[PNWHEALTH] Position Available in Tacoma
JBritt at tpchd.org
Tue May 15 09:12:06 PDT 2007
PREVENTION SPECIALIST - BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Regular, Full-time (1.0 FTE)
Salary Range: $48,859 - $62,545 /Annually
Applications with Supplemental Questionnaire and Affidavit of
Non-Tobacco Use will be accepted from
May 14, 2007 - Open until a sufficient pool of candidates has been
Recruiter: Patty Smith (253) 798-6459
This is an advanced professional classification located in the
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD). Under the general
direction of a manager, the Prevention Specialist will:
Develop and implement programs, projects and processes designed to
increase physical activity among selected Pierce County populations.
Work with land use and transportation planners, city and county
officials, non-motorized transportation advocates, school officials,
parks representatives and other community stakeholders to increase the
opportunities for walking, bicycling and other forms of physical
activity as well as enhancements to the built environment that improve
access to healthy foods.
Develop and implement programs to promote the increased use of existing
opportunities for physical activity.
Lead, facilitate and provide technical assistance to complex,
politically-sensitive multi-stakeholder planning and decision making
processes that influence the built environment.
Participate as a member of the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team,
whose overarching goal is the prevention of obesity. An employee in this
classification will regularly exercise discretion and independent
judgment. The Prevention Specialist is a core staff member who will
work individually as well as with teams and other Departmental staff.
Education and Experience
A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Planning, Education,
Communications, Social Marketing or closely related field, or the
equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, and two
years of relevant professional-level experience which adequately
illustrates the attainment of knowledge, skills, abilities and other
requirements of the job listed. For this position, familiarity with
land use planning, transportation planning, urban or community
development is highly desirable. Comfort with complex community
decision-making processes is also highly desirable.
The full recruitment and application materials can be found at
www.tpchd.org or by contacting Patty Smith in HR at the above
I am also happy to field additional questions about the position
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