Employment Center

Public Health Department Job

Personnel Technician

Cumberland, NC (Cumberland County)

Posted 06/07/2022

Personnel Technician

The North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH) received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a grant titled “CDC Crisis Response Cooperative Agreement: COVID-19 Public Health Workforce”.  The grant provides funding to establish, expand, train, and sustain the state, tribal, local, or territorial (STLT) public health workforce to support jurisdictional COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives. As part of this initiative, DPH is making available funds for the 10 regions identified by the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors (NCALHD) to recruit, hire, and train personnel to fill critical gaps in its Public Health Infrastructure Foundational Capabilities. This position supports Local Health Departments (LHDs) in Region 6 including Anson, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland. This position can expect a flexible hybrid in-person and virtual work schedule that meets the needs of each county.  

  1. Personnel Technician (1 FTE) This position will support LHDs in the nine-county region in the advancement of their Human Resources efforts.
  2. This may include organizing and participating in career fairs and recruitment events to attract, recruit, and source potential candidates.
  3. This position develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships within the agency and with external entities. This position makes a variety of face-to-face and telephone contacts to carry out the assigned duties. The individual in this position has personal contact with interagency departments, private citizens, state consultants, community partners, and colleges, state agencies. Maintains high standards of effective communication among all employees.
  4. This position ensures files are current and up to date for accreditation maintenance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of the Human Resources programs, policies, and operations required to perform the work with considerable independence. Ability to independently work with people with courtesy and tact in performing the public contact duties related to human resources. Considerable knowledge of office techniques; ability to practice effective communication techniques both orally and in writing. Ability to analyze, interpret, recommend, and implement policy and procedural guidelines. Skill in organizing workflow and coordinating activities. Ability to use correct grammar, vocabulary, and spelling; ability to work independently and take the initiative in practicing and selecting the correct course of action to be taken in a wide range of public and private inquiries in relation to the Health Department’s overall operation and services.


ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Graduation from high school and four years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work including at least one year of experience in administering a personnel program(s) for a work unit or in a personnel office, preferably related to the area assigned to the position; or graduation from a four-year college or university; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Qualified applicants should complete an NC Alliance Application at http://www.ncapha.org/employment_center. (Please indicate this position on the application)