The City of Northampton Health Department, under the guidance of the Board of Health, assesses and addresses the needs of the community in order to help protect and improve the health and quality of life of residents and visitors. This is carried out by the implementation of disease surveillance, health promotion, environmental health inspection, public outreach, education, and empowerment.

The Health Department is responsible for permitting and inspecting businesses that provide services to the public to ensure compliance with local, state and federal law.

  • Restaurants
  • Body Art Establishments
  • Tanning
  • Retail Food
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tobacco/Nicotine Delivery Retailers
  • Recreational Camps
Employment Opportunity
The City of Northampton’s Public Health Department is seeking an energetic Program Coordinator for the newly formed Hampshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (HOAPC.) The HOAPC Program Coordinator will be responsible for grant administration, project management, coalition building and capacity building. 

The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy or related field plus at least 2 years relevant professional experience. Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years experience will be considered.  Other requirements include excellent oral and written communication skills, strong knowledge of opioid related issues, particularly in Hampshire County, the ability to manage grant financial systems and the ability to work independently.           

Salary Range is $48,000 - $55,500 and includes benefits.  This position is grant funded and the contract will be for a five year term.

Full Job Description

Send application, letter of interest, and resume by February 4, 2015 to: 
City of Northampton Human Resources
 Memorial Hall
240 Main Street
 Northampton, MA 01060

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