Purpose of Position
The successful candidate will serve in the classification of a Health Educator-A in the role of a Violence & Injury Prevention Specialist for the New Mexico Department of Health. The candidate, in collaboration with violence & injury prevention coordinators and epidemiologists, will work to strengthen networks and develop resources for effective and long-term prevention programs in New Mexico; consistent with state and national best practices for evidence-based prevention. Health educators work closely with nonprofit organizations to help them get the resources they need, such as funding through state procurement policies and procedures. The chosen candidate will be responsible for a major segment of  statewide public health education/promotion programs in prevention of violence & injury. The incumbent will use data to identify community needs and to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments which contribute to reduction in violence & injury death rates. The employee will disseminate public health education materials to healthcare professionals and community organizations that provide violence & injury prevention and intervention services about shared risk and protective factors associated with prevention of violence & injury. The position will administer fiscal resources for health education programs, and prepare the budget related to the program(s) and assist in the preparation of grant applications The incumbent will be a member of the office of injury prevention team, will participate as an active part of the team and will provide support to office initiatives such as meetings of the NM Injury Prevention Coalition.
Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate has:

Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Flexibility, team player;
Ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment and be responsive to multiple priorities and  deadlines that meet state and federal regulations;
Ability to think critically;
Ability to understand and manage a sensitive and highly confidential program area;
Experience and coursework in public health;
Ability to apply for and manage federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grants;
Experience in clinical and/or hospital setting working with electronic medical records and/or patient charts.

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About NM Department of Health, Epidemiology & Response Division

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's degree in Public Health or Education and two (2) years of experience in a health related field. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.
Substitution Table
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:




High School Diploma or Equivalent
6 years of experience
High School Diploma or Equivalent
6 years of experience
Associate's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
4 years of experience
Associate's degree or higher in any field
6 years of experience
Bachelor's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
2 years of experience
Master's degree or higher in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
0 years of experience

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.
Employment Requirements
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive Defensive Driving Course Certification as a condition of continued employment.
Working Conditions
Executive Order 2021-066 requires all employees with the State of New Mexico to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including proof of a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster dose) or proof of a COVID-19 viral test every week.

The Public Health Order (on Vaccination) dated December 2, 2021, requires Congregate Care Facility Workers and Hospital Workers to have received a primary series of vaccination by October 6, 2021, and a booster dose of vaccine by January 17, 2022, or within four weeks of becoming eligible for a booster.

Links to the referenced Executive Order and Public Health Order can be found on the State Personnel Office website homepage: www.spo.state.nm.us

Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and phone usage. Some travel may be required.
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Bargaining Unit Position
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

How To Apply:

The Department of Health has several positions opened at this time. If you are interested in applying for this position or any other job openings, please visit https://careers.share.state.nm.us and complete an online application.