PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST II

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Two limited-term merit positions available with the Health Department, Community and Family Health Education Division located at 2400 Troost. Limited term merit lasts until June 1, 2023,
Salary Range: $21.46-$33.88/hour
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. May be required to work additional overtime 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.


Responsibilities

Works with members of the Hispanic Community, Low Socio-Economic Status communities, businesses/associations that support/employ individuals from these communities to build capacity to respond/mitigate/recover from COVID-19 and other natural disaster situations that impact their communities. Interacts with 2 advisory groups to create/develop resources to improve infrastructures in addition to functioning as a liaison to City Planning and City Environmental Health (climate change resilience). Organizes cooperation/planning with the Health Department Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Management programs to ensure the infrastructure needs of the communities are represented, raised, influenced in the various response planning efforts each calendar year. Collects, records, provides data/information for required reporting, presentations, grant documentation. Utilizes initiative and independent judgement. Coordinates all assigned administrative work, including operations analysis, budget, personnel matters, operating rules and regulations. Supervises 2 Capacity-Building Trainer positions.


Qualifications

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree and 2 years of health related work experience, including 1 year at a level comparable to the City's Public Health Specialist; OR an accredited Master's degree and 1 year of health related work experience at a level comparable to the City's Public Health Specialist; OR an accredited Master's degree in Public Health; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must pass a preemployment drug screen and post offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference for individuals bilingual in Spanish and English.


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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