276-001 - INJURY PREV SVCS MGR
|Class Title: Manager, Injury Prevention Services |
Grade Number: 14N - Exempt
Department: Community of Economic Development, Health
The Injury Prevention Services manager performs a variety of managerial and administrative duties in the field of health promotion, intentional and unintentional injury prevention with supervisory responsibility and addressing community health needs.
Works under the supervision of the Associate Director, Environmental Health
Supervision over Community Health Specialists, Injury Prevention Services, and the Opioid Prevention Administrative Coordinator
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(A) Oversees injury surveillance activities which identify community safety needs.
(B) Supervises and manages professional injury prevention staff activities in the office and community settings. Conducts employee evaluations annually.
(C) Develops and/or partners with the community and local agencies and businesses to implement injury prevention interventions.
(D) Directs intentional and unintentional injury prevention programs and campaigns in the community based on evidence of local/regional data, with emphasis on child and adult education.
(E) Administers injury grants and seeks additional program revenue by identifying and applying for grants and business sponsorships.
(F) Disseminates information to the public about injury prevention issues through the media, direct public consultation, and public campaigns.
(G) Assures adequate staff training to maintain proficiency in injury prevention and public health core competencies including emergency response competencies.
(H) Promotes training in injury prevention for other bureau staff, and provides in service training for teachers and community agency staff.
(I) Provide quality and effective customer service with courtesy and understanding to our customers, citizens and internal departments.
(J) Plans and prepares the annual budget and program plans for the Injury Prevention Division.
(K) Coordinates the SafeKids Allentown-Bethlehem Coalition
(L) Interacts with other City bureaus, County, State, and Federal agencies involved in public health and injury prevention.
(M) Available to respond to public health emergencies and assume the role designated for him/her in the public health emergency response plan.
(N) Acquires, maintains, and demonstrates the public health core competency skill levels listed below:
Proficient - Analytic Assessment, Policy Development / Program Planning, Communications, Cultural Competency, Community dimensions of Practice, Basic Public Health Sciences, Financial Planning and Management, and Leadership and Systems thinking
(O) Performs other duties as required.
Education and Experience:
(A) Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in safety, public health or related discipline desirable;
(B) A minimum of 2 years' experience in injury prevention, public health or related field desired; or
(C) Equivalent combination of related education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
(D) Bi-Lingual/Spanish preferred.
(E) Within one year will become a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and a Matter of Balance Coach.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Knowledge of injury prevention principals, public safety laws, workplace safety rules and procedures and public health education techniques.
(B) Knowledge of office administration and management principals including personnel policies and ability to assess budgetary needs.
(C) Knowledge of the use of computers in word processing, data compilation, analysis and research.
(D) Ability to plan and supervise the work of the injury prevention staff.
(E) Ability to present formal injury prevention training programs.
(F) Effective communication skills, including ability to develop and express ideas and opinions concisely, comprehensively and clearly in oral and written form.
(G) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; government, professional and non-professional groups and the general public.
(H) Ability to analyze and interpret data to assess need and develop interventions to address and mitigate injury incidences.
(I) Possession of a valid driver's license required.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Daily use of a motor vehicle, computers, printers, photocopiers, phone, multimedia equipment (e.g., portable projectors, projection screens) and other electronic devices.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may have prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to access and navigate all areas of the facilities.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.