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District Public Health Liaison - Western Public Health Distr

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Lewiston, Maine, United States

Job Description

District Public Health Liaison – Western Public Health District

Lewiston , Maine , United States | Human Services | Full-time | Partially remote Apply by: Aug. 30, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Public Service Coordinator IIOpening Date: August 16, 2022Closing Date: August 30, 2022Job Class Code: CA30

Grade: 30 (Confidential)

Salary: $65,790.40 – $89,460.80 / yr.Position Number: 02000-3298Position Location: This is a full-time position located in Lewiston. This opportunity allows partial tele-work with management approval.

The Maine CDC Division of Public Health Systems is looking for a dynamic person to join the District Public Health team. District Public Health is charged with supporting the district public health infrastructure. This includes providing technical assistance to the local health officers within the district system, supporting public health districts in addressing public health needs/issues, coordinating the delivery of essential public health services, and assisting public health emergency planning and response activities. The position serves Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties in the Western Public Health District.

District Public Health Liaisons provide leadership and oversight on the implementation of key Maine CDC and DHHS initiatives and public health strategies. Major responsibilities cover the primary focus areas of District Public Health and emergency preparedness and response. The District Public Health Liaison works closely with the district Maine CDC public health unit to assist district stakeholders in improving public health outcomes within the Western public health district, and will exercise independent judgment on important matters related to Maine CDC’s operations, programming, and public health issues.

Core Responsibilities

As a District Public Health Liaison and member of the District Public Health Team, your core responsibilities will include:

+ Providing Maine CDC representation and coordination at the district level

+ Supporting district public health infrastructure under Title 22 MRS Section 412; through provision of technical assistance to municipal, county, tribal, and district public health entities.

+ Convening and coordinating the Western District Coordinating Council for Public Health

+ Assisting district stakeholders in planning for and addressing public health improvement needs.

+ Providing oversight to Maine CDC contracted district services as designated

+ Providing technical assistance and training to LHOs (local health officers) as appropriate within the assigned public health district

+ Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse group

+ Compiling and summarizing information and data from multiple sources

+ Implementing and/or coordinating Maine DHHS/CDC policy and initiatives as directed

+ Coordinating public health emergency preparedness activities

Being a District Public Health Liaison is an integral part of Maine CDC’s public health preparedness response and must be flexible and available during a local or state public health emergency.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Public Health or a related field and six (6) years related professional experience to include three (3) years at the program management level.

The position requires frequent travel within the District and some statewide; the successful candidate must hold a State of Maine Class C Driver’s License, or equivalent.

Preferred candidateswill also have:

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills

+ Exercise independent judgment on important matters related to Maine CDC’s operations, programming, and public health issues.

+ Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups and internal/external partners.

+ Computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications

+ Ability to read and comprehend statute, rules, codes, ordinances, etc.

+ Experience or training in emergency preparedness activities

+ Ability to adapt and prioritize work in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment

+ Experience or knowledge regarding Maine’s local, county and State governmental structures and operations

+ Experience or training in conflict resolution

Experience or knowledge regarding Maine’s Public Health System

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (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 contactJames Markiewicz, Associate Director, Public Health Systems atjames.markiewicz@maine.gov

*To apply,please upload a resume and cover letter with your application.

*In your cover letter, you must provide the following information:

1) Explain what prior education and/or experience you have had doing the elements under “Job Description,” above; and

2) Explain which, if any, of the attributes under “Preferred candidates will have” section, above.

Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov (Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov) .

Benefits

No 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-$11,345.04 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 XX% 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

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Job Posting: JC221452082

Posted On: Aug 18, 2022

Updated On: Sep 02, 2022