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Job ID: 17402
Agency: Department of Health
Location: Pierre, Sioux Falls, Watertown, or Aberdeen
Salary: $26.01 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GJ
Closing Date: 10/22/2021
The South Dakota Department of Health’s programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.
We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.
Please visit our website at http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.
The Tobacco Program Coordinator (Health Program Specialist I) will be responsible for bringing tobacco prevention and programming to citizens of South Dakota with a concentration on youth and young adults. This position will provide technical assistance, expertise and oversight in an effort to facilitate implementation of programming to prevent tobacco use. The position will also plan activities and programs that are evidence-based to make an improvement in the health of South Dakotans. Outreach will be directed toward communities, schools, worksites, and other internal and external partners. Support youth engagement strategies and study Centers for Disease Control’s Best Practices model in tobacco control. Fully engage community and coalition members, including specific task force groups, in the business of tobacco control. This position will report directly to the Tobacco Program Director and will provide work direction and support to contract staff. The Tobacco Program Coordinator will work as part of a team in a fast paced, continuously evolving environment of chronic disease prevention and health promotion.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Excellent interpersonal skills that facilitate the establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships at the individual, group, and community levels. Will be organized, plan ahead, and set goals and priorities. Will demonstrate excellent customer service to all people served, and a commitment to maintain a positive work environment.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a health related field such as health promotion, public health, nursing, and/or a background in tobacco control or grant management/writing experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- communicate clearly and concisely to staff, partners, and contractors;
- set goals and put forth the effort required to achieve them;
- use computers and related software systems proficiently;
- multi-task and adapt quickly to change;
- build, maintain, and strengthen relationships with others who can provide support;
- work cooperatively with coworkers and treat them with respect;
- plan ahead, set priorities, and work in an orderly manner;
- think broadly about risk factors related to chronic disease;
- exercise sound judgment and make timely, well-informed decisions.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
Additional Requirements: Attach a resume with your application.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”