at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States
Tobacco Prevention & Cessation CoordinatorAugusta , Maine , United States | Community & Social Services | Full-time | Partially remote Apply by: Dec. 1, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Educational Specialist IOpening Date: November 15, 2023Closing Date: December 1, 2023Job Class Code: 3041
Grade: 03-23 (Education Admin Unit B)
Salary: $45,136.00 – $67,204.80 / yrPosition Number: 09590-0046Position Location: This is a full-time position located in Augusta. This opportunity allows partial tele-work with management approval.
The Maine CDC Tobacco Prevention and Control Team within the Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control (TSUPC) Program is looking for a Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Coordinator to coordinate and oversee tobacco prevention and cessation efforts in Maine.
This position will oversee contracts for tobacco prevention and treatment including Maine Prevention Network, Synar (tobacco retailer inspection), MaineQuit link and MaineCare medication voucher program contracts. In this position, you will collaborate with TSUPC contracted vendors, other Department offices and stakeholders on planning, developing, organizing, and expanding tobacco prevention and cessation efforts in Maine. You will provide technical assistance to contracted vendors and community partners statewide on tobacco prevention and cessation. The position is responsible for ensuring contract compliance of deliverables and reporting requirements as well as invoice approval/denial. You will also review invoices and assist the Program Manager with ensuring prevention and control services are delivered within the scope of the contracts. This position may require in and/or out of State travel.
As a key member of the TSUPC team, your core responsibilities will include:
- Oversee tobacco prevention and treatment contracts to ensure vendor compliance with deliverables and reporting requirements as well as invoice approvals/denials and provide technical assistance to contracted vendors.
- Facilitate meetings with TSUPC vendors for the purpose of oversight and collaboration of tobacco prevention and cessation efforts.
- Assist the Program Manager in partnering with the US CDC to expand tobacco prevention and cessation efforts in Maine.
- Ensure coordination and integration of tobacco prevention and cessation efforts with other relevant programming across the TSUPC portfolio.
- Assist as needed with grant writing and re-applications.
- Research, develop, organize, coordinate, and implement the latest tobacco prevention and cessation recommendations.
- Facilitate and/or participate in tobacco related workgroups as assigned.
- Collaborate with contracted vendors, community partners, Department Offices, and stakeholders.
- Ensure that grants and contracts are based in trust and meet the needs of our community partners.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Education or assigned specialty/subject area and one (1) year experience in assigned specialty/subject area.
Preferred candidates will also have:
- Experience with tobacco cessation or tobacco prevention.
- Experience managing contracts and grants.
- Knowledge of the methods and techniques of disseminating health education information.
- Ability to plan and organize public health information and education programs.
- Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Agency information:TheDepartment of Health and Human Services (https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/) (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers. The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine. For additional information about this position please contact Erik Gordon, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program Manager, at (207) 287-3268. To apply , please upload a resume and cover letter with your application. Please submit all documents or files in PDF format.
To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov (Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov) .
BenefitsNo matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:
+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .
+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .
+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .
+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .
There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.
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