Position Title: Medical Assistant - STI/HIV

Salary: Hourly: $18.08 || Annual: $37,620.32

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:

Certificate or diploma as a Medical Assistant, or Associate in Science as a Medical Assistant from an accredited MA Program and accredited as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).


Pre-Employment Proficiency Exams

Click Here for the Computer Literacy Exam 

Description: 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.

Disclaimer: Per eskill, exams must be taken on either a PC or Android Device

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, 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

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 and computer literacy examination - 60%
  • Relevant Experience - 15%
  • 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. Describe an experience learning a new skill as a medical assistant.
  2. Describe your experience working with marginalized populations (ie. Minorities, LGBTQ+, homeless, substance use).
  3. Describe your experience with electronic medical records.
  4. Describe your experience with patient education.
  5. Describe your experience with preparing labs/specimen collections. 

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 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 public health work assisting physicians and other health care providers in providing health services for patients. An employee in this class provides services directly to patients in a medical office, public health or community setting. Work involves the preparation and maintenance of treatment areas, the operation of clinical equipment and the performance of routine diagnostic tests. The employee receives assignments from a Public Health Nurse or other professional and is supervised by a Public Health Nurse Supervisor or other professional supervisor, who reviews work for completion, and conformance with medical, nursing and public health program standards.


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.


  • Assists with examinations and treatments while practicing universal precautions.
  • Prepares and maintains examination and treatment areas.
  • Performs physical assessment of patients including urine specimen collection and phlebotomy for STI testing.
  • Prepares and processes laboratory specimens.
  • Identifies the needs of patients and exchanges information with nurses and providers about patients.
  • Operates and maintains office and clinical equipment.
  • Records patient data accurately, including the medication record.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Performs routine diagnostic tests and administers medications as ordered by a provider.
  • Maintains inventory of office and clinical supplies and medications.
  • Maintains patient records in electronic medical system.
  • Uses medical terminology correctly.
  • Educates patients concerning testing, treatment, and medications.
  • Assists patients in accessing community resources.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Responds to public health emergencies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of medical office practices
  • Knowledge of basic medical procedures including patient examinations and specimen collections
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods applied to interviewing patients

Skill in:

Ability to:

  • Ability to take initiative in the coordination of medical assistant procedures and duties
  • Ability to exercise judgement in caring for and working with people
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to record personal data and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
  • Ability to use electronic medical records
  • Ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite 

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