Social pedagogue/social pedagogue in the public health service; application for a job

In Bavaria, social pedagogical specialists are employed in the Public Health Service (ÖGD). The governments are responsible for hiring at the district offices and the respective city administration is responsible for hiring at an independent city.


They work both in the state administration at the 71 Bavarian district offices and at independent cities, insofar as these are assigned tasks of the ÖGD. Their tasks are in particular:

  • Health promotion,
  • general health education and prevention
  • psychosocial counseling for the mentally ill and addicts and their relatives,
  • counseling of people with disabilities and their relatives,
  • professional advice and participation within the scope of the department of nursing and handicapped facilities - quality development and supervision (formerly home supervision),
  • Sex education, sex education,
  • pregnancy counseling.

Depending on the work performed, the position will be classified in pay group S 11b or S 12 TV-L. After three years of full-time employment, it is possible to become a civil servant (grade A 9) if the requirements under civil service law are met.


Requirements for employment:

  • Completion of a university of applied sciences degree in social pedagogy or a bachelor's degree in social work.
  • Professional and personal suitability for subsequent employment as a civil servant.

Additional requirements for employment or transfer to the civil service include in particular

  • health suitability
  • German citizenship or citizenship of an EU member state
  • loyalty to the constitution
  • suitability of character
  • Age limit: Under current legislation, civil servants can only be hired up to the age of 45.


There are 71 state health offices in Bavaria (these are the district offices) and 5 municipal health offices (these are the cities of Munich, Augsburg, Nuremberg, Ingolstadt and Memmingen). The governments are responsible for recruitment at the 71 district offices in Bavaria. Please send your application to the government(s) in whose area of responsibility (Regierungsbezirk) you wish to be hired. There you will also receive more detailed information about which district offices currently have vacancies. If you are interested in being hired by a municipal health department, please contact the respective city administration.

Required documents

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copies of certificates

Status: 18.07.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration

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