Under general supervision, to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate public health information and related education programs and to do other work as required. Currently there is one extra-help bilingual vacancy; the incumbent in the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program will provide education and prevention to individuals and/or groups county wide. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future vacancies in the classification of Health Program Specialist during the life of the list.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training or experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree with a major in education, social or behavioral science, or related field
Two years community outreach experience providing health or social services which would provide the knowledge and abilities listed below.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California Class C Drivers License.
Knowledge: Working knowledge of the methods and materials of health information and education; and functions and objectives of public and private agencies and institutions that provide community health information and educational activities, programs and services. Some knowledge of the theories and techniques of teaching and learning for groups such as youth, elderly, physical or mental handicapped, or the economically or socially disadvantaged.
Ability to: Gain the support and cooperation of public officials, community groups and agencies relative to health information concerns; develop, promote and implement a variety of health information/education programs; write and speak effectively and make group presentations; establish and maintain tactful and cooperative working relationships with others and operate audio-visual equipment.
ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years. Available after six months for vacation and/or sick leave.
HOLIDAYS - 12.5 paid holidays per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County pays a portion of retirement contribution and participates in Social Security.
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
SDI - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions.
DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing pre-tax dollars.
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium share of cost may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
EMPLOYEE CREDIT UNION - Offers systematic savings and low interest loans.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.
OTHER - Other pay and benefit items apply to certain positions or assignments, such as Bilingual Pay and Night Shift Differential.
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD# (831) 454-2123. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
County of Santa Cruz - 4 months ago