Public Health Job Opportunities

Kansas Dept of Health & Environ, multiple positions

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has several open positions which would be great for COPH graduates:

Epidemiologist (10/4)

Arthritis Program Manager (10/2)

Public Health Educator (9/27)

Public Service Executive for Birth Defects Program (9/27)

See below for more info:

Epidemiologist

Deadline: October 4, 2018

Location: Topeka, KS

Epidemiologist (K0225875) in the Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics

This role would be responsible for performing analyses of linked Medicaid/birth and client services data to support the planning and evaluation of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs, KDHE service delivery, and other agency/ bureau needs. Performing analyses of linked birth and hospital discharge data to support the planning and evaluation of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs, KDHE service delivery, and other agency/ bureau needs; Performing analyses of hospital discharge and emergency department data to support the planning and evaluation of other division of public health and division of health care finance programs, service delivery, assessment needs.

A complete position description can be emailed upon request.

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s in Public Health or Master of Science degree + advanced level knowledge of epidemiology

Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Criteria: 
• Master’s in public health, social science, statistics, biostatistics
• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
• Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
• Experience in record linkage
• Experience in writing and running SAS programs
• Experience in epidemiology
• Experience in research using public health data
• Experience preparing and giving oral and written presentations
• Six months experience in collecting, evaluating, or studying electronic health data

 

http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=190862

 

 

Arthritis Program Manager

Deadline: October 2, 2018

Location: Topeka, KS

Public Service Executive (K0207067) in the Bureau of Health Promotion

This role would be responsible for planning, organizing, and facilitating the activities related to and manages the resources necessary to operate and maintain the Kansas Arthritis Program.  Develops and monitors program goals and objectives.  Assures that program elements are completed and compiled appropriately in accordance with grant policies and approved project timeline by interpreting grant expectations assuring compliance with state guidelines and regulations.  Prepares or directs the preparation and maintenance of records and reports and manages budget expenditures.  Develops and executes contracts and inter/intra-agency agreements as necessary.  Collaborate with the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and special supplemental surveys.

A complete position description can be emailed upon request.

Minimum Requirements:

One year of experience in planning, organizing and directing the work of a department, program or agency.

Bachelor’s in Health Promotion, Health Education, Public Health, Biology, Social Work, or related field may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
Preferred Criteria: 
• Master’s in  Public Health, Health Education or related field
• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
• Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to organize, evaluate and coordinate the work of multiple groups and individual
• Ability to relate to a variety of people
• Demonstrated ability to prepare grants, reports and other documents
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to express oneself clearly and effectively both orally and written
• Experience in professional local public health or community intervention
• Leadership ability at the supervisory level
• Experience with community programs and interventions

 

http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=190835

 

 

Public Health Educator

Deadline: September 27, 2018

Location: Topeka, KS

Public Health Educator (K0207052) in the Bureau of Health Promotion

This role would be responsible for coordinating state level prevention initiatives for the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE) Program in conjunction with numerous state and local partners.  Staff develops & plans for the implementation of state-level intervention, education, & awareness strategies through priorities set by the CDC, partners and strategic planning. Facilitates program evaluation & the development of reports.

A complete position description can be emailed upon request.

Minimum Requirements:

Four years of experience planning, developing, implementing, coordinating and/or providing social or human services to the public or community. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Criteria: 
• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Ed or related field
• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
• Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
• 3 years’ experience in technical assistance, program evaluation, training, and/or grants management
• 3 years’ work experience coordinating or implementing state or community-based prevention programs
• Demonstrated ability to prepare grant proposals and reports
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships, coordinate and evaluate work
• Four years of experience in professional public health, community or human services

 

http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=190807

 

 

Public Service Executive for Birth Defects Program

Deadline: September 27, 2018

Location: Topeka, KS

Public Service Executive (K02102046) in the Bureau of Family Health

This role would be responsible for planning, organizing and directing activities and manage resources necessary to operate and maintain the Birth Defects (BD) program. Participate in state, regional, and national forums to identify emerging issues, changes to national recommendations, and provision of recommendations for state-level programmatic change. Assist SHS Director in the preparation and management of the BD budget.

A complete position description can be emailed upon request.

Minimum Requirements:

One year of experience in planning, organizing and directing the work of a department, program or agency. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
Preferred Criteria: 
• Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Public Health, or related field.
• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
• Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
• Knowledge of birth defect surveillance
• Strong writing and public speaking skills
• Strong understanding of data and its use
• Experience with medical record abstraction/review
• Ability to think systemically and strategically around program implementation
• Experience in public health surveillance and investigation, and partnership building
• Experience in program development, evaluation, data collection and analysis

 

http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=190803

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