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Public Health Program Aide

The Putnam County Department of Health is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Public Health Program Aide.

Work involves providing support to professional public health department personnel by performing a variety of sub-professional tasks directly related to the professional work. Responsibilities include public outreach, clerical support and a variety of sub-professional tasks directly relating to public health education and nursing. Work is performed under direct supervision of the Supervising Public Health Educator and/or the Supervising Public Health Nurse. Supervision is not a responsibility of this class. Performs related work as required.


  • Specific work activities and responsibilities will vary according to program assignment;
  • Assists in the oversight and carrying-out of grants;
  • Maintains grant related documents;
  • Communicates with local municipal agencies, vendors and New York State;
  • Performs a variety of clerical tasks, such as filing and copying forms and reports, forwarding documents to professional staff for review and follow-up;
  • Assists with public outreach and disease control efforts;
  • Assists with investigation and contact identification related to disease control efforts when necessary;
  • Remains up to date with New York State and Federal disease investigation, testing, and reporting practices and requirements;
  • Communicates with staff within the Education and Nursing sections of the Health Department to remain abreast of active disease prevention in municipal agencies;
  • Performs outreach at local High schools to recruit volunteers;
  • Researches volunteer training programs;
  • Organizes training program opportunities for volunteers;
  • Updates and maintains internal volunteer database;
  • Communicates with and provides support to volunteers;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.


Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and two (2) years of work experience which involved use of computer applications to manage data, maintain records and/or prepare reports.

SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Post-secondary level (High School) education may be substituted for each year of the required experience on a year for year basis as indicated above based on thirty (30) college credits per year of experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution accredited or recognized by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education as a post-secondary, degree-granting institution.

SCHEDULE: Part-Time, 20 Hours per week

PAY: $25 per hour


Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Putnam County Personnel Department by mail or email:

Putnam County Personnel Department

110 Old Route 6, Bldg 3

Carmel NY, 10512



in Putnam County Department of Health
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC PH Program Aide
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Additional Information:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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