Employment Center

Public Health Department Job


Durham, NC (Durham County)

Posted 03/14/2024

Date: Mar 5, 2024
Location: Durham, NC, US
Company: Durham County
Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees, and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.
DEPARTMENT: Public Health
DATE POSTED: March 5, 2024
CLOSING DATE: April 5, 2024
HIRING RANGE: $55,366.00 - $62,850.00
JOB TYPE: Full-Time
**This posting is subject to close without prior notification.**
NOTE: The position is provisionally (grant) funded until June 2026, and funding beyond this date may not be guaranteed.
This is advanced professional level work which incorporates all aspects of health education, including community assessment; program planning, implementation, and evaluation; provision of technical assistance to other organizations. Position may be involved in the grant writing for the area of responsibility and are responsible for ensuring health education activities are documented and reported appropriately and are communicated through the agency management structure. This position will coordinate the Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal and Child Health (ICO4MCH) Initiative, which is a 2-year collective impact effort in Durham County that includes three program aims: improved birth outcomes, reduced infant mortality, and improved health status of children ages zero to five. Utilizing the Reproductive Justice Framework, this position will work with several community partners to ensure implementation of three evidence-based community strategies and programs: 1) Pre-conception and interconception health, 2) 10 Successful Steps for Breastfeeding, with a specific focus on Step 3 and Step 10, and 3) Newborn Nurse Home Visiting Program. This position reports to a Public Health Education Program Manager and works alongside a Community Health Worker. The position may coordinate the work of student interns, volunteers, and/or contract employees. Some evening and weekend work required.
Community Engagement and Education: Coordinate educational training and community outreach using the reproductive justice framework. Facilitate staff support, client education, provider trainings, and policy and system change work related to childbirth, breastfeeding, reproductive life planning and parenting education.
Program planning, implementation, and evaluation: Lead contact for ICO4MCH Initiative and responsible for ensuring all grant deliverables and reports are met. Community Action Team (CAT): Lead the Community Advisory Team to gather external and internal stakeholder input to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of all strategies.
Data Collection: Provide oversight for data collection and ensure data collection timelines are met. This includes coordination with staff to ensure data is collected and used with project team to advance project goals and coordination and/or provision of training and technical assistance for staff who perform data collection duties.
Capacity Building: Build and sustain partnerships with key stakeholders- both individuals and organizations—across Durham County who are affected by and influence community health priorities, especially among historically marginalized communities.
Communicating Community Needs: Develop and modify policies to improve environmental conditions related to breastfeeding and other maternal and child health care. Identify funding opportunities and contribute to grant proposals and writing. Assist with managing the budget and contracts.
Professional Development: Participate in professional development opportunities that improve job performance or knowledge related to position.
• Experience with managing public health programs, with a preference for experience in maternal & child/adolescent health and/or strategy implementation in clinical and community settings.
• Considerable knowledge of the methods and interventions related to maternal and child health, especially among historically marginalized populations.
• Strong facilitation skills and ability to engage consumers and providers.
• General knowledge of the principles and practice of public health and public health education; and of community structure and leadership patterns.
• General knowledge of methods and techniques used in preparing and disseminating education information to the public.
• General knowledge of community health and human service systems.
• Ability to manage multiple programs/strategies and meet deadlines.
• Ability to stimulate interest and cooperation among various groups in carrying out health education programs or activities.
• Ability to present ideas, effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, community organizations, and the public.
• Ability to analyze situations accurately and to adopt effective course of action.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in health education and one year of experience in public health education or a related field; graduation from a four-year college or university and two years of experience in public health education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge of Durham and local stakeholders who oversee, coordinate, and/or facilitate maternal and child health interventions and programs.
To further the mission of the Durham County Department of Public Health (DCoDPH) to partner with our community to advance health equity, protect the environment, and promote health and wellness for all, DCoDPH is implementing the employee vaccination and tuberculosis screening policies. All DCoDPH employees are considered healthcare personnel (HCP) working in a health care setting with the potential for exposure to patients and/or infectious materials and, therefore, are required to comply and provide documented proof of the following:
• Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccination/immunity
• Varicella-Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox) vaccination/immunity
• Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
• Tuberculosis (TB) baseline screening within the last twelve (12) months prior to employment
• Hepatitis B vaccination/immunity – only required for DCoDPH employees with potential Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) exposures.
Identified DCoDPH HCP with potential Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) exposure have an additional requirement for the Hepatitis B vaccination. Required vaccination, serological testing to determine immunity, and baseline tuberculosis screening are available for all Public Health employees who elect to become DCoDPH patients upon request and at no cost. Proof of vaccination and tuberculosis screening must be provided to Human Resources within seven (7) business days prior to the date of employment.
Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer