Health Educator Senior - TPEP

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Department:     Crook County Health Department

Reports To:       Katie Plumb, Prevention & Health Promotion Supervisor

Classification:   Non-Exempt

Salary:              $19.84 - $21.04

Closes:               Open until filled


Tobacco Prevention and Education Program Coordinator performs a variety of public health program education and coordination.  This position coordinates activities pertaining to tobacco use prevention policy and is expected to follow tobacco prevention funding requirements as outlined by the Oregon Health Authority.  This position will develop an outreach network linking the program to schools, service organizations, service providers, hospital and health providers, businesses, community leaders and the Oregon Health Promotions and Chronic Disease program through the Oregon Health Division.  Overall, the position will be responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of assigned public health programs furthering health promotion and education.

Essential Job Functions

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

  • Perform duties required to develop, initiate and implement a community work plan for tobacco use prevention.
  • Submit written plans in a timely manner and 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.
  • Participate in local and regional workgroups and coalitions to promote tobacco prevention.        
  • Conduct public presentations as needed.
  • Collect and present tobacco data/prevention information to community leaders, medical community and civic groups upon request.
  • Monitor local tobacco use, prevention policies and ensure that tobacco referral policies are included in the Quality Improvement team’s evaluation processes.
  • Promote and support local and statewide tobacco prevention policies.
  • Work with regional TPEP coordinators and partners to promote regional efforts in tobacco prevention.
  • Develop tobacco prevention workgroup through local prevention coalition.
  • Attend all trainings as outlined in TPEP PE 13.
  • Participate in regional and statewide workgroups and committees that address chronic disease prevention.
  • Enforce Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA).
  • Educate businesses on ICAA compliance.
  • Complete Public Health Preparedness Training:  IS 100, 200, 700 & 800.
  • Participate in Public Health Preparedness exercises and events.


  • Technical Capacity:  Equipment uses – personal computer and related software, telephone, printer/copier/facsimile.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Ability to work in a team setting collaboratively and promote a positive work environment.
  • Time Management:  Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Communication Proficiency:  Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.  Learn and explain established policies and procedures using judgement and diplomacy.
  • 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 strategies for prevention efforts.

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 bi-annually grant-funded, full-time position. Current biennium ends June 30, 2019 at which date funding may change. 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
  • 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.
Location: Prineville, OR
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