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Community Health Planner
Location:Health Dept WR
FT/PT:Full-time 38.75hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:01/31/2022
Hiring Range:$53,820.65 - $61,497.80 / year
Job Responsibilities:
The Wood County Health Department has great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments.

In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits including:
*Health Insurance - we offer low premiums and low deductibles, with excellent coverage!
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) - This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*On-Site Training and Continuing Education Credits
*Vacation and Sick Time - Start accruing for both on your first day!
*Paid Holidays
*Call Time
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan 
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

Purpose of Position

Engages internal and external public health stakeholders in the development, maintenance, execution and evaluation of various departmental plans that address the health needs of our community and enhances operational processes of the department. Promotes individual and population health by leading community health planning initiatives. This includes facilitating and developing a community health assessment in collaboration with other department staff, hospital systems, community stakeholders, elected officials, community members and other agencies and organizations. Also includes implementation and evaluation of the community health improvement plan. This position seeks out revenue sources and conducts frequent and ongoing grant applications to support efforts to address public health priorities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Public Health Sciences

1. Develops and implements timelines and master planning for community health assessment and planning activities in order to assure the department’s certification as a level III health department in Wisconsin and to comply with National Voluntary Public Health Accreditation Standards.
2. Facilitates and implements assessment and planning, including selecting the framework for this process.
3. Understands and articulates the Foundational Public Health Services.
4. Applies public health sciences to programs and policies.
5. When determining goals, objectives, and strategies, conducts a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence related to the public issue, concern, or intervention.

Community Dimensions of Practice

6. Develops and implements a process that assures the active involvement of community members and stakeholders in the community health assessment and planning process.
7. Leads the design and application of community health improvement strategies with community partners, members, and stakeholders.
8. Collaborates with academic partners on sanctioned research and demonstration projects that seek to improve the health of communities and determine new ways to address health issues.
9. Negotiates for the use of community assets and resources.
10. Facilitates development and provides leadership of community workgroups and committees related to community health assessment, prioritization, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
11. Provides training and orientation to staff, students, interns, and contracted staff.

Analysis and Assessment
12. Uses community health planning expertise to successfully complete the community assessment and planning process, set community health improvement goals/objectives/strategies, identify public policy and action options, develop programs based on evidence, and create monitoring and evaluation plans.
13. Performs data analysis and presents findings to community groups, stakeholders, and other professionals.
14. Examines the integrity and comparability of data and identifies gaps in data.
15. Makes community-specific inferences from quantitative and qualitative data in development of interventions, programs, policies, and plans.
16. Conducts scientific reviews of scientific evidence related to public health issues, concerns, and interventions.

Leadership and Systems Thinking
17. Fosters a work environment where continuous quality improvements in service and professional practice are pursued.
18. Incorporates ethical standards of practice as the basis of all interactions with organizations, communities, and individuals.
19. Leads key stakeholders in identifying key values and a shared vision as guiding principles for community action.
20. Analyzes, identifies and makes mitigation recommendations for internal and external factors that may affect the delivery of Foundational Public Health Services.
21. Works with others to develop program specific performance based objectives and monitors progress on meeting established objectives.

Policy Development and Program Planning
22. Conducts comprehensive reviews of evidence related to community health assessment and planning, and develops and maintains resources related to new and emerging methods, such as Health Impact Assessment.
23. Leads multi-agency committees involved in policy development related to community health assessment and planning.
24. Analyzes and makes recommendations based on feasibility and expected outcomes for policy options for public health programs.
25. Evaluates the effectiveness of policies and programs.
26. Works to advance health in all policies by incorporating public health concepts into other community planning efforts, locally, regionally and statewide.

Communication and Cultural Competency

27. Develops and delivers presentations on a variety of topics to a variety of audiences.
28. Assures targeted, culturally appropriate information to help individuals and groups understand health promotion and disease prevention information.
29. Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial and ethnic, sexual orientations, lifestyles, and physical abilities.
30. Maintains relevant social media that is reflective of the current work of the department and is consistent with expectations of a professional and user-friendly electronic environment.
31. Develops and recommends policy and programmatic options to address public health issues.

Financial Planning and Management
32. Leads the development and preparation of proposals for funding from external sources for health promotion and disease prevention initiatives and programs.
33. Manages programs within current and forecasted budget constraints.

34. Performs public health emergency response duties as assigned and consistent with training provided, in response to threats to the public’s health consistent with job classification.
35. Participates in emergency response training and drills in support of public health emergency preparedness consistent with job classification.
36. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development by pursuing education, participating in professional committees and work groups, and contributing to a work environment where continual improvements in practice are pursued.
37. Performs other duties as assigned consistent with job classification.


Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Bachelor’s degree in a health related field, five years progressively responsible experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. Grant writing training and experience and knowledge of successful techniques for grant writing required. This position may require travel to and from off-campus sites. Individual may use personal vehicle or other means of reliable transportation.