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Employer: Riley County
Job Title: Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Coord
Salary: $19.32 Hourly

Job Description:



Job Title:

    Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Coordinator

Department: Reports To: Pay Grade: FLSA Status:

Health Department Administrator



Division: Status:



Part Time


POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for coordination and implementation of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) grant. The purpose of this community grant program is to address chronic disease risk reduction through evidence-based strategies that impact tobacco use and nutrition.



  • Will follow Chronic Disease Risk Reduction grant requirements and implement action plan.
  • Organize community based programs as indicated by the CDRR plan.
  • Increase the number of tobacco-free policies in settings where people gather (e.g., parks, trails, farmers markets, sports arenas and outdoor work areas).
  • Establish tobacco cessation screening, referral and counseling systems targeting healthcare providers serving women during the perinatal period.
  • Increase KanQuit online enrollment among RCHD clients.
  • Promote the “Brief Tobacco Intervention” web-based training to local providers and RCHD staff
  • Identify and eliminate disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among population groups.
  • Support the Food and Farm Council of Riley County and the City of Manhattan in order to advance policy, system, and environmental changes to support a healthy food system and improved food access
  • Monitors all active functions by data collections and analysis.
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders and community partners to design and develop initiatives, policy recommendations, and informational materials
  • Work collaboratively with Health Department programs and the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition
  • Collaborates with community partners to build and improve population health in Riley County.
  • Actively participates in policy and environmental change.
  • Write and submit CDRR grant reports in a timely manner. Assists with writing the annual CDRR grant application.
  • Attend the annual Community Health Promotion Summit
  • Other duties may be assigned.



  • Participates in Health Department emergency response efforts as needed.
  • Assists in planning and participation in public health emergency response efforts as needed.
  • Participates in Health Department Quality Improvement projects and Accreditation activities
  • Participates in appropriate training, workshops, and seminars to assure personal professional growth
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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


License(s)/Certification(s):  None

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:                   (Supervisor)

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 requirement of the job change.


Vacancy Number: RL2019-13

Open Date: 6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: