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Job Title: Health Planner
Job Number:
Organization: Knox County Health Department
Posted: 2/13/2024
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Knoxville,  TN    USA
Compensation: 28.67
Position Description: Purpose of Job

The purpose of this classification is to serve as a resource planner to assess the health needs of certain populations and communities, analyze and evaluate programs and policies and use this information to develop plans to carry out public health objectives.

Essential Functions

The Health Planner is responsible for the following essential functions:

Facilitate the Community Health Council and the development and implementation of a Community Health Improvement Plan

Serve as the architect of the health department’s five-year Community Health Assessment

Receive and research input concerning expressed health problems which might require Health Department resources

Analyze information to determine those problems needing resources and make recommendations in relation to the magnitude of problems and risks to the public

Identify and rank potential program solutions with consideration to effectiveness and cost

Compile information on resources, funding, facilities, equipment and staff resources available for various programs

Assist with identifying evaluation methods for program implementation

Assist with plans for departmental program development and funding

Participate in grant development; prepare and maintain a variety of records appropriate to health planning and related financial applications

Strategically foster partnerships with community stakeholders in order to enhance program and grant development opportunities

Work in a variety of programs within the Health Department Respond to and report immediately if called upon by local, regional or central office supervisors, as part of a coordinated emergency response by the Knox County Mayor’s Office

Ensure regular, punctual attendance during scheduled work hours

Perform other duties as required

Qualifications: Minimum Training & Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Health Planning, Public Health, Business Management, or Public Administration

Minimum of three years’ related experience in program management or related field

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered for employment into the position

Specialized Knowledge

Must be proficient in Windows OS and Microsoft Office


Basic understanding of computers, printers and other office equipment

Ability to focus and demonstrate great attention to detail

Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team

Execute duties of moderate complexity

Solve moderately complex technical, professional, and management problems

Communicate to provide information

Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software

Physical Requirements

This position requires the ability to engage in occasional light physical activity.

Organization Description: Knox County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Knox County Government may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Closing Date: 5/13/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: SKU: 313-6962,  Health Planner
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Ave

Knoxville   TN  37917
United States
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Ave
  Knoxville   TN  37917
  United States
Contact Phone: 18652155284 
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How to Apply: Please apply through employer website.

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