BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Deputy Director supervises chronic disease prevention programs and assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs for chronic diseases. Manages overall health education and outreach activities for chronic disease prevention programs. Implements cost-effective, evidence-based, data-driven health promotion programs based on relevant, measurable, practical health and behavior outcomes for chronic disease prevention.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Must be capable of regular and predictable attendance at a specified location in order to perform assigned tasks. • Directs activities in the areas of health promotion for chronic disease prevention through a lens of health equity that ensures the needs of vulnerable populations are considered. • Provides evidence based research to support program planning, development and evaluation for chronic disease prevention. • Develops program objectives and allocates resources to address identified needs. • Assists in grant management including writing reports, preparing statistical and narrative reports, budget development and monitoring, and attending grant meetings. • Evaluates health promotion activities and outreach for chronic diseases in order to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the services and initiates quality improvement processes when necessary. • Assists in assessing community health needs for chronic disease prevention. • Collaborates with a wide range of partners to improve the health of the community. • Facilitates activities in alignment with public health accreditation standards and measures. • Represents the Health Department on varies committees and coalitions. • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and collective bargaining agreements and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and orienting employees; provide ongoing educational opportunities; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; disciplining employees; scheduling; addressing complaints and resolving problems. • Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: • Administrative and/or functional supervision is received from the Deputy Director.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: • Administrative and/or functional supervision is exercised over Community Program Coordinator-First Five and Health Educator positions.
QUALIFICATIONS: • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, health promotion or community health education. • Must be certified or eligible for certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and attain certification within 1 year of hire. • Minimum of 3- 5 years of related work experience required; management experience preferred. • Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred. • Must have a valid Iowa driver's license and be insurable under the County's guidelines. • Must demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of public health, public health education and community health promotion. • Must be proficient in computer software applications. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. • Ability to maintain confidentiality • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, agencies, vendors, and the general public
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work environment and physical demand characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Refer to the “Essential and Marginal Function Analysis” statement for a complete description of essential functions and functional requirements. • Work is preformed indoors but requires frequent travel from one location to another to preform essential duties • Position requires frequent use of computers, phones, copies and fax machines • Position requires frequent interaction with employees, outside agencies and the public • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is based on individual's experience, qualifications and abilities.
Internal Number: BHC05232019
About Black Hawk County
Black Hawk County has a variety of employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled individuals who are seeking a career with an organization dedicated to serving the public. The operations of Black Hawk County are dependent upon the energies of a 400-plus employee workforce. If you become a county employee, you will be part of a public service team that helps build and serve the communities we live, work and play in. In addition to competitive pay, Black Hawk County offers its full-time employees a variety of benefits, including medical, dental and prescription insurance coverage; life insurance; paid holidays and other leave time; a flexible spending account and a defined benefit retirement plan through the Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS).