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A CHES®/MCHES® is specifically trained to:
  • Assess Needs, Resources and Capacity for Health Education and Promotion
  • Plan Health Education/Promotion
  • Implement Health Education/Promotion
  • Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
  • Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
  • Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person
  • Communicate, Promote and Advocate for Health and the Profession of Health Education/Promotion

WA State Dept. Of Health

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The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health of the people of Washington state. The Executive Office of Public Affairs and Equity (OPAE) strives to advance health equity and develop communications, health promotion, and Education products that meet the needs of the communities we serve.
The Health Promotion and Education section uses health promotion theory, best practices, and effective communication strategies to improve health literacy and health behaviors of people in Washington.  We assist the agency in strategic thinking and consistent messaging about preventing disease, promoting a healthy start in life, making healthy choices, and accessing services.
This position primarily focuses on supporting the Division of Environmental Public Health. You'll manage health promotion and education projects and provide coaching, Plain Language/Plain Talk assistance, and recommendations to staff. This position provides technical assistance in developing and testing educational materials and planning and implementing health promotion interventions.
Some of what you’ll be doing:

  • Develop health education materials, including health advisories, flyers, fact sheets, brochures, web content, and social media messages. 
  • Use behavior change theories in developing educational materials. 
  • Develop various health education and health messaging projects.
  • Develop, promote, and evaluate the effectiveness of social marketing activities.
  • Develop or revise materials that provide identified communities with information that encourages them to reduce their exposure to environmental health risks and contaminants. 
  • Assist program staff in writing and editing reports, proposals, and policy papers. 
  • Research and analyze health issues, affected populations, health education theory, and best practices for effective program strategies and interventions.
The incumbent may be located anywhere within the State of Washington. Telework (mobile work) is currently expected. When approved, the incumbent will work with their supervisor to identify an appropriate work schedule and balance, including telework and reporting to the Tumwater, WA duty station for work activities as needed, such as occasional in-person meetings. This position may also need to attend activities in other locations within Washington for health education activities within the community, such as listening sessions or health events.
Work that matters
Public health promotes and protects the health of the people of the state of Washington in the communities where they live, learn, work and play. We realize that our efforts to achieve more equitable health outcomes for the communities we serve begins with our ability to operationalize and institutionalize equity throughout our internal policies, systems, and practices.

Experience Required

Our Ideal Candidate Has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understand how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. They demonstrate resilience and outward behaviors even when confronted with others who are not open or collaborative. Required Qualifications Option 1: A Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education or promotion, communications/public relations, or an allied field; AND three (3) years of experience developing, managing, or consulting in health education or health promotion. Option 2: Five (5) years of experience developing, managing, or consulting in health education or health promotion. AND Experience serving as a team or project lead for a project that included developing work plans, setting goals and direction for work, and coordinating work among a team. Ability to prioritize competing demands, including working on different topic areas simultaneously. Desired Qualifications Master’s degree in public health, health education or promotion, public administration, communications/public relations, or an allied field. Professional experience developing and editing content for the Web and social media. Task and/or project management experience, including planning, coordinating, scheduling, and executing projects within the established scope, schedule, and quality objectives. CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) or MCHES (Master Certified Health Education Specialist) certification. FEMA National Incident Management System training


Why DOH? We offer One of the most competitive benefits package in the nation that is designed to meet the needs of you and your family. Beyond the traditional benefits such as Health, Life Insurance, Retirement, and related benefits, we offer Flex Spending Accounts, Dependent Care Assistance, Deferred Compensation, and so much more. A commitment to work/life balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions. A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion that fosters an inclusive environment.  Employees earn between 14 and 25 days of paid vacation per year, depending on the length of employment.  A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes. An infant at Work Program based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Employee resource groups that provide forums for employees to gather and share ideas about matters that affect their personal and professional lives and support career development.   DOH is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Learn more about this program. 


$4,777.00 - $6,419.00 Monthly

How to Apply

WA State Dept. Of Health
Israel Rd.
Tumwater, WA 98504
Phone: 1-800-833-6384


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