State Of Montana Helena , MT 59624
To be considered for any DPHHS Agency position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials. Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position.
Materials Required of Applicants:
(To be considered in this pool, please submit the following)
Please describe your work experience in adolescent health programs.
(Please type responses in a Word document and attach to application. HELPFUL HINT: When attaching a document, you much check the "relevant document" box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. Please do not attach more than requested. If you have more than 25 attachments in the system you will need to email these to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to attach the required material will conclude in an incomplete application. You must also keep those relevant boxes checked once you submit your application; if you uncheck the box with an active application it will delete the attachment.)
This position is funded for 2 years, with the possibility of additional funding becoming available.
The Health Education Specialist will provide training, technical assistance, and outreach to support multiple adolescent health programs in the Adolescent Health Section. These programs include the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, the Healthy Montana Teen Parents Program, and the Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Services Program.
This Health Education Specialist position is responsible for: 1) Assesses ongoing program activities to identify education and training needs such as new requirement i.e. administrative/law changes, client needs, and revised public health policies; 2) Plans and coordinate conferences and presentations to provide education, outreach, and networking opportunities; and 3) Coordinates the development and dissemination of the Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit eligible contractors for program delivery.
Major Duties or Responsibilities:
Public Health Training and Outreach
Assesses ongoing program activities to identify education and training needs such as new requirements i.e. administrative/law changes, client needs, and revised public health policies.
Plans and coordinates conferences and presentations to provide education, outreach and networking opportunities. Develops and delivers presentation, outreach material, websites, manuals or other program contents.
Develops or coordinates special studies to assess current issues for public health education and outreach.
Responds to inquiries concerning public health programs.
Grant Administration and Support
Provides input into the development of grant proposal to secure funding in targeted area of need.
Coordinates the development and dissemination of the Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit eligible contractors for program delivery.
Monitors contacted services and budget to ensure conformance with terms and conditions of individual agreements.
Conduct site evaluation to assess a variety of issues such as: community needs, contracted services, program improvement.
Ensures coordination and integration of the DPHHS disaster and emergency response plans with the DPHHS Emergency Preparedness Program, Disaster and Emergency Services (DES), local and regional responders, statewide and local public health response plans.
Physical and Environmental Demands: Work is performed in a typical office environment with keyboarding responsibilities. Overnight travel may be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors):
Required for the first day of work:
Knowledge of public health education and disease prevention.
Knowledge of grant administration.
Knowledge of contract development.
Knowledge of managing and monitoring a budget.
Skill in public speaking.
Skill in research and developing health training material and program content.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to operate a personal computer and general office equipment as necessary to complete the essential functions including using word processing, database and e-mail, internet and other computer programs.
Required Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in public health, behavioral/social sciences, or clinical sciences or a related field.
Two years of job related experience in health education or health programming.
Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.