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Position Title: Public Health Educator I - Family & Child Health

Salary: Hourly: $20.60 || Annual: $42,848.00

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree (four year college of technical school) with major course work in communications, public/community health, education, journalism or a related field  


Any equivalent combination of experience and training. 


Pre-Employment Proficiency Exam

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Description: Measures basic computer skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook, and typing. Non-ACHD applicants must pass a computer literacy examination administered by the Allegheny County Health Department with a score of 75% or higher.

Disclaimer: Per eskill, exams must be taken on either a PC or Android Device

Education & School Transcripts

If you are claiming education to meet minimum requirements or as a part of your application, including supplemental questions, you must submit or attach a copy of your official college transcripts for your claim to be accepted. Unofficial Transcripts will not be accepted. 

Condition of Employment

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates for positions within the executive branch must provide proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. The prospective employee will need to be fully vaccinated or have at least one shot of a two-shot series before beginning work. Any employee who does not receive and provide proof of the second shot within 30 days will have their probationary employment terminated. Allegheny County will allow for medical and religious exemptions from the requirements in accordance with state and federal law. 

Additionally, it is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status, and drug/medical examinations as required for the position. The pre-employment drug screen must be completed within 48 hours of the acceptance of the conditional offer of employment.

Employment Type

Full-Time, Entry Level

This position is contingent upon grant funding

Relevant Experience

You will receive a score based on the experience you report on your application for employment. It is therefore important that you provide complete and accurate information. Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower than deserved score or disqualification. Call our Office of Human Resource Management if you have any questions.

Who is Eligible

Applications will be accepted from certified Merit System employees of the Allegheny County Health Department and outside candidates who possess the experience and training listed in this announcement and who are capable of performing the duties of this position.


  • Experience & Training: 40%
  • Skills & Certifications: 20%
  • Supplemental Questions: 40%

Supplemental Questions

  1. Describe relevant roles that you have held within community health, health promotion and/or health education programs. (Include the type of program, and your duties within the program)
  2. Describe your experience in preparing health related communications messages such as social media posts, newsletters, flyers, etc.
  3. Describe your experience in organizing and facilitating community events, such as health fairs.
  4. Give an example of a time where you had to develop a project or program with a team. Describe the project/program and what were the outcomes? 

Allegheny County Civil Service Employees (Non-ACHD)

Regular or probationary employees of County Departments currently in this classification, hired under a State Civil Service System, who apply for this position will not be considered as Open Competitive applicants. Those employees selected for transfer to the Allegheny County Health Department will be considered to have resigned their Civil Service status from the Department in which they are currently working and will be required to complete a probationary period with the Health Department. Please refer to Instruction Sheet for proper completion of Allegheny County Employment Application Form.

This announcement may be modified, amended or canceled by the Allegheny County Health Department at any time.


To establish open competitive and promotional eligible lists for use in making merit system appointments in the Allegheny County Health Department. The list will contain the names of successful candidates ranked in the order of final earned ratings. The list will be in effect for one (1) year unless previously exhausted or superseded.

In the ranking, open competitive applicants qualifying for Veteran’s Preference receive an additional ten points on the final earned rating. Form DD-214 must be attached to the application form for consideration for Veteran’s Preference. Determination of Veteran’s Preference is made in accordance with State Civil Service Policy.

If you are claiming veteran's preference, then proof of eligibility; DD-214 Form or other comparable military document must be submitted for initial claim. The document must show dates of entry and separation and character of service.

Credit for a degree or college coursework can only be accepted from an official transcript submitted directly from the college or university to Allegheny C0unty Health Department.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position Summary:

This is entry level work in the field of public health education. An employee in this class participates in all phases of public health education work and learns the methods and techniques involved. Work includes performing the more routine work in the preparation and presentation of public health education material and involves public contact in the promotion of the program and in the presentation of material. Employees work under close supervision and receive instructions from a public health educator of higher grade, who reviews work in progress and after completion.  

  • Conducts outreach to the residents of Allegheny County through participation in Health Fairs, Community Health Education Events and specific outreach events. 
  • Assists in preparing exhibits and posters for presentation at conventions, conferences, and other public displays. 
  • Searches designated sources for health information and prepares copy for bulletins, periodic reports, and educational pamphlets for review by a public health educator of a higher grade. 
  • Prepares preliminary news releases and special features on assigned health topics. 
  • Assists in planning and participating in workshops, institutions, forums, and discussion groups to promote public health and health education. 
  • Prepares and delivers talks on assigned health topics and on the objectives and services of the Health Department to interested groups. 
  • Assists community groups in analyzing their health education problems. 
  • Performs related work as required. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of the techniques involved in preparing and displaying posters, exhibits, and other educational visual aids. 
  • Knowledge of the facilities, media, methods, and techniques of disseminating educational information to the public. 
  • Knowledge of the function of community health agencies. 

Ability to:
  • Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in gathering data and composing articles and speeches on public health topics. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, community agencies, and the public. 
  • Ability to analyze the health education problems of community groups. 
  • Competent knowledge and use of Microsoft Office programs including Access, Word,         
  • PowerPoint, and Excel and other database programs. 
  • Ability to represent ideas effectively, concisely and accurately, both orally and in writing and present themselves in a professional manner. 
  • Must be able to work in a team environment. 
  • Ability to travel to and from work locations to carry out the responsibilities of the position. 
  • Ability to respond to emergencies. 

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.