University of Washington School of Public Health
Healthy Communities Specialist - Snohomish Health District
Closing Date: January 16, 2018
Posted: January 5, 2018
The Healthy Communities Specialist will facilitate population-based efforts focused primarily on the opioid epidemic, research data and evidence-based strategies to identify populations at highest risk, and establish linkages between public health and other key stakeholders. The incumbent will use policy, systems, and environmental approaches to address health issues within systems-of-care, communities, the county, and the northwest region of Washington state.
Education and Experience Required:
- Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education or a closely related field
- Experience: 3 years of work in community engagement/organizing/mobilization, systems change, policy development, health services, social services or education.
Or: In place of the above requirement, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual’s knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
Licenses, Certifications and Other:
- A Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Education or a closely related field, preferred
- One year experience in community organizing, system change work and/or policy development in a public health agency, preferred
- Valid Washington State Driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire and a driving record which meets the requirements of Snohomish Health District’s insurance carrier
- Background check pursuant to RCW 43.43.830