Job Specifications

Class Code:




Date Originated:


Date Revised:

9/89, 5/14  



Under general direction, plan, develop, supervise, evaluate and monitor a specific health education program(s) for the Health Services Agency; and do other work as required.


This class is distinguished from the Health Educator class in that the incumbent is responsible for the preparation, administration and evaluation of a specific public health education program(s), grant development, grant contracts and program budgets. In addition the incumbent supervises staff assigned to a specific program(s).

The class is distinguished from the Health Services Manager in that the latter provides final oversight, and approval to all programs that are developed, implemented and evaluated by the Senior Health Educator.  The Senior Health Educator position with direction from the Health Services Manager is responsible for the preparation, administration and evaluation of the public health education efforts of a specific program(s).


Plans, implements and evaluates a specific public health education program(s); assesses and identifies community needs for educational services in a specific program area(s); provides infrastructure and support to county Task Forces and Coalitions in alignment with Health Services Agency’s mission statement, plans, organizes, designs, develops, evaluates public health education activities; carries out or directs others to carry out public health education activities including educational presentations and workshops; assists in the development and adaptation of data collection instruments and designs for assessment and evaluation activities; develops educational  materials, flyers and provides information to the community; selects, trains, directs, evaluates and handles disciplinary problems of subordinate staff; seeks funding sources for specific public health education program(s); prepares grant proposals; develops memoranda of understanding and budgets; negotiates and monitors contracts with the State and other subcontractors; develops and maintains liaison with interfacing State and County departments, community organizations and the media; serves as the community leader of public health education efforts for a specific program(s); inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer.



Ability to:

Typical Training and Experience:

Pursuant to Section 1303 of the California Code of Regulations, Title 17, must possess a Master's Degree in public or community health education from a college or university accredited by the American Public Health Association.


Two years of experience in public health education, or related field, which would provide the knowledge and abilities listed above.

Special Requirements:

Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License or the incumbent must be able to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.



Bargaining Unit:  General Representation Unit

EEOC Job Category:  02

Occupational Grouping:   48

Workers’ Comp Code:  0290