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COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR III

FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #18-002071-0006

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Health

Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services

500 N. Calvert Street

Baltimore, MD  21202

Main Purpose of Job

The STI Health Educator is assigned to the Center for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention (CSTIP) within the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau (IDPHSB) at the Maryland Department of Health. Under the direction of the Center Chief, the STI Health Educator plays an active role in helping to reduce the incidence and prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in Maryland. This position is responsible for developing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and ongoing monitoring of health education activities focused on STI prevention. This position identifies opportunities for providing culturally-appropriate health education messages to identified populations or locates appropriate material, and implements educational component of the CSTIP program. This position assists the Policy and Program Associate in providing technical assistance as assigned for state and local STI program staff and identifies the need for and coordinates or provides in-service trainings for professional staff. The incumbent works with internal staff to develop and deliver culturally-informed STI messaging through public awareness campaigns, the CSTIP website, social media, MDH conferences, regional meetings, and external trainings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Community Health Education or Health Science.  A copy of your transcript must be attached to the application.

Experience:  Two years of experience planning, developing, implementing and promoting health education projects.

NOTES: 

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 three years of experience planning, developing, implementing and promoting health education projects for the required education and experience.

2.  Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, or Health Science for the required education and one year of the required experience.

3.  Candidates may substitute a Doctorate degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, Health Science or Public Health Policy for the required education and experience.

4.  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 experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have experience in providing health education and technical assistance to professionals and the general public, particularly sexual health, STIs and HIV.  Experience in the public health system is ideal but not required.

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 qualifications will be evaluated. 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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. 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. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: Maryland Department of Health, 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 you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the Maryland Department of Health Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov.