IPS - Project Coordinator

Recruitment #210615-UNCX-311


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 IPS – Project Coordinator providing support to the Injury Prevention Services (IPS) Department. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34000078) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. 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 $52,858 based on education and experience.

Position Description
This position serves as a project coordinator for unintentional injury prevention programs within the Injury Prevention Service. Supporting the Core State Injury Prevention Program and other federal cooperative agreements, the position is responsible for implementation of evidence‐based prevention strategies, program development and evaluation, collaboration with state and community stakeholders across multiple sectors, consultation, technical assistance, information dissemination, and capacity building.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Research, design, implement, and coordinate activities to reduce injury‐related morbidity and mortality that are aligned with the best available evidence.
• Support the implementation and sustainability of multiple program and policy prevention strategies and provide technical assistance and consultation to partners.
• Ensure upstream approaches are addressed and amplified throughout the prevention programs within the Injury Prevention Service.
• Identify and engage stakeholders; establish and maintain strong partnerships with public, private, tribal, and nonprofit organizations; and collaborate with partners to leverage resources for advancing statewide efforts.
• Develop and facilitate multi‐disciplinary coalitions, workgroups, and committees.
• Develop and deliver presentations on a variety of injury prevention topics to public and professional audiences and conduct media interviews
• Provide subject matter expertise to partners and the general public on topics including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injuries, transportation safety, adverse childhood experiences, drug overdose, drowning, and shared risk and protective factors.
• Prepare written materials and resources for professional and lay audiences for a variety of purposes, such as education, strategic planning, grant progress reporting, media, and advocacy.
• Recruit organizations and individuals to initiate and deliver evidence‐based practices.
• Effectively and efficiently manage multiple ongoing projects at various levels of the social ecological model.
• Effectively interact with diverse groups of stakeholders to achieve common goals.
• Collaborate and participate in regular meetings with Injury Prevention Service staff and community‐based staff to integrate state and local prevention efforts.
• Conduct program evaluations, assessments, and quality improvement projects; make recommendations; and disseminate findings.
• Represent the Injury Prevention Service on various committees and provide progress reports, technical assistance, data, and information to the groups.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of public health problems, principles, and practices; of theoretical concepts of health behavior; of current social and economic problems as they relate to public health; of group organization and leadership; of community infrastructure development; and of basic research and statistical techniques is required. Exceptional interpersonal, planning, and project management skills are required in order to effectively and efficiently develop, conduct, and evaluate trainings, meetings, presentations, and programs. Ability is required to speak to the public; to organize communities, establish and facilitate coalitions, and direct groups; to prepare a variety of educational materials and other written documents; to work effectively with diverse populations; and to exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions. Additional requirements include strong critical thinking, time management, and conflict management skills; the ability to translate plans into action; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; and self‐motivation and drive to achieve established goals and objectives.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level, but also includes various public/community establishments used for training classes, presentations, meetings, and other required duties. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to stand, talk, walk, lift, and reach with hands and arms.

This position requires long periods of sitting and standing and daily use of a computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job‐related travel associated with this position.




Requirements at this level consist of Master’s degree in public health, public administration, sociology, psychology, wellness management, community health, or a closely related field and two years of experience in a field involving project planning and management or health education/promotion.

Preferred qualification
at least one year of work experience in injury prevention.


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.

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