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Public Health Specialist 1/2 (PCN 06-1846-Chronic Disease Health Communications)

Employer
State of Alaska
Location
Anchorage, Alaska, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 17, 2021
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Job Description

This position is open to Alaskan Residents only.

Please check out residency definition to determine if you qualify.

What you will be doing:

This Public Health Specialist 1/2 will work within the Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The specialist will use the evidence-based public health approach to coordinate, execute and oversee evaluation of public health communication and social marketing projects related to chronic disease, injury prevention and health promotion. The specialist's work supports the Play Every Day campaign; tobacco prevention including the Quit Line and e-cigarette youth prevention efforts; and other chronic and injury topics. The position develops and oversees communication materials of all kinds, including print materials, websites, blogs, online and social media messages, video and radio public service announcements, and more.

Our organization, mission and culture:

The mission of the Division of Public Health is to protect and promote the health of Alaskans.

As a member of our team, you will contribute every day to the improvement of the health of Alaskans and their families.

The Division of Public Health exemplifies these values:
  • Accountability- We are committed to responsible use of human, financial and environmental resources.
  • Respect- We provide services without discrimination or judgment.
  • Human potential- We are committed to developing each Alaskan's potential as a healthy individual as well as fostering strong, healthy communities.
  • Integrity- We are honest and ethical in all we do.
  • Scientific Excellence- We are committed to adding to and contributing to the body of scientific knowledge and using the best available knowledge and data to set public health policy.

The benefits of joining our team:

We are a dynamic, diverse, high performing team where no two days are the same. We offer the ability to utilize all of your professional talents in significant ways to create meaningful contributions to the public's health.

The working environment you can expect:

The position's office is located on the 7th floor of the Frontier building in midtown Anchorage. The section staff are currently working part-time in the office and part-time at home. Desk space in the office is shared and scheduled in advance. The office is situated with views of the Chugach front range, Mount Denali, and the Cook Inlet. There is ample covered parking, a high level of building security, coffee stand (during non-pandemic times), ample vending machines for drinks/snacks, and a caf.

Who we are looking for:

To be successful in the position the candidate will need the following core competencies:
  • Public Health: Applies knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, methods, and tools associated with protecting and improving the health of people and their communities, including promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing, and responding to infectious diseases.
  • Communications and Media: Knowledge of the production, communication and dissemination of information and ideas to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Project Management: Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.
  • Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes.

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

To view the general description and example of duties for the position please go to the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/classspecs Minimum Qualifications

Public Health Specialist 1

A master's degree from an accredited college in one of the required fields will substitute for up to two years of the required work experience.

A PhD from an accredited college in one of the required fields will substitute for up to four years of the required work experience.

Special Note:

Most positions may require expertise in a particular health specialty field. Recruitment and selection for these positions will be from among only those candidates who have the appropriate background and experience relevant to the specialty field defined in the predominant responsibilities of the position. The specialty areas include, but are not exclusively limited to: maternal, child, adolescent, and/or men's and women's health; birth defects; early childhood development and disabilities; emergency medical services and care; cardiopulmonary health; obesity and stroke prevention and mitigation; neurological development and disease; genetics and congenital diseases; audiology; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted disease (STD) surveillance, prevention, and control; tobacco, alcohol, and narcotics prevention and mitigation; health impact assessments; domestic violence and traumatic injury surveillance, prevention, and control; chronic disease and epidemiological surveillance and control; and related biostatistics.

The social sciences include anthropology, economics, sociology, history, political science, geography, psychology, and demography. The biological sciences include botany, biology, entomology, ecology, forestry, and zoology.

or

Public Health Specialist 2

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in public health, health administration, nursing, epidemiology, health sciences, health education, community health, emergency medical services, psychology, the social sciences, the biological sciences, social work, biostatistics/statistics, education, or a closely related field.

AND EITHER

One year of specific experience providing circumscribed consultant and advisory services to stakeholders in a defined region or geographical area or statewide assistance to higher level consultants or managers in providing complex or extensive research and advisory services. This experience is equivalent to a Public Health Specialist I with the State of Alaska or its equivalent with another employer.

OR

Five years of experience administering or providing specialized health care or public health services or programs. The required professional experience includes work such as Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Nurse Consultant, Health Program Manager, Health and Social Services Planner, Nutritionist, Audiologist, Health Practitioner, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Public Health Representative, Health Program Associate, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician, or the equivalent. Service as an Education Specialist or similar job class may qualify if the work performed was specifically related to the development of health curriculum or the collection, analysis, and maintenance of data concerning conditions of public health importance, such as incidence/prevalence of disease or injuries, social risk factors, behavioral risk factors, environmental risk factors, and/or demographic characteristics. The required work experience may also include graduate level work conducting/assisting in specialized scientific research studies related to public health.

Substitution:

A master's degree from an accredited college in one of the required fields will substitute for up to two years of the required work experience.

A PhD from an accredited college in one of the required fields will substitute for up to four years of the required work experience.

Special Note:

Most positions may require expertise in a particular health specialty field. Recruitment and selection for these positions will be from among only those candidates who have the appropriate background and experience relevant to the specialty field defined in the predominant responsibilities of the position. The specialty areas include, but are not exclusively limited to: maternal, child, adolescent, and/or men's and women's health; birth defects; early childhood development and disabilities; emergency medical services and care; cardiopulmonary health; obesity and stroke prevention and mitigation; neurological development and disease; genetics and congenital diseases; audiology; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted disease (STD) surveillance, prevention, and control; tobacco, alcohol, and narcotics prevention and mitigation; health impact assessments; domestic violence and traumatic injury surveillance, prevention, and control; chronic disease and epidemiological surveillance and control; and related biostatistics.

The social sciences include anthropology, economics, sociology, history, political science, geography, psychology, and demography. The biological sciences include botany, biology, entomology, ecology, forestry, and zoology.

Additional Required Information

At the time of interview please provide the following:
  • A copy of academic transcripts to verify post-secondary education used to meet the minimum qualifications. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution name/URL is listed on the transcripts);
  • Names of three (3) professional references with current contact information (including current or past supervisors);
  • Three (3) professional writing samples or communication materials targeted to reach at least two different audiences.

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.

FLEXIBLY STAFFED

This position is flexibly staffed. This vacancy may be filled at either the 1 or 2 level, depending on the applicant's training and/or experience. The full range of salaries is listed above. Starting salary will be determined by the level of the position. If filled at Level I, promotion to the Level II will only occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class and final approval by supervisor. It is recommended and encouraged that you apply for any/all levels that you are qualified for.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions. Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.

EDUCATION

To verify education being used to meet the required minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview or if not provided, transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

WORK EXPERIENCE

When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.

If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position, please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level. Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position. This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.

RECRUITMENT SCOPE

This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

APPLICATION NOTICE

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/help/

NOTICE

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email,please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword.

EEO STATEMENT

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. Contact Information

WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Ann Potempa, Public Health Specialist

Phone: (907 )744-0474

Email: ann.potempa@alaska.gov
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