Position Title: Public Health Administrator II - Healthy Aging

Salary: Hourly: $30.53 || Annual: $63,500.04

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 I


Bachelor’s Degree in public health or a field related to public health and four (4) years of professional public health program experience including two (2) years at a management or supervisory level.


Master’s Degree in public health, public administration, hospital administration or a related field and three (3) years of professional public health program experience including one (1) years at a management or supervisory level.


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, 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.


  • Minimum Requirements - 40%
  • Relevant Skills & Experience - 40%
  • Supplemental Questions - 20%

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, you can email to ACHD Human Resources.

  1. This position involves strategic planning with the Black community and low-income communities. Describe your experience in developing community health, health promotion and disease prevention programs and policies, and setting goals addressing health disparities impacted by Social Determinants of Health. Please provide any relevant samples of your work.
  2. Presentations at coalition meetings, to community partners, and other internal Allegheny County Departments are common in this role. List presentations you have delivered, and the programs used to create these presentations. Include your audience, media utilized and topics. Please provide any examples you feel are relevant.

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 administrative, management and professional work in planning, directing and coordinating county-wide activities or program in the field of public health.

An employee in this class assists a higher-level administrator in the administration of county-wide programs or administers a program of moderate size and complexity. The work in this class is distinguished from the Public Health Administrator I by the variety and importance of the assigned duties and the greater degree of required initiative and independent judgment. The employee assists a higher-level administrator in a variety of technical and administrative activities such as directing and controlling public health programs, evaluating results, recommending program changes, sound budgeting and expenditure control programs and effective personnel utilization. The employee directly performs these duties when assigned to administer a public health program in the field. Supervision is exercised over trainees, professional and para-professional, technical and clerical personnel. Limited supervision is received from a higher-level supervisor who evaluates work for adherence to department policies and procedures and accomplishment of objectives.


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 in the administration of county-wide public health programs.
  • Plans, directs and controls a public health program of moderate size and complexity.
  • Develops procedures to accomplish program objectives or recommends changes in county-wide programs, policies or procedures.
  • Interprets department policies and procedures to and consults with other health related agencies, professional and community groups and the public.
  • Collects and analyzes information and prepares statistical data for use in the program being administered or by higher level administrators to evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Aids community groups in the promotion and improvement of public health conditions.
  • Prepares correspondence, compiles reports and maintains or directs the maintenance of files and official records.
  • Supervises lower level administrators, professional, technical and clerical personnel.
  • Performs related work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Theory, principles, practices and current developments in the field of public health.
  • Principles and practices of public administration.
  • Federal and State laws and regulations governing public health programs.
  • Functions and resources of Federal and State agencies in the field of public health.
  • Principles of effective supervision.
  • Statistical processes and methods applied to the analysis of public health data.

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Public Relations 
  • Data Entry 
  • Policy Analysis 
  • Project Planning 
  • Community Outreach 
  • Grant Management
  • Public Health 
  • Supervisory Skills 
  • Microsoft Office 

Ability to:

  • Direct, coordinate and control moderately complex public health programs.
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting departmental regulations and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local health officials, professional and community groups and the public.
  • Effectively use statistical analysis software to analyze epidemiologic and evaluation data.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Respond to Public Health Emergencies. 

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