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Job Standard for Public Health Officer

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Public Health Officer Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75575
  • Pay Grade: P8
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Health Services
  • Function: Health Care Administration


Plan, organize, direct, and manage an ongoing campus-wide healthcare response; provide consultation and technical assistance on disease management, including reintegration planning, testing, and infection mitigation.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity.  Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.  May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years experience or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Public health principles and practices, particularly disease mitigation and response strategies, including contract tracing.
  • Ability to create reintegration plans informed by public health best practices.
  • 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 must:

  • Provides public health informed guidance on healthcare related matters to the university’s senior leadership team and the campus community.
  • Serves as the primary public health resource for campus wide planning and provisioning.
  • Collaborates on going public health issues with other state and federal agencies and organizations
  • Coordinates with internal stakeholders to determine how to deploy and utilize diagnostic and antibody testing in various populations

35% of Time the Public Health Officer

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Public Health Officer

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.