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The Tennessee Department of Health is hiring two built environment specialists:


The Office of Primary Prevention is seeking a Built Environment Coordinator/Grant Manager to help administer and oversee two built environment grant programs and provide general built environment expertise for the Department. The ideal candidate has a passion for the built environment and health, an aptitude for organization, is motivated by creative problem-solving and values developing strong partnerships. 


Work Title: Built Environment Coordinator/Grant Manager

Annual Compensation: $33,228-$53,172

Education & Experience: Bachelor’s + 3 years’ experience; or graduate degree + 1 year experience; or qualifying full-time experience may be substituted for education

Location: Nashville, TN

Deadline to Apply:  February 5, 2019

Website:  search: Admin Services Assistant 3 (with closing date 2/5/19) (search box at bottom of page)

Supplemental Information and required written questions: (also attached)



The Division of Community Health Services, in partnership with the Office of Primary Prevention, is hiring a Healthy Development Coordinator for the East Tennessee region.  The Healthy Development Coordinator will serve as a liaison between public health and local/regional built environment efforts.  Work outcomes will focus on opportunities to create policy, systems and environmental changes that foster healthy eating and active living.  Initiatives may include coordinating with partners such as development districts, local planning and zoning offices, parks and recreation, schools, chambers of commerce and non-profits to address food access, Complete Streets, greenways and walking trails, playgrounds and splash pads, and other built environment projects/programs.


Work Title: Healthy Development Coordinator

Annual Compensation: $40,392-$64,608

Education & Experience: Bachelor’s + 2-3 years’ practicum or work experience; or graduate degree + practicum;  or graduate degree + one year full-time experience.

Location: Knoxville, TN

Deadline to Apply:  January 29, 2019

Website:  search: Healthy Development Coordinator (search box at bottom of page)


Both positions represent the recognition that the places and spaces in which people live have a large determination on health outcomes.  The positions are part of a broader effort by the Department to provide staff and funding to assist communities as they create opportunities for physical activity, access to healthy foods, healthy schools, workplace environments, and housing choices. 



Leslie Meehan, MPA  AICP| Director

Office of Primary Prevention

Andrew Johnson Building, 5th Floor

710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243

p. 615-770-0304

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