Boulder County Public Health department is seeking to hire a Bilingual Community Health Specialist. Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of death in the United States. The Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (TEPP) Program recognizes that prioritizing basic needs is essential in preventing tobacco use. Ensuring that residents live in stable housing is a protective factor and will decrease rates of smoking in Boulder County, especially among under-resourced populations.

This position will address root causes of tobacco use such as housing affordability and insecurity issues in Boulder County; collaborate with community partners and members; and participate in strategic planning processes within the county. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with the social, environmental, and political determinants of health, an understanding of community systems and how to impact change, and ability to build and maintain community relationships in Boulder County.

This is a grant-funded, full-time, benefited position. This position will work Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm. This position will work remotely, and out of 3450 Broadway St. Boulder, Colorado. Under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, this position is exempt.

Boulder County requires its employees to reside in the state of Colorado as of the first day of work.

2023 Hiring Salary Range: $58,704.00 – $71,628.00 Annually
2023 Classification Salary Range: $58,704.00 – $84,552.00 Annually

Tentative Hiring Timeline:
First Round Interviews: week of December 19th and 26th
Second Round Interviews: week of January 2nd
Language Proficiency Test: week of January 10th
Reference Check: week of January 10th
Examples of Duties

Using best and promising practices, collaborates with staff and partners to implement the TEPP work plan and lead individual projects
Participates in policy analysis on housing policy in the Boulder County community
Develops and maintains community partnerships that advance tobacco prevention and control in the county
Develops, conducts, and evaluates culturally relevant educational presentations and trainings for a variety of community-based organizations and groups
Actively participates in strategic planning sessions and grant-writing activities
Participates in program evaluation activities, including the development of evaluation tools
Maintains clear and accurate project management and activity records
Performs other duties, as assigned
May be reassigned in an emergency response (e.g., disease outbreaks, floods, wildfires, etc.)
Required Qualifications

PLEASE NOTE: When submitting your application be sure to include all relevant education and experience, as applications are screened based on the qualifications listed in this position announcement. Applications that do not appear to meet minimum qualifications, as outlined below, will not be considered. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completed applications.

Please be aware that your cover letter and resume will not be accessed in the initial screening process, so you must complete your application and supplemental questions with as much detail as possible. Any personally identifiable information (PII) such as name and address will be redacted from applications that meet the minimum screening requirements and are forwarded to the hiring manager. If the hiring manager selects you to advance in the hiring process, your cover letter and resume will then be accessible to the hiring team.

Boulder County is looking for well qualified candidates to fill our positions. Any combination of relevant education and experience is encouraged. In this position, we are looking for a minimum of 6 years of combined related education and professional experience in local systems, including public health, social work, education, or other associated fields.

Applicants must demonstrate fluency at the time of the pre-employment screening process. Spanish language proficiency will be determined through standardized demonstration and written and oral testing.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of housing affordability and instability issues
Proficient in standard computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Must be culturally responsive with the ability to respectfully work with clients of various identities and socioeconomic backgrounds in an inclusive and nonjudgmental fashion
Working knowledge of authentic community engagement principals and ability to apply those principals when working with the community

Ability to work effectively with youth and young adults
Ability to competently work with agencies with varying organizational cultures that serve diverse populations.
Skill in demonstrating a cooperative, professional attitude to cultivate relationships both within and outside the organization.
Ability to work effectively on a team, as well as independently.
Ability to successfully implement grant deliverables in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
Ability to interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies, rules, and regulations.

About Boulder County Public Health

Boulder County is a family-friendly workplace dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all employees. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.