PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST IV

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • May 11, 2021
Public Health

Job Description

Two full-time positions available with the Health Department, HIV Services and Community & Family Health Division located at 2400 Troost
Salary Range: $4,848-$7,534/month
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled

*Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

As a condition of employment with the City of KCMO Health Department, all new employees will be required to submit or provide documentation of receiving an influenza (Flu) Vaccination.


Responsibilities

HIV Services: Provides support and oversight to case management providers. Ensures adherence to program guidelines, policies, and procedures. Provides information and educational opportunities for case managers and provides clinical support through case conferencing. Tracks system progress towards health outcome and ensure quality case management services are provided to Ryan White clients in the region. Facilitates recurring meetings to ensure coordination of care amongst sub-recipients and various stakeholders. Resolves issues and creating parity amongst subrecipient agencies. Represents the region's HIV case management needs and the interests of the Kansas City Health Department at local, state, and federal advisory groups and committees. Performs effective written and verbal communication skills, with the goal of building strong collaboration and resource networks throughout the community. Maintains well organized records and documentation. Performs independent decision making, prioritizing activities, meetings goals and objectives in a timely fashion, and managing a significant amount of project details.

Community & Family Health: Engages community groups, nonprofits, faith groups, businesses, and other sectors to promote the implementation of violence prevention strategies adopted by the City Council in August 2020. Develops tools and resources that support stakeholders' implementation of recommended strategies and manages relationships with contractors tasked with implementing prevention strategies that address the risk factors associated with household and community violence. Coordinates outreach efforts with community groups to promote the importance of COVID-19 vaccination. Improves KCHD relationships with partners through the development and maintenance of relevant, up-to-date presentations and materials. Assists with the development of culturally-tailored communications and marketing materials.


Qualifications

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree and 6 (OR an accredited Master's degree and 4) years of responsible health related experience in the fields of public health with the federal, state or local government or in the private health sector, including 1 year at a level comparable to the City's Public Health Specialist III; OR a doctorate in veterinary science, health education or public health or Doctor of Medicine (M. D.) and 1 year of experience at a level comparable to the City's Public Health Specialist III; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver's license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. For Community & Family Health, preference given for 8 years in violence and injury prevention, prevention science, behavioral science, human development or policy development background with supervisory experience. For HIV Services, preference for an accredited Master's degree in social work (MSW) or Master's degree of Science in Nursing, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or individuals with experience working in Ryan White Case Management or other social service/public health agencies servicing persons living with HIV, or 5 years in medical case management with at least 2 years in an administrative capacity, or 2 years of experience working closely with individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families, or 3 years of experience in supervising (supervision of three or more staff preferred). For Community & Family Health, preference given for 8 years in violence and injury prevention, prevention science, behavioral science, human development or policy development background and supervisory experience.


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

May be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of hire as the most recent test result. Having a positive result at any point for any current or potential employee will have no impact on employment status nor employment offer.

QUESTIONS REGARDING AVIATION POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT AT 816-243-3010.

POSITIONS POSTED FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT ARE FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT ONLY . QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO 816-513-0253. IF YOU SEE THE SAME POSITION TITLE POSTED FOR A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT, YOU MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE OTHER CITY DEPARTMENT.

The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00P.M., C.T. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, C.T.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.

Job Address

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