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State of Montana HIV Prevention Health Education Specialist (00805) in Helena, Montana

Women (and/or) minorities may be under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply. The Department of Public Health and Human Services is the largest executive branch department in Montana State Government with over 3,200 employees. We maximize individual and organizational potential by supporting the agency’s most valuable resource – OUR PEOPLE. Job Overview: The Health Education Specialist supports the STD/HIV/HCV program, answers general program inquiries and questions, distributes supplies to local health agencies and coordinates health education activities and outreach to STD clinics, HIV contractors and the public. This position also serves as contact for HIV prevention outreach, including, but not limited to, supporting, coordinating a HIV prevention planning group, ensuring access to testing, promoting treatment and prevention. In addition, this position monitors CLIA Waiver requirements and testing conducted by contractors operating under the Department’s CLIA Waiver. Other duties as assigned include clerical tasks, ordering supplies and general program support. We Offer: -A career in which you can feel good every day knowing you’re making a difference in the lives of others. -Advancement opportunities. -Work/life Balance -A comprehensive benefits package, including: * 15 paid vacation days * 12 sick days * 10 paid holidays per year -Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account, Retirement Options, and Employee Assistant Programs (To view State of Montana’s medical, dental, vision coverage, and other offerings, visit our Health Care and Benefits website at /To be considered for any DPHHS Agency position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials. Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. / / /Materials Required of Applicants: * Cover Letter * Resume * References Physical and Environmental Demands:Work is performed in a typical office environment with keyboarding responsibilities. Overnight travel may be required. Key responsibilities include: * Assesses ongoing program activities to identify education and training needs such as new requirements i.e. administrative/law changes, client needs, and revised public health policies. * Plans and coordinates conferences and presentations to provide education, outreach and networking opportunities. Develops and delivers presentation, outreach material, websites, manuals or other program contents. * Develops or coordinates special studies to assess current issues for public health education and outreach. * Responds to inquiries concerning public health programs. * Provides input into the development of grant proposal to secure funding in targeted area of need. * Coordinates the development and dissemination of the Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit eligible contractors for program delivery. * Monitors contacted services and budget to ensure conformance with terms and conditions of individual agreements. * Conduct site evaluation to assess a variety of issues such as: community needs, contracted services, program improvement. * Ensures coordination and integration of the DPHHS disaster and emergency response plans with the DPHHS Emergency Preparedness Program, Disaster and Emergency Services (DES), local and regional responders, statewide and local public health response plans. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – Required for the first day of work: * Knowledge of public health education and disease prevention. * Knowledge of grant administration. * Knowledge of contract development. * Knowledge of managing and monitoring a budget. * Skill in public speaking. * Skill in research and developing health training material and program content. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. * Ability to operate a personal computer and general office equipment as necessary to complete the essential functions including using word processing, database and e-mail, internet and other computer programs. Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): * Bachelor’s degree in public health, behavioral/social sciences, or clinical sciences or a related field. * Two years of job-related experience in health education or health programming. * Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. *Job: Healthcare *Title: *HIV Prevention Health Education Specialist (00805) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21143232