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COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR V

Chief, Statewide Public Health Initiatives

Recruitment #20-002772-0001

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, CCD Bureau/Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will oversee the Division of Statewide Public Health Initiatives, within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC), including the federally-funded National Tobacco Control Program Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This position will also oversee additional statewide programs and partnerships funded through the Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF). The CRF was designed to increase public awareness and understanding of evidence-based tobacco control resources, as well as provide health educational activities and services, including mass-reach health communications efforts; technical assistance resource centers; program evaluation; and, targeted community-based population cessation and prevention initiatives. 

This position will also be responsible for overseeing the implementation of project activities, as well as the inter- and intra-agency coordination of efforts. Finally, this position will oversee the planning and provision of training, as well as the overall program reporting, while also serving as a liaison to other state agencies and community organizations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Community Health Education or Health Science. 

Experience: Three years of experience in planning, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating public health education programs, including one year of experience managing community health education projects and one year of experience at the supervisory level of planning, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating community health education work. 

Notes: 

1. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Health Science, or Public Health Policy, and one year of experience managing community health education projects, as well as one year of experience at the supervisory level of planning, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating community health education work, for the required education and experience.

2. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Education, Community Health Education or Health Science, and four years of experience planning, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating health education projects, including one year of experience managing community health education projects and one year of experience at the supervisory level of planning, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating community health education work, for the required education and experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Public Health, Community Health Education, Health Science, or a related behavioral science, and five years of experience planning, developing, implementing, and promoting health education projects, including one year of experience managing community health education projects and one year of experience at the supervisory level of planning, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating community health education work, for the required education and experience. 

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a Commissioned Officer in Health Educator and Community Health classifications, or Health Educator and Community Health specialty codes in the Public Health field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience overseeing public health program implementation, as well as experience with program planning and evaluation. The desired candidate should also have experience managing grants, working with budgets and tracking expenditures.

Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience reviewing evidence-based public health resources, in order to provide health educational activities and services to communities. Finally, the desired candidate should have supervisory experience, along with experience working in tobacco control or a closely related field.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at, 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.