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Position Opening: Chronic Disease Program Specialist

Thursday, April 25, 2013  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Job Description (Application Deadline - 05/03/2013) 


Posting Date:  04/19/2013 
Job Title: Chronic Disease Program Specialist 
Agency Health, Department of 
Location: Burlington 
Reference: 31962
Job Code: 445301 
Job Type: Classified 
Full/Part Time: 
Full-Time 
Shift: N/A 
Hourly Rate $20.61 
Pay Grade 23
Application Deadline: 05/03/2013 





Who May Apply

This Chronic Disease Program Specialist position, Ref # 31962, is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Rhonda Williams via phone: 802-863-7592 or via e-mail: rhonda.williams@state.vt.us.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Tax Compliance Verification

In accordance with 32 V.S.A. Section 3113(i), when an applicant for State employment is determined to be a finalist for a position, s/he will be provided an Affidavit to sign attesting that s/he is in good standing with respect to all Vermont taxes due as of the date. The applicant's tax compliance will be verified with the Vermont Tax Department prior to any offer of employment. Please see Personnel Policy 12.12 - Tax Compliance for further information: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/sites/dhr/files/pdf/policies_procedures/DHR-Policy_Manual.pdf#pagemode=bookmarks

General Job Description

Conducts planning, administration and coordination of chronic disease prevention and health promotion work at a professional level for the Department of Health, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The goal is the reduction of the burden of chronic disease in Vermont, from a public health perspective. Duties include: coordination among chronic disease and health promotion programs; contract and grant development, monitoring and administration; integration among chronic disease efforts within the Division. Work is performed under the direction of a public health program administrator or program chief. Program area focus and responsibility is statewide tobacco cessation programming as part of the Department of Health Tobacco Control team.

Examples of Work:
Identify evidence-based strategies for health promotion and disease prevention.
Negotiate and monitor contracts with state and local private and public organizations. Develop manuals, position papers, and educational materials. Design and carry out workshops and training sessions. Provide consultation and technical assistance regarding policies and procedures. Represent health promotion and disease prevention programs at a variety of public meetings. Prepare and develop reports to state and federal agencies. Assist in the development of evaluation techniques to measure program effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public health.

Considerable knowledge and skill in planning, developing, and coordinating public health programs and initiatives.

Considerable expertise, knowledge, and responsibility for leading and monitoring implementation of statewide chronic disease prevention programs.
Specialized knowledge of public health concepts and the ability to understand and interpret relevant epidemiological data.

Awareness of State and Agency policies and procedures pertaining to contracting, procurement and grant administration. Understanding of state and federal business practices, rules and regulations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, grantees, agency staff and other municipal, state and federal government staff members.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to perform job duties within the framework of the four key practices of the Agency of Human Services: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation.

Education and Experience:

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: At least three years professional experience working in a public health program in areas such as: program planning and implementation; grant and contract management; oversight of data collection; and assessment and implementation of training needs and programs.

NOTE: A graduate degree in Health Education, Public Health, Public Administration or related field may be substituted for experience on a semester for six month basis.

NOTE: Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of public health theory and practices, particularly as they relate to community health programs.

Special Requirements:
Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Working Conditions

Duties are performed in a standard office setting. Considerable interaction will occur with community groups, medical providers and other state agencies and partners. Stress may be encountered with meeting multiple deadlines and needing to resolve difficult issues and disputes related to overseeing the equitable distribution of state and federal funds. Frequent travel to meetings with state agencies and community partners is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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