Tobacco Special Populations & Youth Programs Coord
Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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
(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
(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
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
Knowledge of tobacco prevention and control best practices and
Knowledge of government operations at the federal, state and local
Knowledge of basic epidemiology, surveillance and evaluation
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
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
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with
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
Req ID 484684
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