STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B18

Class No. 4076

PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTION SPECIALIST III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) public health work.  Work involves coordinating, planning, and monitoring public health education program activities and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, and community organizations. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Coordinates, plans, and monitors public health education activities; and develops goals and objectives for public health education programs.

Monitors procedures for efficiency and analyzes data for planning and coordinating public health education programs.

Conducts inspection, survey, and licensing functions.

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

Recommends courses of action for the correction of public health law and regulation violations, and initiates and pursues legal action when necessary.

Evaluates the effectiveness of public health training and education programs.

Prepares and reviews training materials used in public health training courses.

Assists in collecting, organizing, analyzing, and preparing materials in response to public health information and report requests.

May conduct public hearings and group discussions related to public health programs, regulations, or proposals.

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

May supervise the work of 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 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 local, state, and federal laws related to public health and consumer protection; of public administration and management techniques; of social, economic, and public health issues; 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 supervise the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15