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State of Montana Health Education Specialist (07723) in Helena, Montana

* *The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has a career opportunity within the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDPHP) Bureau of the Public Health & Safety Division. Our mission at DPHHS is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans throughout every stage of their life. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. Whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience, DPHHS has the opportunity for you! The Health Education Specialist develops and administers statewide and local public health programs in response to state needs and federal grant solicitations. Responsibilities include: 1) Manages the contract with the Montana Tobacco Quit Line provider, including budget development and management, data interpretation and dissemination, and quality improvement activities; 2) Develops educational materials and establishes program procedures to increase referrals to the Quit Line and decrease overall tobacco use; 3) Engages providers in the integration of tobacco treatment in behavioral health and health care settings; and, 4) Plans and coordinates conferences, trainings and presentations to provide education and outreach on tobacco cessation and program services. * * What We Can Offer You The State of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Visit the Health Care and Benefits Division for more information at In addition to employee benefits, there are a wide range of advancement opportunities within the largest state agency in Montana. Additionally This position may be eligible for partial telework within the state of Montana. Specific conditions will be provided by the supervisor and must adhere to state policy. This position may be eligible for a statutory $1.50 an hour base pay increase effective July 1, 2023, and July 1, 2024. What You Can Offer Us * Knowledge of public health education including disease prevention and control. * Skill in researching and developing health training materials and program content. * Skill in evaluating health programs. * Meet minimum qualifications: o Bachelor’s degree in health science, health education, behavioral or social science, or a related degree. o Two years of job-related experience in health programming or health education. o Experience in and knowledge of health care systems preferred. o Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. How to Apply Submit the following required documents with your application on the State of Montana Careers website. When submitting the required documents, you must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application for this position. * Cover Letter * Resume * References To be considered for any DPHHS position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, and upload any required documents. Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact DPHHS Human Resources listed below. This position is open until filled with frequent screening of applicants. Title: Health Education Specialist (07723) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 23141663