at Arkansas Government Job in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

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Date: Jun 11, 2024 Req ID: 40180 Location: Jonesboro, AR, US, 72401 Category: AR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Anticipated Starting Salary: 40,674.37 Arkansas Department of Health 4815 W Markham Street Little Rock, AR 72205 Position Number: 22106430 County: Craighead City: Jonesboro Posting End Date: 06/24/24 Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,674.37 Division of Local Public Health – Craighead Local Public Health Unit Additional Preferences: Frequent in-state travel with some overnight stays required. A valid driver’s license is required. This position will serve the following counties: Clay, Cleburne, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph, Sharp, Stone, White, and Woodruff. Strong communication and presentation skills preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs preferred. Some occasional heavy lifting may be required. Ability to conduct research to stay updated on current health trends, issues, and best practices preferred. Ability to develop educational materials such as pamphlets, presentations, and visual aids preferred. Ability to collaborate with community organizations, schools, and healthcare providers to coordinate health education programs preferred. Ability to deliver health education sessions and workshops to various groups, including schools, workplaces, and community center preferred. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs through surveys, interviews, and data analysis preferred. Ability to maintain accurate records of program activities, participant feedback, and outreach efforts preferred. Hiring Official: K. Dunegan Recruitment Contact: – 501-661-2268 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:Jonesboro

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Job Posting: JC261185268

Posted On: Jun 13, 2024

Updated On: Jun 27, 2024

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