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COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR III

Recruitment #17-002071-0001

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045

Main Purpose of Job

This position works in collaboration with the LHIC Director and the Director of the HCHD Bureau of Health Promotion to plan, develop, implement, promote, and evaluate all work group programs of the Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC) and oversee communications, goals, and desired public health outcomes with the (2) Coordinator of Special Program II staff in the LHIC work group(s). Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, member communications and engagement, public health education, evidence-based program development, implementation, and evaluation. This position will also assist in developing LHIC policies, procedures, guidance, and standards of operations for LHIC and its organizational members. This position will represent the LHIC at promotional events and serve as a liaison in building community partnerships and outreach to local and State partners. This position may supervise non-clinician staff in the Bureau of Health Promotion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Community Health Education or Health Science.

Experience: Two years of experience planning, developing, implementing and promoting health education projects.

Notes: 

1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Health Science or related behavioral science and three years of experience planning, developing, implementing and promoting health education projects may be substituted for the required education and experience.

2. A Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, or Health Science may be substituted for the required education and one year of the required experience.

3. A Doctorate in Public Health, Community Health Education, Health Science or Public Health Policy may be substituted for the required education and experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Educator and Community Health classifications or Health Educator and Community Health specialty codes in the Public Health field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desired qualifications:
- Direct experience in planning, developing, implementing, managing, promoting, and evaluating evidence-based community health programs.

- Direct experience fostering community partnerships and community engagement.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year. Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period. For Recorded Job Information Call: 410-767-6018.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect MS-100 forms will not be accepted.

FAX: 410-333-5689

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.