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Regional Public Health Officer

Partnership for Public Health

 

 

 


We are a growing 501 c (3) non-profit, public health agency, engaged with local community partners to build a safer and healthier community. Located in Laconia NH, the Partnership services the cities and towns of Belknap County, parts of Merrimack County and provides public health emergency preparedness services in Moultonborough NH.

The Partnership is an industry leader in providing innovative programs and services that enhance the overall well-being of the region.  Our work impacts all age demographics and our program strategies address the social determinants of health.

We are looking for an outgoing, highly motivated, candidate that has a strong background in community health and safety.   This is a new position that would require building strong relationships with local health officers and municipal leaders in the region. The ideal candidate would have the ability to demonstrate the value of the Regional Public Health Resource Officer as an important technical resource for local community public health officials.

The Partnership for Public Health offers a competitive salary, generous benefits package and excellent work – life balance.

Interested candidates can click here for a full Job Description and key responsibilities of the position. Or visit the employment page at www.pphnh.org

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and brief business writing sample to:

John Beland

Partnership for Public Health

67 Water Street, Suite 105

Laconia, New Hampshire 03246

 

Closing date is the close of business Monday, February 17, 2020.

Requirements:

Position Description:

 FLSA: Non-Exempt   

Agency: Partnership for Public Health

Status: Full-time

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

General Position Description:

The overall goal of the position is to help assess and create social and physical environments that promote good health for all who live, work and play in the 16 towns of the Winnipesaukee Public Health Region.  The Regional Health Resource Officer will have a strong focus on environmental health and sanitation.

This is a full-time grant funded position for one year.  It is anticipated that the position will continue contingent upon funding. 

Key Responsibilities:

The Regional Public Health Resource Officer shall:

  • Provide timely consultation and on-site technical assistance to local health officers relative to a broad range of public health issues including: septic systems, drinking water, building issues, home conditions and hazards, environmental health issues, enforcement of state and local ordinances, rodents and insects or other issues regarding public and community health
  • Plan and conduct in-service training and hold health officer networking meetings based on need.
  • Assist local health officers to assess individuals in homes they are visiting for adequate housing, food insecurity, behavioral health and transportation access and to connect them to appropriate resources. 
  • Serve on a regional Enhanced Care Coordination wraparound team to seek solutions for local health and well-being needs.

Exucation, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Environmental Sciences, Public Health or a closely related field; and
  • Considerable experience in public or environmental health work; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • Substantial knowledge of practices, principles and methods of environmental and public health
  • Substantial knowledge of epidemiology control, communicable diseases and insect and vector control practices
  • Substantial knowledge of septic system design and inspection
  • Substantial knowledge of New Hampshire RSAs and ability to interpret and enforce these and local ordinances
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language
  • Operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Goal oriented with a strong work ethic; ability to prioritize
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues; process sensitive materials and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to travel throughout the territory required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include night and weekends.
  • Ability to tolerate prolonged sitting and/or standing and to lift up to approximately 25 pounds to waist high level whenever necessary.
  • Mobility includes regular sitting, some standing and walking.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Criminal Records check.

 

Physical Requirements:

·         Ability to lift up to 15 pounds of various materials on an occasional basis

·         Minimal requirement to reach at or above shoulder level; occasional reaching below shoulder level required.

·         Ability to remain standing or sitting for extended periods of time while performing job-related tasks

·         Pleasant telephone manner, clear speech, and ability to hear adequately to communicate by phone

·         Ability to work with frequent interruptions and endure periods of heavy workload or excessive stress. 

 

* To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document describes the position as it is currently available and is not a contract. The Partnership for Public Health retains the right to change modify the position

How to Apply:
Salary Range:

54,000 - 59,000 annual

Job Location:

Laconia

Date Added: February 6, 2020

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