Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Public Health Specialist Trainee 1 (Environment), G-13

Occupation Group

Environment

Salary Information

Starting Salary

$46,529

Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Public Health Specialist Trainee 1 Environment
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Public Health Specialist Trainee 1 Environment 13 $47,925 $61,330
Public Health Specialist Trainee 2 Environment 14 $50,678 $64,693
Public Health Specialist 1 Environment 18 $63,108 $80,248
Public Health Specialist 2 Environment 23 $81,705 $103,350
Public Health Specialist 3 Environment 27 $100,761 $124,107

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

Job Description

Public Health Specialists (Environment) investigate and evaluate the impact of environmental contamination on public health; assess human exposure to hazardous chemicals; develop, coordinate, and evaluate regulatory programs and remedial activities; recommend measures protective of public health; and communicate health assessments to the public and other government agencies. Employees may perform such tasks as reviewing inspection reports, collecting and assembling data, and reviewing scientific literature.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Agencies with this Title

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

Either 1. A qualifying* bachelor's degree or higher OR

2. A bachelors or higher degree including or supplemented by 30 qualifying* semester credit hours

*Qualifying degrees: animal science, aquatic and fisheries science, aquatic biology, bacteriology, biochemical engineering, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, biophysics, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, climate change, coastal ecology, coastal engineering, coastal environmental management, coastal geology, coastal management, coastal resources management, conservation biology, earth science, ecohydrology, ecology, ecosystem management, electrical engineering, electrical science, engineering science, engineering science in wastewater, engineering technology, environmental and natural resources conservation, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental resource engineering, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, fisheries biology, geochemistry, geological engineering, geology, health physics, hydrology, hydrology and water resource science, industrial hygiene, marine biology, marine ecology, marine science, mechanical engineering, medical science, medical technology, microbiology, mining engineering, molecular biology, natural sciences, nursing, occupational health, ocean and coastal resources, petroleum engineering, physical science, physics, pre-med, structural engineering, toxicology, transportation engineering, urban forestry, water and wetland resources management, water resources engineering, water resource management, water resources and environmental engineering, or watershed hydrology.

Advanced Placement

If chosen, you may, at the agency's discretion, be appointed to a higher level. You must inform the agency of any additional qualifications at your interview.

View Additional Qualifications

For Trainee 2, you must also have:

Either 1. One year of professional experience assessing the impact of toxic substances on public health OR

2. A qualifying* master's degree or higher OR

3. A master's or higher including or supplemented by 30 qualifying** semester credit hours OR<

For Full Performance Level, you must also have:

Either 1. Two years of professional experience assessing the impact of toxic substances on public health; OR

2. A qualifying* master's degree AND one year of professional experience assessing the impact of toxic substances on public health OR

3. A master's degree including or supplemented by 30 qualifying* semester credit hoursAND one year of professional experience assessing the impact of toxic substances on public health.

How to Apply

The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted