State of Maryland

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR V (#006175)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $50,897.00-$81,680.00 Yearly


GRADE

18

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE     BARGAINING UNIT: X

NATURE OF WORK

A Community Health Educator V is the second administrative level of work directing the planning, development, implementation, promotion and evaluation of Statewide community health education programs designed to further public awareness and understanding of the factors influencing health status and community health education activities and services; and coordinating community health education efforts with other functions of Statewide health programs.  Employees serve as a Division Chief in the Center for Health Promotion in the Maryland Department of Health.  Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Community Health Educators and other professional and support staff.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Director or Deputy Director of the Center for Health Promotion.

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.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Directs the planning, development, implementation, promotion and evaluation of Statewide community health education programs;

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of lower-level Community Health Educators and other professional and support staff;

Provides advice and guidance to health education staff in analyzing educational problems and in defining educational goals, target groups, desired behavioral changes and communication methods;

Develops and implements in-service education for health education staff throughout the State and coordinates educational activities of the health education unit with other staff members;

Coordinates community health education efforts with other functions of Statewide health programs;

Incorporates research findings on health education and behavioral change into health education activities;

Provides reports on health education to State, federal and local agencies;

Represents health education interests at meetings and conferences at international, national, State and local levels;

Responds to legislative proposals from the health education perspective;

Plans, prepares and manages the division budget;

Performs other related duties.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class Descriptions 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Professional Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Professional Service positions.  Some positions in Professional Service classifications may be designated as Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

April 20, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006175; EST: ; REV: 4/20/2018;

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