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State of Michigan Health Education Unit Manager in Lansing, Michigan

Job Description

The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.

The employee functions as a first-line professional manager of professional positions in a complex work area. The unit staff are responsible for the development of health and risk communication campaigns and materials using established communication theories and models that are needed to encourage health behavior change on behalf of all Sections and programs in the Division of Environmental Health. This position will provide leadership for this service-orientated unit in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health and risk communication programming for all other units and sections throughout the Division with support of the Community Education and Outreach Section Manager, aligning staff workplans with organizational needs and priorities. This position will also prepare and maintain staffing, budget, and metrics reports, as well as develop strategies for continuous quality improvement. This unit may work with local, state, and federal partners to identify and implement health and risk communication objectives for responding to environmental public health hazards.

This manager may, on occasion, be called to realign staff priorities as needed to provide skilled professional risk communications surge capacity for other divisions in the bureau in the event of public health emergencies such as COVID- 19. This role is critical to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Michigan.

This is a dynamic position requiring the unit manager to work as part of a team to provide health and risk communication services across the Division of Environmental Health, as well as work closely with a range of local, state, and federal government staff and community members to ensure health education plans align with division and state priorities and serve to effectively educate the people of Michigan on methods to personally mitigate environmental health hazards, improving the health of the community.

Click here to view the Position Description & here to view the Job Specification_ _To be considered for this position you must:

  • Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
  • Relevant experience and/or education referred to in the supplemental questions must be documented in the resume, transcript and/or application to allow for accurate screening.
  • Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
  • Attach a cover letter.
  • If applicable, attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts. We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature. *Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered. See instructions for attaching files here: *Instructions Required Education and Experience


Possession of a master's degree in public health or a public health related field such as nursing, epidemiology, health education, dietetics/nutrition management, genetics, social work, public administration, counseling with a concentration in community agencies, speech and hearing, audiometry, audiology, or special education with specialization in blind/visual disabilities.


Five years of professional, post-master's experience as a consultant in a field of public health equivalent to a Public Health Consultant, including three years equivalent to a Public Health Consultant P11, two years equivalent to a Public Health Consultant 12, or one year equivalent to a Public Health Consultant 13.

Additional Requirements and Information

Some positions may require the possession of specialized education and experience in audiology and/or speech.

This position is located at 333 S. Grand Ave., Lansing, Michigan.

*Your application for any position does not guarantee you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results. *

*As a Condition of Employment: *this position requires successful completion of a background investigation and a criminal records check.

The Department of Health & Human Services reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

For information about this specific position, please email MDHHSVacancies@michigan.gov. Please reference the job posting number in subject line.

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Salary: $32.90 - $49.02 Hourly

Location: Lansing, MI

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Department: Health and Human Services - Central Office

Job Number: 3901-20-PH-EPI-115-EST

Closing: 4/21/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone: (800) 788-1766 State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan