Health Education Specialist I/II

County of Humboldt

About the organization

Humboldt County, located in Northwest California, is the southern gateway to the Pacific Northwest. The county is bound on the north by Del Norte county; on the east by Siskiyou and Trinity counties; on the south by Mendocino county and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The county encompasses 2.3 million acres, 80 percent of which is forest lands, protected redwoods and recreation areas.

The County is the largest employer in the area, with about 2,000 employees. The Department of Health and Human Services is the largest department in the County, representing about 1,200 employees in three branches: Behavioral Health, Public Health and Social Services.


This recruitment is for a Health Education Specialist I/II in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Public Health Branch, Healthy Communities Division. There are openings in Tobacco-Free Humboldt and the North Coast AIDS Project.

North Coast AIDS Project (NorCAP) - HCV Care Coordinator/Educator:
-Provide community education on HCV (hepatitis C) both in outreach and via tabling, community events, media, Zoom, and in-person.
-Develop trainings for people who use opioids, community services providers and medical providers
-Grant writing/reporting
-On-demand transportation for clients to medical confirmatory testing
-HCV rapid test counseling
-Coordinate HCV coalition
-Data analysis of clients followed through HCV treatment process
-Client case load for HCV treatment, provide linkage to medical care

Tobacco-Free Humboldt:
-Leading the Tobacco Education Network, a community coalition
-Community education on tobacco prevention, including technical assistance on model ordinances local jurisdictions can adopt
-Coordinating policy work and outreach with local partners
-Grant writing/reporting
-Mass media and public outreach campaign development


Knowledge of:
-Principles and practices of public health administration particularly related to public health education program implementation and teaching.

-Principles and practices of program management including development, funding, grant proposal and budget monitoring and program evaluation.

-Applicable County, state and federal guidelines and laws affecting public health education programs.

-Methods and procedures for evaluating program quality and effectiveness.

-Methods for collecting and compiling demographic and biostatistical information and data.

-Chronic diseases and disease prevention methods.

Skill in:
-Developing, implementing and coordinating public health education programs.

-Utilizing demographic and biostatistical data and information to evaluate community health education needs.

-Exercising sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines.

-Identifying program funding sources and preparing grant proposal applications.

-Evaluating the effectiveness of public health education programs and making sound recommendations for improvements.

-Representing the County in contacts with County officials,community and other agencies and the public.

-Preparing clear, concise and complete reports and other written correspondence.

-Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with County and departmental staff, community agencies and the public.


$19.88 - $30.08 Hourly

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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