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Benefits for Working in Public Health!

The Ross County Health District strives to improve the health and safety of Ross County residents through education, prevention, policy, and partnerships. The Health District supports staff professional development through on-site, local, and out-of-state training. Staff can receive annual pay increases through a core performance appraisal and receive excellent benefits including affordable health, dental, and vision insurance, excellent public retirement system (OPERS), free immunizations, and one, paid 15-minute break during the workday.  The Health district also provides work-life balance support in the form of  15 sick days, 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, and 13 paid holidays. Regular office hours at 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The Ross County Health District is an equal opportunity employer.  The Ross County Health District is an e-Verify employer.

The Ross County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as an an E-Verify Employer.

We are hiring! The Ross County Health District has the following job openings:

Updated 4/7/2021

Community Health Specialist I – Tobacco Cessation / Prevention Grant

Date Posted: 3/16/21
Posting Deadline: 3/21/21


 Job Description:

The Community Health Specialist will utilize public health concepts and theories to provide health promotion and chronic disease prevention services in Ross County, OH. The position will participate in public health program planning for tobacco cessation / prevention services and other selected grant deliverables. The Community Health Specialist’s actions will be directed toward the goals of prevention, assessment, risk reduction and health status improvement through systematic analysis of health data, promoting community policies and programs that reduce tobacco use, and health education. A strong focus of the program includes building and strengthening partnerships within the community as well as a focus on improving health outcomes to high-risk populations in the community. The Community Health Specialist I- Tobacco Cessation / Prevention is a grant funded position.y Families of America.


Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics:

  • • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, planning or related field; MPA or MPH preferred
    • Professional experience in grants management or development preferred.
    • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to develop, organize, motivate, and coordinate groups.
    • Ability to collect, analyze, and organize data.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with staff members, public officials, representatives, and other stakeholders and communicate effectively with various audiences (both in writing and verbally).
    • Ability to prepare informative and accurate reports on program progress.
    • Knowledge of Grants Administration Procedures and related Laws and Regulations
    • Knowledge and understanding of the PHAB Accreditation process, familiarity of PHAB Standards, Measures, and Domains.
    • Must have a valid State of Ohio driver’s license and remain insurable in accordance with the agency’s insurance policy.
    • Ability to pass a B.C.I Background Check and Drug Screening.

Licensure or Certification Requirements:

• Must have a valid State of Ohio driver’s license and remain insurable in accordance with the agency’s insurance policy.
• Ability to pass a B.C.I Background Check and Drug Screening.


All interested personnel send a cover letter and resume to: datchison@rosscountyhealth.org


Read full job posting here

Public Health Nurse – Substance Use Disorder

The Health District is seeking a full-time BSN-prepared nurse to lead a multi-disciplinary team that will address and reduce the impact of the opioid epidemic in Ross County. The position will oversee outreach efforts of Community Health Workers and identify and implement evidence base practices surrounding prevention, assessment, and harm reduction. Nursing activities will also include data analysis, case management, health education and advocacy, coalition building, and collaborating with community partners to identify prevention strategies and pathways out of addiction.   This is a grant-funded position. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and at least two years of nursing experience.  – Position open until filled

All qualified applicants can send resumes to: Ross County Health District, Attn: Personnel Officer, 150 E. Second Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 or or via email to datchison@rosscountyhealth.com .  Ross County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify Employer.

AmeriCorps Member – Community Health Worker – Diabetes    (Intermittent Position)

Description: The Health District is hiring up to three Intermittent full-time AmeriCorps Members to serve as diabetes-focused Community Health Workers (CHWs) across Ross County. This position is through the AmeriCorps and no benefits.  A CHW is a frontline public health worker, without a required medical/clinical background, who is a trusted member of the community or has an in-depth understanding of the community served. CHWs serve as part of a care team for patients struggling to control chronic conditions. The AmeriCorps members will promote healthy choices through education, weight loss, nutrition, and physical activity. Help change lives in Ross County by teaching chronic disease self-management through healthy lifestyle choices. Members serve throughout Ross County.

Preferred candidates will be from or familiar with Ross County. Training on Chronic Pain Management, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidence-based programs will be provided. Personal knowledge of diabetes management a plus.

As an AmeriCorps Member earn a yearly living stipend of $13,992.00 with a possible $6,095 Educational Award. To apply please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=84444 and apply through the Corporation for National and Community Service website. The Ross County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as an E-Verify Employer.  Position posting can be viewed here: CHW Americorps