Public Health Specialist

Public Health Specialist

Employer

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-536-7200

Job Location

Durham, North Carolina

Salary/Grade

$47,000 -$50,000 annually

Benefits

Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Closes: Friday, December 11, 2020

Target Start Date

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Forty (40) hours per week, as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including some evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-day or four and one half-day work we

Employment Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, biological sciences, health and human services, occupational safety, health, public safety, risk management, or a related field.

Two years of work or educational experience in public health, community health, allied health, health technologies, or public safety.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, biological sciences, health and human services, occupational safety, health, public safety, risk management, or a related field.

Two years of work or educational experience in public health, community health, allied health, health technologies, or public safety.

Position Description

 

Job Title: Public Health Specialist

Department: Police and Public Safety

FLSA: Exempt

Direct Reports: N/A

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, biological sciences, health and human services, occupational safety, health, public safety, risk management, or a related field.

Work Experience: Two years of work or educational experience in public health, community health, allied health, health technologies, or public safety.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Operational knowledge of relevant public health resources (i.e., Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), etc.), and basic public health principles;
2. Ability to translate local and state response efforts, guidelines, and requirements in support of the College’s compliance efforts (e.g. COVID-19), and complex health issues for a lay audience;
3. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) appropriate for developing protocols, presentations, and educational materials for community use and understanding;
4. Strong technology and information literacy skills;
5. Proven sensitivity to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff, and the broader community;
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and interpersonal relationships throughout the College; and,
7. Strong attention to detail for maintaining resources used to communicate public health response strategies and operations.

Essential Functions:

The Public Health Specialist is primarily responsible for leading the College’s public health response efforts in developing procedures, employee communication, protocols, workflows, and employee training consistent with The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state, and local guidelines. Specific duties of the Public Health Specialist include the following:

Job Duties:

• Manage and facilitate COVID-19 Response Team Operational Meetings and serve as the team’s resource for COVID-19 related public health and safety matters;
• Continuously assess, make recommendations to improve, evaluate, and update the College’s transition planning and operational resources, workflows, protocols, processes, policies, and communication resources related to public health issues (e.g., signage, Q&A content, etc.);
• Maintain data and outcomes associated with public health prevention efforts;
• Provide appropriate reports using college technology resources (Informer, Colleague, etc.) to address public health & safety needs;
• Monitor COVID-19 communication sources (i.e., email, voicemail, etc.) and respond to inquiries in a timely manner;
• Maintain a presence on campus to asses and evaluate College safety protocols in collaboration with the Safety Compliance Officer;
• Support COVID-19 contact tracing by supporting the Safety Compliance Officer through notifying close contacts of their potential exposure and referring them to the CDC, state, or local guidelines for next steps and reviewing contact tracing materials;
• Assist with mitigating barriers and inequities pertaining to the College’s public health response efforts;
• Assist with tracking College expenses associated with public health & safety efforts;
• Assist with the development of reports requested by the state, FEMA, and other agencies with whom the College must maintain compliance;
• Support the College’s Marketing and Communications department by providing language and resources for public health response pages as needed;
• Provide a public health perspective to other College educational, policy, training, compliance, and safety initiatives as needed;
• Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion to provide education and tools to promote health equity in the College’s public health response efforts and campus culture; and,
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Staff or President.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:

• Physical fitness to inspect various work settings;
• Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
• Ability to lift, at times, 10 lbs.;
• Sufficient visual acuity and manual dexterity to use a computer for long periods of time;
• Ability to express or exchange ideas through oral communication and to hear vocal responses within classroom range;
• Infrequent travel between buildings on campus, to other campuses, or locally or out-of-town to attend meetings.

How to Apply

 

https://durhamtech.peopleadmin.com/

The online application process will allow you to review the status of your application during the recruitment process, to update your online application, and to apply for positions that become available in the future.

New Users:

Please take a moment to become familiar with the system:
• To search positions, click the Search Jobs link at left.
• To apply for a job, click the Create Account link at left, then follow the directions.

For assistance with the online employment application, please contact Human Resources at 919-536-7244 or humanresources@durhamtech.edu.
Assistance will be available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Returning Users:

Click the Login link on the left, and enter your username and password. This enables you to:
• Apply to new positions without re-entering application information that has not changed.
• Review the status of positions you have applied to.

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