Overview

INTRODUCTION:

This is the supervisory class in the Public Health Educator series. An incumbent in this class supervises professional and sub-professional staff responsible for assessing public health education needs including developing, implementing and evaluating appropriate programs, services and materials.

In addition to assigned supervisory duties, incumbents also perform a wide range of professional health education duties.

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Pre-Employment Drug Screening and Background: Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and clear a pre-employment background investigation as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made unless the eligible has cleared all pre-employment processes. The County pays for the initial drug screen.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Supervises and participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of programs and services designed to meet the public health educational needs of private and public organizations, schools, community groups and the general public.
  • Supervises professional and sub-professional public health education staff; selects and/or participates in the selection of new employees; ensures that assigned employees receive appropriate training; assigns and directs staff work activities; monitors and evaluates staff performance; initiates corrective and/or disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Coordinates with the Health Education Program Coordinator and other agency managers and staff regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of the health education components pertaining to their specific activities; may consult with management in the development of various agency programs.
  • Supervises and participates in the preparation and delivery of presentations to various community and public groups; provides education liaison between Public Health Services and various interest groups, agencies and schools, and assists these organizations in developing internal health education programs.
  • Supervises and participates in the development of programs and services to interpret the work and availability of public health services to public groups, other agencies, and the general public and to make the public aware of public health needs, problems, general health maintenance practices and methods of disease prevention and control.
  • Coordinates with the Deputy Director and department managers to determine staff development and training needs of Public Health employees; supervises and participates in the development of needed staff development training programs; serves as liaison to agency and County staff development programs.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars; may attend similar outside activities as an agency representative.
  • Supervises the preparation of appropriate reports, pamphlets, instructional aids and related written material; gathers data, maintains records, and prepares reports and correspondence.
  • Supervises and participates in preparation of grant proposals for educational funding; assists in maintaining records and expenditure controls.
  • Prepares, administers and monitors program subcontracts; participates in the Request for Proposal process through development, analysis and evaluation; negotiates and recommends contract approvals and monitors subcontractor progress.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:  Possession of a master’s degree in Public Health from an accredited college or university, with a specialization in public or community health education programs, or the equivalent, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Experience:  Two years of post-graduate experience as a public health educator.

License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE:

Principles, methods and materials of public health education; general public health principles, programs, organizations, and resources; principles and practices related to public health administration, including budgeting, finance, contracting, outreach and marketing, and personnel management; principles of staff supervision and training; educational and social psychology and philosophy implemented in health education program planning and evaluation, statistics 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 channels (e.g., electronic, social, print, etc.) and methods for their utilization; language mechanics; report writing principles and methods, including data analysis; methods for preparing and maintaining funding grants.

ABILITY:

Supervise the development, implementation and evaluation of public health education projects and programs; supervise and train subordinate staff; develop, coordinate and conduct conferences, workshops, seminars and other public meetings; prepare technical educational literature and related printed material; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; 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.

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