Health Educator II

Recruitment #220207-X20B-04

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full-time time Health Educator II providing support to Beaver, Custer, Harper, Texas, Woods and Woodward County Health Departments. This is a state employee position PIN 34004134 governed by the Civil Service Rules. The duty station will be determined upon hire. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is up to $44,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating health education program such as; serving as a team leader or lead worker on specific projects, programs, or activities and improving health outcomes.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating health education program such as; serving as a team leader or lead worker on specific projects, programs, or activities and improving health outcomes.

Valued 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. Ability is required to coordinate and carry out advanced level projects.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

irements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, School Health Education, Health Studies, Nutrition, Health Behavior, Public Health, Education degree, Behavioral Health/Psychology or Sociology, Communications , Nursing or related degree PLUS one year of experience in public health education or community development.

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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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