Health and Wellness Assistant -Term Contract (14516, Grade 18)
Description The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's County, Department of Parks and Recreation is a nationally recognized and award-winning parks department. The Sports, Health and Wellness Division is seeking a Health and Wellness Specialist to work under the general direction of the Health and Wellness Coordinator. The selected candidate will be directly responsible for providing health and wellness programs and events to residents of Prince George's County, with a special focus on community outreach and community-based health education. The position requires: Working in a culturally and economically diverse community. Working a varied schedule to include evenings and weekends to provide programmatic support. Collaborating with community health providers. Helping to create lifestyle changes on the community level. The ability to communicate effectively through written publications and professional presentations. The ability to organize and track multiple programs. Thriving in a collaborative team environment. The selected candidate will be responsible for implementing a broad spectrum of health and wellness programs and events, including healthy eating workshops, general health education and awareness programs and signature programs to include mobile fitness, Yoga in the Parks, Fitness in the Parks, etc. The Health and Wellness Specialist will work as a member of the Health and Wellness Team and should be a self-starter with the ability to work independently. Examples of Important Duties 1. Assists in the operations of health and wellness programs and initiatives. Participates in planning, implementing and evaluating community health and wellness programs. Coordinates facility usage. Provides for logistical support and supplies to include event implementation and conclusion. Monitors and records participation in programs. Regularly attends and audits programs and events. Contributes to the development of various wellness initiatives. 2. Assists with the marketing of programs and initiatives. Prepares written articles and other forms of marketing literature. Promotes programs utilizing various marketing methods to include posters, flyers, and social media messages. Coordinates and attends health and wellness related fairs, both internally and externally. Circulates promotional materials to individuals and groups. Maintains and provides content for webpages. 3. Assists in supervision of contracted vendors, intermittent staff and volunteers. Participates in the selection, hiring, training and scheduling of staff. Leads workers in assignments. Assists in the processing of time cards. Coordinates training for staff. Evaluates work performance of staff. 4. Participates in program budget development and oversight. Researches the purchase of program supplies and equipment. Researches contractual services for program support. Prepares financial documents in accordance with Commission policy for supervisor approval and processing. Maintains necessary records of expenditures and revenue. 5. Works collaboratively with other Commission divisions and partner agencies. Works effectively on assigned committees. Develops points of contact with outside health-related organizations. Works effectively with partner agencies. Effectively communicates and coordinates programs with Area Operations. Performs work in the community on behalf of the supervisor, as needed. 6. Organizes and maintains administrative records of health and wellness programs. Monitors and maintains employee certifications. Maintains and compiles evaluations of programs for review. Records and maintains measurable data of applicable programs. Develops and maintains database of vendors and resources. Prepares administrative records and reports as needed. PREFERRED CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS: Bachelor's degree in: Public Health, Health Education/Promotion, Community Health, Exercise Science/Kinesiology, Nutrition/Dietetics or related fields, and two years of relevant professional work experience, OR and equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver's license or have the ability to acquire one. Minimum Qualifications 1. Bachelor's degree in parks and recreation or related field, and two years of relevant professional work experience; or 2. An equivalent combination of education and experience. 3. Valid driver's license or the ability to acquire one Supplemental Information The selected candidate will work a varied schedule to include evenings and weekends to provide support to the many activities that take place during that timeframe, and will perform other duties to support programs and operations as assigned. THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION 2017 BENEFIT SUMMARY FOR MERIT SYSTEM EMPLOYEES The following information is a summary of benefits extended to all Merit System employees of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). All plans are optional except the Defined Benefit and Long Term Disability plans. Retirement Programs Defined Benefit Plan (Mandatory Participation) - Plans A, B and E exclude FOP members. Plan Employee Contribution Plan A: 7% of base salary. Social Security Wage Base (SSWB) and 8% in excess of SSWB. Plan B: 4% of base salary up to maximum Social Security Wage Base (SSWB) and 7% in excess of SSWB. Plan C: 9% of base salary. (FOP members only) Plan D: 8% of base salary. (FOP members only) Plan E: 4% of base salary up to maximum Social Security Wage Base (SSWB) and 8% in excess of SSWB. Deferred Compensation ICMA-RC 457 plan (Optional) Traditional and Roth IRAs (Optional) Health Insurance Plans (FOP Members Pay 20% for Medical, Prescription and Dental.) All others pay percentage below. Medical - Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) - (15%) UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus Point of Service (POS) - (20%) UnitedHealthcare Select Exclusive Provider Organization Health Plan (EPO) - (15%) Prescription - CVS Caremark (retail and mail-order) - (15%) Dental - United Concordia Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) - (20%) Vision - VSP (Vision Service Plan) - (Commission Pays 80% of the Low Option Plan only) Low, moderate, and high options are available. Frequency of covered services differs. Flexible Spending Accounts (Employee Pays 100%) Medical Account - Maximum annual contribution: $2,550 Dependent Care Account - Maximum annual contribution: $5,000 Long-Term Disability Insurance (Mandatory Participation) Employee Pays 20%: Commission Pays 80% (FOP Members Pay 100%) Benefits paid at 66 2/3% of base salary, maximum of $6,000/month Supplemental Long-Term Disability Insurance (Employee Pays 100%) Benefits paid at 66 2/3% of base salary that exceeds $108,000; capped at $216,000 Basic Life and AD&D Insurance (Employee Pays 20%: Commission Pays 80%) Two (2) times base salary; maximum benefit is $200,000 for each Supplemental and Spouse/Dependent Life Insurance (Employee Pays 100%) Supplemental - 1,2,3,4,or 5 times base salary; maximum benefit is $750,000 Spouse/Dependent Combination - $10,000/$5,000, $20,000/$10,000, or $30,000/$15,000 Sick Leave Bank (Eligible After One Year Probationary Period) Employee contributes leave hours each year Eligible for up to 66 work-days or 396 hours in 12-month period Leave Programs Annual:15 days per year Personal: 3 days per year (12 month waiting period) Sick:15 days per year Holidays:10 days per year Other Benefits Credit Union Tuition Assistance Program Employee Assistance Plan Wellness Program Legal Services Plan Work-Life Program This summary is provided for informational purposes only and is not, nor should be construed as an employment agreement with the M-NCPPC, implied or actual. It is not all-inclusive and is subject to change. For a more detailed description of benefits, please contact the Commission's Health and Benefits Office at (see application details).