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Health Educator

Recruitment #2014-14301-01

Salary:$26.91 - $32.71/hour; $55,973.42 - $68,036.59/year
Department:Health and Human Services
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:4/21/2014 4:15:00 PM
Filing Deadline:5/5/2014 5:00:00 PM
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Permanent/Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Temporary/Extra Help
Work Location: Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
South Placer (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
HR Analyst: Chris Hazen

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INTRODUCTION

Placer County Health and Human Services is a multi-division agency focused in the health and social services fields. Our services are available throughout the county. We provide a unified system of qualify services to safeguard the health and well-being of the people and animals in our communities. To realize our mission, we strive to keep all children, adults, and families healthy, safe, at home, in school or work, out of trouble, and self-sufficient.

POSITION INFORMATION

This recruitment is to fill a full-time vacancy in the Public Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

DEFINITION

To develop and implement educational activities for the public and County public health staff on topics related to specific public health programs.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from professional or supervisory staff.

May exercise technical and functional supervision over technical and clerical staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Plan, organize and implement educational activities related to specific health programs.
  • Represent the Health and Medical Services Department to and advise community organizations about health education topics and techniques.
  • Confer with various civic groups and schools to encourage interest and activities that promote education about public health issues; and organize and arrange for discussion groups on health problems.
  • Review publications and other educational materials for appropriate use in health education of various groups and populations; maintain and distribute health education materials to public health staff and the general public.
  • Interface and coordinate with other public health staff regarding public education techniques and activities.
  • Prepare visual aids and display materials.
  • Prepare reports and recommendations on community needs and Department program development; and evaluate and report on health education services and programs.
  • Identify and implement methods for publicizing public health services through various media.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.† A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years of responsible public health information or education experience.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, nursing, environmental health, social work, psychology, education or a related field.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driverís license as required by the position.† Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public health, especially as related to the functions of official and voluntary organizations at Federal, State and local levels.
  • Principles and practices of public health education including an understanding of the theory of human behavior, the process of education, motivation and group work and the relationship of cultural patterns to human behavior.
  • Societal structure and organization, including the effects of economic forces.
  • Methods and effectiveness of various mass communication media.
  • Research methodology and statistical interpretation.
  • Principles and practices of work safety, especially as related to communicable diseases.
  • Differing cultural, religious, economic and social groups and their relationships to the delivery and acceptance of health care services.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures.
  • On an intermittent basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, twist and reach while preparing for and conducting educational presentations.
  • Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift heavy weight.
  • Prepare, coordinate and implement effective educational work plans.
  • Prepare and/or effectively present articles, brochures, speeches and workshops.
  • Arrange and conduct public meetings.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Obtain information through interviews; and deal fairly and courteously with the public.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine course of action.
  • Work unusual or prolonged work schedules particularly as related to evening or week-end presentations.
  • Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, general office machines, postage meter and photocopy machine.
  • Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the†supplemental questionnaire, the applicantís education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.† Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT


Prior to the date of hire, applicants for regular full and part-time positions must pass a medical examination which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation. Applicants for extra help positions may be subject to a drug screening. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, be bonded or undergo a background check.

MODIFIED AGENCY SHOP

All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and management, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.† For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES


Placer County now offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

BENEFITS

The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Personnel Department.

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