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Public Health Officer, Junior Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75501
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Associate
  • Family: Health Services
  • Function: Health Services


Coordinate and assist the Public Health Officer in managing campus-wide healthcare response.   Serves as a resource to assist the campus community on university and public health programs.

Level Scope

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training..

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of public health principles and practices
  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Experience with health education materials and best practices used to address public health concerns
  • Able to work independently, make decisions and problem solve
  • Interprets and applies federal, state and local public health laws and regulations

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Public Health Officer, Junior must:

  • Coordinates public health informed guidance on healthcare related matters
  • Collaborates on going public health issues with other state and federal agencies and organizations
  • Identify hazards in the workplace examine the workplace for environmental or physical factors that could affect employee health, safety, comfort, and performance
  • Design and implement workplace processes and procedures that help protect workers

35% of Time the Public Health Officer, Junior

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Public Health Officer, Junior

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Some travel may be required

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.