City of Lynn - Personnel Department
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Posting Date December 8, 2021
Department Inspectional Services - Department of Public Health
Job Title Opioid Program Specialist
Vacancies One contractual position, full-time, grant-funded


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the City of Lynn Director of Public Health, the Public Health Opioid Program Specialist will assist with managing the implementation of opioid use prevention and education programs, practices and policies within the cities of Lynn, Peabody and Salem as part of the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC).  The Program Specialist will focus efforts on the goals of the MOAPC strategic plan while performing supportive functions to local Directors of Public Health and MOAPC Program Coordinator. 

  • Assist Program Coordinator in coordination, execution and dissemination of materials to stakeholders and the public.
  • Support Program Coordinator and all aspects of programming and grant operations.  
  • Assist with completing all data requirements and all reporting requirements of grant funders.
  • Conduct surveys, focus groups for data collection and analysis to evaluate current policies, practices and systems.
  • Collect, track, manage and report on opioid data.
  • Establish data policies and protocols.
  • Research best practices and innovative or emerging practices for opioid misuse prevention.
  • Manage, prepare for and conduct meetings, workgroups, trainings and/or presentations.
  • Utilize the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF).
  • Recruitment of various community participants and volunteers.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other community partners and municipal stakeholders.
  • Coordinate reporting on budgeted expenses to Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements
  • Knowledge of substance misuse and opioid abuse.
  • Ability to formulate goals and objectives to establish and maintain effective contacts with a variety of groups and organizations in and out of government.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to supervise, coordinate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, board/committee members, officials and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate with a high level of persuasiveness and resourcefulness to influence the behavior of others.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or five years of experience in public health, social work, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience, including but not limited to part-time employment, internships, and active volunteering in the subject area.
  • Bilingual/bicultural candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Working knowledge of the Lynn community strongly preferred.
How To Apply

Completed application including cover letter can be submitted via regular post, e-mail (personnel@lynnma.gov), via the Lynn City Hall dropbox at the Johnson Street enterance, or in person at the Personnel Department, Room 307, Lynn City Hall.

If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline below, or you will not be considered.

Email Subject
Job Title
“Opioid Program Specialist"
Closing Date

Wednesday December 21, 2021


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The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance,
please call (781) 586-6884 or email us at personnel@lynnma.gov.
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Last Update: December 8, 2021 12:03 PM


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