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HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

The Health Program Specialist I is responsible for planning, developing, initiating, and maintaining public health programs. This position is governed by state and federal

Class Code:

L053C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Trains, supervises, and coordinates work schedules of public health program staff. Determines health program goals and objectives based on state and agency directives, and existing laws and regulations. Assists in monitoring program effectiveness and cost analyses, in forecasting program service needs and budget, in writing grants and obtaining program funding, and in preparing supporting financial reports and documents. Maintains consistent contact with federal, state, and local officials, and members of the community served by the public health program. Communicates goals and policies of the health program in meetings, committees, conferences, and workgroups. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of principles and practices of public health program administration. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Ability to monitor the effectiveness of programs and services. Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats. Ability to analyze data and prepare reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public health, public health administration, or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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