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Outreach and Education Coordinator

Do you love hearing community discussions on important health topics? Do you enjoy analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data? Are you interested in making an important impact on messaging in public health? The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is seeking a Limited Service Health Education Specialist, Senior to work in the outreach section of the Idaho Immunization Program in the Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention. In this role you will have the opportunity to listen to community members about vaccination topics and share results with stakeholders to improve vaccination outreach and education and support the health of Idahoans.

General Information:

  • Conduct vaccine related community assessments and listening sessions
  • Analyze and share results with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide messaging education to vaccine providers, schools, and childcare 

Successful candidates must be able to work autonomously and within teams. Candidates must also display reliability, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, a high level of professionalism, and an exceptional ability to successfully coordinate and complete multiple tasks. This position may require some in-state travel. In-state (within Idaho) telework or a hybrid schedule is an option.

Benefit Information:

Our generous benefits package increases the total compensation of a full-time (benefits eligible) Health Education Specialist Senior making $26.33/hour to an estimated $37.60/hour.

Our competitive benefits package to eligible employees includes:

  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental 
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • participation in PERSI - one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (the state currently contributes 11.94% of gross wages to an employee’s PERSI account)
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family 
  1. employee covered at one times annual salary
  2. spouse covered at $10,000
  3. child covered at $5,000

This is a full-time limited service position that will support infection prevention and control activities until at least July 31, 2023. Length of limited-service appointments are determined by the availability of funds such as grants, alternative funding sources and/or timeframes such as pilot projects, alternative funding sources or program termination.

If you have previously applied for Health Education Specialist Senior and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

Example of Duties
  • Coordinate with staff across the Division of Public Health
  • Plan and conduct regular community assessments/listening sessions
  • Analyze and summarize data from community assessments/listening sessions
  • Present results to internal and external vaccination stakeholders
  • Develop programs, policies, and procedures, as needed
  • Recommend policy changes, as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with program staff to approve continuing education credits for program education events

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your answers. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

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

Supplemental Information
Below are additional qualifications. They are not required, however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score. Please answer each item below with enough detail to determine you meet each requirement to receive extra credit.

  1. Experience conducting health related community assessments or listening sessions. Gained by at least one year of related professional experience.
  2. Some knowledge of immunization best practices. Gained by at least one year of related professional experience or completion of at least one related, upper-level college course.
  3. Clinical experience in a healthcare setting or pharmacy which delivers vaccines. Gained by at least one year of professional experience in a healthcare setting or pharmacy which delivers vaccines.

To be considered you must apply online at the link below. To learn more about this position and to apply by 07/04/22, click on the link below (Chrome works best):


Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.