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Tobacco Special Populations & Youth Programs Coord

Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Under the minimal supervision of the Manager III, performs advanced (senior level) consultative and technical work to address tobacco related health disparities within the Tobacco Prevention & Control Branch (TPCB), in the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Section. This position will function as the program lead and subject matter expert for tobacco program interventions (prevention, cessation, and elimination of exposure to secondhand smoke) as they relate to youth, young adults, and populations who have high prevalence rates for tobacco use or are at high risks for morbidity and mortality from the health conditions associated with tobacco use. This position is responsible for identifying and prioritizing disparate populations at the state, regional and local levels based on prevalence rates. This position will aid in developing culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions to reduce tobacco use through reducing initiation or increasing cessation. This position will also function as the lead and subject matter expert for youth prevention and behavioral intervention programs. This position works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Due to the work of this branch, the person filling this position must not use tobacco products (combustible or non-combustible), including electronic nicotine delivery devices.

Essential Job Functions:
(30%) As the program lead on tobacco-related health disparities, this position oversees the activities of the Tobacco Prevention & Control Branch related to populations experiencing tobacco-related health disparities. Oversees the contracts that works toward addressing tobacco use among specific populations in Texas. Develops and implements effective evidence-based programs to address identified disparities and population needs. Ensures that interventions are culturally and linguistically appropriate to address the needs of the identified dispirit population. This position will engage state and local stakeholders to ensure representation from the target populations in program activities. Oversees program implementation including coordinating with other programs, contracting for specific services related to addressing tobacco-related health disparities, and providing training and technical assistance. Develops contract scopes of work and other contractual forms to ensure that activities are in alignment with overall prevention goals to reduce tobacco-related health disparities. Evaluates activities for impact and lessons learned that can be applied to future projects.

(30%) As the TPCB lead for youth and young adult programs, this position oversees and coordinates youth prevention and intervention initiatives including a statewide youth tobacco prevention initiative, a statewide college-based tobacco prevention initiative, and a youth tobacco awareness program. Provides technical assistance to the contractors to ensure a seamless implementation of youth programs. Oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based interventions to prevent tobacco use and tobacco-related health risks. Develops program policies, procedures, standards, and manuals in accordance with program objectives and goals. Oversees the licensing, training and certification of youth tobacco awareness program instructors across the state. Develops contract scopes of work and other contractual forms to ensure that activities are in alignment with overall prevention goals to reduce tobacco prevalence among youth and young adults. Collaborates and meets with internal and external partners on a regular basis and monitors monthly, quarterly and annual reports from contractors to analyze contractor performance. Consults with other TPCB and HPCDP staff to identify and act on opportunities to expand the reach and capacity of youth program.

(15%) Identifies and prioritizes populations at high risk for tobacco use and tobacco related diseases. Collaborates with HPCDP epidemiology and evaluation staff to conducts research using multiple national and state data sources to identify populations based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, geographical location, socioeconomic status, mental health and addiction disorders, and other variables. Utilizes findings in creating program interventions and identifying appropriate measures to determine the effectiveness of those interventions.

(15%) Provides guidance to regional tobacco coordinators, DSHS funded comprehensive tobacco coalitions, and other contractors and statewide partners related to addressing health disparities into current program activities. Consults with public and private stakeholders to address issues, identify training needs and discuss program activities related to reducing health disparities. Consults with local coalitions to build representation and participation in the coalition by members of disparate populations. Provides appropriate training and technical assistance through webinars, email/telephone communications and face-to-face meetings to support local and regional interventions to reduce tobacco related health disparities.

(5%) As the program lead for tobacco-related health disparities, oversees and conducts outreach to community and professional groups who work with disparate populations to encourage interest in tobacco-related health disparity issues and to secure support for the program through presentations, webinars and media outreach.

(5%) Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencys obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of public health practices at the local, state and national levels.
Knowledge of youth prevention
Knowledge of health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
Knowledge of health equity and social determinants of health
Knowledge of substance abuse addiction and mental health issues.
Knowledge of tobacco prevention and control best practices and current trends.
Knowledge of government operations at the federal, state and local levels.
Knowledge of basic epidemiology, surveillance and evaluation procedures.
Knowledge of leadership and team building.
Knowledge of cultural diversity including racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, geographical, and socio-economic.
Knowledge of the principles of health equity
Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office computer software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Skilled in the use of general office equipment.
Skilled in public speaking, facilitating meetings and communicating verbally and in writing.
Ability to take complex and often disconnected elements and identify how they are linked to support program goals and objectives.
Ability to work independently and within a team setting depending on the project.
Ability to design and implement training programs.
Ability to create databases/spreadsheets and analyze data to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Ability to apply theoretical models and practices to real world applications.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with degree in
public health, health education, or a closely related field and two years of experience working in a
public health or health education-related position
OR master's degree in public health, health education, or closely related field. Experience managing contracts, managing projects, working with disparate populations, and working on federal grants preferred.

Additional Information:
Req ID 484684
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to complete an in-basket exercise.

MOS Code:
YN, YNS, OS, OSS, 611X, 612X, 641X, 712X, 8U000, 16GX, 60C0, 63G0, 86M0, 6P0, 88A0

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Keywords: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus, Wichita Falls , Tobacco Special Populations & Youth Programs Coord, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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