Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Public Health Field Services Representative Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Health and Human Services

General Information

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Job Description

As a Public Health Field Services Representative Trainee 1, you would perform on-site reviews of public health programs in an assigned geographic region to ensure compliance with State and federal public health laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines; monitor the provision of public health programs and services; provide education and training on public health issues to a variety of groups; and provide technical assistance to local health organizations to develop quality public health outreach, control, prevention, and intervention programs.

Who has this title?

Minimum Qualifications

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

A bachelor's or higher degree in behavioral health/science, biochemistry, biological science, biology, biostatistics, biotechnology, chemistry, community health, counseling, epidemiology, health administration, health communication, health education, health promotion, health science, health and wellness, human services, humanities, infection control/prevention, microbiology, molecular biology, nursing, nutrition, occupational health, physical therapy, physics, pre-med, psychology, public health, public policy, social work, sociology, statistics, or substance abuse counseling.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee 1 job title.

Appointments to this job title require a two-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee 1, G-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-14. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the Public Health Field Services Representative, G-18, job title described above. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee 1 to Trainee 2, or from Trainee 2 to the Public Health Field Services Representative 1.

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement, at:

To Apply

You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.

The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: