PSD Health Education Specialist - Contract

  • San Bernardino, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Public Health Purchasing and Warehouse
  • Salary: $46,592.00 - $62,587.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job


The Preschool Services Department (PSD) is recruiting for Health Education Specialists who participate in all phases of PSD health programs which includes the planning and evaluation of health service functions and collecting and analyzing health data for children up to age five enrolled in PSD preschool programs.

For more detailed information, refer to the PSD Health Education Specialist job description.

For more information about PSD benefits, see link for: PSD 12 Month Contract .
Click here to view the Preschool Services Department Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

1) Effective January 31, 2022, the Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Interim Final Rule requires that all existing staff and new hires complete a vaccination series against COVID 19 as follows: have their second dose in a two-dose vaccination series, or first dose in a single-dose vaccination by January 31, 2022. New hires may request an exemption from the vaccination requirements under the following: (1) the new hire is declining vaccination based on Religious Beliefs, or (2) the new hire is excused from receiving any COVID-19 vaccine due to Qualifying Medical Reasons. Valid exemptions must be submitted before the start of employment. New hires who have an approved exemption will be subject to weekly testing and must wear a face covering while on site.
2) Must be able to lift and carry a small child (up to 50 lbs) as needed/in the event of an emergency. Other physical demands include: sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, twisting, grasping, fine manipulation, pushing/pulling, reaching, stooping, using smell and touch, working outside and vision and hearing.
3) Pass a pre-employment physical including a tuberculosis test and required immunizations (SB792).
4) Travel throughout the County is required. A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance is required at the time of hire for the person providing the transportation.

Job offers are contingent upon passing a background investigation which includes a fingerprint check and search of the Child Abuse Index before appointment. If an individual has been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, the individual cannot work or be present in any community care facility unless they request and subsequently obtain a criminal record exemption from the Community Care Licensing Division, Caregiver Background Check Bureau (CBCB). With the exception of minor traffic violations, all convictions, including misdemeanors, felonies, and convictions occurring a long time ago, require an exemption. CBCB also examines arrest records to determine if there is a possible danger to clients. Crimes against children and convictions of a violent nature, such as sex offenses, murder, manslaughter, arson, and robbery are crimes for which an exemption cannot be issued. (Health & Safety Code section 1596.871)

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must meet one of the following options:

OPTION 1 Education: A completed/awarded Bachelor's degree in health science, health care administration, school health, nutrition, nursing or other health related field .

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Experience: One (1) year of full-time equivalent work experience in a public health department, health service provider, or social services organization which involved collaborating with health professionals in providing services . (This experience must be clearly demonstrated in detail in the Work Experience section of the Application and supplemental questionnaire.)


License: Possession of a valid Licensed Vocational Nurse license issued by the State of California.

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time equivalent experience working in a social services organization with children ages 0-5 which involved collaborating with health professionals in providing services. (This experience must be clearly demonstrated in detail in the Work Experience section of the Application and supplemental questionnaire.)

Note: Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside the U.S. must be accompanied with an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service showing equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: If qualifying under Option 1, a copy of legible transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) AND copy of degree MUST be attached to your application or submitted by the filing deadline or if qualifying under Option 2, a copy of valid Licensed Vocational Nurse license (electronic copy accepted-click here ) issued by the State of California MUST be attached to your application or submitted via fax to (909) 387-5819 or email to , Subject: PSD Health Education Specialist-Contract. Failure to provide the requested documents by the filing deadline may result in disqualification of the application.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a Master's degree in one of the fields noted above and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Selection Process

Examination Procedure :
There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore it is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible , as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure :
Complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application, we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.
ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.
Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

NOTE: There is a six (6) month waiting period to re-apply for the same job classification (title and level).

For important information on employment processes and submitting job applications, see links below: Guide to Completing a County Job Application
Applicant Information and the County Employment Process
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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