PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST IV (Limited Term)

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Full-time limited-term position available until June 1, 2023 with the Health Department, Community and Family Health Education 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., may be required to work additional hours to attend community related meetings/events.
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled

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.

*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.


Responsibilities

Conducts project management and oversight of two federal grants designed to build the public health infrastructure within KCMO communities that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Promotes widespread increase in COVID-19 vaccination rates, building the capacity of community sectors to extend upon the work of the KCMO Health Department, and enrich the ability of the local public health system to prepare and deliver clearly communicated public health information. Coordinates with other jurisdictions and programs that have received COVID-19 funding to avoid duplication of efforts/assets towards reaching program goals within the focus communities. Collects, records, and provides data and information for required grant reporting and presentations. Provides support for 2 community-based coalitions and 4-5 large-scale partner agencies. Coordinates all assigned administrative work, including operations analysis, budget, personnel matters, and operating rules and regulations. Maintains well- organized records and documentation. Performs independent decision-making, prioritizing activities, meeting goal and objectives in a timely fashion, and managing a significant amount of project details. Directly supervises four positions.


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.


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.

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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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