Situated within the Public Health Division as part of the Strategy & Grant Development Team, this position leads and supports equity-based funding and program development to align departmental and community initiatives with strategic plans, community health improvement plans, prioritized metrics, and health inequities.
As the Strategy & Grants Development Specialist Senior you will:
Support funding and program development within Public Health, Integrated Clinical Services, and Mental Health and Addiction Services divisions, as well as the Director’s Office, Corrections Health, Health Officer, and Human Resources.
Serve as subject matter expert to independently manage and conduct assessments of community and program needs, assets, and resources for a variety of projects, including grant applications, program development, and strategic planning to support Health Department programs and other County and community stakeholders.
Lead grant application development for small-to medium-scale projects; support other team members in the development of medium-to large-scale grant applications with a high level of responsibility for the finished product; and lead Public Health Division strategic projects as assigned.
Diversity & Inclusion: As a Health Department employee you will contribute to a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.
Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, social sciences, public administration, business, statistics/math or a related field; AND
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible and major program development, policy analysis, or program compliance/monitoring and evaluation experience.
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.
SCREENING & EVALUATION:
The Application Packet:
A cover letter addressing why you are interested in this opportunity with us and how your qualifications and experiences make you the ideal candidate for this position.
Responses to supplemental questions and writing sample listed below.
1. Highlight your experience working with program staff and community members to develop and write grant applications, reports, data briefs, needs assessments, equity-driven strategic goals and priorities, and other content related to public health, clinical services, behavioral health, and/or related topics.
2. Provide examples of how you have utilized data to describe public health, physical health, behavioral health, and/or related issues. Supplement your examples with how you have integrated a health equity framework, social determinants of health, risk and protective factors, and/or population-level health outcome indicators. List data sources you are familiar with utilizing.
3. Please attach a relevant writing sample(s) that illustrate your experience developing and writing grant applications, reports, data briefs, needs assessments, and other content related to public health, clinical services, behavioral health, and/or related topics. As relevant and available, supplement writing sample(s) with examples of the following: budgets, work plans, timelines, graphs, maps, bibliographies, and/or program descriptions you have developed.
Internal Number: R-1728
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