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Community Health Analyst (B075)

Company: Lane County
Location: Eugene
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

About the PositionThe Community Health Analyst 1 (CHA 1) in this position supports the work of the Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (TPEP) and works as part of the tobacco prevention team within the Lane County Public Health Prevention Section. This is the entry level in the professional Community Health Analyst series. The person hired to fill this position will support work on the implementation of an existing work plan for Tobacco Prevention strategies in Lane County. These will include supporting the other members of the team with implementation of SB 587--Statewide Tobacco Retail Licensure (TRL); expansion of the Indoor Clean Air Act; assisting local SUDs treatment facilities with tobacco cessation programs; assisting with tobacco-free parks policies; and other strategies as needed. This CHA 1 position will work closely with the rest of the TPEP team to implement the work plan and with the rest of the Prevention staff on common goals.CHA 1 positions are responsible for applying critical thinking and statistical reasoning to identify, analyze, and address community health problems; to implement and evaluate public health programs and policies; to collaborate with community partners to promote community health; enforce public health laws; and to perform related duties as assigned.About the DivisionPrevention is a Section of Lane County Public Health. Prevention leads efforts to plan, promote, and create the optimal social environmental conditions for community health and well-being by reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors. Prevention improves community health in the following ways:

  • Influencing policy and legislation
  • Mobilizing neighborhoods and communities
  • Fostering coalitions and networks
  • Facilitating change of internal practices and policies of agencies, workplaces, and institutions
  • Educating healthcare providers and other professionals
  • Promoting community education
  • Strengthening individual knowledge and skills -Some of the topic areas Prevention focuses on are: Suicide, Problem Gambling, Substance Use Disorder, Substance Misuse, Tobacco, Mental Health, and other related areas. Prevention also works closely with our County schools (k-12) and with our local Community Care Organizations (CCOs).Schedule: -Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm*This is an AFSCME represented position*Training:Master's degree in Public Health (MPH); Masters of Science degree in Public Health (MSPH); Master's degree in Prevention Science; Master's degree in Planning Public Policy and Management; or a Master's degree with major course work in Public or Mental Health from an accredited college or university.or:Bachelor's degree with major course work in Public Health, Mental Health, Public Administration, or Public Policy.Experience:Public Health experience preferred but not required with Masters degree.Two years of increasingly responsible experience in Public Health program planning, implementation and evaluation, data collection and analysis, and community mobilization with Bachelor's degree.An equivalent combination of program relevant experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.Special Requirements:Some positions may require a Certified Prevention Specialist designation within two years of hire.Notes:This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. - -Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable. - -Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify license and certification status.In accordance with state law, the incumbent of this position is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an approved medical or religious exception, prior to starting work.Job Requirements:Equal Employment OpportunityLane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. -All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job. -If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.Trauma Informed Care StatementLane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care. -As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past. -Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other. -Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts.Veterans' Preference -Under Oregon law, armed forces veterans may be eligible for preference in employment or promotion, if you think you qualify please submit a copy of your DD214 or 215 (long form / Member Copy-4) that reflects your honorable separation status, and if disabled, a public employment preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These documents must be electronically attached to your online job application, at the time of submittal, to receive preference. If we do not receive the necessary information as described, we will NOT be able to grant you veteran points/preference you request. -Tobacco Free Campus Policy -The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property. -Strategic PlanIn alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions. -The - -focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.

Keywords: Lane County, Eugene , Community Health Analyst (B075), Professions , Eugene, Oregon

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