Community Health Consultant | Scott County, Iowa

Summary of work

Under general supervision, the Community Health Consultant supports the delivery of health promotion, public safety, and disease prevention services in Scott County through the collection and analysis of information and the planning of goals and public health partnerships.

$27.63/hr – $32.04/hr to start depending on qualifications.

Professional responsibilities

Essential duties, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative tasks, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a complete list of all the duties and tasks performed by holders of this class. Employees must be present and ready to begin work at their assigned workplace on the days and times specified. Factors such as regular attendance at work are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Facilitates the development of grant applications and the completion of contractual requirements; participates in the planning and development of new and existing programs.

Organizes and facilitates the development of program-specific health education and awareness campaigns using multiple types of media.

Conduct quality assurance activities for programs and services, including program audits, billing and patient records.

Develops, assesses, updates and exercises local public health preparedness plans internally and externally.

Oversees Scott County Health Department social media platforms; maintains content on the ministry’s website.

Manages data systems and software related to the program; provides technical support; coordinates external technical support.

Facilitates community health needs assessments and improvement plans for department, programs and contracts.

Participates in a variety of meetings and committees as required or requested; serves as a liaison with external agencies and organizations to represent health service responsibilities and provide assistance when needed.

Maintains documents and records; updates database information to document program activities.

Participates in departmental efforts related to accreditation/reaccreditation, performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development.

May act as public information officer for the Department of Health responding to inquiries from the public and news media; participates in determining which staff member would best represent the health service in speaking on the particular topic; prepares the spokesperson for interviews.

Orders and maintains an inventory of all program and marketing supplies.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify the County PRIDE philosophy through their actions.

Performs assigned related duties.

Initial Review Standards

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
Bachelor’s degree in public health, health sciences or related field; AND two (2) years of experience in public health, including one (1) year of planning experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Master’s degree preferred.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, state and federal laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.

Planning, implementation and insurance of grants and contracts.

Principles and practices of project management.

Social media platforms.

Principles, practices and methods of marketing and public relations.

Health and data literacy.

Quality assurance methods used in public health programs.

Competence in:
Deliver informational presentations to large and small groups of varying ages and backgrounds.

Interact tactfully and professionally with county staff, outside agencies and the public.

Analyze data and information related to a problem to develop reasonable solutions.

Work effectively independently and as part of a team.

Operate a computer, including standard software and some specialized software.

Navigate social media platforms and posts.

Development and implementation of public health preparedness plans.

Management and administration of data systems.

Work effectively independently and as part of a team.

Preparing and writing grants.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Additional information

Licensing and certification requirements

Physical requirements and working environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment and in various locations throughout Scott County.
May be required to lift and move up to 50 lbs.


The following is a summary of benefits available to non-union county employees. The benefits for employees covered by a collective agreement may vary somewhat depending on the specific contractual provisions.

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