Livingston County
  • 28-Sep-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Public Health
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • $25.6962/hr.
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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


About Us:

We are located in Southeast Michigan and are one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan. Livingston County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities. The county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large recreational lands. Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1 wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of recreational opportunities. Livingston County offers 163 park acres per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast Michigan.

Position Summary:

This is a termed, grant-funded position providing support to assist with Livingston County Health Department's COVID-19 response. Flexible hours including some early evening and weekend support is required. Under the supervision of the Health Promotion Coordinator, is responsible for promoting and maintaining the County health programs. Participates in community collaborative efforts to improve community health outcomes by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Supports efforts and activities in the delivery of health education. Collects and analyzes data to identify community needs. Assists with health communications activities including social media messaging, website content, and other communication methods.

Pay Rate Information:

The Health Promotion Specialist is a non-union position and starting pay is $25.6962/hr. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non-Union Grade 8 Wage Scale. Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $33.4046/ hr. This is a grant funded, termed position.

Benefits:

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

*Pro-rated based on DOH

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Supports coalition efforts dealing with public policies and health issues and assists in the implementation of program plans and grant objectives.
  2. Supports efforts and activities with other county health professionals and local agencies in the delivery of health education.
  3. Serves on various committees with representatives of community agencies to ensure the health needs of the community are met.
  4. Develops marketing campaigns for services and programs of the Health Department, including distribution of new releases, public service announcements, printed promotional materials as well as participating in speaking engagements and social media campaigns.
  5. Assists with health communications activities including social media messaging, website content, and other communication methods.
  6. Researches federal and state funding programs to determine conditions and criteria for eligibility of Health Department participation.
  7. Researches, and if needed, prepares materials, literature, statistics and other resources for program implementation, utilizing various software applications and databases.
  8. Assists the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Accreditation Coordinator, including completing the application pre-requisites and developing and maintaining a database of documents to ensure conformity that accreditation standards and measures are met. Provides insight and guidance to staff and collects applicable documentation.
  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. Performs other duties as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in public health, health education or related field and one year of experience in public health.
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist preferred.
  • Michigan Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health, administering and maintaining health education and health promotion programming, and applicable local, state and federal laws and rules.
  • Knowledge of 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to attend meetings scheduled at times other than normal business hours.

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. Though applicable safety procedures are documented and utilized, the incumbent may be exposed to unsanitary or unhygienic materials, individuals and situations in the course of performing required duties.

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