PUBLIC HEALTH TECHNICIAN
Performs public health activities and programs in support of the Aerospace Medicine Program in a medical treatment facility (MTF). There are two major divisions within Public Health: Community Health Management and Force Health Management. Tasks include: food safety and security; medical entomology; communicable, environmental, vectorborne, and zoonotic disease prevention and control, medical record reviews; community related public health medical readiness activities (disaster team responsibilities); public health education and training, occupational health examinations, Preventive Health Assessments, Deployment Health Assessments; and Individual Medical Readiness (IMR).
Mandatory knowledge and skills:
Education: An Associate Degree in nursing or other related educational program such as allied, community health, or public health OR prior military training (AFSC 4E0X1), and successful completion of Air Force Public Health Technical training..
- Standard use of office equipment, such as computers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, telephone and office automation systems.
- Use of Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel, at a minimum) to prepare reports and other documents.
- Have general medical ethics, telephone etiquette, and excellent communication and customer service skills.
- Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and coordinate activities such as appointments, meetings, and suspense timelines.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Use of English language, correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and formatting skills to prepare and edit written and electronic correspondence and reports.
- Knowledge in and understanding of Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH).
- Knowledgeable in proper selection of personnel protective equipment (PPE).
Experience: Personnel must have at least two years experience in a related public/community health/nursing position OR four (4) years of prior military experience in a public health position.
Work Environment/Physical Requirements: The work may be sedentary at times; however, the Public Health Technician must be able to stand on their feet for long periods of time and to walk on a regular basis. Physical demands include walking, standing, sitting, bending and carrying of light items up to 35 pounds. Travel to other sections of the MTF or Air Force Base may be required. This includes areas near the base that may be the responsibility of the medical group.