Tobacco Control Consultant

Recruitment #210311-UNCX-122


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 Prevention Consultant providing support to Center for Chronic Disease, Prevention, & Health Promotion. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34001915) 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 dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $52,847.00, based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
The purpose of this position is to develop and oversee statewide youth programs focused on tobacco use prevention.  The position will oversee current projects and newly developed projects, as they arise, including but not limited to:  Project CHAT, youth engagement initiatives, prevention of youth access to tobacco initiatives, e-cigarette prevention strategies and sub-recipient initiatives.   In addition, the position will provide consultation and technical assistance to local grantees and county health department health educators as needed.  The incumbent will look to create innovative approaches in order to ensure programs are both youth- and data-driven.  The incumbent will also be responsible for meeting CDC grant deliverables related to prevention efforts including addressing the youth e-cigarette epidemic.  The position will be required to stay abreast of the ever-changing tobacco climate.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Provide direction for all youth tobacco programs created within the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to include the development and implementation of the prevention strategic plan and grant deliverables.   This will include preparing technical reports and participating in grant writing activities. 

• Provide program consultation, technical assistance and training to statewide and local partners/programs and CDC Tobacco sub-recipients on prevention initiatives including prevention of youth access to tobacco, youth engagement, the e-cigarette epidemic etc. 

• Develop, implement and coordinate a state-based youth advisory council with multi-region representation to help lead health initiatives from the youth perspective.  This will include overseeing youth engagement activities/strategies as well.

• Oversee and provide support to prevention initiatives such as Project CHAT, Prevention of Youth Access Initiatives, state-level policy development etc.

Education and Experience
Bachelor Degree in public health, community health, social work, education, education, nursing, behavioral health public administration or other related field.  Three years of experience in public health and/or prevention efforts.  

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree is preferred with 1 year of experience working with youth programming and state-based public health efforts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Key knowledge, skills and abilities  include the following:  Evidence-based strategies related to the prevention of tobacco use among youth and young adults; knowledge and understanding of public health principles and practices and the ability to build capacity among youth specifically as it relates to youth leadership initiatives and community based programs;  experience with project management and creating state based programmatic plans; experience working with software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;  the ability to present at state, local and the national level and the ability to tailor presentations to fit many different types of audiences;  previous experience addressing the social determinants of work and incorporating practices/interventions to address them; previous experience working within policy, systems and environments.  

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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