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Job Title: Public Health Educator
Job Number: #0818-RS4101-01
Organization: San Joaquin County Public Health Services
Posted: 8/8/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Promotion
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Stockton,  CA    USA
Compensation: starting $5,266/month
Position Description: This recruitment is being conducted to fill one vacancy in the Health Promotion department of Public Health Services and to establish an eligible list which may be used to fill future vacancies. San Joaquin County Public Health Services is seeking a dynamic and motivated Public Health Educator to provide program support for the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit. This Unit seeks to prevent chronic disease through policy, systems and environmental approaches, in addition to direct education to the community.


Coordinates with agency staff to assess and identify community public health educational needs; plans, organizes, implements and evaluates appropriate programs and services designed to meet the educational needs of public and private organizations, schools, community groups and the general public.

Researches data and prepares copy for various reports, bulletins, periodicals, pamphlets and other written informational and educational presentations; prepares news releases and special features for all news media.

Informs and interprets to general public, community organizations and other agencies the various services and programs provided by the public health agency; develops a public awareness of general and specific public health needs and problems and practices of general health maintenance, disease prevention and control.

Plans, conducts and participates in workshops, training sessions, conferences, and other meetings to disseminate accurate public health information; coordinates needs for informational meetings with various agency divisions and staff; trains agency staff in techniques of health education.

Prepares and delivers presentations to various community and public groups; provides educational liaison between the agency and various interest groups, agencies and schools and assists these organizations in developing internal health education programs.

Plans, prepares and procures exhibits, posters and various public displays for meetings and conferences.

Gathers data, prepares appropriate reports, maintains records and prepares correspondence as needed.

Assists in preparing grant proposals for educational funding; assists in maintaining records and expenditure control.

May supervise and provide direction and training to staff involved in educational programs.

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

License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.


Principles, methods and materials of public health education; general public health principles and programs; organizations and resources of public health related agencies; principles of educational psychology, statistic 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 media and methods for their utilization; principles of public relations; language mechanics and report writing principles and methods; methods for preparing and maintaining funding grants.


Develop, implement, and evaluate public health education projects and programs, develop, coordinate and conduct conferences, workshops, seminars and other public meetings; effectively express self orally and make presentations before groups; express self effectively in writing including preparing technical educational literature and related printed material; supervise and train subordinate staff; develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, public officials, public and private agencies, community groups and the general public.

Organization Description: PHS provides a broad array of programs and services to protect and promote the health and well-being of County residents. The multi- disciplinary professional workforce reflects the broad diversity of the County’s population.

PHS’s programs are organized into the following areas:

Communicable Disease Control and Prevention: Acute communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis

Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention: Tobacco control, child passenger safety, pedestrian and bike safety, heart disease and diabetes prevention, nutrition and physical activity, senior wellness, and breastfeeding promotion

Maternal, Child, Adolescent, and Family Health: Black Infant Health, Nurse Home Visiting, Cal-Learn, and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Clinical Services or Linkage with Care: California Children’s Services, Medical Therapies for Children, Child Health and Disability Prevention, Foster Care Nursing Services, and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Supportive Capabilities: State-of-the-art Public Health Laboratory and an immunization registry that both serve surrounding counties, Epidemiology, Public Information/Communications, and Emergency Preparedness, as well as the issuing of birth and death certificates

Closing Date: 11/8/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Joanne Castillo,  HR Analyst
Contact Location: 44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
San Joaquin County Human Resources
Stockton   CA  95202
Contact Location: 44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
  San Joaquin County Human Resources
  Stockton   CA  95202
Contact Phone: 209-468-3370 
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How to Apply: Apply Online:

By mail or in person:

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330 Stockton, Ca 95202

Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays. Phone: (209) 468-3370

Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).

Additional Information: Selection Procedures

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process:

Written Exam: The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format. If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list. Oral Exam: The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate’s education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise. The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview. A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate’s score and rank for placement on the eligible list. Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews. If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list. Written & Oral Exam: If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list. Rate-out: A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate’s application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience. Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process.

Note: The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.

Testing Accommodation: Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.

Veteran’s Points: Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran’s points in initial appointment to County service. Eligible veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points. Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service connected disability issued by the United States Veterans Administration. Note: A copy of your DD214 showing the discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the examination.

Acceptable wartime service dates:

September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946

June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975

Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.

Eligible Lists: Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for one year, but may be extended up to two additional years by the Civil Service Commission.

Certification/Referral: Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.

Rule of the Rank: The top three ranks will be referred for hiring interviews. If there are less than 5 names in the top three ranks the next rank is referred. This applies only to open competitive recruitments. Rule of Five: The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews. This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination. Physical Exam: Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Pre-Employment Drug Screening Exam: Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen.

Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when;

They are related to the Appointing Authority or

The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other.

Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility: If you are offered a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

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