Health Educator Senior-SPArC Central Oregon Consort Reg Program Coord

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Department:     Crook County Health Department

Reports To:       Katie Plumb, Prevention & Health Promotion Supervisor

Classification:   Exempt

Salary:    $19.84 - $20.43

Close Date:    Open until filled


The SPArC Regional Program Coordinator will serve as the primary dedicated FTE for the Central Oregon Consortium Strategies for Policy And enviRonmental Change (SPArC) Tobacco-Free project. This position will be responsible for coordinating with other local Project Leads, Youth Liaisons, and Consortium members to implement activities to achieve objectives as outlined in the project work plan. The goals of this position are to develop community capacity throughout the Central Oregon region to mobilize and advocate for policies that will limit tobacco industry influence in the retail environment and will protect the public from exposure to all secondhand smoke and vapors.

Essential Job Functions

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

  • Become familiar with the Central Oregon SPArC Tobacco-Free activities and objectives in order to successfully implement and attain them.
  • In collaboration with Central Oregon Consortium members from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties, Youth Leaders and Adult Champions, plan, implement, and evaluate activities as outlined in the SPArC work plan.
  • Serve as the Project Lead in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. Coordinate with the Crook County Project Lead.
  • Participate in local coalition meetings and workgroups.
  • Recruit Youth Leaders and Adult Champions to participate in the Youth Advocacy Retreat, Adult Advocacy trainings, OPHA’s Capitol Visit, and other trainings and events as necessary.
  • Plan and implement local events in partnership with Consortium members that promote policies that protect the public from exposure to secondhand smoke and vapors, and that prevent underage tobacco use.
  • Develop, coordinate, and conduct community and decision-maker presentations throughout the Central Oregon region.
  • In collaboration with local TPEP Coordinators, provide leadership and technical assistance in drafting tobacco prevention policy for local and/or regional jurisdictions.
  • Complete all required evaluation and reporting requirements put forth by Oregon Health Authority.


    • Technical Capacity.
    • Teamwork and Collaboration.
    • Time Management.
    • Communication Proficiency.
    • Flexibility.
    • Ethical Conduct.
    • Initiative.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment

    This role will include a combination of sedentary desk work, standing presentations, and active group facilitation; some filing, lifting and carrying may be required. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines and presentation equipment – including microphones, audio and video recorders, projectors, lighting and backdrops. 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 temporary, full-time position. Days and hours of work will be 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Some weekends and evenings will be required for travel, events, and/or training.             


    Local and regional travel for presentations, events, and training can be expected. State or national travel may be an option for training and/or presentation purposes.

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor Degree in Public Health or related field 
    • One year experience in public health, health care, or social services

     Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master of Public Health or related field
  • 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.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Must hold a valid Oregon driver’s license
  • Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
  • Final candidates will be required to provide official transcripts (not required for all positions).

Safety Sensitive Requirements

  • This position is not considered to be a safety sensitive position

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

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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