Public Health Education Specialist Full TimePublic Health

Hiring Salary: $47,476.00 to $49,074.69 annually, FLSA Exempt

REQ #: 10363 1 Position(s)

Supervisor: Hernandez/Jones

Posted Date: 9/25/2017      Reposted Date:       Closing Date: 11/6/2017

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Hours may include evenings and weekends as necessary.

PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, prepares and presents health education materials, provides outreach services for at-risk populations; conducts public educational forums on priority health issues.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Plans and presents community outreach programs to promote health education, risk reduction and healthy behaviors; informs community of services available through Public Health District (PHD) and other community resources; prepares and delivers presentations on assigned health topics.
• Prepares educational materials; coordinates and presents training and public education programs; collects, compiles and maintains data on PHD health education activities.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• Researches health education issues; prepares educational materials; coordinates and presents training and public education programs; collects, compiles and maintains data on PHD health education activities.
• Prepares grant proposals and updates public access websites, assists with training PHD staff.
• Driving is essential.

• City policies and procedures.
• Record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures, including grant program protocols.

Skill in:
• Presenting Public Health information to at-risk clients and the public.
• Utilizing standard personal computer software programs and specialized software.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
• Developing grant proposals.

Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE


Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Business Management, Nursing, Public Administration, or a related field is required, Master’s degree is preferred; AND one year experience in Public Health training programs.

• Must possess a valid Class C Texas Driver’s license.
• If BSN, professional registration as Registered Nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing required.
• CPR Certification desired.
• Additional technical certification in Public Health may be required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The physical requirements of this position:
o Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

• The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:
o Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lit and temperature-controlled working environment; with some travel from site to site.
o May be exposed to communicable diseases; extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, wind, rain; exposure to conditions at project sites such as dirt, dust, caustic substances, and loud noise.

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