Klamath County Oregon
  • 03-Oct-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (PST)
  • Public Health
  • Klamath Falls, OR, USA
  • LH20-$20.85-$22.55 LH21-$21.89-$23.68
  • Hourly
  • Full Time



This position identifies community health information, education and promotion needs for the County, and policy interventions regarding behaviors and trends that relate to preventable disease, disability, injury, and death. Engages extensively with the community to plan, lead, and facilitate appropriate interventions and programs in response to assessments and investigations. Creates educational materials to inform community members and decision makers on health-related issues and policy interventions. This position works closely with community partners to advocate for policy change and best practices that address changing environments to achieve better health outcomes. Requires a high level of skill and knowledge base in public health, policy, systems, and environmental changes, data collection and analysis, and community organizing.

This is a grant-funded position that ends June 30, 2019, with the possibility of extension depending on available grant funding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following may not be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

01 Collects, monitors and analyzes data on significant health issues, trends and problems of Klamath County citizens.

02 Assists in developing and coordinating community health profiles, or assessment of the most significant community health trends resulting in preventable disease and premature deaths.

03 Researches policy interventions and impacts and prepares policy proposals.

04 Able to think strategically, develop and implement effective work plans.

05 Excellent written and oral communication skills.

06 Coordinates and prepares culturally appropriate community health promotion and prevention information and projects to promote increased citizen health awareness and status. 

07 Participates in community engagement to increase awareness about and access to needed public health services.

08 Able to work as a part of a team and to respond to feedback and supervision.

09 Plans and participates in local, regional, and state public health promotional and training opportunities.

10 Serves as a health information resource contact for community inquiries and participates on the public health preparedness team as necessary.

11 Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

12 Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university in public health, or a related field; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in research, data collection, and analysis is preferred.

Experience working with diverse populations and providing culturally appropriate information.

Experience in policy analysis and development strongly preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

01 Oregon Driver's License

Work Schedule

The normal work schedule is 8.00 hours per day 5 days per week; exact schedules are assigned by management. This position may require evening or weekend work on occasion.

It is the attendance standard of the employer that all employees be present and on time each shift they are scheduled to work.  Full or partial absence during any scheduled shift, arriving late, or leaving early, for whatever reason, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. 

Time off may be approved if allowed by applicable policies covering illness, injury, or other personal emergency.

Availability for public health emergencies. "The Public Health Employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to his/her position, or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position.  This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency." Union employee's working a non-traditional work schedule will be compensated according to contract.

DRUG POLICY                        

Klamath County enforces a drug free work place. Successful applicants may be required to submit to drug testing.

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