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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves performance of support service functions associated with the administration of public health services and programs. The purpose of the class is to provide real-work public health work, giving the incumbent the opportunity to assume management-level responsibilities while assisting the professional level public health staff. Incumbents’ duties will vary based on placement but may include assisting professional staff with a variety of projects, client case management, monitoring reports of essential public health information, producing communications, and maintaining records regarding such information as required. Work is performed in accordance with established guidelines, under direct supervision of the Public Health Corps Fellowship Local Coordinator and higher-level Health Department staff. Supervision of others is not a function of the position. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

Specific work activities and responsibilities will vary according to the public Health Fellow’s project assignments. Typical duties and projects may include any of the following:

  • Performs program startup, analysis, and evaluations;
  • Recommends new or modified policies and procedures;
  • Performs benchmark studies of other governmental operations;
  • Participates in daily administrative management operations within a department;
  • Obtains grants from public and private sources;
  • Performs data analysis;
  • Performs efficiency and cost containment research;
  • Uses projection models as an estimation tool to assess the impact of intervention strategies;
  • Implementation of technology;
  • Performs impact studies;
  • Participates in the preparation and carrying out of data collection, survey work, and workshops;
  • May complete independent special projects;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

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 understanding of the field of public health; Good knowledge of public health programs and services; Good understanding of disease control and prevention; familiarity with County and community resources; ability to analyze and organize data and prepare records and reports; ability to learn and use computer software and perform web research; ability to prepare informational materials on public health programs and issues; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the public; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to groups and individuals; ability to maintain accurate records; ability to deal effectively and objectively with clients of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultures; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to follow directions both orally and in writing; good listening skills, social perceptiveness; tact; confidentiality; good judgment; reliability; courtesy; accuracy.


  1. Master’s degree or higher; or
  2. Completed basic masters course work and is within one semester of Master’s Degree; or
  3. A combination of training and experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred candidates will have either education or experience in biostatistics, statistics, data analysis, or related.

PLEASE 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.




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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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