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Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator

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Location: Oklahoma City OK

Company Name: State of Oklahoma

Occupational Category: 21-1021.00,Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Date Posted: 2020-02-12

Valid Through: 2020-03-13

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator

State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator providing support to the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This is an unclassified position (PIN #34002902) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $62,058.33 based on education and experience.

Position Description:

This position is part of a team organized primarily to decrease the incidence of chronic diseases and their associated risk factors through activities involving both primary and secondary prevention efforts. These efforts will include health promotion strategies, patient self-management education, and team-based care information for clinicians. Secondary efforts will focus on reducing Emergency Department utilizations and preventable hospitalizations within Oklahoma through the use of community-clinical linkages.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Development and implementation of community outreach and public health activities to support grant related strategies; this may include but is not limited to: a) maintaining consistent contact with internal and external agency partners, stakeholders and members of the community; b) assisting in grant writing though identification of appropriate activities to support grant strategies, evaluating activities to ensure alignment with grant objectives, and participating in semi-annual and annual progress reporting for the grant (cooperative agreement); and c) assisting with development of partnerships to address chronic disease issues in the community to avoid duplication of services.
• Assists in contract monitoring duties to include: 1) preparation of contracts, renewals, RFPs, and ITBs to meet cooperative agreement objectives/deliverables; 2) obtaining scopes of work and budgets from potential contractors; 3) conducting technical consultation site visits to ensure contractors are meeting agency guidelines, to monitor program progress and to ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions; 3) developing individual contract monitoring plans, 4) reviewing and processing monthly invoices, and 5) attending and participating in professional trainings and webinars as needed. Other contract monitoring duties may be assigned as needed.
• Ability to communicate accurately and concisely in oral and written formats as evidenced by: 1) preparation of monthly written documentation of project activities; and 2) attending conferences, webinars, conference calls, meetings and trainings. Communicates goals and policies of OSDH at meetings, committees, conferences and workgroups. Promotes state and county-wide marketing of health campaigns and messaging related to chronic diseases and associated risk factors from Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). Serves as a resource to the community regarding chronic disease issues and data requests. Reviews documents, presentations and materials for grammar and adherence to OSDH Office of Communications policy.
• Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy. Submits time and effort bi-weekly and leave requests in a timely manner. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience

Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Education, Community Health or other related field and four years of experience in a community or public health position with duties related to health promotion, population-based strategies, chronic disease and its risk factors, and/or wellness. Also demonstrated experience with contracts and purchasing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Proficient in written and oral communication
• Knowledge of and experience in effective public speaking techniques and the ability to present complex information in an effective and concise manner.
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of disparities, health equity, and social determinants of health.
• Demonstrated experience in forming effective relationships and communicating with individuals, groups, and communities of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures
• Knowledge of population health as well as chronic disease prevention and management and management of the associated risk factors
• Knowledge of programmatic components of public health or social services program implementation.
• Ability to communicate technical and program details to staff, grantees and applicants, orally and in writing
• Ability to think and act decisively about grant compliance issues and corrective plans involving non-compliance
• Demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance and consultation to various organizations in planning and managing programs.
• Ability to objectively analyze a situation and evaluate pros and cons of any course of action
• Capacity to grasp abstract ideas and form a coherent picture.
• Proficient in project management processes for managing complex projects and assuring timely delivery of quality products/deliverable.
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multifaceted team.
• Technical skills and proficiency in computer applications for research and education, proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); Skill in developing and delivering oral presentations. Ability to develop, facilitate, and conduct outcome-based training.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with various deadlines and tasks.
• Ability to be organized, proactive, work independently and be a self-starter.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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