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Health Education Specialist

Health District 6

Open for Recruitment: March 20, 2017 - March 27, 2017
Announcement # 02355091574
Salary Range: $17.50 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

Southeastern Idaho Public Health
has a *limited service opening for
Health Education Specialist

Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) offers a supportive, team-centered work environment!    The following values are the foundation that we build our work upon:  respectful, client focused and friendly, safe, open, empowered, connected, balanced, team-oriented, transparent, and healthy!  Apply today to join our team!

*Length of limited service appointments are determined by the availability of funds such as grants and/or timeframes such as pilot projects or program termination.  Appointments to a limited service position have permanent, classified status (with limited layoff rights) after successful completion of entrance probation and shall receive, no later than the date of hire, a written agreement describing the non-career nature of the job and the duration of employment.  Updated agreements are required every two (2) years.


  • Develop, coordinate and/or provide education and training sessions on all components needed to implement Parents as Teachers program.
  • Conduct family assessments to determine needs.
  • Provide health education during home visits.
  • Introduce evidence-based quality improvement strategies within program.
  • Develop community partnerships.
  • Assess community needs, and provide program education and community outreach based on needs assessment.
  • Develop program evaluations and identify areas for improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Experience:
    • Developing or reviewing and evaluating health-related informational material.

Preferred Candidates will have:

  • Strong communication skills.

The examination is a rating of your education and experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question addressing minimum requirements to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link at the bottom of this page (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When completing your online application information, please select:

  • Health District 6 under "Agencies"
  • Full-time and Limited Service under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Pocatello under "Cities."

When updating your online application information, complete/update all items in the Application Checklist. (This includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type.) Without this information your name can't be referred to the hiring Agency.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Southeastern Idaho Public Health!


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.