Public Health Education Associate I (#RS4001)
$26.11-$31.73 Hourly / $4,525.45-$5,500.71 Monthly / $54,305.40-$66,008.56 Yearly


Under general supervision, assists in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating community health education programs and services, and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the entry-level class in the Health Education Associate series. Incumbents plan, organize, implement and evaluate appropriate health education materials, programs, and services. Incumbents report to the Director of Health Education and/or Public Health Educator and work with some independence in making decisions in all areas of health education and selected areas of Public Health Services.


  • Participates with other health education staff to plan, organize, implement and evaluate appropriate health education programs and services designed to meet the health education needs of the general public, ethnic populations, public and private organizations, schools, and community groups.
  • Researches and prepares reports; makes health education presentations; develops health education materials, including pamphlets and other written information.
  • Informs and educates the general public, community organizations and other agencies about the various services provided by the health education and/or other assigned public health program(s).
  • Plans, organizes, conducts and presents at workshops, training sessions, conferences, and other meetings to disseminate accurate health education information.
  • Plans, prepares and procures exhibits, posters and various public displays for meetings, conferences and health fairs.
  • Organizes and conducts health fairs.
  • Collects data and assists in the preparation of appropriate reports; maintains records and prepares correspondence as needed.
  • Assists in collection of appropriate data and in the preparation of health education grant proposals.
  • May function as a lead worker over less experienced staff.



Education:  Possession of a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education, Community Health, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Social Science, Communication or related areas from an accredited college or university.  


Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education, Community Health, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Social Science, Communication or related areas from an accredited college or university.


Experience:  Three (3) years of experience assisting Public Health Educators and other professional staff in meeting the specified health education needs of various areas of the public health agency and preparing appropriate educational materials.  


License:  Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.


Principles and applications of health education or educational concepts and theories; basics of education psychology; collection and use of statistics; principles and practices of development, preparation, and presentation of health education materials in written, visual and exhibit forms; effective use of news and communication media for promoting health education activities; principles of developing health education presentations; preparing written communications and reports; and principles of effective communications with ethnic populations.


Plan, organize, implement and evaluate public health education projects and programs; develop, coordinate and conduct workshops, seminars and meetings; make effective presentations before groups; express effectively in writing including preparation of health education materials; supervise and train subordinate staff; develop and maintain effective relationships with public health staff, community groups and the general public.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RS4001; EST: 5/11/1994;