Hamilton County Government
October 19, 2021
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The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is a tobacco and nicotine-free campus. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department prohibits the hiring of individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form. All individuals who are offered a position with the Health Department are screened for tobacco or nicotine use as part of the post-offer health screening. Individuals whose post-offer health screening results are verified positive for tobacco or nicotine use will be disqualified from employment, their job offers will be withdrawn, and they will be disqualified from employment with Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department for one (1) year from the date of the post-offer health screening.

Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, and conducts public health education activities, training classes, exhibits, and special educational campaigns

Essential Functions:  (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)


Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Program: Plans and provides educational and awareness programs related to chronic disease prevention and management (heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity, etc.); participate in community-wide preventive health campaigns; develops activities and training materials; creates interactive exhibits; develops informational materials, pamphlets, and brochures; schedules events, workshops, lectures and presentations at health fairs, schools, community organizations, public events, hospitals, senior centers, and clinics; conducts individual or group training; conducts media campaigns, and facilitates community coalitions as well as committees related to the Hamilton County Regional Health Council.

Rape Prevention Education:  Plans and implements programs and activities related to rape prevention, sexual harassment and violence, healthy relationships, and bullying that may be presented in schools for appropriate grade levels, community organizations, colleges, and male peer groups.  Tasks include working with media, maintaining coalitions, facilitating committees and focus groups, and public speaking.


  • Knowledge of federal, state, and county laws, regulations, policies, practices, and procedures related to health education programs and services.
  • Knowledge of community resources, needs, and demographics related to health education programs in the area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of public health education methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software, and peripherals.
  • Knowledge of public relations, advertising, and media practices.
  • Knowledge of public speaking methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Skill developing, planning, coordinating, and presenting a variety of health program activities and events.
  • Skill utilizing verbal and written communication in the development of public service announcements, press releases, presentations, exhibits, and training.
  • Skill utilizing computer software in the development of informational publications, pamphlets, and brochures.
  • Skill providing individual and group instruction, site, and home visits.
  • Skill developing and locating funding sources and resources for supplies and materials for distribution.
  • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill effectively communicating in both oral and written form (including public speaking). 


Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Health Science or related field specific to the area of assignment with one (1) year related health education experience and specific experience in group facilitation, public speaking, and chronic disease awareness or education necessary. Must have a valid Driver's License. Applicants must be able to effectively communicate in both oral and written form.

Physical Requirements:  

Work requires transporting and setting up the presentation and display exhibits with materials and supplies weighing up to 35 pounds depending on the health education activity with possible exposure to infectious diseases, body fluids, cleaning, and disinfecting supplies.  May work outside normal business hours when conducting presentations, site, or home visits.


  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • Any overtime hours offered in this position are not guaranteed, are an estimate, and are subject to change.
  • All positions within Hamilton County Government are considered work in-person and require regular and punctual attendance.
  • All positions within Hamilton County Government may require work on Holidays or weekends. Additionally, irregular hours and shift work may be required, including a possible extension of shift hours, at times with short notice. 


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