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Employer: Riley County
Job Title: Community Health Liaison
Salary: $18.85 Hourly

Job Description:



Job Title:                    COMMUNITY HEALTH LIAISON

Department:               Health Department     Division:    Special Programs/Community Health

Reports To:                Health Department Administrator

Pay Grade:                 L                                  Status:            Full Time         

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                      




This is a full-time, three year fixed term, grant funded position. Funding is provided through the Kansas Health Foundation Health Equity Grant. The Community Liaison will work to collaborate with those facing health inequities and mobilize community partners and recourses to support efforts to improve health. This position is considered a leadership position requiring strong communication skills to collaborate with community members, partners, and the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition to address health inequities in Riley County.



  • Lead efforts to identify health inequities in neighborhoods throughout Riley County and convene community members and partners to create an action plan
  • Convenes, communicates, educates, and engages the community to accomplish the goals and objectives of the grant
  • Directs planning and implementation for the community representatives program by working in partnership with populations directly affected by health inequities to find solutions
  • Recruits citizens to serve as Community Representatives for neighborhoods throughout Riley County
  • Develop and plan trainings for volunteer Community Representatives.
  • Evaluate and report quarterly on grant objectives and goals
  • Collaborates with community partners to build and improve population health in Riley County.
  • Facilitate discussions in the community regrading major public health challenges
  • Research and develop public health strategies for the community; work collaboratively with Health Department programs and the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition to accomplish and implement this.
  • Maintain current knowledge of public health research and efforts related to various types of tobacco exposure, nutrition, physical activity and other public health concerns.
  • Provides leadership and administrative support for the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition.
  • Research and develop projects as directed by supervisor/administration.
  • Establishes and maintains an image of the Health Department to the community that represents service, vitality, and professionalism.
  • Participates in Health Department emergency response efforts as needed.
  • Assists in planning and participation in public health emergency response efforts as needed.
  • Ensures that cheerful, accurate, timely and respectful reception and assistance is extended to both internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills.



  • Works collaboratively with academic institutions as an academic site for students.
  • Participates in appropriate training, workshops, and seminars to assure personal professional growth
  • Other duties as assigned.




Education: Required: Bachelor degree with an emphasis in public health, kinesiology, nutrition, social work, or related area, excellent communication skills including writing and presentation, data management skills, proficient in English.


License(s)/Certification(s): Valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.


Experience: One year of experience is required; three-year’s experience in the field of public health is preferred.


Skills: Demonstrates excellent written communication skills – detailed, succinct, organized written work. Must have ability to understand complex oral and written instruction, ability to speak and write effectively, and ability to give clear, concise instruction orally and in writing, including written reports to local, state and federal offices. Establish and maintain an image of the Health Department to the community that represents service, vitality, and professionalism.  Ability to speak other languages helpful, but not required.

Conforms to HIPAA privacy regulations specific to position held.  The Health Educator/Performance Improvement Manager has authority to use the following categories of PHI for administrative purposes: demographics, health factors, and aggregate data. Disclosures are only allowed as necessary for treatment to providers and/or Business Associates, or public health as required by law. May need to interact with the following Departments for allowable access to PHI: All Riley Health Department Programs.


Supervisory Controls: The employee and the Health Department Administrator work together to set the overall objectives for this position following the Riley County Personnel and Policy Guidelines.


Supervisory Responsibility: The employee does not provide direct supervision of staff. This position works collaboratively with the Health Department Administrator to set the overall objectives for this position and Department outreach and performance management following the Riley County Personnel and Policy Guidelines.


Guidelines: The employee uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as agency policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. The employee analyzes results and recommends changes. Demonstrates attitudes and behaviors respectful, courteous, and sensitive to the diverse needs of the individuals and populations served by the Health Department. Works cooperatively with Administration to identify strategies to achieve Department and program goals even though the strategies may not conform to personal opinions.


Complexity: The work requires self-motivated advanced planning for program planning and delivery of services as well as critical thinking skills to assess and make rapid emergency decisions. The work also requires many complex daily decisions concerning such things as planning of the work, or refining the methods and techniques to be used to fulfill work requirements. Meeting and interacting with many individuals of varying interests and levels of responsibility. Dependable in carrying out responsibilities with limited oversight.


Scope and Effect of Work: The work involves establishing criteria; formulating projects; assessing program effectiveness; or investigating or analyzing a variety of unusual conditions, problems, or questions during and after critical situations. Takes prompt and appropriate corrective action on substantiated citizen complaints. Maintains high standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all personal and professional matters.


Personal Contacts: The personal contacts are with individuals or groups from inside and outside the County in a moderately unstructured setting (e.g., the contacts are not established on a routine basis); the purpose and extent of each contact is different and the role and authority of each party is identified and developed during the course of the contact. The purpose is to plan, coordinate, advise and educate on work efforts or to resolve operating problems by influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this 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 required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear from both ears; smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Additionally the employee is required to engage in light to moderate physical activity as needed, due to the nature of health promotion and education work.


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

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually considered normal.
  • Use of personal vehicle may be required.
  • Must be fluent in English; Bilingual with English and Spanish helpful, but not required.
  • The Health Department as a public health facility requires a tobacco-free work environment.


Approved:________________________________________ Date:  __________         



The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Vacancy Number: RL2017-13

Open Date: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: