- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $36,676.00-$57,787.00 Yearly
A Community Health Educator I is the entry level of work planning, developing, implementing and promoting health education projects designed to further public awareness and understanding of the factors influencing health status and community health activities and services. Employees learn to serve as staff assistants with professional responsibilities for health education projects within a program area at the State, regional or local level. Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.
Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a higher-level Community Health Educator or administrator.
Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the classification specification.
The Community Health Educator I is differentiated from the Community Health Educator II on the basis of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these positions. The Community Health Educator I performs duties under close supervision while the Community Health Educator II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.
Learns to plan, develop, implement and promote health education projects;
Learns to obtain and utilize health-related data about social and cultural environments and human growth and development factors to assess community health education needs and interests;
Learns to review, evaluate and determine the effective use of educational materials and methods designed to meet the health education needs of the community or of a particular population;
Learns to draft and pretest health education materials;
Learns to make presentations on health problems and community health programs;
Learns to oversee development and maintenance of informational resources including health information systems pertinent to community health programs;
Learns to organize and conduct training programs for staff, volunteers and community groups;
Learns to recruit members of community organizations and other interested parties and encourage citizen participation in community health education projects;
Learns to organize, plan and present educational activities, such as institutes, workshops, and conferences;
Performs other related duties.
Knowledge of the philosophy, principles, practices, objectives, programs and functions of community health education and environmental change;
Knowledge of educational theories and techniques used to influence attitudes and behavior;
Ability to plan, develop and implement health education projects;
Ability to evaluate materials and methods designed to meet the health education needs of a particular population;
Ability to draft and pretest health education curricula, program plans and other materials for a particular population;
Ability to use health education information systems;
Ability to recruit and encourage citizen participation in health education projects;
Ability to organize, plan and arrange educational activities, such as institutes, workshops, and conferences;
Ability to make public presentations on community health education programs;
Ability to communicate effectively;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, officials, individuals and community groups in order to identify health problems and carry out health education programs for the purpose of solving health problems.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Community Health Education or Health Science.
1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Health Science or related behavioral science and one year of experience in planning, developing, implementing and promoting health education projects for the required education.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Educator and Community Health classifications or Health Educator and Community Health specialty codes in the Public Health field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.
This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System. All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions that are designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Finance and Procurement Article, Section 3-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.
This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit E, Health Care Professionals classes. As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial, and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.
This classification is one level in a Non-Competitive Promotion (NCP) series. NCP promotions are promotions by which employees may advance in grade and class level from trainee to full performance level in a classification series. In order to be non-competitively promoted to the next level in a NCP series, an employee must: 1) perform the main purpose of the class, as defined by the Nature of Work section of the class specification; 2) receive the type of supervision defined in the class specification and 3) meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.