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Openings

Community Health Worker - Price or Castle Dale Office

The Southeast Utah Health Department is hiring a Community Health Worker in our

Price or Castle Dale office to work full time (32-40 hours per week).  Responsibilities will include seeking out community health disparities, health equity infrastructure needs, and health capacity needs of the underserved populations in the community. Connect local community members with resources that will address prevention and control of disease in underserved populations. Mobilize and provide education to community partners around social determinants of health and health equity.  Reach out to vulnerable populations through various forms of communication, including translated educational materials, interpreters, etc

 

Starting wage is $18-$22/hour depending on experience, including full benefits with State retirement. Position funded through July 2023 and then dependent on continued funding.   

 

Bachelor's degree in public health or related field from an accredited university or college is preferred.  Proficiency in Spanish and English Languages desired.  Experience in community outreach is preferred. Experience in sensitive dialogues, working with diverse communities and community organizations preferred.  Ability to deal with stressful situations and maintain composure and professionalism. Must be familiar with word processing and spreadsheet software. Must be available for occasional overnight travel.

 

Drug test and background check is required. Must be able to verify work eligibility through the Federal E-Verify System and have a valid Utah driver’s license and a good driving record.

 

Please send your application, cover letter and resume to SEUHD, P.O. Box 800, Price, UT 84501, Attention Delia or email to: dpaletta@utah.gov  

 

Contact: Delia 435-636-1152.   

 

Open until filled.

          The FULL Community Health Worker job description can be found here.

Health Equity Specialist - Moab Office

The Southeast Utah Health Department is hiring a Health Equity Specialist in our

Moab office to work full time (32-40 hr/week). Position is funded through May 2023, then dependent on continued funding. Responsibilities will include identifying community health disparities, health equity infrastructure needs, and health capacity needs of underserved populations. Connect local community members with resources addressing prevention and control of diseases within the community. Engage community partners in discussions about social determinants of health and health equity. Reach out and provide resources to vulnerable populations with translations of educational materials, interpreters, etc. Engage with local partners as equity advocates to engage in ongoing community building dialogue about equity and cultural proficiency to support cultural respect, equity and inclusion.  Ability to handle stressful situations while maintaining composure and professionalism. Actively participate and conduct PIO (Public Information Officer) duties and activities in English and Spanish after training.  

 

Starting wage is $20-$25/hour depending on experience, including full benefits with State retirement.

 

Bachelor's degree in public health or related field from an accredited university or college is preferred. Proficiency in Spanish and English languages required. Experience in community outreach is preferred. Must be familiar with word processing and spreadsheet software. Must be available for occasional overnight travel.   

 

Drug test and background check is required. Must be able to verify work eligibility through the Federal E-Verify System and have a valid Utah driver’s license and a good driving record.

 

Please send your application, cover letter and resume to SEUHD, P.O. Box 800, Price, UT 84501, Attention Delia or email to: dpaletta@utah.gov  

 

Contact: Delia 435-636-1152.   

 

Open until filled.

          The FULL Health Equity Specialist job description can be found here.

Environmental Health Scientist - Price Office

The Southeast Utah Health Department is hiring an Environmental Health Scientist in our Price office to work full time (32-40 hours per week). Responsibilities will include conducting sanitation inspections of eating establishments, commercial facilities, and public buildings, inspect onsite sewage disposal systems and water systems, respond to and investigate complaints related to public health, and conduct public education trainings.

 

Starting wage is $20-$28/hour depending on licensure/experience, including full benefits with State retirement.

 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a field of study that meets criteria for licensure as a Registered Environmental Health Scientist in the state of Utah is required (agronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, environmental health science, geology, microbiology, physics, physiology, sanitary engineering or zoology). Must be familiar with word processing and spreadsheet software. Must be available for occasional overnight travel.  

 

Drug test and background check is required. Must be able to verify work eligibility through the Federal E-Verify System and have a valid Utah driver’s license and a good driving record.

 

Please send your application, cover letter and resume to SEUHD, P.O. Box 800, Price, UT 84501, Attention Delia or email to: dpaletta@utah.gov  

 

Contact: Delia 435-636-1152.   

 

Open until filled.

          The FULL Environmental Health Scientist job description can be found here.

COVID Specialist - Moab Office

The Southeast Utah Health Department is looking for individuals to help conduct COVID testing and case investigation related to COVID at the Castle Dale and Moab office. Special consideration and a higher wage will be given to individuals that are licensed to give shots. Must be available to work Monday through Thursday 8:30-4:30 or as needed at mobile testing events. This position may be filled by multiple individuals depending on availability. Temporary, non-benefited position.

 

Starting wage $20/hour, negotiable with proof of licensure. Drug test and background check is required. Must be able to verify work eligibility through the Federal E-Verify System and have a valid Utah driver’s license with a good driving record.

Please send your application, cover letter and resume to SEUHD, P.O. Box 800, Price, UT 84501, Attention Delia or email to: dpaletta@utah.gov
 

Contact: Delia 435-636-1152.

Open until filled.

 

Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus

Please take extra precautions while outdoors by using mosquito repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and making sure to have good window screens or use a screened tent if sleeping outside. 

 

If a person is infected by West Nile virus, the risk of serious disease is low. Most of those affected will have a mild to severe flu-like illness with muscle aches, fever, rash, and headache that usually lasts a few days but can last months. Less than one in a hundred will get meningitis or encephalitis. Those at greatest risk of serious disease are those with weakened immune systems, diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease. The elderly are at greatest risk for severe complications. 

Prevention

Although not all mosquitoes carry disease, people should avoid mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and long pants that are brightly colored. Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents with one of the following active ingredients DEET: Picaridin (known as KBR 3023 and Icaridin outside the US), IR3535, Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), Para-menthane-diol (PMD), 2-undecanone. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is especially important to prevent mosquito bites by having good window screens or by using a screened tent if sleeping outside. Additionally, drain all the standing water around your property, keep roof gutters clear of debris, ensure that all door and window screens are in good repair, and keep weeds and grass cut short.

 

Algal

Blooms

Scofield Reservoir - June 16, 2021

Algal Bloom Confirmed at Scofield Reservoir

Recreators asked to take steps to protect themselves while recreating on the water

 

Scofield, Utah – Health officials have confirmed a cyanobacteria bloom, or harmful algal bloom, at Scofield Reservoir. Residents visiting Scofield Reservoir are asked to follow all posted warnings.

 

The SEUHD encourages everyone recreating at or on Scofield reservoir to be alert to the signs of a harmful algal bloom and avoid those areas as much as possible.

 

Initial sample results indicate the presence of microcystis algae, which is known to make toxins. There is not currently any evidence of toxins in the water.

 

ABOUT HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS

Harmful algal blooms appear when stagnant, nutrient-rich water warms up in the summer and becomes the ideal breeding ground for cyanobacteria — commonly known as blue-green algae. Under these circumstances, bacteria can reproduce quickly, and begin to produce cyanotoxins that most commonly cause skin irritation and gastrointestinal illnesses, although some toxins can cause liver, neurological or respiratory problems.

 

Even in the absence of these toxins, the cyanobacteria can cause gastrointestinal distress and skin irritation. These blooms can also pose serious health risks to pets, and livestock.

 

Take Steps to Protect Water Recreation

Utah’s waters offer unparalleled recreational opportunities and are generally safe. Water recreators, however, can take a few simple steps to protect themselves, their families, and their pets while enjoying Utah’s waters:

 

  • Visit habs.utah.gov before heading out to check water conditions

  • Follow all posted warnings

  • Don’t swallow water when swimming

  • Avoid areas of scum when boating

  • Wash hands with clean water before eating or preparing food

  • When fishing, clean fish well and discard the guts

  • Don’t let pets drink from scummy water

 

Recognize the Signs of a Bloom

Because cyanobacteria blooms can appear quickly — sometimes in hours — and shift locations based on weather conditions, water recreators are asked to avoid:

 

  • Water that resembles spilled paint, antifreeze, or grass clippings

  • Surface scum or film

  • Discolored or streaking water

  • Green globs on or below the surface of the water

 

For concerns about possible human exposure, call Utah Poison Control at 800-222-1222, or your physician. For concerns about possible animal exposure, contact a local veterinarian. For concerns about possible livestock exposure, contact the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food at 801-538- 7100. To learn more about harmful algal blooms, or to report a bloom, visit habs.utah.gov.

About Algal Blooms

Harmful algal blooms occur when normally occurring cyanobacteria in the water multiply quickly to form visible colonies or blooms. These blooms sometimes produce potent cyanotoxins that pose serious health risks to humans and animals.

Although most algal blooms are not toxic, some types of cyanobacteria produce nerve or liver toxins. Toxicity is hard to predict in part because a single species of algae can have both toxic and non-toxic strains, and a bloom that tests non-toxic one day can be toxic the next.

Note: The HABs monitoring season ended on October 31, 2019. Warning Advisories are being removed from waterbodies. The Utah Department of Health and local health departments have determined that the health risk from HABs from primary contact recreation drops with the onset of colder temperatures.

The close of the monitoring season and removal of advisories doesn’t mean HABs are no longer present. HABs can persist throughout the fall and winter and can pose a potential threat to humans and pets. It’s important to recognize the signs of a bloom and take appropriate precautions. Recreators are advised to stay out of the water and avoid any contact with water or scum if they suspect a harmful algal bloom. Hunters and fishers should clean waterfowl and fish well and discard all guts.

 

Carbon

County

Carbon County Sheriffs Office

Address:

240 W. Main St.

Price, UT 84501

Phone:

435-636-3251

 

Emery

County

Emery County Sheriffs Office

Address:

1850 N. 550 W.

Castle Dale, UT 84513

Phone:

435-381-2404

 

Grand

County

Grand County Sheriffs Office

Address:

25 S. 100 E.

Moab, UT 84532

Phone:

435-259-8115