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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT:

The Jessamine County Health Department operates under the Local Health Department Merit System Regulations as administered by the Department for Public Health.  All applicants for classified positions will be reviewed and qualified by the Department for Public Health Personnel Branch.  The regulations may be viewed here.

The Health Department may contract with staffing companies, such as Go-Hire Employment and Development, to oversee certain job positions. If such company is utilized, the application process will differ and will be noted within the job posting.

APPLICATIONS

Contractual Employment Positions: The following application must be completed and submitted either electronically to Rebecca Wallace at rebeccap.wallace@ky.gov or delivered to 210 East Walnut Street, Nicholasville KY 40356. Note: For electronic submissions, please click “Submit Application” at the very end of the application once completed. For record keeping, we recommend you save a copy of the completed application.

Merit System Employment Positions: Apply at https://KOG.CHFS.KY.GOV/HOME.Create a citizen’s account and search LHDCOS (search and apply).

Each job posting below will specify which application you must submit.

 

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Health Environmentalist I

The Jessamine County Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Health Environmentalist I.

General Duties include:

Perform work of moderate difficulty while receiving training in the application of environmental health programs and in the enforcement of regulations through formal classroom training and on-the-job experience. Perform duties with close monitoring by professional supervisory personnel until properly trained to perform functions independently. Primary function will be the inspection of food establishments for compliance with state regulations pertaining to sanitation. Other functions will include regular inspections of hotels, schools, swimming pools and youth camps to ensure compliance with state and local regulations pertaining to environmental health. Primary contact for rabies programs. Other duties may include water samples, nuisance complaint investigations and other activities related to environmental health. Request assistance from supervisors in situations beyond his/her scope of training and experience. Interpret reports generated by the Environmental Health Management Information System (EHMIS)/Graphical Users Interface (GUI) system. Analyze and interpret data regarding test results, inspections results, etc. and present results to appropriate types of audiences.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelor Degree from a college or university with a minor or twenty-four (24) semester hours in environmental health, biological or physical science or registration as a Kentucky Environmental Specialist/Sanitarian under KRS 223.

Special Requirements:  (Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.)  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.  Use of personal vehicle required with mileage reimbursement provided.

Note:  an individual upon employment must become registered under the provisions of KRS 223 to remain a permanent employee per Administrative Regulations 902KAR 8:080.

Starting Salary:  $17.96 – $22.42/hr – negotiable with additional experience. Grade 15

Apply at https://KOG.CHFS.KY.GOV/HOME.Create a citizen’s account and search LHDCOS (search and apply).Completed application must be submitted by April 15, 2022. Transcripts must be uploaded before the close date of the advertisement if post-secondary education is required or may be substituted for experience. Transcripts must list the degree awarded. Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview, and/or demonstration of skills testing. Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Resume will not substitute for completed application.

Population Health Director

The Jessamine County Health Department is accepting applications for contractual employment of a full time Population Health Director.

General Duties include:  This position will serve as a member of the organization’s leadership team under the direction of the Executive Director.  Main responsibilities of this position will be to lead the organization in the following areas:  Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Planning; Healthy & Safe Communities Coalition ensuring the effective coordination of community/stakeholder engagement to ensure the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of strategic activities as defined by the CHIP;  Community Education through evidence-based programs with an emphasis on targeted populations such as schools and maternal and child health;  Quality Improvement and Performance Management process to assist program managers in assessment, development, maintenance, reporting and monitoring of performance;  supervision of Population Health Strategists supporting aforementioned activities;  other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Minimum Education, Training, or Experience:

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in the field of public health, health and human services, public safety, or other related field that may be applicable.

EXPERIENCE: Must have five (5) years of health, human services or public safety experience.  Prior supervisory experience preferred.

SUBSTITUTION FOR EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in related services fields will substitute for one (1) year of experience required. A professional license in the health or human services fields will substitute for an additional year of experience.

Special Requirements:  (Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.)  Must have a current driver’s license, reliable transportation, and current vehicle insurance.

Starting Salary:  $25/hr – May be adjusted at agency’s discretion based upon additional education, experience, licensure, certifications, etc. Agency Benefits provided.

Contractual Applications may be obtained at the Jessamine County Health Department, 210 E Walnut St, Nicholasville, KY 40356 or https://www.jessaminehealth.org/jobs/

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business May 13, 2022, to Attn: Personnel, Jessamine County Health Department, 210 E Walnut St, Nicholasville, Ky  40356

Resume will not substitute for completed application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants and employees in this classification will be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

Social Worker/Case Manager

The Jessamine County Health Department is accepting applications for contractual employment of a full time Social Worker/Case Manager to support the OD2A (Overdose to Action) Grant.

General Duties include

The goals and objectives of this position are to reduce drug overdoses and the recidivism rate of Jessamine County Detention Center inmates incarcerated for drug related arrests through engagement with a case manager prior to their release and then connecting with a peer support specialist to serve as a mentor. The case manager will utilize best practices to help prevent drug overdoses. By collaborating with local community partners, individuals from this vulnerable population will be connected to the vital health and social resources they need in order to reduce their risk of overdose.

The Employee is responsible for specific duties as assigned:

  • Directly work with incarcerated populations through the detention center
  • Serve on the multidisciplinary data focus group to identify community resources and barriers identified
  • Abide by practices outlined in the evidence-based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment framework
  • Complete a case management or service coordinator certification program offered and approved by the state within six months of employment
  • Connect individuals with peer support specialist as outlined in case management plan
  • Able to work independently and have excellent management skills
  • Provide case management to 25 individuals on the case load at all times. Clients will have SMI/SUD diagnosis and possible chronic health conditions
  • Connect individuals to transportation services when necessary to appointments with mental health and medical providers, as well as out in the community
  • Link and coordinate needed health and social services for each client with community partners
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Participate on monthly conference with Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Inform partners monthly of review status and progress of clients actively engaged in case management plan
  • Recommend project performance improvements, as needed
  • Must complete paperwork on electronic medical record
  • Other duties as assigned by Appointing Authority.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in human services, social work, psychology, nursing or related field. Experience working with individuals in the incarcerated population and/or those individuals with a substance use disorder

Special Requirements: (Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.)  Must have a current driver’s license, reliable transportation, and current vehicle insurance.

Starting Salary:  $15.00/hr – Entry level with no experience. May be adjusted at agency’s discretion based upon additional education, experience, licensure, certifications, etc. Agency Benefits provided.

Contractual Applications may be obtained at the Jessamine County Health Department, 210 E Walnut St, Nicholasville, KY 40356 or https://www.jessaminehealth.org/jobs/ 

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business April 22, 2022 to Attn: Personnel, Jessamine County Health Department, 210 E Walnut St, Nicholasville, Ky  40356

Resume will not substitute for completed application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants and employees in this classification will be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.