Public Health Educator II - Non-Merit

Baltimore County, MD


Date: 1 week ago
City: Towson, MD
Salary: $52,400 - $65,267 / year
Contract type: Full time
Baltimore County, MD
Salary





$52,400.00 - $65,267.00 Annually






Location





Towson, MD






Job Type




NON MERIT






Department




HHS/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH






Job Number




NM:140 01-23








Closing



2/3/2023 4:30 PM Eastern











Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Bureau of Behavioral Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.




Examples of Duties


Under general supervision, oversees, directs, and develops community health education and in-house training programs.
The Public Health Educator will be responsible for implementation activities for special mental health projects, including Mental Health First Aid training for the community, Mental Health Wellness Promotion Campaign and Trauma Informed Care training for Baltimore County staff.

Examples of Essential Duties




  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates a variety of public health education programs which promote the preservation of health and the prevention of disease.

  • Plans and develops the health education component of Departmental programs.

  • Plans, organizes, conducts, and supervises training programs for Health Department employees and community groups.

  • Supervises, coordinates, and monitors the implementation of programs, including the preparation and distribution of educational materials and the presentation of workshops and lectures.

  • Evaluates program effectiveness and develops plans for their improvement.

  • Supervises health education staff including volunteers and student interns.

  • Serves as a liaison with other government agencies and health organizations to coordinate and conduct community health education activities, such as lectures, presentations, health fairs, and community exhibits.

  • Provides advice, consultation, and guidance to professional health care providers, community organizations, and others regarding community health education.

  • Develops and writes community health education grant proposals and justifications. Prepares and monitors grants and operating budgets for health education programs.


Examples of Other Duties

Develops implementation plan for projects;

Coordinates and monitors the implementation of the projects;

Assist with development of media campaign;

Develops an evaluation plan for effectiveness of projects and presents findings; and

Assist with the writing of Request for Proposal (RFP)

Performs other related duties as required



NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed





Qualifications


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in public health, health education, health science, health administration, or a closely related health discipline;
PLUS
Three years of professional experience in health education, two years of which were in a supervisory capacity.

(Additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Entry Level)
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and theories of public health education. Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of health education program development, implementation, and assessment. Thorough knowledge of the use and development of educational resources and materials. Thorough knowledge of current health issues and educational needs affecting communities. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of supervising and directing health education programs and personnel.

Skill in planning, organizing, and conducting educational programs. Skill in public speaking and lecturing. Skill in drafting reports, correspondence, and presentations. Skill in supervising health education staff. Skill in the preparation of grant and program proposals and budgets.

Ability to develop, organize, direct, and evaluate health education programs. Ability to establish effective working relationships with the general public, community groups, other health care organizations, and co-workers. Ability to coordinate education and training programs with the mission and goals of the Department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Full Performance)
Knowledge of County and Departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of the programs, methods, and goals of the Department and other local health agencies.

Skill in coordinating and integrating health education and training programs into the general mission of the Department. Skill in developing and evaluating education and training programs. Skill in working with the general public, community groups, health care organizations, and co-workers.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (www.WES.org)

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Public Health Educator II
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.




Conditions of Employment


New employees are strongly encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccination.

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very little exceptions.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The duties of this classification are generally sedentary, but require some traveling throughout the County and some lifting and carrying in the set up of educational displays and presentations.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.











Employment Benefits for Non-Merit or Non-Classified, Part-Time Employees

Baltimore County General Government offers the following benefits to part-time, non-merit or non-classified employees. New employees are eligible for benefits upon hire, unless noted otherwise.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Baltimore County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minority, female and disabled applicants.

Smoke free workplace
All Baltimore County offices are smoke free.

Drug free workplace
Baltimore County provides a drug free workplace. Prospective employees are required to submit to urinalysis drug testing as part of the pre-employment physical examination.

Employee Assistance Program
Our Employee Assistance Program provides confidential and professional assessment and referral assistance for employees and eligible dependents in the household who are experiencing personal problems that may be affecting work performance, job satisfaction, or overall quality of life.

Health Insurance
In order to qualify for health insurance benefits (medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance), part-time employees must be scheduled for four (4) full work days plus two (2) hours each week.

Health Insurance benefits elected become effective the first day of the month following the date of hire if the employee has completed online enrollment prior to that date. New employees must enroll within thirty (30) calendar days of hire. Plans offered include:

Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Opportunity to set aside pre-tax dollars, through payroll deduction, for eligible unreimbursed medical care expenses and/or dependent care costs.

Life Insurance
In order to qualify for life insurance benefits, part-time employees must be scheduled for four (4) full work days plus two (2) hours each week.

Employees may elect basic term life insurance for themselves equal to one time the employee's annual salary, rounded to the next higher $1,000. Employees contribute a portion of the premium through monthly payroll deductions. The County also offers an Additional/Employee paid Life Insurance plan with coverage up to $100,000.

Retirement
Part-time civilian employees can waive enrollment for up to sixty days, then may join or waive permanently. Newly hired employees at least 55 years of age may opt not to join the ERS.

Paid Leave
Sick Leave - Monthly sick leave earnings prorated based on the number of hours worked per week. No maximum on accrual. Accrued balance can be applied toward service credit at retirement.

Vacation Leave - Monthly vacation leave earnings prorated based on the number of hours worked per week. Earnings increase after five, ten and fifteen years of service generally.

Holidays - Part-time 30 to 39 hour non-merit or non-classified employees will generally be paid for ten holidays per calendar year. Other part-time, non-merit or non-classified employees working 29 hours per week or less will receive two paid holidays per calendar year. These holidays are the Christmas holiday and the Independence Day holiday.

Bereavement Leave
Jury Leave
Military Leave

Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union
Membership in Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union offers a full range of savings programs, loans, checking, direct deposit, payroll deduction, savings bonds, and other financial services.

Direct Deposit
Payroll through direct deposit to the financial institution selected by employee is required.

Deferred Compensation
Nationwide Retirement Solutions offers a 457 retirement plan allowing for payroll contributions of tax deferred dollars to investment options of your choice.





Disclaimer


This is only a summary of benefits and policies in Baltimore County. Any benefit or policy may be changed at any time at the discretion of the administration. This summary does not constitute an express or implied contract, nor does it constitute a guarantee that your employment relationship will continue for any specified period of time or end only under certain conditions




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