Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
34601 06 ST A3 C 761-02 07/10/2020
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JOB CODE: 34601

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Public Health Program job series describes professional work in planning, developing, delivering, analyzing, and evaluating commonwealth public health programs.

DEFINITION: This is entry level professional work participating in the analysis and reporting of assigned health programs, regulations, policies, procedures, or data.

An employee in this job studies and analyzes assigned public health programs, regulations, policies, procedures, or data; prepares reports with recommendations for improvement; and participates in implementing recommendations. Work involves developing hypotheses; gathering, organizing, and evaluating qualitative or quantitative data, including literature reviews, data sets, or other resources; and preparing and delivering presentations, narratives, or reports on findings and recommendations. Work also involves assisting higher level public health staff in projects or work assignments, or observing and participating in meetings, trainings, and other learning experiences to gain knowledge of public health infrastructure and laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion by a Public Health Program Administrator or administrative supervisor for completeness, technical accuracy, and quality.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Studies assigned public health operations, policies, procedures, or issues.

• Reviews and analyzes assigned problems in programs or program data.

• Identifies and reports on methods to improve program administration or reporting.

• Assists in developing and implementing methods to improve assigned programs or program data.

• Participates in a variety of meetings, trainings, and assignments designed to broaden knowledge of and experience in public health and government organizations, functions, programs, and policies.

• Assists in the identification and review of data problems, researches available tools, and prepares reports with recommendations.

• Prepares, delivers, or publishes reports and presentations on public health program issues.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• An employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates' work consistent with operational and organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the functions and objectives of health, behavioral, or social services programs.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to read and interpret laws, regulations, rules, and policies.

• Ability to analyze and interpret written and numerical information.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• A bachelor’s degree in health, social or behavioral sciences, statistics, or a related field;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.