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Position Title: Public Health Administrator III - Family & Child Health

Salary: Annual: $66,000.00 - $71,000.00

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.

Minimum Requirements:

One year of experience as a Public Health Administrator II


A Bachelor’s Degree supplemented by a Master’s Degree in Public Health or a field related to public health and four years of experience in public health administration.

Appropriate experience of at least one year in administration of or supervision in a public health program or a program related to public health may be substituted for the Master’s Degree


Any acceptable equivalent combination of experience and training.


Pre-Employment Proficiency Exam

Computer Literacy Exam – Measures basic computer skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook, and typing. Non-ACHD applicants must pass a computer literacy examination administered by the Allegheny County Health Department with a score of 75% or higher.

Education & School Transcripts

If you are claiming education to meet minimum requirements or as a part of your application, including supplemental questions, you must submit or attach a copy of your official college transcripts for your claim to be accepted. Unofficial Transcripts will not be accepted. 

Condition of Employment

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates for positions within the executive branch must provide proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. The prospective employee will need to be fully vaccinated or have at least one shot of a two-shot series before beginning work. Any employee who does not receive and provide proof of the second shot within 30 days will have their probationary employment terminated. Allegheny County will allow for medical and religious exemptions from the requirements in accordance with state and federal law. 

Additionally, it is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status, and drug/medical examinations as required for the position. The pre-employment drug screen must be completed within 48 hours of the acceptance of the conditional offer of employment.

Employment Type

Full-Time, Mid-Senior Level.

This position is contingent upon grant funding.

Relevant Experience

You will receive a score based on the experience you report on your application for employment. It is therefore important that you provide complete and accurate information. Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower than deserved score or disqualification. Call our Office of Human Resource Management if you have any questions.

Who is Eligible

Applications will be accepted from certified Merit System employees of the Allegheny County Health Department and outside candidates who possess the experience and training listed in this announcement and who are capable of performing the duties of this position.


Education and Experience - 45%

Relevant Experience - 30%

Supplemental Questions - 25%

Supplemental Questions

Please be prepared to answer the following questions. You may upload as a Word document answers to the supplemental questions in the “Upload Page” of the application. Make sure to note “See attached” after the statement on the application form if you are attaching a separate document. If you are unable to upload the document, email to ACHD Human Resources Department.

  1. Please describe your experience addressing health disparities. What approaches or methods have you used to assess equity and inclusion?
  2. Please describe your experience in applying community engagement strategies to inform practice or policy change. How did you determine the level of engagement was enough for the needs of your project or plan?
  3. Please describe your knowledge of and experience applying the principles and practices of public administration. 
  4. Please describe your knowledge of and experience applying the functions and resources of federal and state agencies in the public health field.
  5. Please describe your knowledge of principles of effective supervision. Please include the number of direct and indirect staff you managed and how you ensured effective communication to your staff. 

Allegheny County Civil Service Employees (Non-ACHD)

Regular or probationary employees of County Departments currently in this classification, hired under a State Civil Service System, who apply for this position will not be considered as Open Competitive applicants. Those employees selected for transfer to the Allegheny County Health Department will be considered to have resigned their Civil Service status from the Department in which they are currently working and will be required to complete a probationary period with the Health Department.

Please refer to Instruction Sheet for proper completion of Allegheny County Employment Application Form.

This announcement may be modified, amended or canceled by the Allegheny County Health Department at any time.


To establish open competitive and promotional eligible lists for use in making merit system appointments in the Allegheny County Health Department. The list will contain the names of successful candidates ranked in the order of final earned ratings. The list will be in effect for one (1) year unless previously exhausted or superseded.

In the ranking, open competitive applicants qualifying for Veteran’s Preference receive an additional ten points on the final earned rating. Form DD-214 must be attached to the application form for consideration for Veteran’s Preference. Determination of Veteran’s Preference is made in accordance with State Civil Service Policy.

If you are claiming veteran's preference, then proof of eligibility; DD-214 Form or other comparable military document must be submitted for initial claim. The document must show dates of entry and separation and character of service.

Credit for a degree or college coursework can only be accepted from an official transcript submitted directly from the college or university to Allegheny C0unty Health Department.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position Summary:

This is supervisory and advanced professional administrative work in the field of public health. An employee in this class administers a large county-wide public health program, or as the Health Officer in a health district administers and coordinates a variety of large public health programs within a large geographic area. Important aspects of the work include determining public health needs, developing policies and procedures, implementing, coordinating and evaluating programs, advising and consulting with program directors, health related agencies, professional and county groups and the public. The employee is also responsible for the direction and control of the normal administrative functions relating to grant management, budgeting and effective personnel utilization. Supervision is exercised over lower level administrators, professional, technical and clerical personnel. General supervision is received from a higher level program administrator, a Deputy Director or the Director of the Health Department who evaluates work for adherence to department policies and procedures and for accomplishment of objectives.

  • Administers a large county-wide public health program.
  • Implements and coordinates as the Health Officer a variety of large public health programs within an assigned geographic area.
  • Develops procedures to accomplish program objectives, changes policies and procedures as required or recommends changes to top management.
  • Interprets department policies and procedures to and consults with other health related agencies, professional and community groups and the public.
  • Collects and analyzes public health data and prepares statistical summaries or reports to evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of budgets, establishes expenditure control procedures, methods for administration of grants, and effective employee utilization.
  • Aids community groups in the promotion and improvement of public health conditions.
  • Prepares correspondence and maintains or directs the maintenance of files and official health records.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of public health education programs.
  • Supervises lower level administrators, professional, technical and clerical personnel.
  • Perform related work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and current developments and techniques in the field of public health.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations governing public health.
  • Knowledge of the functions and resources of Federal and State agencies in the public health field.
  • Knowledge of the principles of effective supervision.
  • Knowledge of basic statistics.

Ability to:
  • Ability to direct, coordinate and control effectively large public health programs of considerable importance to the community.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with top level representatives of other public or private health related agencies, professional and community groups and the public.
  • Ability to collect and analyze public health statistical data and the implications of such data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies.

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.