Public Health Transition Coordinator

Salary: $69,014.00 - $86,000.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Durango, CO
Publish Date: Posted March 14, 2023

Manages the coordination and completion of assigned projects on time and within budget and scope for the newly forming Public Health Department. This role oversees all aspects of the assigned projects: deadlines, task assignments, analysis, measurement, and summarization of the progress of the project(s). Will consider PT &/or remote work for the right candidate. Must reside in CO.


Essential Job Functions:

Serves as Project Manager for the development of the La Plata County Public Health Department. 

Oversees project timeline, progress, resources, scope, and documentation.  

Works with staff assigned as leads on specific phases of the process, including the Administration Office, Human Resources, Human Services, Information Technology, Legal and Finance.

Serves as lead support to the County’s Administration department and the Public Health Director to assist with coordination, development, and implementation of project planning activities.

Provides leadership and oversight of continuous planning activities. 

Provides regular communication to Public Health Director, project teams and leadership teams.

Tracks, records, and evaluates progress toward project goals. 

Assists with preparing material and reports to be presented to the Board of Health.              

Performs other duties as assigned.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.



General Office Equipment


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Public Health, Public Administration, or related field

At least 5 years of relevant experience; or Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Driver’s License.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to make educational and informational presentations, and to submit quality required documentation and reports.  Requires regular communication with internal and external teams, elected officials and the Board of Health.

Lead and motivate others through a planning and implementation process; prioritize actions, delegate responsibilities, clearly define tasks, and keep morale high.  Facilitate meetings and discussions.

Utilize organizational and time management skills to keep the processes moving forward in a timely and systematic way.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.

Knowledge of principles and practices or project management, analysis, report writing, progress review, public health standards, measures and requirements, quality improvement. 


Knowledge of Public health regulations, policies and statutes.

Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Statement

La Plata County prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with La Plata County on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or genetic information.

La Plata County is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  La Plata County takes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for protected classes, persons with disabilities and for covered veterans.  Covered veterans include: special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Vietnam era veterans, or any other veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge was authorized.

Inquiries regarding La Plata County’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to:

Director of Human Resources

1101 E 2nd Avenue

Durango, CO 81301

Tel: (970)382-6361

Fax: (970)375-7985


Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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