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Health Education Specialist, Senior

Division of Human Resources

Open for Recruitment: September 5, 2017 - September 19, 2017
Announcement # 02356026572
Salary Range: $20.06 - $28.66 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho Division of Human Resources (DHR) is seeking a Health Education Specialist, Senior in Boise. This position will manage the statewide Health Matters program, providing leadership, advocacy, and technical direction. Included but not limited to activities that support, improve, and promote employee wellness education initiatives in state agencies and support the mission of DHR.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Responsible for statewide leadership, management, and guidance of the Health Matters Employee Wellness Program. Research relevant wellness initiatives/issues and make recommendations to wellness decision makers including agency administrators, agency wellness contacts, and wellness committees/task forces.
  • Program Development & Maintenance: Develop and maintain the Health Matters Wellness Program, including researching, writing, and formatting the monthly content for the Health Matters website, Facebook Page, Blog, and twice monthly wellness e-newsletters.
  • Networks: Establish and maintain healthcare provider networks across the state. Establish and maintain a State agency Wellness Contacts network.
  • Consultation & Technical Assistance: provide consultation to agency Wellness Contacts providing wellness program recommendations based on current evidence-based best practices.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems on the website, blog, and with Facebook.
  • Marketing: Market and promote Health Matters to agencies, employees, and healthcare providers.
  • Program Documentation: Write and maintain the Health Matters program mission, policies/guidelines, reports, and/or business plan, as required.
  • Establish and maintain program measures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience demonstrating good knowledge of public health education principles and practices to include needs assessment. information dissemination, and community organization relating to common health problems.
  • Experience developing or reviewing, and evaluating health-related informational material.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating public health education programs.
  • Good knowledge of survey methods and basic statistics used to collect and interpret data.
  • Good knowledge of training methods.


There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 70 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided; your name will be removed from the register.

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 updating your online application information, please select Division of Human Resources under "Agencies," Full-time under "Job Type/Shift," and Boise under "Cities."


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.