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Job Opening - Closes 11/18/18

Prevention Specialist

Eastern Idaho Public Health has an opening for a full-time Health Education Specialist, Senior for the Partnership for Success Grant to manage the Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Program.  This is a state substance use disorder prevention grant which is sub-granted to communities, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The program aims to reduce underage drinking, marijuana use, and methamphetamine use with a comprehensive array of prevention strategies.  This position will participate in overall program planning, implementation, and management of the funding at the district-level, within defined guidelines, but must coordinate with the Regional Behavioral Health Board.

This is a limited service position with funding expected to last until 2023.

Position:  Health Education Specialist, Senior
Hours: Full-time, Monday - Friday

Open for Recruitment: 

Closes at 5:00 p.m. on November 18, 2018
Starting Salary: $20.67 per hour + depending on education, and experience
Location:  Idaho Falls
To Apply:

Register online at: https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/Apply/login.asp

For More Info:

Call 533-3162 or email hr@eiph.idaho.gov


  • Conduct a limited community assessment.
  • Develop project action plans, project goals, objectives, and work timelines.
  • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to write and implement action plans to ensure the completion of a comprehensive array of substance abuse prevention strategies at the district level.
  • Plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate regional substance abuse prevention activities.
  • Develop and monitor service/contract agreements and quality assurance.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Manage program budget and resources.
  • Coordinate media campaign material dissemination within the district, including social media platforms.
  • Facilitate the implementation of evidence-based substance abuse prevention curriculum for community.
  • Identify other agencies and organizations as project partners.
  • Consult with and provide problem solving assistance partners on matters related to project activities.
  • Report progress in accordance to state requirements.


  • Good knowledge of: public health education principles and practices to include needs assessment, information dissemination and community organization relating to common health problems; basic disease etiologies and preventive strategies; survey methods and basic statistics used to collect and interpret data; training methods.
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating public health education programs.
  • Developing or reviewing, and evaluating health-related informational material.


  • Successful candidate must be eligible for Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential or equivalent within 18 months of hire.


  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Retirement Plan

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