Opioid Public Health Educator- Health and Human Services (0624) Job at Coconino County, AZ, Flagstaff, AZ

  • Coconino County, AZ
  • Flagstaff, AZ

Job Description

Salary : $49,116.00 Annually

Location : Flagstaff, AZ

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Job Number: 0804181

Department: Health and Human Services

Opening Date: 06/10/2024

Closing Date: 6/28/2024 5:00 PM Arizona

Nature of Work

At Coconino County, public service matters. Our dedication to public service promotes a culture that elicits employee growth, cultivates inspiration, and creates future leaders by empowering employees to solve internal and external customer needs and exceed customer service expectations. As an award-winning organization with high regard for cultural diversity and the positive contributions of the many thriving cultures within our county, our nation, and our society, Coconino County leads a variety of initiatives that celebrate diversity; from our Annual Diversity Day, and monthly Heritage Lunch & Learns, to book clubs, and professional development academies which target diverse workforce segments. Coconino County's respect for diversity is shared throughout the organization. Be part of this optimistic, innovative team where outstanding customer service creates dynamic solutions and engages leadership at every level.

Under general supervision, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates public health education, promotion programs and community outreach activities; performs related work as assigned.

Typical Duties

(Illustrative Only)
•Plans, develops and presents health education and training programs and lessons
•Evaluates programs
•Develops and/or revises curriculum modules as necessary
•Participates in the development of marketing and promotional goals and strategies
•Refers clients to other support services such as medical evaluation and treatment, social services, and employment services, as appropriate
•Prepares and disseminates educational and informational materials
•Maintains current knowledge based on specific health issues, particularly in area of expertise
•Coordinates and collaborates with community-based organizations, public agencies, coalitions, schools and other appropriate facilities to implement the health education programs
•Maintains accurate records, data, and documentation of all program results for program updating and evaluation
•May assist in the coordination of activities of consultants, subcontractors, agencies, schools, and other providers involved in specific programs
•May assist in writing grant proposals and identifying funding for programs
•May lead, guide and train staff/student employees, interns and/or volunteers performing related work
•May conduct field inspections to ensure compliance with applicable laws
•May participate in the recruitment of volunteers or interns
•Performs related duties as assigned

Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to: driving; working with and around others, co-workers, clients, agencies, etc.; working alone; dealing with interruptions; repetitive motion (hand/wrist) for computer input and driving; vision acuity (near/far); hearing and speech for ordinary conversation; touch/finger dexterity for computer work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with major coursework in health education or a closely related field and one year of professional health education or health promotion experience or experience in a public health department; OR

Associate degree with major coursework in health education or a closely related field and two years of professional health education or health promotion experience or experience in a public health department; OR

Three years of professional health education or health promotion experience or experience in a public health department; OR

Any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.


Must obtain an Arizona driver's license by date of hire and maintain it throughout employment. Final job offer will be contingent upon a satisfactory 5-year Arizona Motor Vehicle Report. Fingerprint clearance may be required.

This position is non-exempt.

This position is safety sensitive.

The ideal candidate will have experience developing relationships with community partners, working with coalitions, establishing trust with vulnerable communities, and a basic understanding of promoting health strategies without stigmatizing individuals.
Preferred qualifications include: Master's Degree in public health or related field; Experience working in public health; Experience leading/working in coalitions; Experience working with vulnerable communities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Working knowledge of:
- Methods and techniques to teach/train adult learners including computer aided instructional materials
- Curriculum development and health education theory and practice
- Core public health functions
- Health education programs, policies and procedure
- Marketing strategies, processes and available resources
- Federal, state and/or community funding sources and mechanisms
- Federal and state laws pertaining to program compliance
- Culturally diverse populations and low income individuals
- Community resources
•Skill in:
- Developing educational programs
- Organizing resources and establishing priorities
•Ability to:
- Conduct literature searches
- Obtain public media coverage of health problems
- Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
- Communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, community groups and the public
Coconino County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Employee Benefits

Coconino County offers a comprehensive employee benefits
package to regular employees working 30 or more hours per week that includes:

(Regular Part Time employees receive some benefits on a pro-rated basis. Temporary and Seasonal employees do not receive benefits. Elected officials are not eligible for vacation and sick leave.)

  • Vacation/Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • 10 Holidays Per Year
  • Health Care Insurance
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Deduction Plan
  • Sick Leave Conversion Plan
  • Personal Day Purchase Program
  • Vacation Sell Back Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Arizona State Retirement System
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-going Training Opportunities
  • Free bus transportation/ EcoPass bus pass

Elective Coverage

  • Dependent Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Supplemental Life (for employees & dependents)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Tax-deferred investment program
  • Accidental and Disability Insurance
  • Short Term Disability


Please briefly describe your understanding of substance use disorder.


What is one strategy you would implement to reduce the stigma surrounding people who have substance use disorder?


Describe one harm reduction strategy as related to alcohol or drug use and how it helps people be safer.

Required Question

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Part time, For subcontractor, Seasonal work, Work alone, Flexible hours,

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