Community Education Specialist I/II

Shasta County - Redding, CA3.0

Full-time
COMMUNITY EDUCATION SPECIALIST I: $4,035 - $5,151 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $23.28 - $29.72 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
COMMUNITY EDUCATION SPECIALIST II: $4,363 - $5,569 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $25.17 - $32.13 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

  • Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of
Understanding for potential future salary increases. Please visit
http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/MOUs.aspx

CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 2019

SEE "SPECIAL REQUIREMENT" SECTION REGARDING
POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

FINAL FILING DATE: DECEMBER 14, 2018 AT 5:00 PM

ABOUT THE POSITION

Community Education Specialist I: Positions in this classification may be assigned to specific duty assignments in different departments that emphasize particular kinds of knowledge and skills. The common thread is that under close supervision, incumbents will learn to plan and implement community education activities/programs; assist in the coordination of prevention programs; and other duties as assigned.

Community Education Specialist II: Same as Community Education Specialist I, additionally: The common thread is that under supervision, incumbents plan and implement community education and outreach activities, and coordinate comprehensive public health or environmental health programs.

In the Resource Management Department, program areas may include pollution control programs such as solid waste reduction, motor vehicle emissions reduction, household hazardous waste, waste tire and used motor oil recycling.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Community Education Specialist I: This is an entry-level class in the Community Education Specialist series. Under supervision, incumbent will perform a variety of public information, community education and program coordination activities. As skill is gained, supervision is reduced and an incumbent performs the required duties more independently.

Community Education Specialist II: This is the experienced, journey level class in the Community Education Specialist series. Incumbents in this class perform more complex Community Education Specialist duties under limited supervision. Incumbent will perform a variety of public information and community education activities; coordinate comprehensive programs to address community health needs; and may oversee subordinate work.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Community Education Specialist I: Assists in implementing projects in one or more community environmental health education programs, such as solid waste reduction and recycling, motor vehicle emissions reduction, used motor oil recycling, or household hazardous waste disposal and safer alternatives to use; assists in giving informational presentations to students and teachers in schools, to local organizations and businesses, and the general public at community events; learns to interface with local media to distribute public service announcements, advertisements, design informational handouts and prepare correspondence; orders educational tools made from recycled materials; learns to oversee air quality mini-grants, including contract management; learns to provide support for mitigation strategies and emission reduction projects; learns to assist employers in development and implementation of trip reduction plans; learns to assist local schools and businesses with waste audits as requested. An individual may be assigned to work exclusively in one program.

Community Education Specialist II: Same as Community Education Specialist I, additionally: Takes the lead in implementing projects in one or more community environmental health education programs; will interface with local media to distribute public service announcements, advertisements, design informational handouts and prepare correspondence; orders educational tools made from recycled materials; may oversee air quality mini-grants, including contract management; provide support for mitigation strategies and emission reduction projects; may assist employers in development and implementation of trip reduction plans; may assist local schools and businesses with waste audits as requested.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Community Education Specialist I:
Ability to: Communicate clearly in written and verbal forms; establish and maintain effective working relationships; operate a personal computer and use common software; write clear and effective reports, correspondence, and educational materials; develop, implement and coordinate community education or outreach programs and activities; or emission sources monitoring or the enforcement, storage, use, transport, and proper disposal or recycling of hazardous materials and waste, including used motor oil; conduct effective public presentations for school, professional and community groups; design brochures, advertisements and newsletters; evaluate effectiveness of programs.

These employment standards are typically attained with possession of a Bachelor's Degree in biology, physical science, environmental health science, or a closely related field; AND at least one (1) year of experience in performing public health education, community education or other closely related duties.

Community Education Specialist II:
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of or physical and biological sciences as they apply to the environment; methods and uses of mass communication, media, social marketing, and media advocacy; statistical concepts and methods for collecting, compiling and interpreting data; principles and practices of program management, including funding, developing and evaluating program quality and effectiveness.

Ability to: Plan, assign, supervise and oversee the work of other personnel; demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills; develop budgets, proposals, and grant applications; establish and maintain effective working relationships; provide leadership to community coalitions or collaboratives; operate a personal computer and use common software; write or edit clear and effective reports, correspondence, and educational materials; emission sources monitoring or the enforcement, storage, use, transport, and proper disposal or recycling of hazardous materials and waste, including used motor oil; plan, implement, evaluate or oversee community education or outreach programs or activities; develop and conduct effective presentations or trainings for school, professional and community groups; design or review brochures, advertisements and newsletters; evaluate effectiveness of programs.

These employment standards are typically attained with possession of a bachelor's degree in biology, physical science, environmental health science, or a closely related field, AND at least two (2) years of experience in performing public health education, community education or other closely related duties. A master's degree in a related discipline may substitute for one (1) year of experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Community Education Specialist I and II: Possession of a California driver license.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in a science-related area with coursework, training or professional experience in communication, public relations, marketing, journalism, and/or community education, and a demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate innovative educational programs that increase community awareness to reduce waste and use of hazardous household chemicals and increase recycling and reuse to improve the health of our community. Previous experience in solid and household hazardous waste reduction activities, community outreach activities and presentations, obtaining and implementing program-related grants. Project management, website development, and publication design/production are highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

Does your education and experience meet the ideal candidate criteria listed above? If yes, please briefly describe your education and type and length of experience. If no applicable experience, please type "n/a".
Have you successfully applied for, obtained, and/or implemented a grant? If yes, please list these grants and dates obtained. If no, please type "N/A".
Have you created or implemented public education programs or portions thereof? If yes, please describe your experience. If no, please type "N/A".

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Positions in Resource Management may work at household hazardous waste collection events and waste tire collection events requiring working on uneven surfaces both paved and unpaved, wearing appropriate protective clothing in various weather conditions, and being exposed to a variety of household-type chemicals under appropriately regulated conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flyer.
In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) – General Unit.
Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 7.25% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at Employee Benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County's website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County's website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00p.m., on December 14, 2018. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter," or "See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter" the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515