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Job Title: Community Engagement Expert (Public Health Consultant 13)
Job Number: 3901-19-PH-EPI-141
Organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Posted: 5/17/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Communication
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Lansing,  MI   
Compensation: $28.64 - $41.20 per hour
Position Description: This position is a statewide consultant for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, conducting a highly complex public health program initiative involving the wide-spread contamination of ground water.

High levels of PFOS, PFOA, and PFAS are being found in private drinking water wells in locations throughout the state. The Consultant will serve as the Community Engagement Expert who consults with the managers of the Drinking Water Unit, Vapor Intrusion Unit, and the ATSDR Site Investigation Unit to independently assess the needs of the affected community and oversee the distribution of financial resources to local stakeholders (local health departments, NGOs, etc) facilitating temporary emergency relocations of affected individuals. Community engagement services primarily require working with residents and local health departments to provide logistical support to implement public health action plans at sites, homes, or in communities including during emergency and time- critical responses.

This position will work with a team of community engagement staff that will conduct the following activities: coordinate and operate public meetings, report analytical data back to residents; assist with coordinating environmental public health responses at a local level working with local public health departments including allocation and distribution of funding reserved for emergency relocations of affected citizens; coordinating information exchange between the MDHHS, Department of Environmental Quality, US Environmental Protection Agency, and/or the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR); interacting with the public via one-on-one conversations, community meetings, booths, displays, home visits, and through a range of public events.

Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

Education Possession of a master's degree in public health, health communication, health policy or a public health-related field such as nursing, epidemiology, health education, health economics, dietetics/nutrition management, genetics, or speech and audiology; a master's degree in social work; master's degree in counseling; master's degree in special education with specialization in blind/visual disabilities; or a master's degree in public or business administration with a health care concentration.

Experience Four years of professional, post-master's experience as a consultant in a field of public health equivalent to a Public Health Consultant, including two years equivalent to a Public Health Consultant P11 or one year equivalent to a Public Health Consultant 12.

Organization Description: MDHHS Division of Environmental Health is responsible for public health investigations and ensure public health is protected in the state of Michigan.

Closing Date: 8/17/2019
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Contact Name: Michelle Bruneau,  Community Engagement Expert (Public Health Consultant 13)
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How to Apply: All applicants must apply via this link: higan/jobs/2450681/public-health- consultant-13? keywords=public%20health%20consultant&page type=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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