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Health Services, Department of

Tobacco Health Disparities & Treating Tobacco Dependence Coordinator - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 17-00705

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Tobacco Health Disparities & Treating Tobacco Dependence Coordinator

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting salary will be between $22.47 and $37.08 per hour, plus excellent benefits. The pay schedule/range is 07-03. A 12 month probationary period is required.
Katie Piekarski, HR Specialist, 608-266-2561,
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Deadline to Apply:
The previous publication date was 3/17/17. The previous deadline date was 3/31/17.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH) is currently recruiting an Human Services Program Coordinator-Senior position in the Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Tobacco Prevention and Control Section. Come see why DHS is such a fun place to work!

DHS’ Central Office (1 West Wilson Street) is in the heart of downtown Madison on the shore of Lake Monona. A five minute walk in any direction from the office will place you on the lawn of the State Capitol, at a Madison Metro bus stop, or even on the extensive biker/runner friendly Capital City bike path system. Enjoy working in a 430,000 sq. ft. historic building located along Lake Monona. For more information about DHS, visit our website at  

Position Summary:   Under the general supervision of the Tobacco Prevention and Control Section Chief, the incumbent functions as the Tobacco Health Disparities and Treating Tobacco Dependence Coordinator in the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP), Bureau of Community Health Promotion. The incumbent leads the effort to address tobacco-related disparities for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program implementing “Bringing Everyone Along: A Strategic Plan to Identify and Address Tobacco-Related Disparities” with partners across the state.

This position provides a high level of independent consultation on a statewide basis to agencies, and organizations and individuals for the promotion of optimal health of diverse populations who are disproportionately burdened by the impact of tobacco. In coordination with TPCP staff, the incumbent is responsible for identifying preparing, and presenting training and technical assistance to a wide array of individuals and organizations on specific tobacco prevention and control health topics. The incumbent will also provide independent assessment, analysis, and development of recommendations statewide policies and system change in tobacco control that will improve health equity.

The incumbent will coordinate regularly with national, state, and local leaders of tobacco prevention and control organizations, such as UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and others. This position also provides direct interaction and linkages to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with other tobacco-related health disparities programs. The incumbent monitors contracted agencies’ progress on work plans and budgets to ensure outcomes are achieved in both areas of treating tobacco dependence and tobacco-related disparities. In addition, the incumbent leads the initiative to integrate addressing tobacco-related disparities across all program areas and contracts.

The incumbent will be the lead for coordinating treating tobacco dependence programs, policies, system level changes, and initiatives for TPCP. This will include collaborations on initiatives internal within DHS with the Division of Health Care Access and Accountability, the Division of Care and Treatment Services as well as coordinated efforts within the Bureau of Community Health Promotion. This incumbent will also coordinate, provide technical assistance support, and contract management to all external TPCP funded treatment programs.

Special Notes:   Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.


A minimally qualified applicant will have:

  • Experience in tobacco prevention and control and health equity.

  • Experience in providing training and technical assistance to agencies in public health.

  • Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external stakeholders through oral and written methods.

A well-qualified applicant will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, public policy or related fields.

  • Experience facilitating group process planning and implementation.

  • Experience in assessing data/information and then using that to plan and coordinate tobacco treatment system-based and policy initiatives based on best practices.

  • Experience with monitoring budgets and progress on work plans through contract administration.

How To Apply:   To apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information and attach a resume and cover letter. All documents should be in Word of PDF compatible format.

To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an email, as a hard copy or a fax. If you have any questions regarding Wisc.Jobs or need assistance using the system, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

You resume and cover letter will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Your materials must provide sufficient detail to portray your qualifications.  It is important that they clearly describe your background so the job expert(s) evaluating your application materials are able to make an accurate judgment regarding your qualifications. Use specific examples to clearly demonstrate your level of expertise. Candidates that are deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist listed above.

Permanent classified state employees, who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) for a position assigned to pay schedule/pay range 07-03, should apply by taking the online assessment.

Veterans with at least a 30% service-connected disability rating should contact the HR Specialist listed above regarding eligibility for consideration under the non-competitive appointment process.

Please note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.


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