Job Title - Supervisory Public Health Advisor Job ID - 8527 Date Opened - 09/20/2019 Date Closed - 10/20/2019 Location - 899 N. Capitol Street NE Full-Time Type of Appointment - Management
Department of Health Area of Consideration - Open to Public Grade - 13
General Job Information
Bring your professional career to Washington, D.C., the most dynamic and diverse city in the country. With its proximity to major museums, world class parks, entertainment and restaurants, increasing job opportunities and the seat of the federal government, the District of Columbia continues to be ranked in the top 10 of thriving city indicators where you can live, work and play. Contribute to and work for a nationally accredited Health Department. The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) earned national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and is an early adopter in attaining the designation. Come see where your skills are appreciated and rewarded by applying for the following public health opportunity.
This position is located in the D.C. Department of Health (DOH), HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA), established by Mayor's Order in 1986, coordinates and monitors HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB programs and activities for the District of Colombia and the Washington Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA). The mission of the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration is to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS, STDs, Hepatitis, and Tuberculosis and to ensure the management, oversight, planning, and coordination with government and community organizations. HAHSTA hold primary responsibility for monitoring the occurrence of the infections / diseases referenced in the name of the agency, as well as responsibility for the coordination and implementation of related evidence-based prevention and operations support for staff engaged in the referenced disease prevention and control activities and general sexual health and wellness directly or with and through community providers and partners.
The incumbent works under the general direction of the Chief Medical Officer and Chief of the STD / TB Control Division. As Chief of the Community Outreach and Education Branch, the incumbent is responsible for independently planning, developing, administering, and monitoring community outreach and education to foster STD prevention and sexual health. This includes management of community-based STD and sexual health efforts including, but not limited to: condom distribution, school and community organization STD testing programs, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, and teen pregnancy. These topic areas engage priority populations, including but not limited to: youth, young adults, females, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQIA+ persons.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent functionally serves as the Chief of the Community Outreach and Education Branch, with responsibility for planning, organizing, administering, coordinating, and evaluating the effectiveness of the STD prevention and sexual health promotion among community sites. The incumbent will coordinate staff and efforts as outlined below and will pursue these ends through interactions and exchanges of information with colleagues, other members, contractors, and experts in the field.
The incumbent is responsible for the full range of supervisory duties over subordinate staff. Plans, organizes, develops, administers, coordinates, and evaluates activities to be accomplished by subordinate COEB staff. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the design, develop, implementation and evaluation of STD public health education programs, initiatives, and campaigns. Leads the development of program strategies that consider a comprehensive approach to STD prevention and intervention including relevant social determinants of health, health equity, and disparities and behavior changes approaches at the individual and community level. Serves on the Bureau management team and establishes program goals and objectives which are consistent with local needs and national guidelines. The incumbent will develop innovative approaches to accomplish goals which identify the potential for significant program achievement and resource management improvements. Identifies barriers for the prevention and control of STD by developing and planning interventions for populations at risk. Uses and analyzes surveillance and community assessment data, and participates in strategic planning and program reviews. The incumbent will establish evaluation criteria to determine the outcome of STD educational projects / efforts, and based on analyses of such information, makes appropriate recommendations.
The incumbent will also serve as supervisor for HAHSTA efforts surrounding condom distribution within the District of Columbia. The incumbent will supervise online condom distribution efforts to District residents including the processing, verification, and delivery of condom supplies upon request. The incumbent will direct, develop, and evaluate social marketing campaigns focused on issues pertinent to HIV/AIDS, STD, or Hepatitis prevention. The incumbent will additionally supervise community-based STI testing at partner community benefit organizations and District schools and universities through the School-Based STI Screening Program (SBSP), the Youth STI Screening Program, and the University Sexual Health Quality Collaborative, respectively.
Qualifications and Education
Individuals must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade (12) level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, such as conducting studies and performing other analytical work related to the planning, development, organization, administration, evaluation, and delivery of public health programs.
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions / Environment
The incumbent must be able to carry out official duties in a variety of settings and conditions. Routine work will occur primarily in an office setting.
Other Significant Facts
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:15am - 4:45pm
Area of Consideration: Open to the Public
Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential
Duration of Appointment: MSS At-Will
This is a Management Supervisory Service (MSS) appointment. Persons appointed to MSS positions do not acquire permanent status, but serve at the pleasure of the appointing personnel authority and may be terminated at any time.
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: MS-685-13
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.
This position has been designated as Security Sensitive. Pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations; in addition to the general suitability screening, individuals applying for or occupying security sensitive positions are subject to the following checks and tests:
(a) Criminal background check;
(b) Traffic record check (as applicable);
(c) Consumer credit check (as applicable);
(d) Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test; and
(e) Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test.
EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
This Vacancy Announcement is open for 30 days. Application screening dates are as follows:
September 30, 2019
October 10, 2019
October 20, 2019
Based on the duties and responsibilities of this position, the following are strongly preferred for the incumbent of this position:
Five years of work experience managing public health programs with expert knowledge of community nutrition programs is strongly preferred for the incumbent of this position.
Three years’ experience with program administration and supervision of personnel.
Internal Number: 8527
About DC Gov't., DC Health
The District of Columbia Department of Health promotes health, wellness and equity, across the District, and protects the safety of residents, visitors and those doing business in our nation’s Capital.Our responsibilities include identifying health risks; educating the public; preventing and controlling diseases, injuries and exposure to environmental hazards; promoting effective community collaborations; and optimizing equitable access to community resources.