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BLACK HAWK COUNTY
EXTERNAL FUNDS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Job Code: 86717
External Funds Development Specialist
265/GS15 $18.75 - $26.12
Division Manager: Health Promotion, Planning and Development
Instructions: Applicants must submit two (2) professional writing samples, not to exceed 1,000 words each, in addition to the application. To be considered during the initial review of applications, submit application, resume and writing samples by Friday, February 10, 2012 to the Black Hawk County Human Resource Department.
Under general supervision, assists management with monitoring health status and understanding health issues facing the community; engaging community partners to identify and solve health problems; and assisting with developing public health policies and plans. Contributes to and applies the evidence base of public health, including evaluation strategies and scope of required workforce necessary to support external funds development. Performs related work as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following.
Assists management with monitoring health status and understanding health issues facing the community by collecting and maintaining reliable, comparable, and valid data through the use of various software applications that provide information on conditions of public health importance and on the health status of the population. Maintains the
External Funds Database
, including related information management and document storage. Assists with the analysis of public health data as it relates to external funds proposal writing, i.e., statement of need, consistency with project plan, and evaluation components. Coordinates with management, health planning staff, and multidisciplinary community teams in response to requests for public health information.
Engages community partners to identify and solve health problems by assisting management in representing the agency at local/regional/state activities and by engaging the public health system and community in identifying and addressing health problems through an ongoing, collaborative process, i.e., data collection for community health needs assessment and ongoing assessment of need for project proposal development.
Assists with developing public health policies and plans, including public documents, in a clear and concise manner that demonstrates recognition and appreciation of the intended audience. Prepares quarterly
External Funds Report
for the Board of Health and contributes similar data to the
Essential Services Annual Work Plan (ESAWP).
Assists with the planning and implementation of the Board of Health’s annual Legislative or Candidate Forum. Collaborates on the development and maintenance of a
Black Hawk County Board of Health Legislative Tracker
to summarize key public health legislative initiatives at the local, state and federal levels.
Assists management with researching a framework for public health competency assessment and identifying relevant evaluation strategies for use with external funding “evaluation” proposals. Demonstrates a personal commitment to professional development in order to enhance knowledge and skills in public health, including short/long te Assists management with researching a framework for public health competency assessment and identifying relevant evaluation strategies for use with external funding “evaluation” proposals. Demonstrates a personal commitment to professional development in order to enhance knowledge and skills in public health, including short/long term learning goals and action steps for success in the role. Develops skills in continuous quality improvement, including implementation in public health processes, programs, and interventions.
Coordinates external funding project proposals in collaboration with management and the multidisciplinary public health team, including preparation and facilitation of external funds project proposal timelines. Prepares and organizes external funding project proposals consistent with funding timeline, guidelines, software application, and professional/scientific writing requirements. In preparation of external funding proposals, regularly accesses confidential human resource information to evaluate staff wages/benefits, credentialing, and qualifications as they relate to the project plan and budget. Submits external funding project proposals in a timely manner via one or more methods, such as assigned signatory for the Iowa Department of Public Health
system, on-line, and/or Fed-Ex, including print/CD copies as required.
Other duties may be assigned, including but not limited to, assistance with evidence-based curricula; program development and implementation; and public health preparedness activities.
This position requires a project management approach to assignments, including exceptional organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and attention to detail and accuracy. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must be capable of regular and predictable attendance at a specified location in order to perform assigned tasks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from a four-year liberal arts college or university with demonstrated knowledge, skill and abilities in the research process, professional/business writing, and information technology. At least three years of related experience in the health care and/or human services field, with public health experience preferred. Prior knowledge of the health/human services system preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write scientific and professional reports, business correspondence, and procedural instructions. Ability to provide oral presentations to groups representing community/public health professionals.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Requires a high degree of accuracy in numerical calculations, grant/organizational identification number transcription, and other required document elements.
Ability to solve practical problems, think “outside the box,” and adapt to a variety of competing demands. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; and to translate concepts into prescribed formats such as local, state, national and private funding application formats.
OTHER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge and ability to utilize a variety of computer/software applications, as required, in the field and/or office settings. Ability to take initiative, based on a high degree of self-direction and independence, to obtain needed information and to complete assigned projects in a timely manner.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger/key, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
Must possess and maintain a valid Iowa Driver’s License, access to a vehicle with current Iowa registration and be insurable under the County’s guidelines.