Health Educator

Department of Defense
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, US
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Land Management
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
* Duties Help Duties Summary About the Position: This position serves as Health Educator, Fort Bragg Army Wellness Center (AWC), Department of Public Health, Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) conducting health and wellness screenings and assessments utilizing advanced technology. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Conducts health and wellness screenings and assessments. * Provides education and training regarding health and wellness programs and activities. * Utilizes computer equipment, systems applications, related to software such as electronic medical records (EMS). * Plans and conducts mass media and health communications campaigns to change the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and norms of select populations * Evaluates health promotion programs for continuous program improvement. * Communicates verbally and in writing information related to Health Promotion Program(s). * Maintains educational awareness of current activities regarding health related promotion programs. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 20% for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None * Job family (Series) 1701 General Education And Training * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. * This position has a Temporary Duty Travel up to 20% of the time. * This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is subject to annual vaccination. * This position is subject to a pre-employment drug screening, and random testing thereafter. * Employees assigned to a medical treatment facility are required to be screened for applicable immunizations or pre-existing immunity based on occupational risk, regardless of job series. * Must be able to obtain and maintain Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)in accordance with the American Heart Association and American Red Cross. * The incumbent of this position must be able to lift up to 40lbs. Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans * Current Department of Army Civilian Employees * Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army) * Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement * Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce * Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act * Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473 * Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer * Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible * Reinstatement * Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Health Educator: A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, such as Health Education, Community Health or Public Health. OR B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, such as Health Education, Community Health or Public Health, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the four-year course of study described in A above. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes providing professional services to comprehensive health promotion program (s) such as stress management, nutrition and physical fitness to enhance the health and well-being of active duty military, retirees, and civilian employees. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). OR Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Health Education, Community Health or Public Health. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. Licensure/Certification: Must have and maintain a nationally recognized credential (NCCA) in health and wellness. Acceptable credentials include American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Exercise Physiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, National Strength and Conditioning Specialist or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, American Council on Exercise Certified Health Coach or similar NCCA certification. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: * Interpersonal Skills * Oral Communication * Planning and Evaluating Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07). Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: