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Community Health Program Specialist (Grant Funded Position)

Company: Yuma County, AZ
Location: Yuma
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $23.21 - $29.01 Hourly

Location : Yuma, AZ

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 201BS

Department: Yuma County Public Health Services District

Opening Date: 12/26/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

Job Summary

This position is advertised from the minimum to the mid- point hourly rate. Salary will be determined based on education and experience at the time offer.

NATURE OF WORK: Under general supervision performs professional public health services of considerable difficulty in planning, organizing, and implementing public health programs; performs related work as required or assigned. This position has program specific responsibility.
Example of Work

(Illustrative Only) Develops, facilitates, and supports strategic community partnerships to promote the health of the target population; solicit community-based input from individuals and organizations and gather information that will inform the development of public health policy and programs; develops and provides educational and capacity-building trainings to community partners and community groups, and conveys public health information using a variety of approaches; recruits and supports community members for engagement in coalitions, focus groups, advisory groups, and public health initiatives; provides resources and technical assistance to community organizations regarding public health programs and issues.
Provides information and engages community partners in the use of best and promising practices; identifies mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for effectiveness and quality; participates in program planning processes; tracks and reports activities; develops information, educational marketing, or outreach materials; attends trainings and engages in professional development to maintain and enhance proficiency in public health practices; may supervise assigned staff; regular and reliable attendance is required; performs other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education

Associate's Degree in public health, social work, or a closely related field, AND three (3) year of experience in a public health setting; OR A Bachelor's Degree may be substituted for up to one (1) year of health experience. OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license; must possess or have the ability to obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card; requires successful completion of a background check.

Hourly rate for this position has been revised effective 3/4/24.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: Public health principles and practices; health sciences including health maintenance, promotion and prevention; social determinants of health; trauma-aware principles and practices; community assessment and resources; community engagement principles, practices and techniques; policy, systems and environmental change strategies.

Skill in: Speaking to individuals of varying backgrounds; communicating complex ideas in clear, understandable terms; public speaking; using group facilitation methods; using computers and software; communicating both orally and in writing.

Ability to: Coordinate services for a group of clients or target population in a public health program; use initiative and judgment in a project management; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public; provide guidance and share expertise to build capacity of program staff.; follow written and verbal instructions; perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Working Environment
Work is performed in a variety of settings including office cubicle and community based settings; the usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity; travel throughout the local area is a requirement of this position; working at a computer monitor for extended periods required; the job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.


Medical Coverage Category

The YCEBT is a self-funded medical plan administered by BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona (BCBSAZ). The employee is able to select from three (3) medical plan options with six (6) tiers that will best suit the employee's needs, dependents or families.

Plan Option 1: Preferred Provider Option A (PPO) or PPO A 900 deductible with $10.00 Wellness Incentive. Employees who participate in the "Wellness Incentive" will receive a $20 monthly premium reduction.

Plan Option 2: Preferred Provider Option B (PPO) or PPO B 1,200 deductible with $10.00 Wellness Incentive. Employees who participate in the "Wellness Incentive" will receive a $20 monthly premium reduction.

Plan Option 3: High Deductible High Plan - Health Savings Account (HDHP-HSA) or HDHP-HSA with Wellness Incentive.

HDHP-HSA Wellness Incentive for Employee Only option can receives upto $240.00 annual contribution to a Limited Purpose FSA card.

Southwest Service Administrator (SSA) Mexico PPO Health Plan: SSA is available to employees who are enrolled in YCEBT Medical PPO Plan. The SSA Plan pays 100% of hospital, medical, laboratory and prescription drug benefits, to a maximum of $5,000 per person per calendar year ($10,000 for two or more family members).

This position may be retirement eligible, if you have any questions contact Recruitment division at 928-373-1013 or visit for more information.


Please describe experience you have related to project planning and organizing.


What is your understanding of trauma informed community engagement?


What does health equity mean to you?

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