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Public Health Educator - Harm Reduction

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Added Oct 25, 2022
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PURPOSE: Performs a variety of tasks in support of the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s (KDPH) Harm Reduction Program including serving as Planning Section Chief for the Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit. Developing and coordinating state-wide harm reduction trainings and meetings through coordination with public health professionals, and other subject matter experts. Performs other duties as required. This position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

FLSA: Non-Exempt Leave/Termination Notice Requirement Classification: Professional

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Harm Reduction Program Manager, KDPH $19.882 – $31.812 – Hourly $3,230.84 – $5,169.46 – 37.5 Hr. Monthly Salary


PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months.


  1. Responsible for specific duties as assigned, e.g.
  • Develop educational and program materials for presentations and trainings.
  • Facilitate and coordinate trainings/meetings for statewide harm reduction staff at local health departments.
  • Collaborate with statewide harm reduction partners and local health departments.
  • Assist in grant application development and reporting.
  • Assist in data development for use in newsletters and other educational materials.
  • Maintains harm reduction program related website pages and training schedules for the program.
  • Assist with overdose prevention and naloxone distribution strategic planning.
  • Utilizes federal and state IT systems to collect, maintain, and analyze data, trends, and other public health-related information. Compiles data to evaluate program effectiveness and to help shape polices, processes, and plans for KDPH.
  • Serves as Planning Section Chief for the Annual Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit and develops, schedules, and conducts planning meetings through coordination with public health professionals, education professionals and other subject matter experts to support event goals and objectives.
  1. Other duties as assigned.



Education: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree.

Experience, Training, or Skills: Four years of professional full-time experience in administration, project management, public health, or health program administration.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: A master’s degree in public health; or a health related field will substitute for two years of required experience.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Professional experience in health program administration, public health, public health project management will substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.


Special Knowledge and Skills: This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent technical report writing and public presentation skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to facilitate groups. Must be highly organized with ability to prioritize work, ability to collect, organize and evaluate information for reporting needs. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) certification preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is typically in both an office and in a field setting. Travel is required. Workdays and hours vary and are based upon needs for services.

LIST OF EQUIPMENT NECESSARY TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: General Office Equipment – computer, calculator, fax machine, copier, telephone, printer, and access to the internet for online systems.


  1. Current TB skin test indicating no evidence of communicable disease.
  2. Possible physical management (lifting, balancing, maneuvering).

Additional Requirements:

  • This position requires a clean drug screen prior to and randomly throughout employment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Background checks conducted prior to hire and updated annually.
  • Some local and out of state travel opportunities for training, conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Position may require variations in hours to meet project deadlines to include overtime.
  • Required to maintain a valid driver’s license and required to drive a licensed vehicle.

Specific details

Employer Kentucky Department for Public Health


275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky

Advert details

Advert ID: 131
Displayed: 137
Expires: Dec 24, 2022
In categories: State Health Department