Public Health Program Coordinator

City of Austin, TX
September 22, 2022
Austin, TX
Job Type


Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to public health/human services programming, public health/human services planning, or public health/human services program management.
  • Related experience may substitute for education up to a maximum substitution of four (4) years.
  • Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one (1) year of the required work experience.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • None.

Notes to Applicants
Position Overview:
This position will help meet the program's mission of promoting and improving overall sexual health outcomes through education, community engagement, and youth development. Specifically, this position will:

  • Promote evidence-based curricula with a trauma-informed approach to sexual health education for middle school, high school, and college-aged youth
  • Support community & school outreach in Austin/Travis county including in-school and out-of-school resources for program implementation
  • Support contracts, budgets, MOU , and agreements with community & school partners for program expansion


  • If you are selected for this position and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

APH Information:

Immunization Requirement:
Due to high-risk areas, Austin Public Health employees must comply with the department's immunization policy.

Regarding your application:

  • Qualifying education experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities must be clearly stated on your application.
  • Resumes are required , but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the hiring department.
  • A cover letter is required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.
  • Work experience listed must include a month, year, and a verifiable Supervisor or Human Resources phone number.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Each individual who submits an Application as provided in the Municipal Civil Service Rules and meets the Minimum Qualifications for a Competitive Position shall be considered a Candidate for that Position. Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the Department or division that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

Additional Information:

  • When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned activities that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends with possible deployment to locations other than the Austin Public Health.
  • This position is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness ( PSF ) Program. This program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans. To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.

If you are selected to interview:

  • Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference
  • This position will require a pre-employment Criminal Background Investigation ( CBI ).
  • If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED , undergraduate, and/or graduate degrees, will be required.

Electronic Notification to Applications:

  • Applicants will be notified via e-mail to communicate important information related to the status of their application as part of an ongoing effort to increase operational efficiency, promote a green environment and minimize delays and costs.
  • Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our e-mails or fail to check your inbox in a timely manner.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

Pay Range
$22.95 - $29.26

Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Evenings, weekends required when youth programming is occurring

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Public Health
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Grant Funded
Category Professional
Location 1200 Montopolis Drive
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working with adolescents/youth in the area of positive youth development/teen health
  • Experience in direct implementation of an adolescent sexual health curriculum
  • Experience coordinating sub-grantee partnerships with in-school and out of school partners
  • Experience in contract management, budget management and MOU /inter-local agreement processes
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Plans goals, objectives, for assigned programs. Develops policies and procedures. Evaluates programs to determine compliance with Federal, State, Local, and departmental regulations. Develops and conducts orientation and training sessions for program staff. Assists in budget preparation. Promotes assigned programs through relevant media. Investigates client or community complaints. Handles personnel issues. Performs other tasks as required.

Responsibilities - Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of the area of specialization.
  • Knowledge of current principles and practices of planning and program implementation.
  • Knowledge of organization and administration of public health and/or human service programs.
  • Knowledge of program monitoring and policy analysis.
  • Skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing.
  • Skill in establishing effective and constructive working relationships.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The minimum qualifications for the Public Health Program Coordinator position are: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus four (4) years of experience in a field related to public health/human services programming, public health/human services planning, or public health/human services program management. Related experience may substitute for education up to a maximum substitution of four (4) years. Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one (1) year of the required work experience. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?

  • Yes
  • No

* If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?

  • Yes
  • No

* How have you been educated to understand the history of Black and Brown people in the United States? (Open Ended Question)
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your knowledge and/or experience leading youth aged participants.(Open Ended Question)
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience providing sexual health, pregnancy prevention and reproductive health education to adolescents. (Open Ended Question)
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your ability to form meaningful partnerships with community leaders, families and youth serving organizations within communities of color and what steps do you take to maintain relationships? (Open Ended Question)
(Open Ended Question)
* What experience do you have in contract management, budget management and inter local agreements?
(Open Ended Question)
* Due to working in high risk areas, applicants applying for this position must comply with the departments immunization policy as a condition of employment. Can you meet this requirement?

  • Yes, I will comply to the vaccinations required by the APH department
  • No, I cannot meet this requirement

* In the prior twelve months have you been employed by, owned any interest in, or been an officer or board member, for any business entity, including a non-profit organization, that is transacting any business with the City of Austin, including a recipient of any contracts, grants, or any funds of any kind from the City of Austin?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

If you answered yes to the previous question, please explain below.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?

  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
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