Commercial Tobacco and Cannabis Prevention Equity & Social Justice Coordinator – DOH6306
Washington Department of Health, Office of Community Based Prevention
Closing: Open & Continuous
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This Commercial Tobacco and Cannabis Prevention Equity & Social Justice Coordinator (HSC3) position supports the Department of Health’s (DOH) mission protect and improve the health of people in Washington by supporting and collaborating with our partners and stakeholders to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities.
This Health Services Consultant 3 position serves as the Commercial Tobacco and Cannabis Prevention Equity & Social Justice Coordinator for the Youth Cannabis & Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program/Unit (YCCTPP) and the Community Partnership Unit (CPU) within the Community Based Prevention Section (CBP). This position directly reports to the Community Partnership Manager within the Community Based Prevention (CBP) Section. This position will be responsible for coordinating and/or supporting the planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategies, activities, and tactics to reduce commercial tobacco- and cannabis-related disparities and serve as contract manager for community-based and tribal-related organizations addressing the reduction and elimination of disparities and the advancement of equity and social justice.
Commercial tobacco prevention efforts focus on approved work plan activities of the DP20-2001 National and State Tobacco Control Program federal grant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and selected strategies and tactics articulated in the Washington State Five-Year Tobacco Prevention and Control Strategic Plan. Cannabis prevention and education efforts focus on the implementation of the Legislative mandate codified in RCW 69.50.540 that requires the Department to create, implement, operate and manage a cannabis education and public health program that contains the following:
- A cannabis use public health hotline that provides treatment referrals utilizing evidence-based or research-based public health approaches and does not solely advocate an abstinence-only approach.
- A grants program for local health agencies and/or community based organizations that supports development and implementation of coordination intervention strategies for prevention and reduction of cannabis use by youth.
- Media-based education campaigns across television, internet, radio, print, and out-of-home advertising, separately targeting youth and adults that provide medically and scientifically accurate information about the health and safety risks posed by cannabis use.
This is a full-time permanent Health Services Consultant 3 position located with the Division of Prevention and Community Health in the Community Based Prevention Office.
The duty station for this position is Tumwater, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected. When approved to return, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. An alternative work schedule may be considered upon request and supervisor approval. Telework – once returned to the duty station for work activities, may be considered upon request with supervisory approval.