Health Educator I

Recruitment #191104-X20A-I11


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Health Educator I providing support to Health Policy, Planning and Partnerships. This is a classified position (PIN 34003437) located at Guthrie, Oklahoma in state government. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents
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The annual salary for this position is up to $41,424.92 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for working with area schools and community stakeholders to provide health education programs that address child health, obesity, teen pregnancy and tobacco usage.
This position will further be responsible for conducting needs assessments at the individual, organizational, and community levels to determine appropriate theoretical basis from which to initiate programmatic and strategic planning Conducting programmatic and strategic planning with stakeholders in regard to health issues and infrastructure development. Implementing and/or monitoring the implementation of evidence based health education curricula and health promotion programs with an emphasis on program completeness, fidelity, and evaluation. Prepare and deliver public presentations for selected audiences. All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of public health problems, principles and practices; of theoretical concepts of health behavior and application of such; of group organization and leadership; of community infrastructure development; of current social and economic problems as they relate to public health; of statistical methods; of basic epidemiology; and of grant preparation.  Ability is required to speak to the public; to organize communities, establish and facilitate coalitions, and direct groups; to prepare a variety of educational materials, such as pamphlets, bulletins, oral presentations, articles for publication, newsletters and curricula; to use personal computers and applicable software such as word processing and digital/video presentation; and to show cultural competence in working with diverse populations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Travel is required.


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education/promotion programs.


The Health Educator job family consists of three levels, which are distinguished by the complexity of the duties performed, the depth and breadth of accountability, and the level of expertise required for completion of assigned tasks.

Level I:    
This is the career level where incumbents perform work at the full performance level in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating health education/promotion programs.


Level I:   
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, School Health Education, Health Studies, Nutrition, Health Behavior, or Nursing.


Some positions may require that the education and/or experience or the certification may be in a specific area.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.