Health Educator III

Recruitment #200831-X20C-I07

Introduction

 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.


OSDH is seeking a full time Health Educator III providing support to the Logan, Kingfisher, & Blaine County Health Departments. This is a classified position (PIN 34003218) located in Guthrie, OK. 
OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is up to $50,174.36 based on education and experience.

THIS POSITION CAN BE FILLED AT A LEVEL II or III. PLEASE APPLY TO THE LEVEL INTERESTED IN.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
The functions in this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
•Conducts needs assessments at the individual, organizational, and community levels to determine appropriate theoretical basis from which to initiate programmatic and strategic planning.
•Conducts programmatic and strategic planning with stakeholders in regard to health issues and infrastructure development.
•Implements and/or monitors the implementation of evidence based health education curricula and health promotion programs with an emphasis on program completeness, fidelity, and evaluation.
•Evaluates the effectiveness of health education/promotion programs and makes necessary changes.
•Assists in the development of grant related documents and proposals.
•Establishes and maintains partnerships with agencies, communities, or organizations in determining the need for specialized health education programs and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of such programs; this includes strategic planning, the use of logic models, development of performance measures, and specific application of health behavior theory.
•Prepares and delivers public presentations for selected audiences.
•Other duties as assigned.

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. Work related travel required. Applicant must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

BASIC PURPOSE

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

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

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 III:   
This is the leadership level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities for the supervision of others in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating health education/promotion programs.  This will include assigning and reviewing work, providing educator skills training and technical assistance, insuring the completion of required tasks and related administrative duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III:   
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 and three (3) years of experience in public health education or community development plus certification as a Certified Health Education (CHES) pursuant to the criteria established by the National Commission for the Health Education Credentialing or a master's degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, School Health Education, Health Studies, Nutrition, Health Behavior, or Nursing and certification as CHES.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

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

NOTES

NOTES/REQUIREMENTS:

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.

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