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COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR V

Injury and Violence Prevention Health Educator

Recruitment #19-002772-0001

Introduction

This position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

PHPA, Center for Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides expertise and technical assistance on injury related issues including data, evaluation, policy, and intervention strategies for the Center for Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention and for the Environmental Health Bureau overall. This position leads and facilitates program and grant development, implementation, and evaluation. This position provides leadership and direction for internal programs such as Kids in Safety Seats (KISS) and Core State Violence and Injury Prevention programs as well as external partners such as state and federal agencies, local health departments, and community-based organizations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Community Health Education or Health Science.

Experience: Three years of experience in planning, developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating public health education programs, including one year of experience managing community health education projects and one year of experience at the supervisory level of planning, developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating community health education work.

Notes: 

1. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Health Science or Public Health Policy and one year of experience managing community health education projects and one year of experience at the supervisory level of planning, developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating community health education work for the required education and experience.

2. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Community Health Education or Health Science and four years of experience planning, developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating health education projects, including one year of experience managing community health education projects and one year of experience at the supervisory level of planning, developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating community health education work for the required education and experience.

3. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Public Health, Community Health Education, Health Science or related behavioral science and five years of experience planning, developing, implementing and promoting health education projects, including one year of experience managing community health education projects and one year of experience at the supervisory level of planning, developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating community health education work for the required education and experience.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application, if applicable. 

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher 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 experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have the following:

  • Prior experience in unintentional injury prevention.
  • A public health background.
  • Be detail-oriented.
  • Be familiar with procurement and contract monitoring.
  • Be highly organized and a self-starter.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills (i.e., grant writing experience, experience writing position papers for legislation, or experience writing State and federal reports).

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



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