Environmental Health Program Specialist, Penn State Outreach Center

Posted by on September 1, 2006

[emailed 8/31/06]

Environmental Health Program Specialist

Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program (PA IPM)

Summary of Job:
Responsible for coordinating, instructing, budgeting and administering public health survey and outreach in low-income housing in Philadelphia, PA and Camden NJ. Specific topic of study is residents? attitude and behavior around pest infestation and pesticide use and outreach education on integrated pest management and less-toxic methods of pest control. Position is located at the Penn State Philadelphia Outreach Center.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist in developing, testing and revising survey instrument.
2. Assist in selection and recruitment of households to participate.
3. Participate in and supervise administration of survey (student/hourly)
4. Develop and coordinate outreach programs to residents
5. Report on progress
6. Maintain fiscal records
7. Communicate with PA IPM staff
8. Communicate with media and program partners

Minimum Qualifications
Good administrative, communication skills
Team player
Ability to work with diverse populations
Basic computer skills
Ability to travel (valid driver?s license and own car)
Prefer experience in public health/community relations
Experience working in Philadelphia low-income neighborhoods
Familiarity with urban Integrated Pest Management issues a plus

Education and training: Bachelor?s degree or equivalent knowledge
Salary: Commensurate with experience/qualifications.
Position is full-time with benefits.

Start Date: September 15, 2006
Duration: Project is funded for 2 years, with possibility of extension
Send resume, letter of application and 3 references to:
Michelle Niedermeier
Philadelphia School and Community IPM Coordinator
111 N. 49th St. Suite KN3-100, 3rd Floor North
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Or email to: mxn14@psu.edu

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