Built Environment Policy Coordinator
Please apply by: 6/22/22
Salary Range: $48,640.00-$72,960.00
This is an exempt (salaried) position
Pay rates are based on education, skill, experience level and internal equity. Internal equity considerations include an assessment of the applicant’s salary history and qualifications in comparison to the market rate and requirements for the job.
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Mecklenburg County Public Health is hiring for a Built Environment Policy Coordinator. This position is focused on the development and execution of progressive strategies that improve population health through policies involving the built environment, active transit, and transportation planning initiatives. Policies, plans, programs, or services developed will be data driven and in line with best practice methodologies.
This staff level position reports to the Built Environment and Active Living Supervisor and is part of the Office of Policy & Prevention Program. This position requires strong problem-solving and communication skills, the ability to challenge norms and drive innovation, convene stakeholders and leverage resources in implementing strategy. This position leads policy development, program administration, evaluation, and community outreach with our active living partners.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability upholding our public health values – Respect, Accountability, Trust, Communication, Transparency, Professionalism, utilizing best practice evaluation methodologies, and exhibiting appropriate judgment to carry out daily work duties.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
· Serve as a chief health strategist by incorporating public health principles into long range transportation planning efforts.
· Establish work plans and deliverables related to health priorities, with emphasis on health equity and community engagement.
· Collaborate with local and regional stakeholders to design and implement policies and programs
· Implement health policies, systems and environments that address rates of chronic disease in Mecklenburg County.
· Coordinate a variety of community outreach/education activities and projects such as Open Streets 704, Play Streets 704, and various ad hoc events.
· Detail program budget needs, metrics, and outcomes.
· Establish health indicator databases and regionally map social determinants of health to communicate the intersection of health and transportation.
· Provide policy guidance and technical assistance for various active living initiatives and events that promote healthier lifestyles.
· Build and maintain a network of key partners across sectors such as governments, industry, business, utilities, and academia to support built environment and active living initiatives.
· Experience working within public health, city/regional/transportation planning field;
· Proven experience collaborating with diverse agencies and community members;
· Strategic thinker with sound analytical skills, program evaluation and project management experience;
· Utilize health metrics to support the development of innovative policies, programs and services;
· Recommend evidence-based initiatives that can improve health at the population level;
· Implement proper evaluation methodologies;
Experience: Two years of experience in public health, city/regional/transportation planning or related field.
Education: Bachelor's degree in public health, city/regional planning or health related field.
Equivalent Education & Experience Accepted? Yes
Licenses and Certifications: Requires a valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver’s License. Must obtain and maintain a valid Mecklenburg County Vehicle Operator’s Permit
Computer Skills: Proficiency using word processing software.
Four years of experience with active transit, city/regional/transportation planning, and/or data management
Skilled in public speaking, community engagement, and policy advocacy
ArcGIS Software Certificate or experience
Skilled in developing and conducting training presentations including use of virtual platforms
Knowledge of social determinants of health, heath and racial equity issues and strategies to combat inequities
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
· Principles and practices of public health, transportation planning, and social determinants of health
· Local and regional transportation action plans
· Evidence based strategies known to promote active transportation, healthy environments, and community health
· Trends and issues related to active transportation, built environment and, population health
· Program and data management
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Ability to design, develop, and adapt presentations on a variety of topics targeted toward a diverse audience
· Superb presentation and interpersonal relationship skills
· Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
· Applied Learning – Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.
· Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
· Leveraging Diversity – Working effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, motivations, or backgrounds; making the most effective use of the capabilities, insights and ideas of all individuals.
Mecklenburg County requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new Mecklenburg County employee