SC Department of Public Safety Program Coordinator I-Community Systems-Orangeburg County Health Department in Orangeburg County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

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Under direct supervision of the Community Systems Director/Community Systems Team Lead, the program coordinator assures the coordination of community health assessments and development of community health improvement plans/activities in the various counties; plans and implements community- based Chronic Disease Risk Reduction interventions which address the health risk factors of physical inactivity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, obesity, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and other related chronic diseases; and supports health behavior change at the individual, community, institutional and public policy levels.

Provides leadership in the assessment of state, regional, county health data, community resources and processes to determine at-risk populations and risk factors to be addressed. Facilitates the development of community health asessessments and community planning to identify strategic issues and priority health problems.

Implements evidenced-based policy, systems, and environmental change strategies directed toward community health improvement. Provides consultation, and technical assistance to health department staff, community organizations, health care systems, programs, and local coalitions/task forces addressing population health and chronic disease risk reduction for at-risk populations.

Establishes/maintains strong working relationships with stakeholders, including other programs, government agencies, and non-governmental lay and professional groups to build support for chronic disease prevention and control. Uses effective community engagement strategies to facilitate coordination/collaboration and address chronic disease issues. Leverage resources to impact prevention and create partnerships.

Evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of programmatic and community-based interventions through the collection/analysis of process and outcome variables. Maintains and submits required reports to region leadership and program management as required in a timely manner.

Participates in required state, regional and program meetings/courses. Participates in training to improve health education skills, maintains or develops content specific proficiency, and keeps abreast of changes in program standards, policies, and procedures including CHES/MCHES credentialing.

Performs other related duties as assigned, including community outreach for special projects and/or public health emergencies. Participates in disaster preparedness as outlined by the DHEC region/county plan during hazardous weather or declaration of emergency, subject to duty and/or call on a 24 hour basis as an essential employee.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

*State Minimum Requirements: *A bachelor's degree and relevant program experience.

Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

*Agency Additional Requirements: *Bachelor's Degree in Health Education, Public Health Education, School Health Education, Community Health Education, Health Promotion or a closely related field that confers CHES eligibility and 2 years of health education experience; or a Master's Degree in the above and 1-year of health education experience.

Knowledge of the principles, practices and theories of public health education and health promotion; ability to plan, organize, guide, and coordinate the work of others. Ability to adapt/design and deliver presentations/curricula with sensitivity to learner characteristics. Ability to influence evidenced-based policy, systems, and environmental change. Knowledge of the social determinants of health and the health issues of at-risk populations. Ability to engage communities and establish /maintain effective working relations with public/private agencies, organizations and groups to advance community health.

Agency standard work hours are Monday-Friday (8:30 am - 5:00 pm). Employee must be able to work flexible hours (late weekday evening and/or weekend) to meet the needs of the community. Occasional overnight travel may be required. Must have a current, valid driver's license and personal car available to travel to community sites within the Region.

All new employees who are healthcare providers are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, Varicella and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.

In accordance with the State's Disaster Plan, which includes hazardous weather, DHEC employees may be required to work in times of an emergency or disaster.

If the state minimum and agency additional requirements require a degree, applicants will be required to upload a copy (official or unofficial) of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that some of the areas of the agency may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring. (yes or no) required.

*DRIVING RECORD: * If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

CHES/MCHES or CHES/MCHES-eligible is preferred.

Salary: $32,838.00 - $60,760.00 Annually

Location: Orangeburg County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 84512/61008482

Closing: 12/17/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: AH35

Position Number: 84512/61008482

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 5

Hiring Range - Min.: $32,838.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $37,838.00

Opening Date: 07/02/2018

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date. (Rosalind Mitchell, Human Resource Manager II, Phone: 803-759-3041, mitcherd@dhec.sc.gov)

Agency: State of South Carolina DHEC-PH Region-Low Country

Address: 8423A Old State Road Holly Hill, South Carolina, 29059

Phone: 803-759-3041