City of San AntonioSan Antonio 78205
Full Time
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Health Program Specialist Igrant Funded

City of San Antonio
Full Time 30 or more per week ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, no public services at this location, 111 Soledad St Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States Apply before 9/30/2023 11:59


Under direction, is responsible for performing routine public health work in one of several public health programs. Work involves planning and developing public health education program activities and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, and community organizations. The work is generally investigative, regulatory, educational, and consultative in nature. Exercises no supervision. 

This position is a "grant funded" position, therefore unclassified and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason. 

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) provides public health services to clients, which may include risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Employees in high-risk positions will be required to obtain relevant immunizations, per . Review and consideration will be given to requests for exemption from this policy.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) is committed to advancing health equity throughout the community and to creating a work environment in which all staff feel valued, respected, and accepted. Per , all employees are expected to apply a health equity lens to programs, services, and decision making that directly impact the communities we serve.
Work Location
512 E. Highland Blvd., Ste. 150 (78210)

Work Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday 

Essential Job Functions

Essential job functions vary according to division assignment within the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

  • Implements evidence-based prevention initiatives to help the community improve and maintain their health.
  • May conduct field outreach to participate in community initiatives.
  • Maintains relationships with community and partner organizations regarding health initiatives.
  • Interviews persons to determine demographic, medically relevant information, and risk factor data.
  • Contacts physicians, hospitals, and medical laboratories to obtain patient information.
  • Counsels patients concerning risk reduction and behavior modification.
  • Collects data for use in planning and evaluating the effectiveness of public health education programs.
  • Conducts data entry.
  • Provides public health education to individuals.
  • Serves as an education and information resource to the public on health and public health issues for the community.
  • May assist in collecting and preparing materials in response to public health information and report requests.
  • May train personnel.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with preferable coursework in public health, health promotion, sciences, social sciences, or other health-related field.
  • Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. 
  • Any applicant selected for this position must have a background check completed with results satisfactory to the City of San Antonio and successfully complete the City of San Antonio’s Cash-Handling Certification Training.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written).
Applicant Information
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current public health programs, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of public health laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to interpret public health laws and regulations.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to document clearly and concisely pertinent information.
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to deliver formal presentations to small and large groups.
  • Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts.
  • Ability to comply with all OSHA regulations and current immunization policies.
  • Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position, with or without accommodations.
  • Ability to work in an inside environment and out in the field.