Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Published
November 25, 2021
Location
Dauphin County, PA
Category
Other  
Job Type
Work Setting
In-office

Description

Are you passionate about public health, especially the prevention of suicides by firearm?  This state-funded position with the Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Division of Violence Prevention, allows you to develop and implement innovative violence prevention initiatives.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The primary responsibility of this position is to support the Department’s mission to prevent injury and disease, by working at the community level in a collaborative, continuous quality improvement and evidence-based decision-making process utilizing data-driven principles to guide the decisions of how to utilize resources for the prevention of suicide by firearm in Pennsylvania.

Evaluate data available internally to the Department related to suicide to prevent future suicide-related deaths in Pennsylvania, as outlined in the Governor’s Execute Order 2019-06 (Reducing Gun Violence). Supports the creation of a suicide death review committee in collaboration with the Interagency Suicide Prevention Taskforce. Executes Department of Health-related recommendations from the Interagency Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Ensures the implementation and/or creation of models including innovative models that will promote population-based behavior change that reduces identified modifiable risk and protective factors. Seeks and secures funding for violence prevention initiatives. Develops and writes public information materials to increase the knowledge of violence as a public health issue.  Engages in statewide initiatives to combat the systemic causes of violence, such as poverty, lack of economic opportunities, and mental and behavioral health supports.

This position will report to the Public Health Program Manager who oversees the Violence and Injury Prevention Section.

Work schedule and additional information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday; one-hour lunch period.
  • You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework) full-time with 1 day a month in the office.  In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection.  If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year as a Public Health Program Associate 2 (commonwealth title); OR a bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience in the development, analysis, or monitoring of programs, grants, or contracts in health, human services, social or behavioral services, health care services, or health insurance; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • PA residency requirement is waived for this position.
  • Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents.  These documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score.  Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position.  No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. 
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

 

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