STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B16

Class No. 4074

PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTION SPECIALIST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (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. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate 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 and materials.

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

Distributes information on public health and health education programs.

Evaluates training and education needs to promote the acceptance of public health programs.

Conducts inspection, survey, and licensing functions.

Assists in evaluating the effectiveness of public health training and 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.

Assists 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.

May train others.

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 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; of medical terminology; and of educational techniques and procedures.

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, to communicate effectively, and to train others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15