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Commercial Tobacco and Marijuana Prevention Equity & Social Justice Coordinator (HSC 3) DOH5361 State of Washington Dept. of Health

The Commercial Tobacco and Marijuana Prevention Equity & Social Justice Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and/or supporting the planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategies, activities, and tactics to reduce commercial tobacco- and marijuana-related disparities and serve as contract manager for community-based and tribal-related organizations addressing the reduction and elimination of disparities and the advancement of equity and social justice.

Commercial tobacco prevention efforts focus on approved work plan activities of the DP20-2001 National and State Tobacco Control Program federal grant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and selected strategies and tactics articulated in the Washington State Five-Year Tobacco Prevention and Control Strategic Plan. Marijuana prevention and education efforts focus on the implementation of the Legislative mandate codified in RCW 69.50.540 that requires the Department to create, implement, operate and manage a marijuana education and public health program that contains the following:

  • A marijuana use public health hotline that provides treatment referrals utilizing evidence-based or research-based public health approaches and does not solely advocate an abstinence-only approach;
  • A grants program for local health agencies that supports development and implementation of coordination intervention strategies for prevention and reduction of marijuana use by youth; and
  • Media-based education campaigns across television, internet, radio, print, and out-of-home advertising, separately targeting youth and adults that provide medically and scientifically accurate information about the health and safety risks posed by marijuana use.

This position supports the Department of Health’s mission by supporting and collaborating with our partners and stakeholders to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities.

This is a full-time permanent Health Services Consultant (HSC 3) within for the Division of Prevention and Community Health (PCH), Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program/Unit (CTPP) and the Community Partnership Unit (CPU) within the Community Based Prevention Section (CBP).

Note: The duty station for this position is Tumwater, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected. Incumbent must have internet access and connectivity. When approved to return, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities.

Initial review begins February 17, 2021. Apply early!

About the Department of Health
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions, and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

Benefits of Working for DOH
Washington is America’s Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

Tumwater is a vibrant city just south of Olympia, the state’s capital, with a small-town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius.

DOH offers:

  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
  • Growth and development opportunities.
  • A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
  • Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion by fostering an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
  • An Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
  • A modernized workplace.

Duties Include

  • Coordinating the planning and implementation of strategies, activities, and tactics to reduce commercial tobacco and marijuana-related disparities.
  • Developing and expanding partnerships with diverse community and tribal organizations, networks, and groups to effectively reach and engage identified populations at greatest risk.
  • Guiding the integration of strategies into CTPP and CPU units’ stated goals and objectives, and annual and strategic planning process to reduce commercial tobacco and marijuana-related health disparities.
  • Participating in the identification of unit capacity and infrastructure to address commercial tobacco and marijuana-related health disparities, and to identify focused key strategies and priorities.
  • Developing, administering, and managing commercial tobacco and marijuana prevention contracts with community-based and tribal-related organizations.
  • Planning and implementing strategies, activities and tactics to reduce commercial tobacco- and marijuana-related disparities.
  • Providing consultation on the existing science base and health interventions impacting commercial tobacco and marijuana use among communities and populations experiencing related disparities.
  • Planning and implementing of the DP20-2001 National and State Tobacco Control Program Community-Based Disparities Requirement.

What we’re looking for
Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.

Required Qualifications

  • Option 1: Bachelor’s degree in public health, behavioral health, health education, public administration or related field; and three (3) or more years of professional management or consultation experience in tobacco prevention and control or chronic disease prevention with a focus on reducing health related disparities and advancing health equity.

Or

  • Option 2: Five (5) or more years of professional management or consultation experience in tobacco prevention and control or chronic disease prevention with a focus on reducing health related disparities and advancing health equity.

And

  • One (1) or more years of experience in the development and implementation of commercial tobacco and/or marijuana or substance abuse disorder prevention related policy initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the components of a comprehensive tobacco prevention and control program, and current evidence based and promising strategies.
  • Experience in planning, implementing, and supporting webinars, conference calls, and training sessions with partners and stakeholders.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with state contract management.
  • Master’s degree in public health, behavioral health, health education, public administration or related field from an accredited academic institution.

Application Process
Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you. Click “Apply” to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

1. A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required qualifications for this position.
2. A current resume.
3. Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.

Important Note: Do not attach documents that contain private information (social security number, date of birth, transcripts, etc.) or documents that are password protected. These documents will not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. Veterans, please feel free to attach a copy of your redacted DD214.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.

This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.

Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:

  • Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
  • Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
  • Occasionally travel statewide to attend meeting which may include overnight stays and evening work.
  • Moving objects and materials weighing as much as 25 pounds.
  • The duty station for this position is Tumwater, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected. When approved to return, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. An alternative work schedule may be considered upon request and supervisor approval. Telework – once returned to the duty station for work activities, may be considered upon request with supervisory approval.

If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Skyler Jones at (360) 236-4408, Skyler.jones@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can’t log in, password or email issues, error messages).

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Supplemental Information

Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.

This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.

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