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Health Educator II

  • Health Educator II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$36,360.00 – $57,792.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,515.00 – $2,408.00
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This is mid-level professional work for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in developing and coordinating public health education and health promotion activities.

Job Duties

Participates in the development and implementation of specialized health education, behavioral risk reduction, and health promotion programs for schools, worksites, communities, and individuals; provides health intervention strategies that meet specified and measurable objectives.

Collects and reviews data/reports regarding major health concerns and formulates health education plans.

Collects, analyzes, and disseminates information regarding major health problems, behavioral risk factors, and health attitudes and knowledge using epidemiological procedures; formulates disease prevention and health promotion strategies.

Assists state and local health leaders, consultants and task groups to define health promotion goals, establish objectives, and determine program priorities and evaluation criteria.

Works with senior-level health educators in the development and implementation of health education, behavioral risk reduction, and health promotion programs, or independently handles assigned components of a health education program.

Maintains extensive public contacts; acts as a liaison with local health department staff, community organizations, government agencies, businesses and schools; and provides technical assistance and training at the local, regional, or state level.

Provides technical assistance and in-service training to program personnel.

Establishes and maintains liaison with other agencies and organizations to fulfill program objectives; serves as a resource and facilitator.

Compiles reports, prepares speeches, and delivers addresses to civic and professional groups.

Maintains knowledge and skills in health education and health promotion research through review of professional literature, participation in conferences, and continuing education.

Develops various educational materials such as brochures, exhibits, videotapes, and slides; employs mass media, group process, and counseling techniques in health education, health promotion, and behavioral risk reduction program activities.

Conducts surveys and participates in research projects.

Provides assistance regarding the submission of applications for health education program funds; monitors existing programs for compliance with federal and state regulations.

Reviews professional literature, and participates in conferences and continuing education events to assist in maintaining knowledge and skills in health education and health promotion research.

Exercises significant independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Health Educator I or Health Program Representative II with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System in which public health education/promotion or prevention were the primary duties.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Science, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Nutrition, or a closely related field; and,

Two or more years of health education and/or health promotion experience in one or a combination of the following: public health, community or worksite health promotion, comprehensive school health education, patient education, health education research, or teaching at the college/university level.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields with 15 or more earned graduate credit hours in Health Education may substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of the current principles, practices, and processes employed in the health education and health promotion component of a public health program.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles, techniques, and application of behavioral epidemiology as related to health education and health promotion.

Intermediate knowledge of the psychological, social, economic, and cultural determinants of behavior and methods to promote healthy lifestyles.

Intermediate knowledge of educational methods, learning theories, and techniques of developing and presenting health education to individuals and groups.

Intermediate knowledge of community organization principles, resources, and community health needs.

Intermediate knowledge of current trends and developments in public health, medical sciences, and health care.

Intermediate knowledge of research methods as applied to health education and health promotion.

Ability to plan, implement, administer, and evaluate health education and health promotion programs for various populations.

Ability to prepare surveys, statistical reports, and conduct research.

Ability to effectively communicate complex medical information to civic/community groups and public officials.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, community groups, and the general public.

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