Health Educator III

Recruitment #210414-X20C-I04



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 Creek, Kay, Lincoln, Noble, Osage, Pawnee and Payne County Health Departments. This is a classified position (PIN #34000814) 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.

Duty station will be determined upon hire.  Counties Covered: Creek, Kay, Lincoln, Noble, Osage, Pawnee and Payne.

Position Description:
This position will be responsible for establishing a positive working relationship within the community to conduct needs assessments within schools, businesses and the community. Facilitate the development of Community Health Improvement Plan with key stakeholders and partners that reflects the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan resulting in improved health outcomes within District #3.  Strategically plan, organize, implement and communicate health education interventions and services to address needs and modify health-related behaviors of individuals, families, organizations and communities identified within the Community Health Improvement Plan. Effectively monitor and evaluate health education services to determine outcomes and opportunities for quality improvement.

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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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