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Health Educator

Job classification

TitleHealth Educator
Overtime eligibility Exempt (Z) - No Paid Overtime
Labor agreement Prof & Tech Eng, Local 21
Effective dateAugust 10, 2015

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jul 01, 2024

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Rate /hr: $53.0875 $55.7250 $58.5375 $61.4750 $64.5625
Rate /biweekly: $4,247.00 $4,458.00 $4,683.00 $4,918.00 $5,165.00
Rate /year: $110,422 $115,908 $121,758 $127,868 $134,290

Job description



Title: Health Educator

Job Code: 2822


Under direction, supervises various public health education services; plans and conducts special and continuing programs in health education; may supervise subordinates engaged in such work; and performs related duties as required.


This is the fully trained professional level in the Health Education series which has responsibility for the provision of public health education services. Positions differ from the 2819 Assistant Health Educator class in that they have full responsibility for health education activities in either a specialized program area or a public health district center. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of 2825 Sr. Health Educator in that the latter is responsible for city-wide health promotion and department-wide training and evaluation activities.


May supervise Assistant Health Educators or other staff engaged in related work.


According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Acts as health education consultant to departmental divisions; may supervise assistant health educators engaged in providing various health education services; attends staff conferences and advises on means by which programs and objectives can gain community support; prepares written materials, such as pamphlets and radio scripts, and utilize graphic material, such as posters, to interpret and publicize department services and programs.

2. Works with community organizations to promote interest and support of the objectives and programs of the health department; attends and addresses meetings; acts as advisor to organizations and provides such services as arranging meetings and obtaining speakers; recruits volunteer workers for department programs.

3. Conducts an information service to fill department and community needs; screens published material for acquisition and maintains a stock of pamphlets, leaflets, films, posters and other health education materials for distribution to the public and the department staff; maintains the staff library and acquires references, periodicals and other material of professional interest.

4. Plans, organizes and conducts orientation programs for new employees; assists in setting up in-service training programs; arranges tours and talks for visitors and other persons interested in the department's functions and programs.

5. Confers with supervisors regarding assignments, problems and progress; attends staff meetings; prepares reports.

6. Keeps informed of current trends in public health, the work of other agencies, community relations; represents the health department in professional and community affairs.

7. Assists school administrators, teachers and nurses in developing adequate health education programs and curricula.

8. Assists in making statistical studies to determine effectiveness of programs; maintains close working relationships with official and voluntary agencies.


Requires good knowledge of: public health education including techniques and materials used; public health functions, programs, policies and objectives of health department and related agencies; communicable diseases and other areas within the scope of public health; community structure, public relations and methods of group development; techniques and media of mass communications such as newspapers, radio, television and graphic arts; modern office procedures.

Requires ability and skill to: plan and conduct health education programs; work with community groups; provide assistance to private and public agencies in developing and accomplishing health education programs; develop and maintain cooperative relationships with lay and professional persons; develop informational material in written and graphic form; speak and write clearly and effectively, adapting the presentation of material to the group addressed and the media used; plan and conduct public meetings and conferences; use journalistic principles and methods in preparing subject matter in the promotion of public health education.


These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.


Requires possession of Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Education accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), or completion of 4 courses (minimum of 10 semester units or 15 semester units) in any of the following subjects: program planning/evaluation, community assessment/intervention, public health education/social behavior theory, community organization/promotion, groups process, training fundamentals, culture/ethnic diversity, eliminating health disparities/inequities, and community based research methods.


Requires 6 months of health educator experience during or post-Master�s program in a public or community health setting.

License and Certification:



TO: 2825 Senior Health Educator

FROM: 2819 Assistant Health Educator


AMENDED DATE: 08/10/2015

REASON FOR AMENDMENT To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code.


Standard information

Disaster service work

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Historic and future compensation

Effective (Sched) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Jul 01, 2024 (Z) $53.0875 $55.7250 $58.5375 $61.4750 $64.5625
Jan 06, 2024 (Y) $52.3000 $54.9000 $57.6750 $60.5625 $63.6125
Jul 01, 2023 (X) $51.1500 $53.6875 $56.4000 $59.2250 $62.2125
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $49.4250 $51.8750 $54.4875 $57.2250 $60.1125
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $46.5125 $48.8250 $51.2875 $53.8625 $56.5750
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $46.2750 $48.5875 $51.0375 $53.6000 $56.2875
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $44.7000 $46.9375 $49.3000 $51.7750 $54.3750
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $43.4000 $45.5750 $47.8625 $50.2625 $52.7875

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Compensation plan table