Community Health Specialist - Regional Tobacco Control Coordinator

Fairfax, Virginia
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Mar 28, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to promoting population health, protecting public health and the environment, and ensuring residents' equitable access to health services and information.

Serves as a regional liaison to provide support to the Tobacco Use Control Program and provides programmatic and technical assistance on evidence-based tobacco control strategies to impact policies, systems, and environmental change. Responsible for knowledge of program development, implementation and basic outcome data collection. Coordinates services, resources, training, media awareness and policy campaigns; evidence-based tobacco use prevention interventions; coalition building and maintenance; grant reporting; and serves as a liaison to local health districts and community partners. Plans, develops and delivers comprehensive tobacco free policies in multiple settings such as schools, daycares, parks, worksites and public housing units. Maintains current knowledge of regional activities related to tobacco cessation efforts and provides professional training and presentations to organizations about tobacco use control.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of program development, implementation and elementary evaluation;

Knowledge of communities being served, cultural diversities and resources available;

Knowledge of the social, economic and environmental factors that increase an individual's and community's risk for chronic disease (e.g. communicable disease, stressor diseases such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and asthma);

Knowledge of disease management/health promotions models that target the treatment of disease in symptomatic or at-risk individuals;

Ability to conduct enhances screening, monitoring and education, coordination of care (i.e. physicians, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies) and evidence-based practice guidelines to identify and treat disease conditions before they advance to an acute or chronic stage;

Ability to develop, collect and analyze outcome data to evaluate effectiveness of disease management/health promotion programs;

Ability to plan, develop and/or deliver health education programs to specific target populations including health promotion, wellness and prevention programs;

Ability to work independently and deliver health education presentations within the community;

Ability to work predominantly with adults, applying learning concepts;

Ability to work with sub-group of the community to organize and implement health education services;

Ability to communicate effectively through the use of verbal, written and electronic means.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in health education, human services, or a directly related field; plus one year of experience in communicable and/or chronic disease education, investigation or other types of health-related work involving considerable public contact.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, and experience in policy development, program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Experience with coalitions/task forces and planning/project management.
  • Ability to plan, develop and/or deliver health education materials to specific target populations.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver presentations within the community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through the use of verbal, written and electronic means.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift up or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Ability to drive a vehicle. Ability to work at various locations within the Northern Virginia region. Generally works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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