Community Drug Overdose Prevention Coordinator

Recruitment #220607-X17A-22


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 Community Drug Overdose Prevention Project Coordinator providing support to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is a state employee position PIN 34003611 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government located in District 5 of 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 2022The annual salary for this position is up to $55,000.00, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This position serves as the project coordinator for drug overdose prevention serving Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Tillman counties. To support the integration of state and local prevention and response efforts, the position is responsible for capacity building at the local level for more effective and sustainable drug overdose prevention; collaborating with project coordinators in the Central Office and in other funded administrative districts to advance coordinated prevention efforts statewide; and implementing or enhancing evidence-based prevention strategies at the local level

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
•Develop and maintain subject matter expertise on drug overdose prevention and the communities to be served; identify evidence-based prevention programs and policies that could meet the needs of the community.
•Identify and engage stakeholders; establish partnerships with public, private, tribal, and nonprofit organizations; build and maintain multi-disciplinary coalitions or workgroups; and collaborate with partners to leverage resources for advancing statewide drug overdose prevention efforts.
•Implement or enhance local prevention strategies and mobilize partners to support implementation and sustainability.
•Develop and deliver public presentations on drug overdose prevention; conduct media interviews; and provide technical assistance to partners and the general public.
•Prepare written materials and resources for professional and lay audiences for a variety of purposes.  Disseminate materials and resources, such as opioid prescribing guidelines and educational information.
•Conduct program evaluation and quality improvement projects to inform progress and programmatic decision making.
•Effectively manage diverse groups of stakeholders with competing priorities and multiple related projects at various levels of the social ecological model.
•Collaborate and participate in regular meetings with the Injury Prevention Service and the other community project coordinators to integrate state and local prevention efforts.
•Adhere to all federal grant guidance and provide regular progress reports to meet funding requirements.

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 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 consist of a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in a field involving community-focused project planning and management or health education/promotion.  Work experience may be substituted for required years of education.

Preferred qualifications include a Master’s degree in public health, public administration, sociology, psychology, community health, or a closely related field, and/or possessing one year of professional work experience in injury prevention, drug overdose prevention, or substance use disorder treatment.


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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