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Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  Work involves providing support to professional public health department personnel by performing a variety of sub-professional tasks directly related to the professional work. Responsibilities include public outreach, clerical support and a variety of sub-professional tasks directly relating to public health education and nursing. Work is performed under direct supervision of the Supervising Public Health Educator and/or the Supervising Public Health Nurse. Supervision is not a responsibility of this class. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

Specific work activities and responsibilities will vary according to program assignment.

Typical duties may include any of the following:

  • Assists in the oversight and carrying-out of grants;
  • Maintains grant related documents;
  • Communicates with local municipal agencies, vendors and New York State;
  • Performs a variety of clerical tasks, such as filing and copying forms and reports,
  • forwarding documents to professional staff for review and follow-up;
  • Assists with public outreach and disease control efforts;
  • Assists with investigation and contact identification related to disease control efforts when necessary;
  • Remains up to date with New York State and Federal disease investigation, testing, and reporting practices and requirements;
  • Communicates with staff within the Education and Nursing sections of the Health Department to remain abreast of active disease prevention in municipal agencies;
  • Performs outreach at local High schools to recruit volunteers;
  • Researches volunteer training programs;
  • Organizes training program opportunities for volunteers;
  • Updates and maintains internal volunteer database;
  • Communicates with and provides support to volunteers;
  • 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: Working understanding of the field of public health; working understanding of disease control and prevention; familiarity with County and community resources; ability to enter data, organize and maintain records, and prepare reports; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to follow directions both orally and in writing; accuracy; reliability; tact and courtesy.


Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and two (2) years of work experience which involved use of computer applications to manage data, maintain records and/or prepare reports.

SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Post-secondary level (High School) education may be substituted for each year of the required experience on a year for year basis as indicated above based on thirty (30) college credits per year of experience.

PLEASE NOTEYour 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.


9/21; 2/22

Pending Jurisdictional Classification

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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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