Public Health Educator (#RS4101)
$34.83-$42.34 Hourly / $6,037.90-$7,339.11 Monthly / $72,454.90-$88,069.39 Yearly


Under direction, plans, develops and implements community health education programs and services and performs related work as required.


This is the professional, journey level class in the Public Health Educator series. Incumbents in this class assess public health education needs and develop, implement and evaluate appropriate programs, services and materials. Incumbents report to the Director of Health Education and/or Program Director and work with relative independence an initiative for decision making in all areas of the Public Health Agency.


  • Coordinates with agency staff to assess and identify community public health educational needs; plans, organizes, implements and evaluates appropriate programs and services designed to meet the educational needs of public and private organizations, schools, community groups and the general public.
  • Researches data and prepares copy for various reports, bulletins, periodicals, pamphlets and other written informational and educational presentations; prepares news releases and special features for all news media.
  • Informs and interprets to general public, community organizations and other agencies the various services and programs provided by the public health agency; develops a public awareness of general and specific public health needs and problems and practices of general health maintenance, disease prevention and control.
  • Plans, conducts and participates in workshops, training sessions, conferences, and other meetings to disseminate accurate public health information; coordinates needs for informational meetings with various agency divisions and staff; trains agency staff in techniques of health education.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to various community and public groups; provides educational liaison between the agency and various interest groups, agencies and schools and assists these organizations in developing internal health education programs.
  • Plans, prepares and procures exhibits, posters and various public displays for meetings and conferences.
  • Gathers data, prepares appropriate reports, maintains records and prepares correspondence as needed.
  • Assists in preparing grant proposals for educational funding; assists in maintaining records and expenditure control.
  • May supervise and provide direction and training to staff involved in educational programs.


Education: Possession of a Master's Degree in Public Health from an accredited university or college, with a specialization in a program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

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


Knowledge of: Principles, methods and materials of public health education; general public health principles and programs; organizations and resources of public health related agencies; principles of educational psychology, statistic and research methodology; principles and practices of developing, preparing and presenting educational materials in written and exhibit form; organizations and practices of the various news and communication media and methods for their utilization; principles of public relations; language mechanics and report writing principles and methods; methods for preparing and maintaining funding grants.


Ability to: Develop, implement, and evaluate public health education projects and programs, develop, coordinate and conduct conferences, workshops, seminars and other public meetings; effectively express self orally and make presentations before groups; express self effectively in writing including preparing technical educational literature and related printed material; supervise and train subordinate staff; develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, public officials, public and private agencies, community groups and the general public.


Physical/Mental Requirements: Mobility—operation of a data entry device; repetitive motion; sitting, standing, walking for extended periods of time; driving; occasional pushing, pulling, bending; Lifting—frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual—constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; read computer screens; color perception and use of eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Dexterity---reaching; grasping; writing; Hearing/Talking—frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person; Emotional/Psychological—frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact; public speaking; Special Requirements--some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime; working alone; Environmental—working in varied weather conditions.

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: RS4101; EST: 6/13/1989; REV: 11/10/2021;