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Health Education Specialist, Senior

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/18
Posting End Date: 2024/06/25
Category: Health Education
Sub Category: Public Health
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Caldwell, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 29.43
Maximum Salary: 34.62
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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  • Vision: A Healthier Southwest Idaho.
  • Mission: To promote the health and wellness of those who live, work and play in Southwest Idaho.
  • Values: Accountability, customer-focused, and teamwork influence the work we do and the difference we hope to make.

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, and Owyhee counties? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public? Southwest District Health (SWDH) is recruiting a Senior Health Education Specialist (HES) to join the dedicated group of public health professionals in their Community Health Program with the Division of Environmental and Community Health Services.

As a Senior HES and public health employee, you will serve an active role in improving the health of your community. As part of a small, but mighty team, you will be responsible for implementing health education programming related to promoting healthy development and reducing risky behaviors among teens (ex. may include CATCH My Breath, Families Talking Together, Guiding Good Choices, etc.) and facilitating a community health action team.

If you crave team-oriented work, purpose, and work/life balance, perhaps it's time you considered a career with SWDH. We're all about shaking up the stereotype that working in government is dull. We're disruptors and innovators, all passionately sharing the same vision of making Southwest Idaho the best place to live, work, and play. We believe in fostering a positive and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive.

This position may include a teleworking option from within Idaho.

Excellent Benefits

This budgeted, regular full-time (32-40 hours per week) position offers a competitive benefits package including PERSI (one of the BEST RETIREMENT system available in the Nation) with a lifetime benefit!

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits (Plan options offer employee only coverage for full-time/30+hours per week PPO $65/month for medical and vision and $11.82/month for dental, with a low premium cost for adding additional family members. Or a Free High Deductible Health Plan for employees only and low cost for additional members.)
  • Life Insurance (FREE basic and paid for supplemental options for both the employee and eligible dependents.)
  • 11 paid holidays per year and generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start (Holiday pay and accruals are calculated on a prorated basis depending on how many hours worked.)
  • Optional 401K and 457 Saving Plans
  • Wellness Programs
  • Bring your canine friend to work on Fridays
  • In-house gym and walking path
  • Ongoing internal and external training opportunities
  • Opportunity for Student Loan Forgiveness and Tuition Reimbursement!
  • The reverse flow of traffic from the Boise metro area to Caldwell and back offers a smooth commute

Our generous benefits package elevates the total compensation value for a full/part-time HES, Senior. Our offering transforms the base pay range from $29.43 - $34.62/hour to an estimated total compensation value, including benefits, of $42.60 - $48.95/hour, showcasing the value we invest in your well-being and professional growth.

Typical Duties:

Candidates must be able to complete the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and meet all the mandatory qualifications of the position.

  • Lead community health assessment initiatives, engaging diverse stakeholders for program planning.
  • Coordinate and deliver tailored health education programs, ensuring relevance to target audiences.
  • Establish collaborative agreements to facilitate program implementation, including MOUs and contracts.
  • Evaluate program progress and community health status, utilizing tools like logic models.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to community members and partners as a content expert.
  • Develop effective health education messages and materials, assessing communication efforts.
  • Facilitate routine community coalition meetings, guiding the identification of priority health needs.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of community health action plans.
  • Identify resources to support coalition action plan implementation, potentially assisting in grant writing efforts.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and presentations for various stakeholders, including elected officials and Board of Health members.

Minimum Qualifications:

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to qualify for this position. All required experience and/or education must be listed under the work history section of this application OR on your resume and must include a detailed explanation of your roles and responsibilities at each relevant employer.

Minimum Qualifications (MQ):

  • Good knowledge of:
         - Public health education principles and practices to include needs assessment, information dissemination and community organization relating to common health problems
         - Basic disease etiologies and preventive strategies
         - Survey methods and basic statistics used to collect and interpret data
         - Training methods

    “Good knowledge” typically means applicants should possess journeyman level expertise, which can be gained through either a closely related bachelor's degree, 2-4 upper division college courses related to the subject and 2-4 years of mid-level work experience closely related to the subject, or a combination of coursework and experience that represents the knowledge level above.

  • Approximately 1-2 years of related work experience in the following areas:
         - Developing or reviewing, and evaluating health-related informational material
         - Developing, implementing and evaluating public health education programs

MQ Specialty:

  • Valid Driver’s License

Ideal Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

Supplemental Information:

Who May Apply

Individuals who meet all the “MQ’s” and “MQ Specialties” listed above. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodation may be directed to the contact listed on this job posting.

How to Apply

Log in to your account, find this job announcement and select the Apply Now button. Attach your most current resume and follow the promptings to complete the exam. Hit submit. Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

The successful candidate will have a history and background supportive of the department's mission goal and be required to complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal history background check to include fingerprints.

SWDH is an equal opportunity employer and hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, age, or disability,exercising the right to family care and medical leave. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodation to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodation or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Human Resource Office at 208.455.5318.

 NOTICE: Idaho's Public Health Districts are agencies that are authorized by the State of Idaho as independent bodies. District employees are not State of Idaho employees, rather District employees who receive benefits through the Office of Group Insurance.

 To learn more about Southwest District Health, please visit

If you would like to become a part of our team, we encourage you to apply.

If you have questions about this position, please contact us at:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 208.455.5318