State of Maryland

COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR III (#006408)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $44,898.00-$71,671.00 Yearly


GRADE

16

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE     BARGAINING UNIT: X

NATURE OF WORK

A Community Health Educator III is the advanced level of work planning, developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating community health education programs designed to further public awareness and understanding of the factors influencing health status and community health activities and services.  Employees serve as health education consultants in a headquarters administration of the Maryland Department of Health or as the Assistant Director of Health Education Services in a large health department, or as the Director of Health Education Services in a small local health department.  Employees who function as health education consultants coordinate and direct the community health education activities of a specialized Statewide public health program for a headquarters administration or multiple community health programs for a large local health department.  Employees who function as Director of Health Education Services in a small health department or Assistant Director of Health Education Services in a large health department are responsible for directing health education services for a small local health department and have supervisory responsibility for lower-level Community Health Educators.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a higher-level Community Health Educator, administrator or director of a local health department.

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 III is differentiated from the Community Health Educator II in that the Community Health Educator III performs advanced level work and  serve as health education consultants in the headquarters administration of the Maryland Department of Health or as Director of Health Education Services in a small local health department or as the Assistant Director of Health Education Services in a large local health department while the Community Health Educator II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Plans, develops, implements, promotes and evaluates community health education programs;

Oversees and coordinates analysis and assessment of public health problems to determine the community health education objectives of health programs;

Defines effective methods of communication, educational goals, and desired public health outcomes for targeted groups; Serves as liaison between school and community health education programs;

Promotes the utilization of a wide variety of community health education services to local health department program directors, school personnel, private and public organizations and the general public;

Organizes and conducts in-service training for staff and volunteers in community health education techniques and methods;

Meets with staff of agencies and organizations in the fields of health, education and social services in relation to community health education planning and coordination;

May direct and coordinate community health education services in a local health department;

May plan, coordinate, supervise and evaluate the work of lower-level Community Health Educators;

May establish, interpret and maintain policies and standards for community health education services in a local health department;

May participate in developing the total community health program in a local health department;

May identify opportunities to coordinate and integrate community health education programs in the department and community;

May prepare and submit budget estimates for the community health education services of a local health department;

May direct the recruitment and utilization of volunteers and auxiliary personnel in support of community health education activities;

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: 006408; EST: ; REV: 4/20/2018;

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