, as needed

Enforcement

  • Monitor complaints and enforce Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA)
  • Educate businesses on ICAA compliance

Reduction of the Burden of Tobacco-Related Chronic Disease

  • Participate in regional and statewide workgroups and committees that address chronic disease prevention
  • Advocate with systems and decision makers for public health practices that would reduce the burden of tobacco-related chronic disease

Facilitation of Community and Statewide Partnerships

  • Participate in local and regional workgroups and coalitions to promote tobacco prevention
  • Engage and mobilize community leaders to become local champions for health department initiatives and to advocate for public policy
  • Educate community leaders, including elected officials, about effective strategies for reducing the burden of chronic disease through policy, systems, and environmental change
  • Communicate with local media to support community organizing to advance public policy initiatives
  • Conduct civic and other group presentations
  • Work with TPEP Coordinators and partners in the region to promote collaborative efforts in tobacco prevention
  • Partner with businesses, students, schools, medical providers, and other stakeholders to share the Oregon Tobacco Quitline and other quit resources

General

  • Assist with Emergency Response activities as needed
  • Complete training in ICS 100, 200, 700, 800
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Competencies

  • Equipment used – personal computer and related software, telephone, printer, copier, facsimile
  • Use of computers for word processing, data analysis, email (Microsoft Outlook)
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public health, health promotion, and resources available through other health and welfare agencies; integration and linkages between community agencies
  • Ability to learn the established practices and procedures of the department
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms and with diverse populations
  • Ability and skill in working with the public, including excellent customer services and de-escalation
  • Teamwork: Ability to work in a team setting collaboratively and promote a positive work environment that aligns with the department vision, mission, and guiding principles. 
  • Time Management: Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of Public Health rules and regulations
  • Flexibility: Ability to adapt quickly and work evenings and weekends as necessary. Ability to travel as needed.
  • Ethical Conduct: Ability to maintain confidentiality, abide by county/state and federal laws with knowledge of Public Health and county rules
  • Initiative: Ability to work independently and initiate new or innovative public health strategies. Maintain knowledge of current community resources
  • Data collection and interpretation skills 

Performance Indicators

  • Timely response to organization-wide initiatives and requirements (i.e. policy compliance, workforce surveys, training documentation)
  • Timely submission of reporting requirements for each assigned program area, including Operational Plan outcomes recorded in VMSG database
  • Timely compliance with State and Federal reporting guidelines
  • Utilization of Basecamp project management software to support department-wide initiatives including website and social media communications

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities over 6-9 employees 

Work Environment

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, occasionally work evenings and weekends for events, and travel when required. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. Regular meetings with community partners, on and off site. Presentations and events will be off-site at times and may require working in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, twist, and bend.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm 

Travel

Local and regional travel for presentation, events, and training may be expected.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Public Health or related field or commensurate education and experience
  • One year experience in public health, health care, or social services
  • At least 6 months experience in a lead or supervisory role

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master of Public Health or related field
  • 1+ years direct supervisory experience
  • At least one year experience in public health, and/or health-related policy development
  • Experience with community organizing, event planning and coordination
  • Experience with grant-funded projects or programs, including the management and coordination of activities and reporting
  • Bilingual

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Must hold a valid Oregon driver’s license
  • Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check
  • Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test 
  • Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions)

Safety Sensitive Requirements  

  • This position is considered to be a safety sensitive position subject to drug screen(s) and adherence to all vaccine/immunity requirements for the healthcare setting.

AAP/EEO Statement

  • This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause 
  •  Crook County is an equal opportunity employer