at Arkansas Government Job in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Dec 1, 2021

Req ID: 14043


Fayetteville, AR, US, 72703


Anticipated Starting Salary: 40696.00

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR 72205

Position Number: 22109633

County: Washington City: Fayetteville

Posting End Date: 12/14/21

Center for Local Public Health – Washington County Health Unit

This position can be housed anywhere in the Northwest Region. The counties include Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Pope, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Van Buren, Washington, and Yell

Additional Preferences:

Extensive travel (some overnight).

Strong communication and presentation skills preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Occasional heavy lifting.

Hiring Official: M. Eakin

Recruitment Contact: – 501-683-5699

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: E047C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 – $52,425.00


The Public Health Educator is responsible for developing health education projects and promoting health education awareness among schools, civic groups, communities, and training health educators. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Defines specific educational objectives for developing community awareness and support for public health programs and services through consultation with division directors and administrators. Designs and conducts community assessments to gauge community attitudes and awareness of health services, and analyzes statistical public health information, to define the need for developing and distributing educational media. Plans and implements educational programs, and develops criteria, staffing, and material requirements to reach program objectives, departmental goals, and to address the public health problems of defined target groups. Evaluates the effectiveness of health education within assigned areas of responsibility, using pre and post program data to measure a program’s effectiveness against pre-established goals and objectives. Collaborates with and provides technical assistance and advice to community groups, public agencies, and professional organizations, confers with schools and universities, provides training on program planning and evaluation, and develops and maintains resource files to accommodate requests for speakers, films, and literature. Conducts and/or arranges in-service training to keep departmental staff informed of current trends in public health education and the work of other agencies.


Frequent in-state travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of health education. Ability to plan, arrange, and conduct educational programs and service activities. Ability to research, prepare, and/or explain educational or informational materials and literature. Ability to provide training and instructions. Ability to evaluate data and prepare reports.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in health education or other program related fields. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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Job Posting: JC198915449

Posted On: Dec 03, 2021

Updated On: Dec 17, 2021