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City of Austin - JOB DESCRIPTION

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Public Health Educator I

FLSA: Standard/Exempt EEO Category: (20) Professionals
Class Code: 17290 Salary Grade: JH3
Approved: Last Revised: September 11, 2017

  Under general supervision, assess health education needs of the community and prepare programs for presentation
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
  Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  1. Write informational reports.
  2. Refer citizens to appropriate agency or program.
  3. Develop and evaluate plans, criteria, etc. for variety of projects, program activities, etc.
  4. Speak as city representative before public groups.
  5. Conduct needs assessments.
  6. Evaluate programs for effectiveness and accomplishment of goals.
  7. Evaluate needs assessment data to determine course of action i.e. training, new program, etc.
  8. Plan and develop survey instruments, i.e. questionnaires, rating scales, etc., and methodology for use.
  9. Develop and conduct public information and education programs.
  10. Design visual presentation materials
Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of training methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of appropriate community resources for client referral.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology, infectious diseases and the appropriate treatments.
  • Knowledge of functions and operations of interrelating departments, divisions and agencies.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory agency requirements.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of the field of environmental health services.
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing communicable disease control.
  • Knowledge of contract language.
  • Skill in resolving problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment.
  • Skill in effective oral and/or written communication.
  • Skill in effectively communication and dealing with the public.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other City departments, employees and the public.
  • Skill in maintaining records.
  • Skill in preparing clear and concise written reports.
  • Skill in giving public presentations.
  • Skill in communicating requirements both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in self-study and in the completion of assigned training.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to health education, nursing or health related field, plus two (2) years of experience in a field related to health education.
  • Related experience may substitute for education up to a max of four (4) years
Licenses and Certifications Required:
  • Appropriate certifications as specified for the assignment. 

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.