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Public Health Specialist III

Recruitment #190515-X17C-I06

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 full time Public Health Specialist III providing support to Beckham County Health Department. This is a classified position, PIN 34002512, in state government, located in Elk City, OK. 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 $50,002.08 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
Performs inspections, surveys and investigations to identify and eliminate conditions hazardous to life and health; provides 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. Assigned areas of responsibility are Beckham, Roger Mills & Washita Counties.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Ability to drive for hours at a time.

 

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 III:    
This is the advanced level where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing advanced level work involving consumer protection or public health protection.   This will involve a high degree of technical and administrative freedom to plan, develop, organize and conduct all phases of the work necessary for completion within broad program guidelines.  Some responsibility may also be assigned for providing limited guidance and training to entry-level employees, including Environmental Technicians, in performing various consumer protection program duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III:   
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 and three (3) years 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 and two (2) years of professional public health or consumer protection.

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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