STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group B20
Class No. 4078
PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTION SPECIALIST IV
Performs advanced (senior-level) public health work. Work involves overseeing, planning, and evaluating public health education program activities and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, and community organizations. May assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Oversees, plans, and evaluates public health education activities; and develops goals and objectives for public health education programs.
Oversees the completion and monitoring of efficiency procedures and the analysis of data for the planning and coordination of public health education programs.
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 and evaluates courses of action for the correction of public health law and regulation violations, and initiates and pursues legal action when necessary.
Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness and impact of public health training and education programs.
Coordinates inspection, survey, and licensing functions.
Collects, organizes, analyzes, and prepares materials in response to public health information and report requests.
May analyze the application and variations of public health programs and develop action plans to improve or initiate programs.
May analyze public health statistics and trends and resolve operational problems.
May analyze legislation to determine the effect on public health policies and programs; and may identify issues related to the implementation, improvement, and change in funding levels.
May conduct public hearings and group discussions related to public health programs, regulations, or proposals.
May coordinate investigation functions, and may review operating reports and summaries on investigated activities.
May assign and/or 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 develop and evaluate policies and procedures, to prepare reports, to communicate effectively, and to assign and/or supervise the work of others.
State Auditor’s Office