Pima County

Tucson, AZ

4512 - Health Educator (Substance Use Health Educator)

Posted 9 days ago

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This grant-funded position is in the Community Health Services Division within the Community Mental Health and Addiction section of the Health Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Salary Grade: 36

Implements and presents County health education programs and is responsible for curriculum development or the implementation of health education and promotion activities.

Please note: All new hires (and promoted employees) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, within 30 days of hire. If you are unable to become fully vaccinated due to a medical disability or religious observance/practice, you must request an accommodation - accommodation forms are located on-line. For new hires (and promoted employees) hired after October 1, 2021, the applicant must have a full set of COVID-19 vaccines, by the effective date of hire.

Duties/Responsibilities

(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

Develops and presents specialized public health educational programs in environmental issues, wellness, disease prevention, family planning and health promotion;
Identifies educational objectives for assigned community health problems and develops program curriculum;
Assists public health professional from the department and from the community in developing specialized education programs in environmental issues, wellness, disease prevention, family planning and health promotion;
Implements health education programs through community presentations, seminars and workshops, and the use of audio-visual aids with schools and other community agencies;
Collects and applies health information related to assigned community health problems in curriculum and materials development;
Coordinates scheduling of classes, participant recruitment, instructional materials selection, program evaluation and other activities;
Evaluates films and educational activities designed for specific community health problems;
Maintains program records and applicable reports.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

Knowledge of:

  • principles, methods and techniques of community health education;
  • selection and use of audio-visual materials for educational programs;
  • current community health problems;
  • methods and instruments used in program evaluation;
  • techniques of print and visual aids preparation.
Skill in:
  • organizing and presenting health education programs;
  • developing marketing and educational materials;
  • using audio-visual materials in educational programs;
  • communicating effectively;
  • identifying community health problems.
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in health education, adult education, psychology, marketing or a related field.
(Additional relevant experience may substitute for a portion of the aforementioned education.)


Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Minimum one (1) year experience working for a health provider or health administrative agency.
  2. Minimum three (3) years experience with public speaking, training facilitation or leading group sessions.
  3. Must possess or ability to obtain level 1 finger print clearance in the state of Arizona, in order to work or have contact with youth who are minors.
  4. Knowledge and experience identifying different forms of substance use, addiction, co-occurring mental health conditions and treatment.
  5. Knowledge and experience in public health with special focus on substance use prevention and mental health coping strategies.
  6. Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/score against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidates from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.
Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicants suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services review and approval of the candidates driving record.

Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position. Please note: All new hires (and promoted employees) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, within 30 days of hire. If you are unable to become fully vaccinated due to a medical disability or religious observance/practice, you must request an accommodation - accommodation forms are located on-line. For new hires (and promoted employees) hired after October 1, 2021, the applicant must have a full set of COVID-19 vaccines, by the effective date of hire.

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