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Tobacco Enforcement and Education Officer (.50 FTE POSITION)

Company: City of Columbia, MO
Location: Columbia
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Assure compliance to the City of Columbia's Code of Ordinances related to use of tobacco and tobacco related products by conducting audits, inspections, and educational services that pertain to the use of these products.
Essential Job Functions

  • Train and schedule youth buyers.
    • Establish and maintain a list of organizations that sell tobacco and tobacco products.
      • Conduct regular tobacco audits of establishments that sell tobacco products and keep records on establishments that sell these products.
        • Generate reports that compile all inspection and audit data assuring audit data is open to the public.

          Ancillary Job Functions
          • Attend legal proceedings regarding violations as needed.
            • Compile inspection and audit data. Analyze data and publish report.
              • Issue violation documents to tobacco retailers.
                • Work with the City prosecutor regarding establishments in violation of City ordinances through communications including reports and affidavits.
                  • Create and maintain accurate records.
                    • Provide education to retailers, staff and the general community.
                      • Serve on departmental work groups as requested.
                        • Perform other related duties as assigned.

                          Education and Experience - An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered
                          • Bachelor's degree preferred.
                            • Certified Health Education Specialist preferred.
                              • One year of relevant experience.
                                • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and safe driving record
                                  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position
                                  • Knowledge of current principles, practices, and processes employed in tobacco education.
                                    • Thorough knowledge of psychological, socioeconomic, and cultural determinants of health.
                                      • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate education for diverse populations.
                                        • Ability to communicate audit and inspection findings in an effective manner.
                                          • Ability to navigate and utilize the electronic health department records system.
                                            • Ability to provide guidance and train others including youth buyers on how to conduct tobacco audits and work with them to conduct the audits.
                                              • Ability to build and strengthen partnerships with local health leaders, schools, and community groups to establish goals, objectives, priorities, and performance measures.
                                                • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
                                                  • Ability to use personal computer and standard word processing/spreadsheet applications.
                                                    • Ability to prepare surveys and statistical reports.
                                                      • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
                                                        • Effective customer service skills and ability to deal with conflict and confrontational customers.
                                                          Work Environment - Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job
                                                          • May be exposed to inclement outdoor weather and tobacco smoke.
                                                            • Exposed to moderate noise levels.
                                                              Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
                                                              • Regularly required to sit, talk and hear.
                                                                • Must be able to grasp, push, drive, reach with hands/arms, and stoop/crouch.
                                                                  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement to type and work on computer.
                                                                    • Must have clarity of vision and precise hand-eye coordination.
                                                                      • May be required to lift up to 10 pounds.
                                                                        • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

                                                                          Hours/DaysThis is a part time (20 hrs per week) position.
                                                                          Supervision ExercisedNone.
                                                                          Starting Salary $20.04/hr -$25.53/hr; Commensurate w/Training and Experience
                                                                          Pay Grade C5
                                                                          Number of Positions Available 1
                                                                          Deadline to Apply 03/16/2023
                                                                          Open Until Filled No
                                                                          Special Instructions to ApplicantsOur PHHS department is a nationally accredited local public health agency that is passionate about improving, protecting and promoting the health and well-being of our communities.
                                                                          We are committed to a welcoming, accessible, and an equitable workplace that values diversity, equal opportunity and health equity. PHHS characterizes inclusion as creating a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully and have equal access to opportunities and can contribute fully to the work of our agency.
                                                                          Notice to ApplicantsIndividuals needing accommodation to apply may call 573.874.CITY (2489)

                                                                          TTY: 711 (MO RELAY)

                                                                          THE CITY OF COLUMBIA IS A MERIT, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: MALE / FEMALE

                                                                          THE CITY OF COLUMBIA REQUIRES PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING

                                                                          The City of Columbia participates in the federal E-Verify work authorization program

Keywords: City of Columbia, MO, Columbia , Tobacco Enforcement and Education Officer (.50 FTE POSITION), Education / Teaching , Columbia, South Carolina

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