Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $5,561.00 - $7,595.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description Open Date: February 27, 2020
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
Priority Screen Date: March 18, 2020
Exam # 20/50J21/02KK
Monterey County Health Department seeks motivated individuals to fill two vacancies for the position of Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator in the Public Health and Behavioral Health Bureaus. 
The Public Health Bureau, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division has an opening for a full-time Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator (CDPC) in the Employee Wellness Program. The mission of the Employee Wellness Program is to promote work environments, policies, and programs that preserve the health of employees and promote their ability to excel at their jobs while honoring the importance of family and community.
Under the direction of the Health Program Coordinator, the CDPC will perform lead worker functions and  coordinate resources and educational opportunities for Monterey County employees related to physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco cessation, stress management, disease prevention and management, work-life balance, and healthy pregnancy/parenting/breastfeeding. The CDPC will oversee implementation of subcontracts and approve invoices for payment and provide technical assistance to county departments on employee health promotion and implementation of wellness policies. The CDPC will have on-going planning responsibilities to address unmet needs through intra/inter agency communication and collaboration.
The Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator position in the Behavioral Health Bureau will provide leadership for the Behavioral Health Bureau in initiatives related to ensuring equitable Behavioral Health service delivery for County residents.  This position is responsible for planning and coordinating initiatives to reduce disparities in specialized mental health and substance use services and programs; and assisting in the development of a comprehensive plan to evaluate the Bureau's plans, policies and procedures related to the reduction of mental health and substance use disparities. This position will also monitor and assist in ensuring the provision of mental health and substance use programs that promote culturally sensitive and appropriate services for diverse members of the community.
In addition, this position's responsibilities include the preparation of the MCBHB Cultural Competence Plan required by the State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), chairing and coordinating the MCBHB Cultural Relevance and Humility Committee and serving as a liaison with DHCS regarding issues related to cultural competence and workforce education. 
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise.

Examples of Duties THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Thorough Knowledge of:
  • Principles and techniques used in chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs or other program areas in Community Health
  • Principles and techniques used in developing training materials using a variety of formats and media
Some Knowledge of:
  • Principles of basic budgeting and developing contract scopes of work
  • Principles and practices of project management including planning, development, implementation, administration and evaluation
Skill and Ability to:
  • Compile, organize and analyze data; evaluate problems, policies, and procedures; draw logical conclusions and/or recommend an effective course of action
  • Apply innovation in developing new procedures, methods or approaches as needed; exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgement in identifying and solving difficult administrative problems
  • Communicate clearly both orally and in writing; write clear and concise reports and procedures; speak effectively before groups
  • Work under limited supervision; prioritize work assignments and work under pressure of deadlines
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the County, State and agencies, including individuals from diverse socioeconomic and cultural groups and those encountered through the course of work
Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
  • Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Flexibility to work some weekends and/or nights

Examples of Experience/Education/Training The skills necessary may be acquired through various types of education, training, and/or experience, typically:
Completion of all course work for a four-year degree in public or business administration, public
health, social work, health education, behavioral science, sociology, psychology, or a related
health field


Two years experience which substantially demonstrates working knowledge of chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs.
Required Conditions of Employment:
  • Some positions may require the ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish
  • The Health Department will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record or ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.
For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:

TO APPLY : Submit the following to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the priority screening date of March 18, 2020.
  • Monterey County Employment Application form
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions
Or apply on-line at
All application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled. Please be aware if the application form and responses to supplemental questions are not submitted, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.
Resumes may be submitted in addition to, but will not be accepted in lieu of, required application materials .
Application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.
For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4519.
  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at 831-755-4519.
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.
The County offers an excellent benefits package (Unit J)
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package that includes 22 days of annual leave; 11 paid public holidays per year; health, dental, vision; life insurance; and CalPERS retirement. For more benefits information please contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4519
See the Unit J Benefit Summary sheet at for more information.
The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution and any applicable Memoranda of Understanding prevail over this listing.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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