Health Education Specialist I/II (Yuba County)

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

Employer: Yuba County

Salary Range: See job description for details

Phone: 530-749-7860


Closing Date: 1/24/2019

The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Health Education Specialist I/II in the Health & Human Services Department. Under close supervision this role will provide paraprofessional public health outreach, educational and related services for community members; provide technical support to the program(s) assigned and perform related work as assigned. In addition, they will provide programmatic, client outreach, education and basic counseling in specified health service areas, such as maternal and child care and disability prevention, substance abuse and tobacco control. Incumbents may also perform similar support work in areas of public health under the direction of a health professional.


Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate has knowledge and understanding of the Public Health field and a passion for the community. They have skill in planning and implementing educational components of public health programs which includes; researching, developing and preparing effective educational and informational materials. Additionally, they have the organizational and technical skills to perform complex grant work. A successful incumbent is an excellent communicator and has the ability to listen carefully to what other people are saying, engage with their audience and be able to develop a rapport with community members and stakeholders.


Required Qualifications:


Health Education Specialist I Minimum: Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in a health or social science, health education, psychology, or a field related to the work.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with major course work in a health or social science, health education, psychology or a field related to the work, and some experience providing educational and/or technical services to the community at large.


Health Education Specialist II Minimum: In addition to the requirements for the Health Education Specialist I, at least one year of experience providing educational and/or technical services at a level equivalent to the County’s classification of Health Education Specialist I.

Preferred:  In addition to the minimum, a Master’s degree from an accredited institution with major course work in a health or social science, health education, psychology or a field related to the work; certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist and additional years of experience providing educational and/or technical services.


Special Requirements: Attend meetings and/or events outside of normal working hours. Must successfully complete and extensive and thorough background investigation which may include Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. DMV printout prior to hire. Will be required to perform disaster services activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109


Special Requirements:  There is a selection process tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2019. Please schedule accordingly.


Final Filing Deadline: Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Hiring Range Level I: $3,478- $3,826 Monthly + Benefits

Hiring Range Level II: $3,798- $4,178 Monthly + Benefits


To Apply:

ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps at:




HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application by visiting our website at Our applications are available in a fillable Microsoft Word format or PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.


All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.

Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers