Community Health Education Specialist I - Tobacco Cessation (Bullhead City, AZ)

  • Bullhead City, Arizona
  • Mar 01, 2023
Full Time Education and Training Public Health
  • Salary: $42,598.40 - $64,126.40 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

*Mohave County is currently recruiting for the position of Community Health Education Specialist I in Public Health located in Bullhead City, AZ*

This position may be under filled with a requirement of meeting the minimum qualifications of a Community Health Education Specialist I successfully within two (2) years .
Depending on qualifications, may under fill position as:
Office Specialist: Range 11, Step 1-3: $18.57 - $19.79

  • Teach tobacco cessation classes.
  • Building relationships to partner with key stakeholders on tobacco use prevention.
  • Position has evening and weekend programming and community health events.
  • Fingerprint clearance card required prior to being in the classroom and CPR required within probationary period.
  • This position is a mandated reporter.

Performs professional journey level work involved in the coordination and administration of projects related to a variety of public health education grant programs to include but not limited to health, exercise, sports science, tobacco use prevention, and other issues as may be defined by the grant program. Work includes planning, developing, implementing and evaluating county-wide public health assessments, education, prevention and intervention programs, and responsibility for the proper care of clients referred for health and intervention programs.

Positions at this level require prior community health education services experience. Appointment to this level requires that the incumbent be performing the full range of duties and meet the qualification standards for the class. The incumbent is expected to perform the more complex or difficult case problems. Responsibilities include assistance in public health education grant program forecasting, implementation and evaluation requirements, planning, personnel, and statistical and program evaluation.

Work is performed under general supervision of a higher level of authority. The employee is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment in accordance with established procedures and regulations.

May exercise technical or functional supervision of subordinates.

Essential Job Functions
  • Develops and coordinates County health education programs including prevention and education services, counseling, and training.
  • Coordinates and presents a variety of workshops designed to educate the public on health, exercise, sports science, tobacco use prevention and other issues as may be defined by the grant program and the prevention of illness, disease and injury.
  • Provides prevention and intervention counseling services for individuals; refers individuals to appropriate County or outside agency for assistance.
  • Answers questions and provides information to the public; conducts community outreach services to include preparing articles and providing interviews for mass media publication. Participates in community task forces/committees and special events.
  • Documents, collects, and interprets data for reporting to state and federal agencies. Assists in identifying funding sources and preparing of grant proposals.
  • Assists in interpreting program goals while monitoring compliance with state, federal and local policies and procedures, regulations and division rules.
  • Coordinates and organizes collaborated community-wide task forces to address and assess local needs as they related to health issues.
  • Attains additional knowledge in the health education field and area to which assigned through reading of health-related information and materials and attends training and educational classes.
  • Create and maintain a supportive work environment with other departments and community programs, Public Health divisions, and Public Health leadership on accreditation domain while maintaining a culture of quality improvement.
  • Apply basic principles, practices, techniques, teaching, and communication methods related to the age, gender, race/ethnicity, educational level and socioeconomic status of community members.
  • Communicate and act in a cultural competent and professional manner maintaining cooperative relationships with community members, co-workers, and work contacts.
  • Works with subcontractors to ensure grant/program (i.e., Tobacco program) compliance, accurate reporting and program evaluation.

  • Performs related work as required.
  • Performs special assignments as requested.
  • Exercise regular and predictable attendance and punctuality in accordance with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in public health education, or related field.
  • One (1) year experience working with the public in the public health education field.
  • OR any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered in meeting the minimum qualifications.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
  • Provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
  • Willing to attain additional knowledge in the health education field and area to which assigned through reading of health-related information and materials and attending training and educational classes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Public Health and health education techniques and skills. Some assignments may require specialized knowledge specific to the area of assignment such as exercise/sports science, tobacco use prevention, opioid overdose prevention, chronic disease, nutrition, techniques and skills or prevention/education/intervention techniques and skills.
  • Principles, practices, and services related to public health and the specific area to which assigned (i.e. tobacco prevention, exercise and sports science, etc.)
  • Methods and theory of education, individual and group-process counseling.
  • Research, analysis, evaluation and reporting techniques.
  • Budgetary and financial procedures, grantsmanship and data processing applications.
  • Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulation.

Skill in:
  • Effectively operate and utilize of a variety of laboratory equipment and other equipment used in a health service area.
  • Effectively operate a variety of office equipment to include: computer keyboard; typewriter; faxes transmittal; and copiers.

Ability to:
  • Develop, plan, implement and evaluate community health education and prevention programs.
  • Compile and analyze data and prepare reports.
  • Effectively assign, train and oversee subordinates.
  • Make decisions in accordance with established policies and regulations.
  • Understand, interpret and apply pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations regarding public education/prevention programs to include departmental procedures and requirements.
  • Deal with issues and/or situations which may be controversial or sensitive in nature.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with the community, coworkers, supervisor, health professionals and clients.
  • Meet the physical requirements of job assignments.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and documentation.
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with our without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Comply with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulations.


Mohave County provides two options for Self Insured Medical Plan, paid by Employee & Employer, to regular employees (employees who work at least 30 hours per week). Both plan options utilize the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for in Arizona coverage, plus the Aetna Choice POS II network for out of Arizona coverage; when you need medical care, select a provider from the directory and verify the provider's current status as a network provider. The medical plans include pharmacy benefits.
  • Summary Plan Description
  • PLAN 1: Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) Plan Deductible $1,000 per person deductible. Calendar Year Out of Pocket Maximum per Single Coverage is $6,300 and $12,700 for Family Coverage.
  • PLAN 2: High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) $3,000 maximum Out of Pocket for Single Coverage and $6000 maximum Out of Pocket maximum for Family

Out of Pocket Maximum includes medical Deductible, medical Copays, Prescription Drug Deductible and Copays.


Teladoc is a healthcare option available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year for non-emergent medical conditions.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
This voluntary benefit is available to all regular employees working at least 30 hours per week. This pre-tax option will reduce taxable income.
  • Health care reimbursement account: up to $2,850 per year
  • Dependent daycare reimbursement account: up to $5,000 per year
Health Savings Account (HSA)
This voluntary benefit is available to all qualified employees who are on the High Deductible Health Plan. This pre-tax option will reduce taxable income. You may elect to contribute up to the full 2022 annual limit:
  • $3,650 max employee contribution for Single coverage
  • $7,300 max employee contribution for Family coverage.
Dental insurance is available to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week through Delta Dental.
  • High Option: $2,000 maximum annual benefit.High Option includes orthodontia benefit with lifetime maximum of $1,500.
  • Low Option: $2,000 maximum annual benefit.
Vision insurance is available to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week through EyeMed Vision Care. EyeMed offers access to a broad network of independent providers as well as access to out-of-network providers.

Short Term Disability
Coverage is through Ochs, Inc. - Madison National
Short-Term Disability (STD) is insurance that replaces some of your income if an injury or illness prevents you from working. Provided by Mohave County.

Life Insurance
Coverage is through Ochs, Inc. - Minnesota Life
  • Basic Life Insurance / Accidental Death & Dismemberment of $50,000
  • Provided by Mohave County to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week
Optional / Voluntary Benefits
Payroll deductions are available for the following Optional / Voluntary Benefits:
  • Supplemental Life Insurance is available through Ochs, Inc.- Minnesota Life Insurance Company for employees, spouse and dependent children.
  • Tax Deferred Compensation Plan 457: this option is voluntary and available to all employees through ICMA-RC or Nationwide.
  • Identity Theft Protection is available through IdentityForce, Sontiq for employees and eligible dependents
Retirement Systems / Long-Term Disability
Mohave County is a MANDATORY participating agency in these classification-based retirement systems:
  • (ASRS) Arizona State Retirement System: Eligible employees working at least 20 hours per week for 20 weeks or more. MANDATORY contribution rate as of 07/01/2022 is 12.17% beginning on your first paycheck and is employer matched.
  • (CORP) Correction Officers Retirement Plan: Employees in Adult Detention positions with the Sheriff's Office. Contributions begin 90 days after first day of employment. Election rates of contribution are between 5% - 40%; default rate of 7%.
  • (AOC-CORP) Administration of Courts - Correction Officers Retirement Plan: Juvenile Detention and Adult Probation (Superior Court). Contributions begin 90 days after first day of employment. Election rates of contribution are between 5% - 40%; default rate of 7%.
  • (PSPRS) Public Safety Retirement System: Employees in certain positions with the Sheriff's Office. Defined Benefit Tier 3 contribution amount is 9.94%. Contributions begin 90 days after first day of employment.
Additional Benefits
The following additional benefits are available to all regular employees:
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Payroll direct deposit
  • Paid Time Off - vacation/sick time
  • Pre-tax deduction plan
  • Up to 80% of medical premiums paid by Mohave County
  • Bereavement Leave

These materials were created to help you understand the benefits available to you. This is not a Summary Plan Description and is not intended to replace the benefit summaries or schedule of benefits contained within the Plan. If any provision of these materials is inconsistent with the language of the Plan, the language of the Plan will govern .

Job Address

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