Health Department School Liaison Officer

Working under the direct supervision of the Pulaski County Health Officer, this employee will assist in implementing school wellness policies, including a comprehensive strategy to address substance misuse in Pulaski County public schools. This position will be responsible for assessing, designing, coordinating, and implementing substance-use prevention programs and initiatives for schools in Pulaski County, Indiana.

This is a 35-hours-per-week, non-exempt position beginning on or after 1 January 2024; the Pulaski County Council has established the 2024 starting wage for this position at $24.86 per hour (approximately $45,245/year). Pulaski County is an equal-opportunity employer and offers a full suite of fringe benefits to full-time employees.

Application materials should be submitted to Edwina Guffey, Health Department administrator–sanitarian, no later than 4:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Friday, 15 December 2023; the Pulaski County Application for Employment can be found online here. In addition to the completed application, interested persons should also submit a cover letter addressed to County Health Officer Dr. Rex Allman and a résumé. Application materials can be submitted electronically via the “Apply” button, below; delivered in person to the Health Department office, room 205 of the Pulaski County Annex, located at the address below; or mailed to the Health Department at this address.

The following is a partial list of position responsibilities and expectations; the full job description can be reviewed here.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of Position:

  • Creates, plans, and manages overall activities of evidence-based prevention programs, education, and initiatives to meet Pulaski County’s goals for the prevention of substance misuse, in alignment with the Health Department’s Core Public Health Services.
  • Plans and coordinates training for community leaders, teachers, counselors, and community organizations to teach best practices and methods for the prevention of substance misuse.
  • Collects data on current substance use trends and related services in the schools, the success of currently existing programs and practices, and reports these to local, State/Federal, and funding agencies as required.
  • Serves as the Coordinator for the Local Coordinating Council, a coalition that addresses substance misuse in the community.
  • Maintains and oversees program budget; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data; controls and authorizes expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
Company NamePulaski County Health Department
LocationPulaski County East Annex, 125 South Riverside Drive, Winamac, and local school campuses
Job TitleSchool Liaison Officer
Education RequirementsRequired: Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, social work, psychology, counseling, education, community organization, or related field; preferred: Master’s degree in nursing, social work, counseling, education, community organization, or related field
Key ContactEdwina Guffey, Administrator–Sanitarian