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:
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
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.
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512