Applying To: Public Health Educator (Behavioral Health)

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  • Minimum: $49,244.00
  • Maximum: $77,142.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for providing instruction and information to individuals and groups and counseling individuals regarding Behavioral Health & Chronic Diseases programs and services. Duties include conducting assessments and surveys to determine Behavioral Health & Chronic Diseases education needs; collaborating with health specialists and stakeholders and developing plans and policies toward achieving health education objectives; designing and distributing health education materials and aids; facilitating health education events, workshops, conferences, and presentations; promoting health education initiatives and connecting staff, community agencies, and organizations with access to health education resources; and referring clients to other support services, such as medical evaluation and treatment, social services, and employment services.


For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Public Health Educator

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, Social Work, or a related field; plus two years of experience in Public Health, which should include some experience with human services, public relations, community education, or conducting health investigations; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present license upon request. Please note type of license, number, class, and license expiration date on the Employment Application. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in Public Health or a related field; Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request. The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.  

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit an application as soon as possible.



Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3628
December 02, 2022

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