Introduction THIS POSITION MAY BE FILLED AT A LEVEL I, LEVEL II OR LEVEL III. PLEASE APPLY TO THE LEVEL INTERESTED IN.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.
OSDH is seeking a full time Public Health Specialist I providing support to the McCurtain County Health Department. This is a classified position (PIN#34001637) in state government, located in Idabel, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package
, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [click here
] . The annual salary for this position is up to $37,182.00 based on education and experience. Position Description:
This position provides environmental oversight to statutory programs facilitated by the OSDH to assure public health and safety. To leverage resources for health outcomes improvement by focusing on prevention as evidenced by enforcement of applicable state and federal laws and regulations and by observation and inspection of food establishments, public bathing facilities, lodging facilities, and daycare facilities, and by implementing and administering public training opportunities in food service safety and public bathing place safety and operations. Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed an office setting with a climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms; carry light items; driving an automobile. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position. Occasional in state overnight and weekend travel may be required. 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.
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
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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Veteran's Preference Points apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous