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Job Title: Obesity Prevention Specialist - Program Specialist IV
Job Number: 406842
Organization: Texas Deprtment of State Health Services
Posted: 1/31/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Promotion
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: AUSTIN,  TX    USA
Compensation: $45,157-59,472
Position Description: Job Description: The Program Specialist IV performs advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work within the Obesity Prevention Program to support nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention initiatives. Work involves planning, developing and implementing long-term agency programs and providing guidance and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agency partners, and community organizations. Trains, leads, assigns and prioritizes long-term work activities. Participates in strategic planning, project implementation, and evaluation of the team's programmatic efforts. Develops and monitors internal and external partnerships to expand collaboration and reach of nutrition and physical activity promotion initiatives assigned to the team. Responsible for creating and reviewing RFP’s as needed, recommending funding awards, creating contractors’ scopes of work, providing tec technical assistance, and monitoring con contractor activities to ensure work plan com completion. Works with program staff, con contractors, and other stakeholders to rev review and evaluate program activities and imp impacts in order to identify gaps and rec recommend improvements. Disseminates lessons lea learned and best practices to support obe obesity prevention strategies in early care and and education and community settings. Works und under limited supervision of the Community Hea Health and Wellness Branch Manager, with con considerable latitude for the use of ini initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions: (35%) Coordinates the performance of p programmatic work to support the planning, d development, implementation and strategic d direction of assigned nutrition, physical a activity and obesity prevention programs, i including training, research, planning, p policy development, and program evaluation a activities. (25%) Monitors program and c contractor budget utilization. Consults with p program staff and Obesity Prevention Program C Coordinator to identify budget needs. O Oversees and participates in funding a application processes with program and HPCDP S Section staff. (20%) Coordinates and c conducts requests for proposals (RFPs) and o other contract development activities as n needed to support team initiatives and other O Obesity Prevention Program activities as a appropriate. Consults with internal and e external experts to evaluate proposals, make f funding award recommendations, and negotiate c contracts. Oversees contractor training, and m monitors contractor performance. Consults w with and oversees program staff to complete r required reports, continuation applications, a and other grant requirements. (15%) Convenes a and oversees internal and external p partnerships to expand collaboration and d disseminate best practices and lessons l learned related to physical activity, n nutrition and obesity prevention strategies i in early care and education settings, s schools, prepared foods settings and c community settings. Collects, analyzes and p prepares materials in response to requests f for program information and reports. R Represents team and presents information at m meetings, conferences and trainings. (5%) O Other duties as assigned include but are not l limited to actively participating and/or s serving in a supporting role to meet the a agency's obligations for disaster response a and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations ( (COOP) activation. Such participation may r require an alternate shift pattern a assignment and/or location.

Qualifications: Knowledge Skills Abilities: Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and evidence-based practices related to nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention, Knowledge of budget planning and monitoring processes, Knowledge of population-based application of obesity or ch chronic disease prevention strategies, in including policy and environmental change, Kn Knowledge of health promotion and chronic di disease prevention principles, Knowledge of pa partnership development and coalition bu building strategies, Knowledge of training an and marketing techniques, Knowledge of cl clinical operations and quality improvement pe performance measures. Skill in public sp speaking, Skill in programmatic assessment, pl planning, implementation, and evaluation of pr program performance, Skill in gathering and an analyzing data for program decisions and wr writing reports, Skill in contract de development, monitoring and oversight, Skill in in the preparation of grant applications, Sk Skill in group processes and facilitation. Ab Ability to lead and work effectively as a me member of an interdisciplinary team and with ou outside groups, Ability to train, lead, as assign and prioritize the work of others, Ab Ability to communicate clearly and concisely bo both verbally and in writing, Ability to ga gather, assemble, correlate and analyze fa facts and devise solutions to operational pr problems, Ability to build relationships wi with internal and external stakeholders ba based on shared priorities in relation to ob obesity and chronic disease prevention, Ab Ability to facilitate groups with divergent op opinions to plan and conduct productive me meetings, Ability to solve problems, co coordinate activities and set program pr priorities, Ability to interpret policies an and procedures. Registration or Licensure Requirements: At least 3 years experience in a field related to community preventive services, nutrition, physical activity, obesity prevention, chronic disease prevention or clinical prevention. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university wi with a degree in a field relevant to health pr promotion, disease prevention, nutrition, ki kinesiology, wellness, health education, pu public health, or public administration. Ma Masters of Public Health preferred. Ex Experience and education may be substituted fo for one another. Initial Selection Criteria: At least 3 years experience in a field related to community preventive services, nutrition, physical activity, obesity prevention, chronic disease prevention or clinical prevention. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university w with a degree in a field relevant to health p promotion, disease prevention, nutrition, k kinesiology, wellness, health education, p public health, or public administration.

Organization Description: https://dshs.texas.gov/

Closing Date: 4/30/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Rocky Payne,  Obesity Prevention Specialist - Program Specialist IV
Contact Location: 1100 W 49th St

Austin   TX  78756
United States
Contact Location: 1100 W 49th St
 
  Austin   TX  78756
  United States
Contact Phone: 512-776-3672 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: rocky.payne@dshs.texas.gov
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How to Apply: https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/car eerportal/Job_Profile.cfm? szOrderID=406842&szReturnToSearch=1&&szWordsT oHighlight=

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