Community Program Consultant

Recruitment #220614-X20A-16


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 Program Consultant providing support to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is a state employee position PIN 34002627 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government 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:
The Community Program Consultant provides high-level and culturally competent support regarding disparities and health equity for tobacco control sub-awards administered through the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and external partners. The Consultant has delegated responsibility regarding assigned sub-awards providing consultation and technical assistance regarding identification of tobacco use disparities, solutions to address, and policy tracking. Knowledge, skills and abilities encompass competence in tobacco control evidence-based strategies and providing consultation and technical assistance to sub-recipients.
These functions are performed due to the fact that tobacco use is a leading contributor to illness and early death from chronic diseases.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
•Serves as point of contact for assigned sub-recipients in regards to compliance of programmatic funding requirements, conducting site visits, developing program reports on consulting and technical assistance involving performance measures and outcome achievements.
•Oversees/conducts tobacco policy reviews and maintaining the database (includes responding to requests and completing from beginning to end), and provides content expert recommendations and instruction on disparities in relation to evidence-based and best practices for tobacco control.
•Develops statewide partnerships external to OSDH to assist the Center with identifying and addressing tobacco disparities.
•Produces specific training (or products e.g. fact sheet, talking points, website information, etc.) content regarding identifying and addressing tobacco disparities.
•Develops individualized training (or product e.g. fact sheet, talking points, etc.) content to meet the needs of OSDH staff and local programs funded through the Center and any internal and external requests.
•Travels statewide to provide technical assistance and consultation to tobacco control sub-recipients.
•Adheres to the Center’s protocol regarding technical assistance provision as well as partner with internal and external staff on various projects.

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.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Proficient in written and oral communication
•Knowledge of and experience in effective public speaking techniques and the ability to present complex information in an effective and concise manner.
•Demonstrated experience and knowledge of disparities, health equity, and social determinants of health.
•Demonstrated experience in forming effective relationships and communicating with individuals, groups, and communities of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures
•Knowledge of public principles and population health as well as chronic disease prevention and management and the associated risk factors
•Knowledge of programmatic components of public health or social services program implementation.
•Ability to communicate technical and program details to staff, grantees and applicants, orally and in writing
•Ability to think and act decisively about grant compliance issues and corrective plans involving non-compliance
•Demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance and consultation to various organizations in planning and managing programs.
•Ability to objectively analyze a situation and evaluate pros and cons of any course of action.
•Capacity to grasp abstract ideas and form a coherent picture.
•Proficient in project management processes for managing complex projects and assuring timely delivery of quality products/deliverables.
•Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multifaceted team.
•Technical skills and proficiency in computer applications for research and education, proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); Skill in developing and delivering oral presentations. Ability to develop, facilitate, and conduct outcome-based training.
•Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with various deadlines and tasks.
•Ability to be organized, proactive, work independently and be a self-starter.

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.





Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Education, Community Health, Social Sciences or other related field, and 2 years of experience in a community or public health position with duties related to disparate populations, population-based strategies, tobacco control, chronic disease prevention, and/or wellness.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Education, Community Health, Social Sciences or other related field and/or a combination of demonstrated experience and education. Previous professional experience (minimum of 2 years) working at a community-based agency and/or with community programs that focused primarily on addressing disparities and/or tobacco control.


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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