Public Health Job Opportunities

Drug Overdose Prevention Coordinator

Deadline: 9/4/18

NE DHHS is seeking a Drug Overdose Prevention Coordinator who, under limited supervision, assesses community-wide and group health needs; develops and evaluates community health education programs to meet those needs; writes, distributes, and presents information on community health education programs; observes and evaluates work of community partner health education staff; and writes grant proposals; performs related work as assigned. 

Occasional evenings, weekends and overnight travel may occur. Grant funding for this position is currently secured through 08/31/2019.

This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act.

Examples of work:

Coordinate, implement and monitor the priority strategies of the CDC Prevention for States grant and its related budget; competently write grant applications and continuations; accurately transcribe and submit reports; utilize data; write, develop and manage related contracts. This position will identify and convene workgroups of both internal and external stakeholders; monitor and oversee the work of these workgroups, and maintain and develop new relationships while demonstrating an ability to work well with others. Public speaking will be asked as a leader of these workgroups and for program outreach. Occasional evenings, weekends and overnight travel may occur. Grant funding for this position is currently secured through 08/31/2019.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework/training in community health education, biological science, adult/continuing education or related field AND experience in public/community health education activities with responsibility for developing, evaluating, and leading health education program activities; assessing health needs; writing and designing educational and informational material, training aids, and presentations; preparing grant proposals; or planning and leading group sessions. Related experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED: Master’s Degree in Public/Community Health or related field, with previous experience with leading and working with groups.

OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Occasional evenings, weekends and overnight travel may occur.

KSA: Knowledge of the principles and practices of program coordination including planning, and organizing the budget; theory and practice of health education, community organization, and public relations; the techniques of preparing requests for grant proposals, applications, and contracts; practices of public information distribution; principles and techniques of program evaluation. Skills: convening work groups; fostering collaboration. Ability to: work well with all levels of staff and internal / external partners; read data; interpret agency, federal, state, and local rules, guidelines, policies and procedures; plan and lead group sessions and meetings; develop and conduct needs assessments, feasibility studies, and evaluations; communicate with individuals and groups to consult on the development and implementation of policies and guidelines; prepare reports.