Public Health Program Coordinator (Reserved for APH- Health Equity & Community Engagement Only), Austin, Texas

Created 02/23/2021
Employer City of Austin, TX
Reference 406811
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to public health/human services programming, public health/human services planning, or public health/human services program management.

  • Related experience may substitute for education up to a maximum substitution of four (4) years.
  • Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one (1) year of the required work experience.

Notes to Applicants

Position Overview:
  • This position will help the planning and implementation of language access planning for all outreach and education activities.
  • This position will conduct community needs assessments; provide community technical assistance for iSpeak and other mechanisms to improve LEP services.

  • In addition, this position will provide technical assistance department wide for translation and interpretation services.

  • This position will also provide department wide TA for translation and interpretation services.

Regarding your Application:
A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to evaluate your qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. The application and resume must include dates (month and year) for each job history entry. In addition, the resume information must match the information on the application. Please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications when responding to the supplemental questions on the application.

Work experience listed must include month, year and a verifiable Supervisor or Human Resources phone number. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Each individual who submits an Application as provided in the Municipal Civil Service Rules and meet the Minimum Qualifications for a Competitive Position shall be considered a Candidate for that Position. Employees, in Good Standing, who are Candidates within the Department or division that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

Salary and Benefits:
  • Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

If you are selected to interview:
  • Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference
  • This position will require a pre-employment Criminal Background Investigation ( CBI ).

  • If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.

Electronic Notification to Applications:
  • Applicants will be notified via e-mail to communicate important information related to the status of their application as part of an ongoing effort to increase operational efficiency, promote a green environment and minimize delays and costs.
  • Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our e-mails or fail to check your inbox in a timely manner

  • When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned activities that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends with possible deployment to locations other than the Austin Public Health.

  • This position is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness ( PSF ) Program. This program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans. To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.

  • Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

COVID -19 considerations:
  • This position is not exclusively tele-work based during the COVID -19 pandemic and will require in-person work on a regular basis upon hire. We will provide a full suite of PPE when in-person contact is necessary.

If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Pay Range
$22.83 - $29.11

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm.

Hours may vary, including some evenings and weekends.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting Division Only
Department Austin Public Health
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 928 Blackson Ave.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience (paid or unpaid) providing or coordinating interpretation and translation services in a health care and/or public health settings
  • Previous experience (paid or unpaid )in community based programs serving disparate populations
  • Healthcare Interpreter certification
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location
    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
    Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Plans goals, objectives, for assigned programs.
  • Develops policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates programs to determine compliance with Federal, State, Local, and departmental regulations.
  • Develops and conducts orientation and training sessions for program staff.
  • Assists in budget preparation.
  • Promotes assigned programs through relevant media.
  • Investigates client or community complaints.
  • Handles personnel issues
  • Performs other tasks as required.

    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

    May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of the area of specialization.
  • Knowledge of current principles and practices of planning and program implementation.
  • Knowledge of organization and administration of public health and/or human service programs.
  • Knowledge of program monitoring and policy analysis.
  • Skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing.
  • Skill in establishing effective and constructive working relationships.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to public health/human services programming, public health/human services planning, or program management. One (1) year of related experience may substitute for one (1) year of education up to a maximum substitution of four (4) years. A Master's degree may substitute for one (1) year of the required work experience. Do you meet these requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
* If identified as the top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
  • Yes
  • No
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No
* Describe your knowledge of regulations related to language access, such as Title VI of the Civil rights act of 1964 and Executive Order 13166 and the tangible impacts on public health services?
(Open Ended Question)
* What experience do you have working with diverse communities with varied cultural and language preferences? In your response, please be sure to indicate which position on your application you gained this experience from.
(Open Ended Question)
* In the prior twelve months have you been employed by, owned any interest in, or been an officer or board member, for any business entity, including a non-profit organization, that is transacting any business with the City of Austin, including a recipient of any contracts, grants, or any funds of any kind from the City of Austin?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know
If you answered yes to the previous question, please explain below.
(Open Ended Question)
* Due to working in high risk areas, applicants applying for this position must comply with the departments immunization policy as a condition of employment. Can you meet this requirement?
  • Yes, I will comply to the vaccinations required by the APH department
  • No, I cannot meet this requirement
* Are you a current employee of the Health Equity and Community Engagement Division?
  • yes
  • no

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

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