Public Health Specialist

Oklahoma City County Health Department   Oklahoma City, OK   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on March 19, 2024
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Public Health Specialist 1-3

Wage Max: 63,264.00 Annual
Wage Min: 54,216.00 Annual


This position is in the Operations Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). The employee is responsible for performing professional Public Health Specialist duties in the Food Safety & Environmental Health Department.


This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification. All employees must maintain a commitment to the OCCHD's mission, vision and strategic goals. This summary is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned.

This position functions at the front line and program support responsibilities (level 1) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals with a primary focus on the following Domains:

Communication Skills
Health Equity Skills
Community Partnership Skills
Public Health Sciences Skills


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in public health; environmental health; environmental, physical, natural, or biological science; or equivalent; with at least 30 semester hours in physical, natural and biological science required
  • Knowledge of environmental issues and trends preferred
  • Knowledge of environmental testing techniques preferred
  • Valid Oklahoma driver license required

-LEVEL 1 - pay grade 13, $2,259 semi-monthly

  • Must become an Oklahoma Registered Professional Sanitarian-in-training within six months of hire as a condition of continued employment

-LEVEL 2 - pay grade 14, $2,442 semi-monthly

  • One year post-graduate professional environmental experience required
  • Oklahoma Registered Professional Sanitarian-in-Training certification required
  • Must become an Oklahoma Registered Professional Sanitarian within two years and six months of hire as a condition of continued employment

-LEVEL 3 - pay grade 15, $2,636 semi-monthly

  • Two years post-graduate professional environmental experience required
  • Oklahoma Registered Sanitarian Certification required


As an employee of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, you will enjoy comprehensive benefits which consists of:
15 days per year of annual leave
15 days per year of sick leave
14 paid holidays annually
A comprehensive health insurance package – medical, dental, vision, life insurance, dependent life insurance, and flexible medical spending account
A generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.
Retirement plans: Defined Contribution Plan and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

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Successful candidate subject to background check, reference verification and drug screening.