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COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR III

MVDRS/SUDORS Health Educator (FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL)

Recruitment #22-002071-0006

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Environmental Health Bureau/Office of Health Homes and Communities/Center for Injury and Violence Prevention, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position is to plan and develop communications, as well as to engage stakeholders and lead data dissemination efforts for federally-funded enhanced surveillance systems targeted toward violent deaths, including the Maryland Violent Death Reporting System (MVDRS) and the State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS). This position will reside within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Environmental Health Bureau (EHB), Office of Healthy Homes and Communities, in the Center for Injury and Violence Prevention.

This position will provide technical assistance and conduct health education and communication, in order to meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders. This position will also build and maintain partnerships, while promoting the State, local and community stakeholder use of surveillance system data to inform programs, planning, policy, and prevention efforts to reduce homicide, suicide, fatal overdose, and other violent deaths within the State of Maryland. 

Additionally, this position will support grant and contract monitoring and reporting to funders. This position will also support the Core State Injury Prevention Program, along with the EHB’s response to shared risk and protective factors, as well as to emerging issues and emergencies, including but not limited to, community health education activities and products.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Two years of experience planning, developing, implementing, and promoting health education projects.

Notes: 

1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Health Science, or a related behavioral science, and three years of experience planning, developing, implementing, and promoting health education projects, for the required education and experience.

2. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, or Health Science for the required education and one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, Health Science, or Public Health Policy for the required education and experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience 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 professional experience in the area of Public Health, as well as experience engaging with stakeholders. He/she should also have experience evaluating community health education programs, along with experience translating data into community health education products and tools. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience with the planning and development of communications.

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

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract, and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. 

You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

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.




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