Health Communications Specialist, Office of Public Health

Health Communications Specialist, Office of Public Health

Position Summary

The Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology (SEET), within the Office of Public Health, Center of Community and Preventive Health, Bureau of Infectious Diseases, investigates the health effects of chemical exposures in populations. SEET is committed to reducing any known environmental threat to the public's health and provides information and data to the public to ensure better government policies and personal choices.  SEET’s Occupational Health & Injury Surveillance Program conducts surveillance of injuries, illnesses, deaths, and hazards among Louisiana workers. This project began in 2006 through funding from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH).

This full-time position is funded through June 2026 and will be domiciled at the OPH Central Office, Benson Tower, 1450 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or closely related field with strong interest in Health Education/Communication
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Highly technically competent, including use of the Microsoft operating system, Microsoft Office products, various internet browsers, Adobe Software, CMS software etc.
  • High level of competence with a variety of social media platforms, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube

Note:  Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the effort to develop and disseminate outreach materials for all components of the Occupational Health and Injury Program, including Heat Related Illness (HRI) and Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE).
  • Plan project meetings and trainings and engage with community partners and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain the program website and support the development of HRI project and other Program materials, reports and articles.
  • Develop annual health education report, evaluate communication methods and outreach activities on an ongoing basis, locate potential stakeholders for future collaborations, and identify subpopulations in Louisiana for future environmental public health outreach.
  • Assist with preparing reports, publications, grants, and presentations.
  • Identify available resources and assist in obtaining, sharing, and distributing resources to statewide stakeholders.
  • Locate potential stakeholders for future collaborations.
  • Ensure that all assigned or delegated assignments are completed by their deadlines except under unusual circumstances.
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings, trainings, conferences, webinars, seminars, workshops, and other continuing education as required and approved in order to maintain professional expertise.
  • Travel as needed to support grant activities and program requirements.


  • Salary is dependent on education and experience.
  • A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.


Equal Opportunity Employer