Livingston County
  • 03-Jul-2018 to 22-Jul-2018 (EST)
  • Public Health
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • $55,538 / year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package Available - Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, EAP, Pension, 457, Wellness

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Health Officer, is responsible for the overall management of health promotion programming, including promoting, maintaining and improving individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Collects and analyzes data to identify community needs and monitors and evaluates programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. Responsible for broad initiatives both inside and outside the health department.  Responsible for risk communications and coordinating Public Information Officer responsibilities.  Coordinates all aspects of and requirements for national accreditation via the Public Health Accreditation Board.  Facilitates collaborating and building partnerships with traditional and non-traditional public health entities. 


  • Hybrid pension plan which includes a Defined Benefit & 401a with an employer match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Pharmacy, Dental & Vision
  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Short-term & long-term disability & Basic Life & AD&D insurance
  • Health & Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid vaction, sick days & 13 Holidays.  Unused vacation andsick time rolls over.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Up to $500 annual Wellness reimbursement* & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment
  • Voluntary benefits such as Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital, & Whole Life policies
  • Employee Assistance Program

* Pro-rated based on DOH

Pay Rate Information:

The Health Promotion Coordinator position is a non-union position, and starting pay is $55,538/yr.  This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non Union Grade 9 wage scale.  Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $72,200.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Plans, organizes, and directs all aspects of health promotion activities including delegation of duties, budgeting, planning, and general administration. Develops and implements policies, procedures and approaches for health 
  2. Coordinates work assignments and directs others in tasks supporting the development and implementation of health promotion strategies and

  3. Supports coalition efforts dealing with public policies and health issues and assists in the implementation of program plans and grant

  4. Serves on various committees with representatives of community agencies to ensure the health needs of the community are being

  5. Researches federal and state funding programs to determine conditions and criteria for eligibility of the Health Department's participation. Prepares applications for grants and other funding alternatives in conformity with requirements. Prepares regular reports required for the continuation of grant funding. Manages and tracks awarded grant funds

  6. Develops marketing campaigns for services and programs of the Health Department, including distribution of news releases, public service announcements, printed promotional materials, and participates at speaking engagements. Manages the Health Department's branding strategy

  7. Acts as Accreditation Coordinator for the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), including managing and coordinating the accreditation process within the Health Department, including coordinating community health assessments, implementing a community health improvement planning and implementation process, and managing workforce development, performance management, quality improvement, and strategic planning

  8. Acts as the department's Public Information Officer. Serves as media liaison between the Health Department, agencies, and the public. Issues press releases and arranges interviews with agency spokespeople. Maintains communication to the public regarding daily operations and during emergency situations

  9. Keeps abreast of legislative and regulatory developments, new administrative techniques, and current issues through continued education and professional growth. Attends conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate

  10. Complies with the Health Department's quality improvement policy and actively participates in the quality improvement plan

  11. Leads department efforts to embrace the Public Health 3.0 model for local public health

  12. Performs other duties as directed

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

 Requirements include the following:

  • Master's Degree in health education, public health or related field and two years of progressively more responsible experience in public health education.
    • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • CHES or MCHES preferred

  • Michigan Vehicle Operator's License

  • Thorough knowledge of the professional public management techniques involved in marketing, resource management and the ability to identify and implement new best practices

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public health, administering and managing health education and health promotion programming, applicable local, state and federal laws and rules, budgetary management, and strategic planning

  • Experience in assessing needs, assets and capacity for health education, promotion, planning, implementing and evaluating programs, and media relations

  • Skill in providing health education services, advocating for health and health promotion and administering and managing health education to the public

  • Skill in assembling and analyzing data, preparing comprehensive and accurate reports and formulating policy and service recommendations

  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and making presentations in public forums

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials and the public

  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations

  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications and software programs utilized by the Health Department (e.g. SPSS, Adobe Acrobat, Canva, Piktochart, and ArcMap)

  • Ability to attend meetings scheduled at times other than normal business hours

  • Must have the knowledge, ability, and leadership skills to function as a member of the leadership team

  • Must be highly organized, possess an attention to detail, and be able to organize others to affect change

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, view and produce written and electronic documents and enter data on a computer keyboard with repetitive keystrokes. The employee must be mobile in an office setting, stand, sit, stoop and kneel, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 15 lbs. without assistance. Accommodation will be made, as needed, for employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight. 

  • The typical work environment of this job is a business office setting where the noise level is quiet and sometimes moderate.
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