Requisition No: 94001
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: OPS EDUCATION AND TRAINING SPECIALIST - 64946202
Position Number: 64946202
Posting Closing Date: 12/16/2019
This is a highly responsible position working in the Environmental Health Section at DOH-Okaloosa. This position will work on promoting, maintaining, and improving individual and/or community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors in injury prevention areas. Injury prevention areas will include but are not limited to: residential pool drowning safety, safe sleep, motor vehicle crashes, pedestrian safety and fall prevention. Develops and edits educational communication materials, including but not limited to: flyers, brochures, signage and presentations. Complex tasks are performed under limited supervision where general policies may not have been previously established and standard methods may not be available. The job requires an extensive knowledge of community dynamics and an ability to be an effective agent for change. Incumbent will serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, and the community to make policy and systems changes associated with Injury Prevention.
Provides train-the-trainer sessions to county health department staff, building officials and code enforcement staff, and community groups to support training modules and materials that are available online. Works with the local Preventing Injuries CHIP (Community Health Improvement Program) group which meets monthly to maximize the impact of training for enforcement staff and community members. Assesses training needs and researches training resources and evidence-based strategies currently available for residential and public pool inspectors and pool contractors.
Collaborates with health specialists and civic groups to ascertain community health needs, determine availability of services, and to develop goals using a written work plan. Promotes health discussions in schools, industry, community agencies, county health department staff, building code enforcement staff to encourage policy or systems changes related to injury prevention to coincide with Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) goals, strategies and objectives.
Conducts activities to increase awareness and importance of injury prevention throughout the county through different public, civic, professional, and voluntary agencies. Prepares and disseminates educational and informational materials that are linguistically and culturally appropriate. Develop training materials and presentations to provide adequate training regarding environmental health and injury prevention. Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Explains information in a way that members of the community can more easily understand issues related to injury prevention and environmental health. Assists community members to establish systems for implementing injury prevention initiatives.
Collects and analyzes data to identify individual and/or community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs or services designed to encourage injury prevention. Conducts community surveys to ascertain health needs, develop desirable health goals, and determine availability of resources. Uses information and data to recognize differences or similarities and sense changes in circumstances or events. Modifies behavior or approach based on this information. Develops multiple approaches for implementing plans in a culturally competent and appropriate manner.
Attends training and maintains competencies. Remains knowledgeable of procedures and technical skills necessary to obtain demographic and community health data on Okaloosa County residents. Investigates best practices to inform, educate, and empower the community regarding public health initiatives. Prioritizes work and uses time wisely. Maintains confidentiality of all information within the health department. May be called upon to work in other areas of the organization. Performs emergency duties which may include work in shelters and control centers. Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
- Skilled in operating a variety of audiovisual and computer equipment.
- Ability to plan and coordinate the development and implementation of Health promotion and public health education programs and projects.
- Ability to collect and analyze data.
- Ability to prepare a wide variety of written material such as reports, memoranda, pamphlets, curricula, lesson plans and grant requests.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to develop methods for monitoring and evaluating quality of service and compliance with rules, policies and procedures.
- Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of the work assigned.
- Knowledge of community resources and organizations related to water safety and drowning prevention.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Ability to facilitate groups and engage the community in collaborative partnerships.
- Skill in effective communication in written, oral, and electronic formats.
- Ability to identify and analyze problems and develop plans or procedures to correct these problems.
- Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
- Ability to determine the long-term outcomes of a change in operations.
- Skill in compiling, organizing and analyzing data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing needs assessments, quality service, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation.
- Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion, Health Education, Public Health, Marketing, Public Health Relations, Health Communication or other health-related degree.
- At least one year of full-time work experience providing health education, health promotion, training/presentation delivery, and/or leading community health improvement activities.
CHES, CPH, or MCHES preferred
Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending on the date of your retirement.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Nearest Major Market: Fort Walton Beach