The County of Los Angeles SENIOR HEALTH EDUCATOR in Los Angeles, California

SENIOR HEALTH EDUCATOR

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SENIOR HEALTH EDUCATOR

Salary

$60,170.16 - $78,913.20 Annually

Location

Los Angeles County, CA

Job Type

Full time

Department

PUBLIC HEALTH

Job Number

PH4850C

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Position/Program Information

EXAM NUMBER

PH4850C

FIRST DAY OF FILING

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service

are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

DEFINITION:

Plans, directs, coordinates, evaluates, and oversees health education programs in a specific health subject or in a service planning area.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:

Positions allocable to this assignment function under the administrative and/or technical direction of a Senior Manager, Nurse Manager, Chief of a Hospital Service, or a Health Education Coordinator. Incumbents plan, develop, implement, and evaluate specialized community health education programs on a County-wide basis. Incumbents organize and coordinate programs to motivate individuals and groups to achieve and maintain their health and safety, and stimulate community contribution to the planning and development of health education programs and health delivery systems. Senior Health Educators provide for health education consultation to service planning areas, county-wide programs, and to other concerned public or private agencies or groups through Health Education Administration staff.

Incumbents either oversee the activities of a health education staff which includes at least one Health Educator -OR- plan, develop, implement, and evaluate health education programs in underserved communities in collaboration with targeted communities through work with active community groups through the process of community organizing to negotiate and prioritize community health issues which need to be address collaboratively.

Incumbents participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health delivery systems linking the hospital and/or Health Department to the community and develop, implement, and evaluate the health education component of such systems.

Essential Job Functions

Plans, develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates health education programs in one of several specialized areas including sexually transmitted diseases, maternal, child, and adolescent health; bioterrorism/emergency preparedness, and alcohol, or drug abuse by determining areas and levels of need in schools, patients, staff and community health education through analysis of available statistics and consultation with the health educators in the service planning areas, topic specific programs, and with other concerned public or private agencies or groups.

Establishes priorities for the solution of community health education problems by planning and developing public health education programs through the application of health education methods and procedures, and in collaboration with targeted communities.

Provides consultative health education services to administrative staff in program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of health education priorities for departmental programs, service planning areas, and communities.

Recommends health education needs by collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to identify appropriate individual and community health education interventions.

Evaluates the extent to which health education programs meet their objectives and impact the target population's knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, practices, and behaviors, by utilizing appropriate data collection methods such as pre and post examinations, focus groups, surveys, and questionnaires. Utilizes evaluation findings and community input for future planning and policy development.

Reviews and evaluates the implementation of health education programs by health educators to ensure the proper application of program methods and materials and to provide the opportunity to share program experience.

Serves as the technical authority in a specialized area of community health education.

Develops culturally appropriate health education materials, including materials with age specific literacy levels; prepares targeted health education messages; writes professional journal articles and news releases.

Function as staff assistant to the Health Education Coordinator and provide technical supervision and interpretation of Health Education Administration policies and procedures to other professional health education staff as needed.

Participates in the development and implementation of new health delivery systems which emphasize health education by functioning as the health education resource member.

Collects and analyzes data to determine priorities, identify target populations, and determine scope of health education activities (i.e. for diabetes, obesity, tobacco control).

Coordinates team efforts in order to determine appropriate methods to reach the target population, prepare educational materials, involve other health professionals and community groups in the education process, and effectively use newspapers, radio, and television as media for health education information.

Works with representatives of hospitals, health centers, schools, agencies, and the community to define basic health education goals and objectives, identify opportunities to reach goals, and determine what is to be taught and by whom, where, when, and how; provides training for physicians, nurses, community workers, and others; advises on criteria and methods for evaluating programs and conducting evaluation studies.

Solicits and maintains extensive and complex involvement with underserved communities including frequent interaction with politically oriented community interest groups, academia, community-based organizations, and public or private agencies by obtaining their active support in health education programs.

Provides orientation and training to professionals and lay persons in health education methods, techniques, and skills; oversees the activities of a health education staff including Health Educators, Health Education Assistants, or other non-professional staff within a program or service planning area.

Oversees and assists in the evaluation of the work performance of health education staff assigned to the program or unit.

Coordinates the volunteer activities within a service planning area by recruiting volunteers, maintaining records of participation, and coordinating volunteer recognition programs.

Recruit and oversee undergraduate and graduate health education students for internships or practicum for a specific program or service planning area as needed.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

A Master's degree in Public Health* from an accredited college or university with a specialization in Public Health Education or Community Health Education in a program of study accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. -AND- Two years of public health education experience at the level of Health Educator**.

LICENSE

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS

2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

** Experience at the level of Health Educator in the County of Los Angeles is defined as one who plans, implements, directs, coordinates, and evaluates community health education programs in a specific health subject within an assigned service planning area.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

  • Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:

This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

PART I: An evaluation of experience, education, and desirable qualifications, based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire weighted 50%.

PART II: An oral examination (Interview) covering training, experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 50%.

Candidates must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on both weighted Part I and Part II of the examination in order to be added on the Eligible Register.

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Applicants with disabilities who require special arrangements must provide the Examination Unit with written notification at the time of filing.

Test invitations and/or notifications may be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid e-mail address. Please add vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

Notices of Non-Acceptance and Final Results will be sent via United States Postal Service (USPS). Examination scores cannot be given over the phone or by e-mail.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

Complete applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and will be added to the Eligible Register accordingly.

VACANCY INFORMATION:

The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY. Applications submitted by mail, fax, or in person will NOT be accepted. Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be submitted with your application online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Applicants must submit their completed applications by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Fill out the application and supplemental questionnaire accurately and completely to receive full credit for any relevant education and/or job experience you include. In the space provided on the application for education, include names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree(s) received, and degree major. For each job held, provide the name and address of your employer, the job/position title, start and end dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work and duties performed. If your application and/or supplemental questionnaire is/are incomplete, the application will be REJECTED.

In order to receive credit for any college or university course work, or any type of college or university degree, such as Master's Degree or higher, you must include a legible copy of the Official Diploma, Official Transcript(s)**, or Official Letter from the accredited institution, which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded, with Registrar's signature and school seal with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov.

*Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office. A printout of the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and, therefore, will NOT be accepted and will result in your application being incomplete and will be REJECTED.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents with your application online, you must e-mail them to vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. In the "Subject" of the e-mail please type the Exam Number and Exam Title.

Failure to provide complete, accurate information will impact the assessment of your qualifications and the acceptance of your application into the examination process.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.

  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.

  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.

  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so, your application will be dispositioned as incomplete and will be REJECTED.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:

All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes in the format XXX-XX-XXXX. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 914-8505

Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

Department Contact Name: Victoria Del Aguila

Department Contact Phone: (323) 914-8488

Department Contact E-mail: vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov

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This Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) is to be completed by all applicants for the Senior Health Educator examination. The information you provide on this Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine your eligibility and to evaluate your education, training and job experience. Read each question carefully and be specific on your answers including all the information as requested; please do not COPY AND PASTE all your Duties as stated in the application under the Work Experience section, from your resume, and/or from the Class Specification(s). In doing so, your application will be dis-positioned as incomplete and will be REJECTED. It is the applicant's sole responsibility to complete this questionnaire completely, correctly, and accurately. THE EXPERIENCE YOU CLAIM IN THIS SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE CONSISTENT WITH THE EXPERIENCE LISTED IN YOUR APPLICATION. Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be dispositioned as incomplete and will be REJECTED.

You certify that the information provided is accurate and you are aware that the information on the application and Supplemental Questionnaire is subject to verification at any time during the examination and hiring process. You also understand that any false statements may result in disqualification or dismissal.

  • YES, I understand and agree.

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Selection Requirements:

Do you have a A Master's Degree in Public Health from an accredited college or university with a specialization in Public Health Education or Community Health Education in a program of study accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health?

If YES, you MUST attach a legible copy of the official diploma or official transcripts with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov.

If copy is not received within the specified time frame, your application will be dispositioned as incomplete and will be REJECTED.

  • Yes

  • No

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Selection Requirements:

Please provide a detail description of your two (2), or more, year's of public health education experience at the level of Health Educator.

If you do not have this experience, please indicate "No Experience."

Experience at the level of Health Educator in the County of Los Angeles is defined as one who plans, implements, directs, coordinates, and evaluates community health education programs in a specific health subject within an assigned service planning area.

NOTE: For each experience please indicate the following information:

  • a) Name and Address of Employer

  • b) Position/Title held

  • c) Date From: (MM/DD/YYYY), Date To: (MM/DD/YYYY) (when you actually performed these duties)

  • d) Hours Worked per Week

  • e) Detail your experience

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Desirable Qualifications:

Are you a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)?

If YES, you MUST attach a legible copy of the official certificate with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov.

If copy is not received within the specified time frame, you may not receive the allotted points.

  • Yes

  • No

05

Desirable Qualifications:

Are you a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)?

If YES, you MUST attach a legible copy of the official certificate with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov.

If copy is not received within the specified time frame, you may not receive the allotted points.

  • Yes

  • No

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Agency

County of Los Angeles

Address


Los Angeles, California, 90010

Website

http://hr.lacounty.gov

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