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Health Educator 3 - Immunization Program Coordinator

Marion County
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Health Educator 3 - Immunization Program Coordinator


$28.91 - $38.75 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Full-time Regular

Job Number



Health and Human Services


HHS - PH - Clinical Preventive Svcs

Opening Date


Closing Date

9/28/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit




This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants. If you have already applied for recruitment #517-2023-2, you do not need to reapply.   
Marion County Health and Human Services is seeking an individual with excellent communication skills, experience working with community partners, program coordination experience, and a strong commitment to promoting immunizations. This individual will serve as the MCHHS Immunization Coordinator and will lead the immunization health education and promotion system for Marion County.

Plan, organize and implement health education programs for specific populations served by the Health and Human Services Department. This may include providing intervention services, technical support and other professional services to the public and private medical communities.
Works under the direction of a supervisor who assigns and reviews work for conformance to department policy.
Supervision of employees is not a responsibility of positions within this class; however, exercises lead responsibility over other staff in lower classifications with closely related duties.


Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following

Immunization Promotion/Education:  

  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements the immunization health education and promotion system for Marion County Health and Human Services (MCHHS) children and adult populations in coordination with the supervisor and public health staff.  
  • Facilitates the All-Marion Immunization Committee (AMIC) to promote coordinated immunization services and education in Marion County.
  • Research best practice for immunization programs; recommends those practices for implementation.
  • Writes goals for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) state immunization work plan. May assist with seeking out special project funding for outbreaks that are vaccine preventable.
  • Coordinates assessment of immunization health education and promotion needs.  Develops plans for ongoing health promotion and education and assures implementation and evaluation of those programs.  
  • Coordinates, develops, and monitors School Immunization Law services and Immunization education to schools, children’s facilities, physicians, other professionals, and the public.
  • Monitors school and children’s facilities to assure compliance with the Oregon Immunization Law and takes action to encourage deficient facilities to come into compliance.
  • Gathers data and completes reports as required by the Oregon Health Authority.
  • Provides training and education to schools, children's facilities, staff, and immunization providers, and community members. 
  • Coordinates publicity and media releases to promote immunization awareness. 
  • Assesses nursing and clerical staff training needs and provides/coordinates training in order to facilitate attainment of immunization goals.   
  • Provides leadership and training to nursing staff in areas of Vaccines for Children (VFC) and 317 eligibility, school exclusion process.
  • Oversees quarterly VFC reports and billing reconciliation.
Immunization Program Coordination: 
  • Coordinates, develops, and monitors immunization clinic activities in coordination with supervisor to include:
    • Coordination of clinic systems and systems improvement e.g., vaccine and records management, clinic flow, safety, quality. This involves review of systems, setting of quality outcomes, development of changes with input of immunization staff, monitoring to assure that routine quality assurance activities occur according to established schedule, and reporting of quality outcomes. May conduct AFIX visits with local clinics and health systems. 
    • Provides technical assistance to clinics and health systems when requested. 
    • Proactively works with local clinics and health systems to address issues related to immunizations such as access to immunizations, storage, and handling, VFC questions, etc. 
    • Drives to off-site clinics, sets up clinics.
    • Communicates identified program needs to Supervisor. 
    • Writes and updates immunization clinic policies, procedures, and protocols in coordination with supervisor.
    • Promotes good communication with community partners regarding department services and community needs. 
    • Provides updates to managers regarding immunization rates in community.
    • Liaison to OHA immunization staff.  Attends OHA conferences when available.
    • Liaison to other MCHHS staff and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
  • Response Level 1: In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Due to regular assignment, employee may be assigned a leadership role in the provision of essential services or response functions. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100, 700, 200, and 800 on-line or in-person training.


Requirements for the Position


  1. Bachelor's degree with specialization in education, public health, health, nursing, sociology, psychology or social sciences; and two years experience as an educator or in other professional employment dealing with the development and promotion of programs; OR
  2. Bachelor's degree with a minor in education, public health, health, nursing, sociology, psychology, or social sciences, and two and a half years related experience; OR
  3. Bachelor's degree; and three years experience in education, public health, health, nursing, sociology, psychology, or social sciences; OR
  4. Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training, or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County.
  • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history.  Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business.  The policy can be found at:
  • Final candidate must provide own transportation and must provide and maintain proof of personal automobile liability insurance, at a minimum, in the amount required by Oregon Law (ORS Chapter 806).
  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
  • This position may be subject to the following:  Must not be excluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
  • This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
  • Typical Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program.  May be required to flex time or work additional hours on weekends or evenings to accommodate business needs.

Thorough knowledge of the objectives, principles, theories, and practices of health education and the organization and functions of public health; basic life sciences, sociology, community and social organization, and of modern educational theory, literature and techniques.

Skills and abilities to practice successful negotiation and persuasion skills; strong communication skills; effectively conduct investigations by interviewing, verifying facts, and documenting information; organize, plan, stimulate and make constructive evaluations of public health education curricula, programs, methods and accomplishments, and to organize and advise professional, educational, official and private groups on educational needs; lift at least 40 pounds.

Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; climbs 1 flights of stairs; reaches overhead; bends forward; lifts, pushes, pulls and pulls up to 20 lbs.; moves carts weighing up to 20 lbs.; operates a keyboard; speaks clearly and audibly; reads a 12-pt. font; hears a normal level of speech; and works in areas that may be exposed to dust, radiation, chemicals; rare exposure to alcohol antiseptic and bleach based disinfectant. Occasionally pushes/pulls tables, chairs to set up immunization clinic offsite.


Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

Marion County
PO BOX 14500

Salem, Oregon, 97309
(503) 566-3949

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