Main Purpose Of Job
The Program Team, which resides in the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)’s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)’s Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (CCDPC), is responsible for a dynamic portfolio of projects which facilitate healthy lifestyles for Marylanders. Some of the focus areas include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and disabilities.
This position will be responsible for coordinating, implementing, and evaluating initiatives that support healthy weight among children, youths, and adults in Maryland by providing highly skilled guidance to Local Health Departments (LHDs) and other external partners. These initiatives will support evidence-based healthy eating and physical activity programs that reduce the burden of chronic diseases among populations.
Additionally, this position will identify, and make recommendations regarding, new grant opportunities which support a healthy weight. This position will participate in the preparation of federal grant submissions and other associated documents, including evaluation plans and interim and annual progress reports. Furthermore, this position will support chronic disease program operations, budgeting, strategic planning, and reporting within the CCDPC.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, or Health Science.
Experience: Two years of experience planning, developing, implementing, and promoting health education projects.
1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Health Science, or a related behavioral science, and three years of experience planning, developing, implementing, and promoting health education projects, for the required education and experience.
2. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, or Health Science for the required education and one year of the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, Health Science, or Public Health Policy for the required education and experience.
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Educator and Community Health classifications, or Health Educator and Community Health specialty codes in the Public Health field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The desired candidate should have professional experience in a Chronic Disease program, preferably in building systems that promote healthy lifestyles. He/she should also have experience with procurement and contract management, along with experience using an online program or referral platform.