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Job Specification



 Under the direction of the health officer or other supervisory
 official in a local health department, uses modern health planning
 tools to collect and summarize relevant health information; identifies
 and integrates public health laws, regulations and policies into
 specific local health agency programs and activities; prepares policy
 options with expected outcomes and recommendations for the appropriate
 course of action; develops mechanisms to evaluate the effectiveness
 and quality of public health programs; does other related duties.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
 all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
 performed on the job may not be listed.


 Develops, conducts and interprets the results of community health
 surveys to monitor and measure the health status at the local level.

 Implements community health planning tools to identify health issues.

 Trains health department staff and community partners to administer
 community health surveys to the public.

 Evaluates the effectiveness of public health programs.

 Prepares community health profiles to identify the community's health
 status and health resources.

 Conducts community health needs assessments using municipal, county,
 state and national health data.

 Analyzes community health assessment data to determine whether health
 indicator goals were achieved.

 Prepares charts, graphs and other visual displays of community health
 needs assessments.

 Develops a community health improvement plan to prioritize community
 health needs utilizing available community health services and
 financial resources.

 Researches and analyzes community health data using bio- statistical
 and epidemiological principles.

 Develops a community health assessment committee with representatives
 from the local health department, hospitals, community health
 agencies, Health Maintenance Organizations, and community residents.

 Interacts with public and private health professionals on the local,
 county and state levels and with professional health planning
 associations to discuss and exchange ideas on health planning.

 Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with those
 interested or involved in the work of the program.

 Assesses the public health system's capacity and ability to deliver
 public health services.

 Interprets public health laws and regulations.

 Prepares reports and correspondence.

 Establishes and maintains records and files.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
 manual recording and computerized information systems used by
 the agency, office or related unit.



      Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's 
 degree, recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, in
 Public Health, Business Administration or Public Administration.


      Two (2) years of experience in the collection and analysis of
 public health information, including the planning and evaluation 
 of public health plans.


      Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
 in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
 mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the


 Knowledge of public health principles.

 Knowledge of public health problems.

 Knowledge of the methods used to research, gather and analyze data.

 Knowledge of the methods used to plan and conduct surveys, and
 interpret survey results.

 Knowledge of the methods used to conduct needs assessments.

 Ability to develop, conduct, and interpret the results of surveys.

 Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of public health programs.

 Ability to conduct health needs assessments and prepare improvement

 Ability to research, gather and analyze data.

 Ability to interpret public laws and regulations.

 Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
 with those interested or involved in the work of the program.

 Ability to prepare reports and correspondence.

 Ability to establish and maintain records and files.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording
 and information systems used by the agency, office or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform the duties of the position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
 they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable
 accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation
 cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
 such persons may not be eligible.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
02684LC N/A26-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.