Tobacco Control Consultant

Recruitment #200204-UNCX-72


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Tobacco Control Consultant providing support to Center for Chronic Disease, Prevention, & Health Promotion. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34001595) 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 $52,047.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position will serve as a Tobacco Control Consultant for community-level tobacco control grantees providing information, training and consultation to grantees statewide to prevent/reduce  tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Efforts will utilize evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions and focus on policy, systems and environmental changes with various local organizations.  

Duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Provide outcome-driven technical assistance services on tobacco control strategies to grantees including project planning, research, resource development, information sharing, training development and delivery, and customized consultation services via phone, email and face-to-face.

2. Conduct programmatic and strategic planning with grantees in regards to tobacco control and infrastructure development, which includes the use of logic models, development of performance measures, and specific application of health behavior theory.

3. Establish and maintain strong working relationships with grantees across Oklahoma in an effort to provide technical assistance and consultation for implementing health policy and programming creating a culture of wellness.

4. Provide consultation on the evaluation of the effectiveness of tobacco control policies and practices; assist in the development of documents and proposals.

5. Research and provide consultation on the implementation of evidence-based tobacco control strategies with an emphasis on program completeness, fidelity and evaluation.

6. Develop and deliver reports, presentations and other written materials related to program activities, indicators and outcomes as needed.

Education and Experience
Bachelor Degree in public health, community health, psychology, education, social work or public administration or other related field,  and at least two years demonstrated experience in health policy work, coordinating technical assistance, training, consultation, or program management.  Also demonstrated experience in tobacco control.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Education, Social Work, Behavioral Health, Public Administration or equivalent and/or demonstrated experience in health policy or related areas.  Demonstrated experience in tobacco control.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Decisiveness, flexibility, interpersonal skills,  oral communication, problem-solving, self-direction, technical competence, and clear written communication skills.

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.


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


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