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Outreach & Education Specialist - Idaho Immunization Program

Are you interested in making an important impact on education in public health? The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is seeking a full-time limited service Health Education Specialist 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 organize educational events for healthcare providers, schools, and childcare facilities.

General Information:

  • Organize and execute a regular online educational webinar series
  • Manage the process to approve continuing education credits for program education events

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 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 making $23.31/hour to an estimated $33.93/hour.

Our competitive benefits package offered 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 
  • employee covered at one times annual salary
  • spouse covered at $10,000
  • child covered at $5,000
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness  
  • and more!
This is a limited service position. 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 and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this vacancy. Previous scores will not be used.
Example of Duties

  • Plan and execute regular educational webinars including topic selection, speaker requests, and scheduling for healthcare providers, school health personnel, and/or childcare providers
  • Evaluate webinar programs, recommend changes as appropriate, and create policies and procedures as needed
  • Develop supplemental educational materials as appropriate
  • Oversee the process 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 informational material
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 planning educational events (virtual and/or in person). 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.

To be considered you must apply online at the link below. To learn more about this position and to apply by 07/05/22, copy and paste this link into your browser (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.