DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for planning, developing, implementing, and coordinating preparedness programs related to bioterrorism or other outbreaks of infectious diseases or other public health threats and emergencies. Duties include developing the bioterrorism and other disaster preparedness plans for the Putnam County Health Department and serving on the Putnam County Bioterrorism Task Force in order to facilitate or coordinate activities. Work is performed under general supervision of the Associate Public Health Director or other higher level Health Department employee with leeway for initiative and independent judgment. Supervision may be exercised over technical and clerical personnel. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the principles of community organization work; good knowledge of principles of emergency response and preparedness planning; good organizational and planning skills; working knowledge of the basic principles of epidemiology, outbreak management and response; skill in all methods of communication; ability to prepare and present written materials clearly; ability to plan and conduct meetings; ability to facilitate the work of a variety of committees; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of community groups, agencies and individuals; ability to gather, organize and interpret data; sound judgment; initiative, resourcefulness; integrity; tact.
Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field.
NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.