Health Promotion Specialist 1-4

Oklahoma City, OK
Health at School
4200 Leonhardt Drive
60,240.00  Annual
47,880.00  Annual
M-F 8 to 4:30


This position is located in the Community Health Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD).  The incumbent is primarily responsible for guiding schools in the implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, and developing, presenting and providing programs and interventions that promote school health and wellbeing to schools, staff, students, parents and community members.  



This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification. All employees must maintain a commitment to the OCCHD’s mission, vision and strategic goals.  This summary is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned.


This position functions at the Front Line and Program Support level (Tier 1) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals with integration of all Core Competency Domains.  An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role:

  • Communication Skills
  • Health Equity Skills
  • Community Partnership Skills
  • Public Health Sciences Skills



  1. Partner with schools to conduct health assessments, surveys, focus groups, etc. and facilitate strategic planning processes with Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committees.  
  2. Design, develop and present health education and promotion programming to schools, staff, students, parents and community members, using various audio/visual equipment.
  3. Connect community partners to schools to provide services and programming.
  4. Work with schools, staff, students, parents, community organizations, and coalitions on health-related projects.
  5. Coordinate and assist in the production of professional materials (e.g., posters, exhibits, leaflets, brochures and multimedia presentations).
  6. Provide technical assistance and consultation to schools in developing and implementing health education and promotion activities.
  7. Assist with the planning and coordination of Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committees.
  8. Generate documents and reports.
  9. Provide insight and feedback during strategic planning process.
  10. Drive to off-site locations to perform job duties.
  11. Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position.
  12. At the direction of OCCHD Chief Executive Officer or designee, the incumbent will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e., Bioterrorism Response Program).  Also, as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the incumbent is required to complete all necessary responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team.
  13. In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.



-Valid Oklahoma driver license required

- Experience working with and teaching children preferred

-Level 1-Master's degree in Public Health, Education, Sociology, Community Health, Child Development/Family Relations, Early Childhood Education or related field or Bachelor’s degree plus one year of experience, $1,918 semi-monthly

-Level 2–Master’s degree with one year of experience or Bachelor’s degree with two years of experience, $2,068 semi-monthly

-Level 3–Master’s degree with two years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with three years of experience, $2,235 semi-monthly

-Level 4–Master’s degree with three years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with four years of experience, $2,413 semi-monthly



-Skill in communicating verbally and in writing

-Skill in communicating with diverse groups using tact and diplomacy

-Skill in developing education and public relations materials

-Skill in utilizing a variety of audio-visual and computer equipment

-Skill in speaking in public

-Ability and willingness to develop and maintain effective working relationships

-Ability and willingness to speak in public

-Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality and to assume responsibility for information disseminated

-Ability and willingness to follow established policies and procedures

-Ability and willingness to assume responsibility for work product



-Primarily indoors in climate-controlled building

-No smoking or use of non-smoking tobacco products is allowed at anytime while conducting agency business or in agency vehicles

-No use of cell phones or the use of electronic wireless communications devices used to write, send or read a text-based communication while driving a motor vehicle on agency business

-May be subject to occasional standing for extended periods

-Subject to driving to off-site locations in varying weather to perform job duties

-Periodically exposed to glare from a computer monitor

-OSHA category:  performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues



-Arm/hand steadiness and digital dexterity enough to use equipment such as computer keyboard, remote controls, and switches, etc.

-Vision enough to read and draft written communications such as computer printouts, instructions, hand- or machine-generated documents, etc., as well as print and/or graphics on a computer monitor

-Speech and hearing enough to communicate with others, both via telephone and face-to-face

-Ability to make oneself understood in a public place with or without a microphone

-Flexibility and coordination enough to operate a motor vehicle

-Flexibility and coordination enough to bend, stoop, stand, crouch and walk to perform tasks such as setting up equipment and making presentations

-Strength enough to lift and move equipment weighing up to 35 pounds



This position requires frequent contact with other employees, clients, students, and the general public to give and receive information and/or to provide technical assistance. This position requires spending time in public school settings, and interacting with teachers, principals, students, and parents on a regular basis. The employee will also have some contact with media representatives concerning OCCHD activities and programs.  May be required to occasionally deal with hostile persons.



This employee is under the supervision of the immediate supervisor.  Work product is subject to both specific and general review. The employee has no supervisory responsibilities, and although this position has no direct accountability for any money or materials, the employee may make recommendations which result in the expenditure of significant funds.



-Must have an operating vehicle available for use when field duties are required

-May be required to take vaccinations or inoculations, as a member of the first-responder team

-May be required to work occasional evenings and weekends due to job responsibilities


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