Health Equity Technician III

Recruitment #220624-X20C-03

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. 

This position will cover multiple counties.  The duty station will be determined upon hire.  Counties Covered:  Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg & Pushmataha.

OSDH is seeking a full time Disparity Equity Technician providing support to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is a state employee position PIN 34004098 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government. 
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 $44,000, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
The positions will be responsible for establishing a positive working relationship within the community to conduct needs assessments within schools, businesses and the community. Facilitate the development of Community Health Improvement Plan with key stakeholders and partners that reflects the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan resulting in improved health outcomes within Region 9.  Strategically plan, organize, implement and communicate health education interventions and services to address needs and modify health-related behaviors of individuals, families, organizations and communities identified within the Community Health Improvement Plan. Effectively monitor and evaluate health education services to determine outcomes and opportunities for quality improvement.
 
Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
• Conducts needs assessments at the individual, organizational, and community levels to determine appropriate theoretical basis from which to initiate programmatic and strategic planning.
• Conducts programmatic and strategic planning with stakeholders in regard to health issues and infrastructure development.
• Implements and/or monitors the implementation of evidence based health education curricula and health promotion programs with an emphasis on program completeness, fidelity, and evaluation.
• Evaluates the effectiveness of health education/promotion programs and makes necessary changes.
• Assists in the development of grant related documents and proposals.
• Establishes and maintains partnerships with agencies, communities, or organizations in determining the need for specialized health education programs and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of such programs; this includes strategic planning, the use of logic models, development of performance measures, and specific application of health behavior theory.
• Prepares and delivers public presentations for selected audiences.
• Other duties as assigned

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of public health problems, principles and practices; of theoretical concepts of health behavior and application of such; of group organization and leadership; of community infrastructure development; of current social and economic problems as they relate to public health; of statistical methods; of basic epidemiology; and of grant preparation. 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, such as pamphlets, bulletins, oral presentations, articles for publication, newsletters and curricula; to use personal computers and applicable software such as word processing and digital/video presentation; to show cultural competence in working with diverse populations; and to coordinate and carry out advanced level projects.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is typically performed in an environmentally controlled office or community setting. These positions require long periods of sitting, daily use of computer, phone and travel as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, School Health Education, Health Studies, Nutrition, Health Behavior, Public Health, Nursing or other related field plus one year of experience in public health education or community development.

And/Or
• Requirements at this level consist of a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health, Social Work, Public Health or other related fields and 1 year of year of experience focused on Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, Community Health and/or Community Engagement.

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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