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2822 Health Educator

Recruitment #TPV-2822-059989



Permanent and Provisional applicants encouraged to apply. Provisional appointee must be successful in the Civil Service examination for this classification in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three years.



Department of Public Health’s Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Section is accepting applications for one (1) full-time position in class 2822 Health Educator. This position is located at 30 Van Ness #260, San Francisco CA, 94102.


PATIENT/CLIENT POPULATION: Women of reproductive age, pregnant and postpartum women, infants and adolescents.


SHIFT:  Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. May require occasional evenings and weekends.  



Under the supervision of the Department of Public Health MCAH Perinatal Services Coordinator, the Health Educator will be responsible for the following essential duties:

¨      Plan, organize, implement and evaluate MCAH community education efforts. These efforts would include, but not be limited to an MCAH newsletter, outreach tools and activities (e.g., Clipper card holders, voter information pamphlet/other publications), MCAH intranet and internet web pages and other social media. Assess and maintain a stock of appropriate educational/outreach materials;

¨      Provide health education technical assistance to Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) providers regarding implementation of health education services and resources for culturally appropriate, language-specific health education materials, to ensure they are providing care according to State regulations;

¨      Coordinate CPSP application updates with all San Francisco CPSP providers. This includes meeting with staff in the clinic, by phone, or email, training clinic staff on procedure for application updates, reviewing draft updates, coordinating provider license review and forwarding approvable CPSP application updates to the Perinatal Services Coordinator for final review and approval;

¨      Assist with clinical chart reviews and other quality management activities Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) providers;

¨      Plan, organize, implement and evaluate CPSP and MCAH training and two CPSP- focused Roundtables annually;

¨      Collaborate with MCAH providers and community partners to develop appropriate educational materials on MCAH issues;

¨      Update Presumptive Eligibility (PE) outreach flyers;

¨      Provide technical assistance consultation to MCAH staff on health education-related issues e.g., review educational materials, participate in community health collaborative;

¨      Participate in grant writing, program development and other related activities; and

¨      Perform other related duties as assigned/required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) Heath Education accredited by the Council in Education for Public Health (CEPH), as required by the Title 17, Section 1303 of the California Administrative code. AND
  2. One (1) year of post-Master’s Health Educator experience in a public or community health setting. 


¨      One (1) year of experience in the field of Maternal and Child Health.

¨      Experience in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating health education programs.

¨      Proposal writing experience.

¨      Experience with the health education component of the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) providers.

¨      Experience in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating training programs.

¨      Excellent oral and written communications skills, including computer literacy.

¨      Ability to work effectively with a variety of people including staff from the Department of Public Health, clinics, hospitals, community-based agencies and social services.

¨      Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

¨      Ability and willingness to be mobile and travel throughout the city.

¨      Ability to conduct duties at sites throughout San Francisco.

¨      Ability to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 15 pounds. 


How To Apply

City and County of San Francisco employment applications may be filed online only. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account.


¨      Click and select the desired job announcement

¨      Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

¨      Click on “I am a New User” or “I have Registered Previously”

¨      Follow instructions given on the screen


Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement, and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses. (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asainart.org, @sfmta.com)


Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that online application was not submitted or received.


All works experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.


Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility; disqualification may lead to lower scores.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:


Carol Schulte

Perinatal Services Coordinator

Via email at carol.schulte@sfdph.org or phone (415) 575-5681


Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.



Verification of experience/education may be required at a later date. If verification is required, failure to provide it may result in disqualification from the selection process.


Verification (proof) of education, licensure and/or certification, must be submitted. Applicants must submit a photocopy of their degree and/or transcript from an accredited college as proof of qualifying education. Failure to submit the required verification of education when requested may result in ineligibility for the recruitment.


Verification of all experience must be on the employer’s letterhead indicating the name of the applicant, job title, duties, hours per week with dates of service and must be signed by the supervisor or an appropriate representative. City employees do not need to submit verification of qualifying City work experience if experience gained is from the class which appointed. Credit for experience outside of the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above. Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver in a timely manner may result in rejection of the application.


Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.


Applicants meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.



  1. Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.
  2. Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination.  
  3. Remember to indicate: “Attn: Class 2822 Health Educator” on all correspondence.
  4. Ensure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
  5. Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this process must contact the analyst by phone (415) 206-8089 (voice) or, if hearing-impaired, (415) 557-4810 (TDD), or in writing (Specify: 2822 Health Educator, DPH) at the address 2789 25th Street, 3rd Floor SF, Ca 94110.   


The Department of Public Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply


Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.



Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Issues: February 15, 2013

Announcement No.: TPV-2822-059989

Team DPH/AAL (415) 206-8089 (DHR Pos No.: 01123467)


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