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Public Health Planner
Summary
Title:Public Health Planner
ID:28801-9-13
Department:Health and Human Services
Deadline:Deadline date:
Recruitment ends at 4:30 p.m. :09/30/2013
Job Type:Full Time
Hours per week:40 hours/week
Salary Range:$22.57 to $25.08/hour
Description
Under the direction of the Health Division Coordinator, this position serves as the primary representative and point of contact, providing advanced support services to the Health Division Coordinator and professional staff associated with implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP); the Public Health Preparedness (PHP) program; and the Tobacco Prevention Control Program, and further development of public health infrastructure.
 
Responsibilities include complex organizational and administrative tasks for the health department related to the implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan, completion of local plans for Public Health Preparedness, the Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition (CWTFC), and other work related to strategic planning, quality improvement, and accreditation as directed by the Health Division Coordinator.
 
This position will also provide support as a liaison function between CHIP Implementation teams, the Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition, the Health Division Coordinator and agency staff.
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, planning, nursing, environmental health, public administration, community wellness or related degree
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Proven ability to organize/facilitate groups
  • Proven ability to plan and complete projects
  • One year experience in public/community health field required
  • Experience in grant writing and grant monitoring preferred
  • Experience in data collection/analysis preferred
  • Must be a licensed driver and have access to an insured vehicle

PORTAGE COUNTY POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
Name:                      
Class Title:                HSS2 Public Health Planner                       Position No.
Department:              Health and Human Services                        Grade Number: 4
Division:                    Public Health                                             Union:   OPEIU
Regular Hours:           40 hours per week                                      Date Duties Began:
 
POSITION SUMMARY
 
Under the direction of the Health Division Coordinator, this position serves as the primary representative and point of contact, providing advanced support services to the Health Division Coordinator and professional staff associated with implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP); the Public Health Preparedness (PHP) program; and the Tobacco Prevention Control Program, and further development of public health infrastructure.
 
Responsibilities include complex organizational and administrative tasks for the health department related to the implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan, completion of local plans for Public Health Preparedness, the Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition (CWTFC), and other work related to strategic planning, quality improvement, and accreditation as directed by the Health Division Coordinator.
 
This position will also provide support as a liaison function between CHIP Implementation teams, the Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition, the Health Division Coordinator and agency staff.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
 
Receives direct supervision from Health Division Coordinator.
 
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
 
None over agency staff.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
40%      A.     Completion of Public Health Preparedness plans and objectives.
 
                    1.     Assures that the necessary plans and documents are in place to complete Consolidated Contract objectives.
                    2.     Acts as agency liaison with community, DHS and public health staff for any community planning related to public health or community preparedness.
                    3.     Provides and/or facilitates staff training related to public health preparedness.
                    4.     Serves as local contact/trainer of the Partners Communications and Alerting (PCA) Portal.
                      5.     Assist as the public health contact in maintaining and conducting annual tests of activation (to alert Public Health staff) for the CODE RED Emergency Alerting System within Portage County.
                    6.     Coordinates and assures the integration of emergency preparedness surveillance.
 
20%      B.     Implementation of Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
 
                    1.     Facilitates implementation of plans developed by CHIP teams.
                    2.     Participates in the evaluation of services and the assessment of the health of the community.
                    3.     Collaborates with other community agencies and resources to implement CHIP.
                    4.     Applies public health principles to individuals, families and groups in the community setting.
                    5.     Collects, analyzes, and reports program-specific data to assure program outcome goals are met or to identify program management problems that need to be addressed.
                    6.     Arranges and participates in multi-disciplinary meetings as indicated.
                    7.     Assist in presentations to interested community groups on CHIP issues.
                    8.      Writes/monitors grants as appropriate to accomplish CHIP goals.
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15%      C.     Agency Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning and Development.
                    1.     Assist in the development and execution of agency quality improvement initiatives.
                    2.     Assist with further development of Public Health’s Strategic Plan, including the identification and measurement of internal outcome measures related to Public Health’s Strategic Plan.
                    3.     Provide advanced support for internal assessment and planning activities related to National Public Health Accreditation including review and application of the Public Health Accreditation Board’s Standards and Measures.                                                                                                   
                    4.     Work closely and engage all areas of public health in planning, development efforts,      and reporting efforts.
                   
5%       D.     Completion of Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition Workplan objectives.
                    1.     Completes work plan assignments as defined by CWTFC.
                    2.     Collects, analyzes and reports program-specific data to assure program outcomes.
                    3.     Acts as agency liaison for tobacco related requests.
                   
10%      E.     Program Coordination
                    1.     Serves as a resource for staff, community, and other community providers.
                    2.     Collaborates with supervisor in determining program needs, i.e., supplies, personnel, etc.
                    3.     Schedules and chairs program committees, sets agenda, and arranges for recording of meeting minutes.
                      4.     Completes record keeping for individuals focus programs that assures documentation and tracking of required information.
                      5.     Develop and maintain an internal system for policy development and maintenance.       
                              Serve as the primary representative and point of contact for internal policy development.
                      6.     Identify grant opportunities, coordinate grant development efforts, write and implement               
                              grants. 
                    7.     Prepares required reports for contract obligations.
 
7%       F.     General Duties
                    1.     Attends staff meetings.
                    2.     Completes work log, payroll, time cost studies, and other records required for sectional and departmental function.
                    3.     Engages Public Health staff in processes related toward Public Health Accreditation Board’s Standards and Measures.
                    4.     Participates in and presents in-service programs.
                    5.     Professionally responsible for participating in required continuing education.
                    6.     Maintains client confidentiality.
                    7.     Complies with all agency policies.
 
NON-ESSENTIAL (PERIPHERAL) FUNCTIONS:
 
3%       A.     Preparation and Maintenance of Records, Reports, and Statistics
                    1.     Collects, compiles, and maintains statistics and reports as required and/or requested by state and/or federal agencies and supplemental programs.
                    2.     Maintains client records using problem-oriented records format.
                    3.     Develops and evaluates new and existing records, reports, and data systems on local, state, and national levels.
                    4.     In case of a disaster may be required to assist in disaster relief efforts.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education/Experience/Certification:
 
(A)    Graduate from accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public health, planning, nursing, environmental health, public administration, community wellness, or related degree. Master’s Degree preferred.
(B)    One year experience in public/community health field required.
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(C)    Proven ability to organize/facilitate groups.
(D)    Proven ability to plan and complete projects.
       
 
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
Ability to work independently and efficiently with a broad variety of community members.
Ability to manage complex projects and maintain agreed-upon timelines.
Ability to collect and analyze data.
Basic knowledge of organizational theory and development.
General knowledge of community resources and their roles and functions as related to public health.
Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
General knowledge of Portage County area.
Ability to coordinate and organize public health programs.
Availability to work weekends and hours outside of regular agency working hours as necessary.
Ability to maintain regular, consistent and reliable attendance.
Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
 
This position is in the No Exposure category for bloodborne pathogens and will follow all recommended training and procedures for this category.
 
Must be a licensed driver and have access to an insured vehicle.
 
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
 
Computer, telephone, automobile, photocopier, dictation system, printer, fax.
 
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 frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands or arms.
 
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
 
The noise level in the work environment if usually moderately quiet.
 
 
This position description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of the job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated on this description.
 
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
          
Portage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer
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