2822 Health Educator

Recruitment #CBT-2822-903542

Introduction

*ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATED 7/28/2021 TO REFLECT NEW CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT*

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

2822 Health Educator

The filing deadline for this recruitment has been extended to allow for additional applicants. Those who have already submitted an application do not need to reapply.
This recruitment may close at any time, but not before Thursday, August 5th. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

The Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) is part of Nutrition Services within the Department of Public Health (SFDPH). Through local partnerships and programs, SF NEOP focuses on the prevention of nutrition and physical activity-related chronic diseases by implementing Policy, System and Environment (PSE) change initiatives. Through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, SF NEOP implements and supports programming that promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and food security among low-income San Francisco residents.

The Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) is accepting applications for 1 full time 2822 Health Educator position. This position leads various program related public health initiatives; to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and food security with an emphasis in communities with the greatest health disparities.

Essential Duties:

Under the supervision of NEOP Program Coordinator, the Health Educator performs the following duties:

  • Leads and facilitates Policy, System and Environmental (PSE)activities and projects as defined in the NEOP integrated Work Plan with an emphasis on equity.

  • Manages project timelines and deliverables.

  • Analyzes and utilizes data to determine new and ongoing program needs.

  • Helps plan for and assists in program evaluation activities.

  • Develops systems and procedures to streamline NEOP activities; identify opportunities to improve processes.

  • Assists with identifying opportunities for collaboration and partnership to promote healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in CalFresh eligible communities.

  • Supports the work of subcontractors providing technical assistance and resources as needed.

  • Leads and assists with program efforts to address nutrition and physical activity related health disparities.

  • Provides technical assistance around site qualifications, curriculum, data, and other program, reporting and administrative requirements.

  • Assists in the development of resources for community partners and providers, providing referrals and follow up as needed.

  • Plans for and participates in community health events representing NEOP.

  • Supports and provides backbone staffing to the program including planning, organizing, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating program activities and meetings; conducting correspondence; compiling, editing, and writing monthly newsletters; developing and distributing meeting agendas and notes; updating websites and social media, etc.

  • Coordinates and facilitates NEOP related meetings, trainings and collaborative as assigned.

  • Mentors and coaches program interns.

  • Attends project related meetings and trainings.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

EDUCATION:

These requirements are in compliance with regulatory guidelines.

Requires possession of a Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) (or community health education) accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) [https://ceph.org/about/org-info/who-we-accredit/search/]

a) with a concentration in Health Education, or

b) with completion of 4 courses (minimum of 10 semester units or 15 quarter units) in any of the following subjects: program planning/evaluation, community assessment/intervention, public health education/social behavior theory, community organization/promotion, groups process, training fundamentals, culture/ethnic diversity, eliminating health disparities/inequities, and community based research methods.

EXPERIENCE:

Requires 6 months of health educator experience during or post-Master’s program in a public or community health setting.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.


Desirable Qualifications:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Public health experience with policy system and environment change.

  • Experience working with diverse, underserved communities.

  • Bilingual- Spanish or Cantonese.


Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Verification of Education:

If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Notes:

Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are ONLY accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Tara Stevens, by telephone at (415) 554-2919, or by email at Tara.Stevens@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying)

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Examination (Weight: 100%)

Only those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the Written Examination. Candidates will be administered a written multiple-choice examination test designed to measure the knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas which may include but are not limited to: knowledge of processing of radiologic images; ability to follow instructions/directions; ability to keep simple records; ability to maintain equipment and worksite; and interpersonal skills. A passing score must be achieved on the written examination in order to be placed on the eligible list/score report.

This is a standardized examination, and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Certification:

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three (3) scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List/Score Report:

A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores, and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible lists, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available to public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g. as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be twelve (12) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.


Condition of Employment (Security Clearance):

Security clearance as issued by the Sheriff’s Department is required as a condition of employment for all positions at the Jail Health Services. Eligibles who have successfully participated in the examination process, received passing scores and have been selected for hire will be required to obtain the security clearance prior to appointment. A photocopy of the security clearance must be provided to the supervisor on or before date of hire. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of security clearance may result in a dismissal and/or termination of employment.


Note on ICARE:

Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions. For more information on ICARE, please visit https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/


Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.


Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.


Medical Examination/Drug Testing:

Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination and/or drug test.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at:

http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20


Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies


Right to Work: All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification


Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA accommodation at:

http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities


Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit


Exam Type: CPE
Issued: July 9, 2021
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-2822-903542
DPH /TS/415.554.2919/psn# 01138515

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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