Applying To: Public Health Educator (Family/Community/School Health)

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Department: Health and Hospitals - Director's Office


  • Minimum: $50,726.00
  • Maximum: $79,482.00

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for developing the Department of Health Maternal and Child Health (DOH MCH) program that coordinates access and information to families about health services available to benefit both the child and the parents in order to inform and educate people about best practices that contribute to healthy pregnancy outcomes. Duties include partnering and networking with community organizations that provide services for parents and their unborn and newborn babies; identifying and seeking new opportunities to educate and reach targeted populations (i.e. children, parents, pregnant women, minorities, those with limited English proficiency); facilitating health educational trainings to the general public; and managing resources and services for programs as well as assisting with documentation, data collection, and client records.

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 in childhood and maternal health, human services, or community education. Qualifying experience should include knowledge about reproductive health, nutrition, and health care access. 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 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 it upon request.  Please note type of license, number, class and 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, training 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.Some positions may require candidates to pass a “Character Investigation” prior to appointment.

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.

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3757

October 11, 2023

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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