Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator

Recruitment #191021-UNCX-429


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator providing support to Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34002107) in state government, located in Oklahoma City.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $57,633.62 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position will serve as the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator in the Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service. This position is responsible for strategic performance initiatives related to service, agency and statewide hepatitis prevention priorities.  Assigned responsibilities involve planning of complex initiatives, developing and coordinating systems and policy actions relating to hepatitis and hepatitis prevention activities within Oklahoma.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Coordinate and Lead Hepatitis C Elimination Strategy and Projects in Oklahoma.
• Coordinate, conducting, documenting, and summarizing a situational analysis of hepatitis B and C in Oklahoma.
• Collaborating with chosen partners to implement interventions to improve testing and care for hepatitis B and C.
• Documenting and evaluating policies impacting hepatitis B and C testing and care in Oklahoma.
• Supervision and leadership to other viral hepatitis staff.
• Provide culturally appropriate educational outreach and training to communities disproportionately impacted by hepatitis C.
• Conducting other prevention and control duties as assigned.
• Develop and sustain partnerships with public health and community stakeholders to enhance viral hepatitis efforts;
• Prepare grant applications and reports, work plans, evaluation plans, and budgets to ensure deliverables are met;
• Serve as a point of contact for viral hepatitis prevention and elimination.
• Serve as Oklahoma HIV and Hepatitis Planning Council (OHHPC) Hepatitis Committee Chair; plan and facilitate meetings as appropriate.
• Provide training, perform testing and manage hepatitis C rapid testing program.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Applicant should exhibit strong community outreach skills, the ability to collaborate in a team environment, strong communication skills with programs within and outside of OSDH.
Applicant should have experience working with diverse populations in a variety of settings including: homeless, corrections, tribal governments and members, LGBT community, drug using persons, community-based organizations, state and local agencies, legislative bodies both state and federal and people of differing race/ethnicity. Maintain a working knowledge of substance use and abuse, Viral Hepatitis, STD/STIs and HIV/AIDS. Additionally the applicant will have knowledge of public health, social service, resources and agencies in the community; specifically knowledge of Hepatitis education, screening, and group facilitation.

Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends to support program activities.

Education and Experience
Requirements consist of a master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health, or the Social Sciences and two years supervisory experience. One year in direct HIV, sexually transmitted infection, and/or viral hepatitis work may be substituted for supervisory experience.  

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.



If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.