Placer County

Health Education Program Coordinator - I (#11795)

$28.10-$35.09 Hourly / $4,870.67-$6,082.27 Monthly / $58,448.00-$72,987.20 Yearly

Health Education Program Coordinator - II (#14301)

$30.98-$38.69 Hourly / $5,369.87-$6,706.27 Monthly / $64,438.40-$80,475.20 Yearly


DEFINITION

Under general supervision, to develop, implement and evaluate educational activities for the community and County staff on topics related to specific public health programs; and the development and implementation of strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Health Education Program Coordinator – I: This is an entry level classification in the Health Education Program Coordinator series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level class. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.

Health Education Program Coordinator – II: This is the full journey level class in the Health Education Program Coordinator series. This class is distinguished from the Health Education Program Coordinator – I by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.

This class is distinguished from the Health Education Program Coordinator – Senior in that the latter may exercise technical and functional lead supervision over assigned professional, technical and clerical staff and performs work requiring specialized skills and a higher level of independent judgment.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Health Education Program Coordinator – I  

Receives immediate supervision from assigned supervisory/management staff and may receive technical and functional lead supervision from a Health Education Program Coordinator - Senior.        

Health Education Program Coordinator – II

Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory/management staff and may receive technical and functional lead supervision from a Health Education Program Coordinator – Senior.   May exercise technical and functional supervision over technical and clerical staff, as well as contractors, volunteers and student interns.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Plan, organize and implement educational activities related to specific public health programs.
  • Represent the Department of Health and Human Services and advise community organizations about health education topics and techniques.
  • Confer with various community groups and schools to encourage interest and activities that promote education about public health issues; and organize and arrange for discussion groups on health related topics.
  • Review publications and other educational materials for appropriate use in health education of various groups and populations; and maintain and distribute health education materials to County staff and the community.
  • Interface and coordinate with other County staff and the community regarding public health education techniques and activities.
  • Prepare visual aids, graphics and display materials for outreach.
  • Conduct needs assessments and prepare reports and recommendations on public health matters and program development; and evaluate and report on health education services and programs.
  • Identify and implement methods for publicizing public health services through various media.
  • Participate in health education programs, health fairs, community events, conferences and meetings; provide consultation and guidance to participants; make presentations to community and youth groups; and facilitate community coalitions and advisory committees.
  • Develop outreach plans; assess the health education needs of the community or various target populations; research and develop policies and procedures; and write grant proposals.
  • Monitor and evaluate a health program budget.
  • Interpret and analyze new or updated regulations to identify needed program changes.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment and controlled temperature conditions.  Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Position may require travel to and from other locations in a variety of outdoor weather conditions and lifting materials and supplies of moderate weight.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Health Education Program Coordinator - I

Experience and Training

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: No experience required.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health or a closely related field.

License or Certificate:

  • May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Length of Probation:

  • All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to open positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more.

Health Education Program Coordinator - II

Experience and Training

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years of responsible public health information or public health education experience performing duties similar to a Health Education Program Coordinator - I.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health or a closely related field. A Master's degree in public health is desirable.

License or Certificate:

  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Health Education Program Coordinator I

Knowledge of:

  • Basic principles and practices of public health, especially as related to government agencies and community groups.
  • Basic principles and practices of public health education including an understanding of the theory of human behavior, the  process of education, motivation and group work and the relationship of cultural patterns to human behavior.
  • Basic societal structure and organization, including the effects of economic forces.
  • Basic methods and effectiveness of various mass communication media and outreach strategies.
  • Basic research methodology and statistical interpretation, including the use of surveys and questionnaires.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Differing cultural, religious, economic and social groups and their relationships to the delivery and acceptance of health care services.
  • Report preparation.
  • Computer systems and software, including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.

Ability to: 

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures.
  • On an intermittent basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, twist and reach while preparing for and conducting educational presentations.
  • Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift moderate weight.
  • Learn to prepare, coordinate and implement effective educational work plans.
  • Learn to prepare and/or effectively present articles, brochures, speeches and workshops.
  • Learn to arrange and conduct public meetings.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Obtain information through interviews; and deal fairly and courteously with the public.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine course of action. Gather, analyze and evaluate data and information in order to reason logically, draw valid conclusions, take appropriate actions and/or make appropriate recommendations.
  • Work unusual or prolonged work schedules particularly as related to evening or weekend presentations.
  • Use general office equipment, such as a computer, calculator, telephone, photocopy machine, etc.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Learn to understand, interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Learn to analyze budgets, grants and various proposals.

Health Education Program Coordinator II

In addition to the qualifications for Health Education Program Coordinator - I:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public health, especially as related to government agencies and community groups.
  • Principles and practices of public health education including an understanding of the theory of human behavior, the process of education, motivation and group work and the relationship of cultural patterns to human behavior.
  • Societal structure and organization, including the effects of economic forces.
  • Methods and effectiveness of various mass communication media and outreach strategies.
  • Research methodology and statistical interpretation, including the use of surveys and questionnaires.

Ability to:

  • Prepare, coordinate and implement effective educational work plans.
  • Prepare and/or effectively present articles, brochures, speeches and workshops.
  • Arrange and conduct public meetings.
  • Analyze budgets, grants and various proposals

 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Length of Probation:

All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to open positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more.

Bargaining Unit:

Professional


CLASS: 11795; EST: 10/8/2019; REV: ;
CLASS: 14301; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 9/24/2019;