Wellness System Consultant

Recruitment #220504-X20A-13

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service. 

OSDH is seeking a full time Wellness System Consultant providing support to Community Analysis and Linkages division of the Community Development Services. This is a state employee position PIN 34002015 governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is up to $52,847.00 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This position will serve as a Wellness Systems Consultant for the TSET Wellness projects providing information, training and consultation to TSET grantees statewide to prevent/reduce obesity and chronic disease. Efforts will utilize evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions and focus on policies, systems, and environmental changes as they relate to improving built environment, increasing active living opportunities, and/or improving nutrition in food systems in communities across Oklahoma.

These functions are performed due to the fact that lack of physical activity and poor nutrition are leading contributors to illness and early death from chronic diseases. These functions are also performed to build capacity within local programs and state partners to properly achieve health equity.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
Provide outcome-driven technical assistance services on community organizational wellness issues to TSET and its grantees including project planning, research, resource development, information sharing, training development and delivery, and customized consultation services via phone, email and face-to-face.
Conduct programmatic and strategic planning with grantees in regard to wellness issues and infrastructure development, which includes the use of logic models, development of performance measures, and specific application of health behavior theory.
Establish and maintain strong working relationships with TSET grantees across Oklahoma in an effort to provide technical assistance and consultation for implementing health policy and programming creating a culture of wellness.
Provide consultation in the evaluation of the effectiveness of wellness policies and practices; assist in the development of contract related documents and proposals.
Research and provide consultation on the implementation of evidence-based obesity prevention strategies with an emphasis on program completeness, fidelity and evaluation.
Develop and deliver contract reports, presentations and other written materials related to program activities, indicators and outcomes as needed.

Other Duties
Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of best and/or promising practices in the area of sector-based wellness as it relates to physical activity and nutrition; ability to provide outcome-driven technical assistance and consultation to community-based grantees and other partners; good communication skills including an ability to write technical and non-technical informational material; demonstrated ability to build relationships within and outside of the organization; to think critically and to work independently while prioritizing work; project management skills needed for planning and accomplishing goals and objectives; advanced ability to use a personal computer and software including knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word, and Project Management programs/software.

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. Some travel required. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree in Community Health, Public Health, Nutrition Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Physical Education, Nursing, Public Administration or equivalent.  Also a minimum of two years demonstrated experience in health policy work, coordinating technical assistance, training, consultation or program management.   A minimum of two years demonstrated experience in tobacco, physical activity or nutrition efforts.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
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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