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Public Health Specialist II

Public Health Specialist I/II

Recruitment #181128-X17B-04

Introduction

 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Public Health Specialist providing support to Cleveland County Health Department. This is a classified position in state government, located in Cleveland County. This is a classified position in state government, located in Oklahoma County. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $40,418.40 based on education and experience. This position may be under filled at a level I ($33,682.00 annual salary).

Position Description:  
This position is responsible for statutorily mandated inspections and education of food workers as required by city ordinances that require food handler classes.  The Public Health Specialist responds to emergencies, complaints, and in conjunction with nursing and acute disease, infectious disease outbreaks.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities for planning, performing or supervising technical and professional work involving consumer protection and public health services.  This includes performing inspections, surveys, and investigations to identify and eliminate conditions hazardous to life and health, providing consultative services and assistance in assigned areas of responsibility, ensuring corrective actions are taken to eliminate public health or other hazards, and ensuring compliance with applicable statutes and regulations.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Public Health Specialist job family consists of five levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity of specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for specific tasks, the level of expertise required for completion of the assigned work and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:   
This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents are assigned duties and responsibilities in a training status to build their skills in conducting inspections and investigations, performing basic professional analysis, and interpreting state and federal laws.  In this role they will, under close supervision, perform tasks involving the evaluation of inspection or survey data and the preparation of technical records and reports, and assist in making recommendations concerning remedial actions to correct public health hazards and provide for consumer protection.

Level II:    
This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full performance level and perform a full range of task involving inspections, surveys and investigations related to public health services, consumer protection, and the enforcement of applicable state and federal laws in the assigned area of responsibility.  In this role they will evaluate inspection and survey data, prepare technical records and reports, make recommendations concerning required remedial actions, and provide technical assistance and training as needed to correct public health or consumer protection problems. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of the statutory requirements of Title 59 O.S. Section 1150.7, (A 2):  A bachelor’s degree with a major in public health, environmental health, environmental science, physical science, natural science, biological science, agricultural science, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university with at least thirty (30) semester hours of work in physical, natural and biological science, public health and/or environmental health or environmental protection or both environmental health and environmental protection.

Level II:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one year of professional public health or consumer protection and successful completion of state standardization to conduct food establishment inspections; or a master’s degree in a listed field and successful completion of state standardization to conduct food establishment inspections.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:

If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

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Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.


No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.

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