Position title
Tobacco Prevention Coordinator
Description

The purpose of the Prevention Resource Center (PRC) is to increase the capacity of the statewide substance abuse prevention system for the 28 counties within Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Region 8. The Tobacco Prevention Coordinator works to strengthen compliance with existing laws on the sale of tobacco and nicotine products to minors through education and monitoring activities across the 28 counties in Region 8 

REPORTS TO: Senior Director 

Core Duties
  • Conduct on-site voluntary retail compliance checks with tobacco retailers in the region to assess compliance with State Tobacco laws regarding access, minor tobacco purchase (buys), and signage. 
  • Ensure retailers utilize the most up-to-date signage from the State Comptroller’s Office. 
  • Conduct voluntary retail compliance checks with the number of tobacco retailers in the Region 8. 
  • Tobacco Coordinator will visit a minimum of 200 unduplicated tobacco retailers per month and report violations to local law enforcement and/or local Comptroller offices and document this strategy using the HHSC-generated form. 
  • Provide retailer education in Region 8 to tobacco retailers who require additional information on the most current tobacco laws, especially as they pertain to minor access and document activity using the HHSC-generated form.  
  • Conduct follow-up voluntary retail compliance visits with all tobacco retailers who have been cited for tobacco-related violations and provide informational materials regarding Texas Tobacco Laws, documenting activity using the HHSC-generated form.  
  • Participate in quarterly conference calls to include HHSC staff, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, and HHSC-funded Tobacco Contractor.  
  • Conduct any additional tobacco-specific prevention activities as requested by HHSC to support the goals of the PRC Tobacco Prevention Core.  
  • Participate in conference calls and webinars as scheduled by HHSC.  
  • Attend HHSC Annual Prevention Provider Meeting.  
  • Complete the required trainings as stated in PRC contract.  

 

Eduaction/Training/Work Experience/Skills Requirements
  • High School Graduate or GED equivalent 
  • A knowledge of the Bexar County and surrounding areas. 
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in working within the community. 
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge in substance abuse prevention. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community-based social and human services systems and resources. 
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) or be working toward Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) within 20 months of employment. 
Additional Requirements
  • Must be able to lift, pull, and carry up to 30 lbs. 
  • Must have reliable transportation and provide your own transportation for the completion of tobacco compliance checks and community assignments. You will be reimbursed for mileage at the rate allowed by State programs. 
  • Must be able to work occasional outdoor activities and handle outdoor environmental elements. 
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when needed. 

 

HOURS:  Full Time Position (40 hours per work week) with flexible schedule 

TRAVEL:  Local travel may range from 75% of time 

OUT OF TOWN TRAVEL:  10% for conferences, or occasional meeting within state 

In addition to the above, the Tobacco Prevention Coordinator shall demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and goals of the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness and a level of energy commensurate with the Council’s expectations. 

TO APPLY: Email Gloria Solis at gsolis@sacada.org your resume and completed SACADA Employment Application or fax to 210-225-4768.

SACADA is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

Job Location
7500 US Hwy 90 West, Ste. 201, San Antonio, TX , Region 8, 78227
Date posted
September 19, 2022
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