Position Title: Public Health Administrator I - Public Health Lab

Salary: Hourly: $21.38 || Annual: $44,475.00

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 Trainee;


Master’s Degree in public health, public administration, education, communications, behavioral sciences, or a related field and one (1) year of administrative or supervisory experience


Bachelor’s Degree public health, public administration, education, communications, behavioral sciences, or a related field and three (3) years of professional public health program experience, including one (1) year of administrative or supervisory experience;


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Education & College Transcripts

If you are claiming college 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 must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status.

Employment Type

  • Full-Time, Associate Level
  • 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.


  • Minimum Requirements - 25%
  • Relevant Experience - 40%
  • Supplemental Questions - 35%

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. Describe a time when you went above and beyond the call of duty.
  2. Please provide an example of when you worked within a team to accomplish a task/goal.
  3. Please describe your interest and experience in working in a Laboratory setting
  4. Please describe your interest in and the value of the mission of Public Health
  5. Please describe your experience with managing projects and the tools used to stay organized.
  6. Please provide an example of when you were not in agreement with a team member, how did you work through the disparity and what was the result?
  7. Please provide an example of a difficult situation with a supervisor, how did you work through the disparity and what was the result?

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.

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 County 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 administrative, management and professional work in planning, directing and coordinating public health activities in the field of public health.  

An employee in this class may serve as an assistant to a higher level public health administrator or may have the responsibility for administering a generalized program of public health services. Work may involve assisting in administering an assigned aspect of a generalized program of public health field services or performing duties of equivalent difficulty and responsibility in an assigned phase of public health services on a county-wide basis. Duties delegated to an employee in this class are designed to widen the scope of his experience and preparing for broader administrative responsibility in the field of public health. Supervision may be exercised over adjunctive professional, technical and clerical personnel. Work is performed under the immediate direction of a higher level public health administrator and reviewed for conformance to departmental policies and procedures and for satisfactorily progressive achievement through conferences, reports and observations.


Fringe Benefits

  • Paid holidays, personal days, vacation and sick leave benefits, medical coverage and dental benefits, a retirement plan, life insurance and a deferred compensation plan after eligibility requirements have been met.

Perks Working for ACHD

  • Professional growth through training opportunities (CPR, First AID, Public Health Preparedness, Dignity and Respect, Points of Dispensing, and more); ability to advance in county system; job security; meaningfulness in daily work derived from public service; eligible for federal loan forgiveness; organizational commitment to ACHD’s mission to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable.


  • Assist a high level public health administrator in the administration of a public health program on a county-wide basis or in the administration of a generalized program of public health services.
  • Provides administrative/management services to departmental personnel, outside individuals, professional and lay groups, varied local health groups and others.
  • Performs duties of an administrative/management nature as assigned, such as the planning of program and budget requirements; the collection, analysis, reporting and interpretation of public health program statistics; the direction of adjunctive professional, technical, clerical staff; the preparation and maintenance of pertinent records and reports.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and current developments in the field of public health.
  • Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and current developments in the field of community engagement.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practices in public health administration.
  • Knowledge of the functions or resources of Federal, State and local agencies in the field of public health.

Skill in:

  • Report Writing 
  • Project Planning 
  • Team Building 
  • Supervisory Skills 
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Office Management 
  • Data Entry  
  • Documentation 
  • Public Health 
  • Microsoft Office 

Ability to:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local health officials, associates, professional and lay groups and the general public.
  • Ability to speak and write in a manner necessary to promote public health policies.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting departmental regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies.

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