Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.
This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4% in July 2024.
The Health Education Program Coordinator - II will be
responsible for planning, administering, and evaluating community-based
programs in the Public Health Division. Activities may include collaborating
with public and private sector representatives, developing and disseminating
health promotional materials such as infographics, fact sheets, and posters,
creating and delivering educational presentations, providing technical
assistance to community stakeholders on a variety of health topics,
interpreting public health guidance provided by local, state, or federal
partners, drafting and proposing public health policies, and engaging community
stakeholders in health promotion activities. The position will work in a
variety of environments, both in the office and in the community.
eligible list resulting from this recruitment may also be used to fill future
permanent or extra-help, and open or promotional vacancies. Extra-help
appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status,
should vacancies arise. Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to 999
hours (or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants) in a fiscal year and are
not eligible for benefits.
Upon successful completion of a foreign language proficiency
exam, an additional 5% bilingual pay will be paid to employees who use a second
language on a regular basis in the normal course of business.
This recruitment is open until filled. Applications will be screened on a bi-weekly basis.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including:
- Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays*
- Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year
- Sick leave: 12 days/year*
- Cafeteria plan: 6% of employee’s salary will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents
- $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee
- CalPERS retirement plans
- Retiree medical insurance
- Deferred compensation
- Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year
- Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency.
*Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year.
The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view General benefits.
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.
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.
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
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.
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.
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
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.
NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
Required 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
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.
Computer systems and software, including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
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.
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.
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.
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.
The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.