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Job Specification



Under direction, conducts various inspections, investigations, 
and surveys pertaining to the control and reporting of 
tuberculosis and communicable and venereal diseases; 
does other related duties as required.

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.

NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring 
bilingual skills.

07625 - Bilingual in Spanish and English
Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or 
communicate in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform 
the duties of this position.


Performs field work required to promote objectives 
of the public health program.

Conducts selective serologic, epidemiologic, and 
other public health surveys and followup activities.

Compiles data obtained and develops final 
determinations and evaluations.

Confers with physicians, patients, disease contacts, 
and local government officials and their representatives 
in preparing case histories, reports, and other data, and 
supporting, diagnostic, or reported vital statistics information.

Conducts investigations of reportable diseases and 
maintains liaison with hospitals, registrars, the State 
Department of Health, physicians, local health departments, 
and other cooperating agencies.

Makes presentations to interested groups and/or instructs 
them on how to improve reporting techniques 
and accuracy of reports.

Prepares clear, accurate, and informative statistical 
and other reports and memoranda containing findings, 
conclusions, and recommendations.

Institutes required control measures.

Conducts investigations of any unusual manifestations of 
diseases not listed as reportable in the State Sanitary Code, 
and reports all findings to the State Department of Health.

Disseminates to physicians and responsible agencies 
information relative to the outbreak of diseases.

Maintains surveillance of carriers of causative agents 
of diseases.

Inspects records of dealers in pestilence birds.

Analyzes reported data to provide a basis on which to 
plan and evaluate an effective program for the prevention 
and control of infectious diseases and the prevention or 
eradication of tuberculosis and venereal diseases.

Conducts investigations of diagnosed cases of tuberculosis 
to ensure effective isolation and treatment and to identify 
household and other close contacts.

Ensures that tubercular contacts, suspects, and tuberculin 
reactors are brought to examination and diagnosis.

Promotes and provides prophylactic treatment of 
tuberculosis cases.

Collects current data and reports all significant findings 
of cases, contacts, and changes to the Case and Contact 

Ensures continuous medical supervision and treatment of 
cases of active tuberculosis, by providing public health nursing 
supervision and instructions to tuberculosis patients at home.

Ensures supervision of all cases of inactive tuberculosis 
for a period of five years.

Ensures appropriate handling of recalcitrant tuberculosis 
patients through the use of quarantine and commitment 

Cooperates with the State Department of Health in the control 
of syphilis cases.

Contacts suspects and associates.

Interviews gonorrhea and other venereal disease patients 
for contacts and suspects.

Ensures the diagnosis and treatment of venereal disease 

Visits homes where accidental poisoning has occurred 
and provides information, suggestions, and advice to 
prevent such accidents from reoccurring.

Takes blood pressure and performs destrostix finger prick 
tests for the determination of diabetes on all interested 
citizens appearing at various health clinics or programs.

Attends and conducts hypertension and diabetes screening 
programs at local health fairs.

Participates in conducting followup procedures on all persons 
tested and found to have abnormal results by telephoning 
individuals to be sure that they have been in touch with their 
physicians concerning test findings.

Provides educational materials and information to individuals 
tested in the chronic disease detection program.

Maintains records and files.

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


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
Bachelor's degree.

Applicants who do not possess the required education 
may substitute experience conducting public health investigations 
or inspections on a year for year basis with one (1) year of 
experience being equal to thirty (30) semester hour credits.

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 
essential duties of the position.


Knowledge of local and state health laws and standards.

Knowledge of problems and procedures involved in 
investigating sanitary conditions and of the philosophy 
of maintaining public health standards.

Ability to interview persons of varying backgrounds.
Ability to comprehend established rules and regulations.

Ability to use tact and courtesy in making investigations.

Ability to observe and analyze significant conditions.

Ability to prepare reports.

Ability to maintain essential 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 this position. 
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered 
as acceptable forms of communication.

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(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
Local or
Class of
01812LC N/A21-
07625Bilingual In Spanish And EnglishLC N/A21-

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.