Title: Public Health Consultant - Lead Health Education S Strategy Officer $44,500-$74,500 / Posted thru 10-13-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Deb MacKenzie-Taylor
Work Location: Lansing, MI
Purpose: The Public Health Consultant - Lead Health Educator Strategy Officer is primarily responsible for providing health education development support to the Toxicology and Response Section. They will work in cooperation with technical subject Lead Health Educator Strategy Officer is primarily responsible for providing health education development support to the Toxicology and Response Section. They will work in cooperation with technical subject-area experts within the section, in addition to external stakeholders, to develop strategic statewide and localized educational campaigns with the goal of protecting public health from lead in drinking water.
Duties and Responsibilities:
area experts within the section, in addition to to external stakeholders, to develop str strategic statewide and localized edu educational campaigns with the goal of pro protecting public health from lead in dri drinking water.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Develop comprehensive and strategic e educational campaigns to educate the public o on lead in drinking water. • Serve as Health Education Strategy O Officer regarding Lead and Copper in D Drinking Water, Action Level Exceedance r response. • Prepare fact sheets, brochures and o other written materials for public use c concerning responses to Action Level E Exceedances • Provide general health education m materials for statewide and local initiatives • Conduct literature searches and i identify best practices regarding e environmental health education. • Collaborate with epidemiologists, t toxicologist, engagement specialists to d design, review, test, and implement e educational materials. • Participate in development of S Section Health Education protocols and r reporting procedures. • Participate in public meetings, t training events, and telephone conversations a as needed. • Participate in development of S Section Health Education protocols and r reporting procedures. • Remains current with health e education, risk communication, and social m media trends. • Provides additional support to the section and department on an as-needed basis. Qualifications/Requirements:
Education: Possession of a master's degree in public health or a public health related field such as nursing, epidemiology, health education, dietetics/nutrition management, genetics, or speech and audiology; a master's degree in public administration with a health care administration concentration; a master's degree in social work with concentration in community organizations/settings; master's degree in counseling with concentration in community agencies, or master’s degree in special educa education with specialization in blind blind/visual disabilities.
Experience: Two or more years of experience in in health education, community outreach, hea health communications, or public relations pre preferred.
Important Skills and Characteristics: • Advanced knowledge of social science t theories and models • Moderate to advanced knowledge of r risk communication • Advanced ability to convey highly t technical information to the lay public t through effective written and oral c communication • Self-motivated, able to complete w work in a timely manner and handle multiple t tasks at one time with minimal supervision • Basic to moderate skills using Adobe C Creative Suite • Some basic understanding or w willingness to learn scientific principles, p practices and procedures of toxicology and b biology • Basic experience with the practice o of compiling and summarizing highly complex s scientific literature • Ability to maintain records and a assist with public health assessments and c consultations • Ability to prioritize and c concurrently support communications need a assessments and development of outreach m materials for multiple complex and diverse s sites • Understanding of implementation and di dissemination science
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: The employee may transport supplies to clinic locations. Items and supplies can be bulky and weigh up to 40lbs. Requires a valid vehicle operator’s license and occas occasional travel within the state, inclu including overnights. Less frequently, trave travel may be required outside of the state.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No as assigned responsibility.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: This position serves to support the Environmental Site Contamination Investigation Unit, as well as the Toxicology and Response Section for all health education needs. The person in this position interacts with the public and internal staff via meetings, telephone conversations, e-mails, and field visits, re responding to community health concerns and pr providing information to protect public he health. This position requires skills in de developing risk and health communication ou outreach materials for both technical and la lay audiences.
This individual will interface with senior health education specialists, unit and section managers, and other staff. They may attend meetings with decision makers in other state departments to support collaboration and integration of programs that serve to fulfill the mission of the public health code. This individual may be called upon to assist with the development of health education and risk communication campaigns for special projects outside of the Section on an as-needed basis.
Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpose 1. Deb MacKenzie-Taylor, Manager – Toxicology & Response Section Weekly Communicate on assigned projects and standard procedures. 2. Lead Response Coordinator Daily Communicate on shared projects and standard procedures. 3. DEH professional staff Daily Communicate on shared projects and standard procedures. 4. Other state, federal, and local agencies As needed Project Collaboration.
Toxicology & Response Section Weekly Commu Communicate on assigned projects and standa standard procedures. 2. Lead Response Coordinator Daily Comm Communicate on shared projects and stand standard procedures. 3. DEH professional staff Daily Com Communicate on shared projects and stan standard procedures. 4. Other state, federal, and local age agencies As needed Project Col Collaboration.
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair labor Standards Act”