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Public Health Administrator

X43

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for planning, developing, initiating and maintaining a comprehensive health program of a county or multicounty health department or a statewide program.

Typical Functions

  • Plans, coordinates, maintains and evaluates a comprehensive public health program of a county or multicounty health department or statewide program; defines concepts and establishes the methodology and procedures to implement program services; plans and directs preparation of budgets for the program; directs a staff of professional and technical personnel.
  • Participates in planning and accomplishing integration of program operations in an appropriate program area.
  • Establishes close relationships with professional and community groups interested in the program; seeks and draws upon other public and voluntary organizations for services, consultation and skills.
  • Prepares and disseminates information about available programs to the news media.
  • Analyzes and evaluates program implementation and effectiveness.
  • Develops and coordinates recording and reporting systems used in the administration of public health programs.
  • Schedules work programs and activities for office and field staff.
  • Monitors and assesses ongoing programs; makes field visits and consults with other department personnel in area of expertise.
  • Advises and assists in the creation and organization of regional, district, area and local activities within the program.
  • Enforces public health laws and regulations; conducts public relations and liaison activities with county boards of health, local officials and local community groups in developing health care services; may prepare agenda for and conduct local Board of Health meetings.

Level Descriptors

Level I: Code: X43A Salary Band: M

The Public Health Administrator job family consists of only one level and incumbents are assigned responsibilities for performing all functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required include knowledge of the principles and practices of public health administration; of budgetary procedures; of current social and economic conditions, particularly as they relate to public health; and of resources within the community.  Ability is required to apply established principles and practices of public health administration; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to plan and assign work to most effectively attain established goals; to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience requirements consist of a bachelor’s degree in public health, business or public administration or a social science and five years of experience in an administrative or professional capacity, in public health, health care, business or public administration, including two years in a public health or public administration program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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