The City of Houston Community Liaison in Houston, Texas

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Community Liaison

Salary

$43,242.94 - $50,085.88 Annually

Location

8000 N. Stadium, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Health and Human Services

Job Number

20552

Closing

12/21/2018 11:59 PM Central

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications Accepted From: All Persons Interested

Division: Maternal and Child Health

Reporting Location: 8000 N. Stadium Dr. Houston, TX 77054

Workdays & Hours: M-F, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m.*

The Houston Health Department is seeking a highly qualified person to function as a liaison between City administration and the community, providing reference services and information assistance.

  • Plans, organizes and participates in health events and activities to promote immunization (health fairs, presentations, trainings, national observances, etc.) during standard business hours and after hours.

  • Conducts immunization education monthly to increase awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases throughout the city of Houston and Harris County.

  • Works with doctor's offices and health clinics to provide education and interventions to increase the use of best practices, knowledge of vaccine storage and handling and policies related to the Texas Vaccines for Children Program.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate new initiatives to improve immunization coverage rates of children, adolescents and adults.

  • Completes data entry of activities conducted and reports in a timely manner and as assigned.

  • Conducts monthly audits and quality assurance checks to ensure proper implementation of Project Milestone activities among Health Centers and WIC sites.

  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, Business Administration or a related field.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Two (2) years of experience in community organizational work, resource and referral services, or a closely related field are required.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Valid Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2)

PREFERENCES

Experience in Public Health preferred

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED

None. However, the Department may administer a skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if candidate is promoted into this position, he/she must pass an assigned drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION

GRANT FUND POSITION

Grants & Special funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred. Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 18

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-4888

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• Life insurance

• Long-term disability

• Retirement pension

• 457 deferred compensation plan

• Employee Assistance Program

• 10 days of vacation each year

• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday

• Flexible schedules

• Professional development opportunities

• Transportation/parking plan

• Section 125 pretax deductions

• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan

• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html

01

Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?

  • Yes

  • No

02

What is your highest level of education completed?

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associate's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree or higher

  • Neither of these applies to me

03

Which of the following are you able to provide proof of experience in performing? (Check all that apply)

  • Experience planning, organizing and participating in health events/activities to promote immunization (health fairs, presentations, trainings, national observances, etc.)

  • Experience conducting immunization education monthly to increase awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases throughout the city of Houston and Harris County.

  • Experience developing, implementing and evaluating new initiatives to improve immunization coverage rates of children, adolescents and adults.

  • Experience completing timely data entry of presentations and completes reports as assigned.

  • None of the above

04

How many years of verifiable experience in Public Health or Education do you have?

  • Less than 2 years

  • At least 2 years, but less than 3 years

  • At least 3 years, but less than 4 years

  • At least 4 years, but less than 5 years

  • At least 5 years, but less than 6 years

  • More than 6 years of experience

05

Are you willing and able to work evenings and weekends as needed to fulfill work objectives and education requests?

  • Yes

  • No

06

Which of the following do you have verifiable working knowledge and experience using? (check all that apply)

  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Outlook

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • None of the above

07

Do you have verifiable experience in Public Health?

  • Yes

  • No

08

If you answered "yes" to the last question, please describe your experience in Public Health.

09

Do you have a valid/current Driver's License?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question