STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B14

Class No. 4072

PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTION SPECIALIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) public health work. Work involves planning and developing public health education program activities and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, and community organizations. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Confers with local health agencies, private physicians, individuals, and community action groups on the treatment, control, or prevention of communicable and chronic diseases.

Participates in planning and conducting public health training courses.

Serves as a resource in creating awareness of public health problems and public health education programs.

Collects data for use in planning and evaluating the effectiveness of public health education programs.

Conducts inspection, survey, and licensing functions.

Assists in distributing information on public health education programs.

Assists in formulating definitions, standards, and policies for the effective and efficient rendering of public health services and the enforcement of public health laws and regulations.

May assist in collecting and preparing materials in response to public health information and report requests.

May perform investigation functions, review operating reports, and prepare summaries on investigated activities.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in public health work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in social services, public health, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of social, economic, and public health issues; of public health laws and regulations; and of medical terminology.

Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to interpret public health laws and regulations, to analyze and evaluate public health needs, and to communicate effectively.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15