Examples of Duties Please Note: This recruitment has been established to fill vacancies throughout the Public Health department. Incumbents assigned to the current vacancy will coordinate Emergency Preparedness Services and other public health programs.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Plan, organize and coordinate the operations of public health programs.
- Develop, evaluate and monitor public health program budgets and ensure proper administrative and financial controls.
- Supervise staff assigned to the program.
- Build and maintain professional rapport with a variety of stakeholders including, but not limited to, public and private agencies, community organizations and professional groups.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of current public health policy, potential sources of funding, laws/regulations and contract negotiation.
- Develop and implement community public health education tools and programs in accordance with department and State mandated requirements.
- Develop, evaluate and monitor program objectives and goals.
- Participate in community health education programs and conferences.
- Develop program proposals for new and continued funding, monitor expenditures and activities and complete all required reporting.
- Write proposals including program goals for contract proposals.
- Plan, organize and direct the department in-service education program.
- Approve local health education protocols in accordance with state mandated programs.
- Provide consultation and guidance to individuals and or community groups.
- Supervise, evaluate and train public health professional and technical staff.
- Research and understand social, economic and equity issues impacting populations and program areas.
- Attend training conferences relevant to current public health problems.
- Establish and maintain liaisons between the Public Health Department and other public and private agencies, community organizations, and professional groups.
Minimum Qualifications Experience:
Three (3) years of professional level experience providing health services in the community.Experience working in a public health agency and/or direct supervision of public health professional/technical staff is highly desired. (A Master's degree in public health, administration (health, business, program, public or related) may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience).Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public health, administration (health, business, program, public or related), social sciences, natural sciences or related field.License:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.Some positions in this classification will be subject to criminal history background checks pursuant to the human resources rules and regulations, section 2, b.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Develop, direct and implement community public health education tools and programs in accordance with department and State mandated requirements.
- Effectively apply training concepts and techniques for education of adults and children.
- Make oral presentations/training before groups.
- Communicate clearly and effectively, both in oral and written correspondence.
- Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations; develop appropriate responses.
- Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with medical, legal and County regulations.
- Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond appropriately to situations.
- Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
- Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
- Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Principles, methods, techniques, and materials of public health education programs and State mandated requirements.
- Functions, programs and services of both public and privates agencies involved in health education activities.
- Public health statistical and survey methods.
- Budget and grant preparation and monitoring.
- Personnel and Public Administration.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Assess community needs for public education on health issues.
- Manage, develop and implement health programs for staff, and community groups.
MANAGEMENT LEAVE May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled consecutive work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
DISABILITY INSURANCE Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County. LIFE INSURANCE
$50,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount. EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary
Describe, in detail, your experience planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a specific health-related program. Include in your response the specific type of health program(s) involved in your duties and responsibilities.