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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Health Dept
Job Title: Public Health Specialist
Salary: $16.67 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location of work:

1900 E 9th Street, Wichita, KS


Job Objectives:
This professional position is responsible for managing agency quality improvement initiatives and performance management. The position plans, organizes, directs and leads work related to both programs. The Public Health Specialist will have detailed understanding and demonstrate use of the techniques of quality improvement, outcomes measurement and statistical analysis and be familiar with all elements of the department s strategic plan. The position will also participate in community collaborations which support the work of the department as needed. The position also provides assistance to program evaluation efforts within the department. This is a non-exempt (hourly) position in the Public Health Performance Division. Working hours are from 8am-5pm Monday - Friday.

Essential Job Functions:
• Oversees and monitors the development and implementation of the quality improvement program.
• Coordinates and provides technical assistance to agency staff in the review and creation of performance management measures. This includes quarterly review of the agencies strategic plan and submission of annual progress reports.
• Serve as a public health expert leading the Sedgwick County Oral Health Collaborative, and participate in other community health coalitions as assigned.
• Assist with evaluation and measurement of public health programs.
• Analyze data and develop project reports.
• Serve as PPS shopper adhering to PPS guidelines
• Supports Division Director with special projects such as National Public Health Week.
• Identifies funding opportunities for quality improvement system-related efforts.
• Identify national and state opportunities for collaboration.
• Serves on national and state work groups or user groups related to program areas.
• Serve PHIPR program in case of public health emergency.
• Facilitate or present at other SCHD trainings or meetings.
• All employees may be required to wear respirators in emergency situations and for routine operations as requested. Employees will be enrolled in the respiratory protection program which may include annual fit testing and medical evaluation.
• Will respond to a public health emergency or disaster situation as directed by supervisor.
• Complete ICS 100 and 700 (Incident Command System) training within 30 days of employment with results provided to designate Public Health Emergency Management Staff.
• Maintain Sedgwick County level 2 drive qualifications Represents the Health Department to other partnering agencies and organizations in the community. Must be able to work effectively with both professional and lay people and meet with the public and conduct public information programs as necessary. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing in English.

Job Standards:
• Bachelor’s degree in public health, health administration, public administration or an equivalent degree in a related field is required.
• Master s degree or equivalent experience in a related field preferred.
• A minimum of two years related experience in implementing quality improvement programs or measures, program implementation and evaluation, data analysis and monitoring, and quality improvement.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and computer skills are required.
• Must possess a working knowledge of public health policy practices and issues.
• Must possess ability to work with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultures.
• Must possess the ability to read, analyze, and interpret public health data and reports.
• Must possess a working knowledge of public health quality improvement practices, and standardized community health improvement planning processes.
• Exceptional ability to work as a team member, develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees of other Departments, representatives of other organizations, and the public.
• Possess and maintain a valid Kansas driver s license.
• Strong computer skills including Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Advanced knowledge of team problem solving model.
• Administrative abilities to manage human and financial resources.
• Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others.
• Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.
• Ability to develop policies and procedures and to implement such policies/procedures.
• Knowledge of research methodology and statistical analysis.
• General knowledge of HIPAA.
• General knowledge of Federal and State grant funding rules and regulations.
• All Health Department positions require valid Driver’s License and Proof of current Liability insurance.

Testing/Screening Requested:
• Background checks.
• Motor Vehicle Screen.
• Pre-employment drug screen.
• Possible DCF child and adult abuse registry checks.

• Modern office equipment.

Work Environment:
• Office environment.
• Sitting or standing for long periods of time; Keyboarding throughout the day; Expected to operate a motor vehicle at times Occasionally lifting and moving objects weighing more than 40 pounds.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: 20001049

Open Date: 4/12/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 6/12/2017 11:59:59 PM