Columbia - Public Health Fellow III (Policy Development, Environmental Health)

325 Columbia St, Hudson, NY 12534, USA Req #745
Monday, May 6, 2024

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Columbia - Public Health Fellow III (Policy Development, Environmental Health) 

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In 2021, the New York State Public Health Corps (NYSPHC) Fellowship Program was formed to support New York State public health preparedness and response related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health emergencies. In August 2024, the next cohort of NYSPHC Fellows will be mobilized across New York State to 1) provide critical support and services to the New York State Department of Health, local health departments (LHD), and community-based sites in response to both current and future public health emergencies, (2) build effective communication and messaging throughout the State to support key strategies addressing public health efforts, and (3) facilitate connections among the community level public health stakeholders required to strengthen and sustain public health learning and action partnerships. Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG), as the project manager, and its affiliate, Staffing Solutions Organization LLC (SSO), have partnered with NYSPHC for SSO to recruit and hire Fellows for the 2024-2026 Public Health Corps Cohort. 

Applicants MUST submit the following components with their application: 


  • Resume 
  • Statement of Purpose – Upload under “Cover Letter” section of application, 500 words or less 
  • 2 Professional References – Upload under “Additional Documents” section of application. Please include two references with name, title, email, phone number. Please do not upload letters of reference.  


As a Public Health Fellow III, you are responsible for working with the designated host organization to provide specialized professional services related to public health priorities. The Public Health Fellow III will have an onsite presence based on the needs of the host organization. The host organization may require up to 100 percent onsite work and/or local travel.

  • Comply with NYSPHC requirements, including successfully completing Cornell University’s Public Health Essentials Certificate Course and University of Miami’s Building Expertise in Administration and Management Certificate course. 
  • Comply with PCG project and SSO employment and program requirements. 
  • Focus efforts in at least one of the following areas: communications; emergency preparedness and response; epidemiology; laboratory; policy development; program and organizational management; and stakeholder engagement.

Responsibilities and tasks may include: 

  • May perform supervisory work coordinating small teams or providing other monitoring and maintenance support services.    
  • Collaborate with, establish, and maintain appropriate partnerships and resources, including community organizations and schools, based on host organization needs.  
  • Coordinate public health investigations and surveillance activities to gather information on COVID-19, emerging or future public health threats, and/or chronic or communicable diseases. 
  • Develop and provide public health education, training, and outreach programs. 
  • Evaluate and assess data required by the host organization.  
  • Prepare written summaries, reports, and action plans. 
  • Plan, create, and disseminate communications for public health outreach. 
  • Educate and facilitate the public in obtaining appropriate services.
  • Communicate regularly with the NYSDOH Fellowship Placement Coordinator. 
  • Other duties, as assigned.  

Fellowship Position Specific Description  


The Columbia Public Health Fellow III will work in Policy Development, focusing on environmental health. The fellow will:  

  • Work with local health department leadership and staff to identify and characterize public health environmental health policies and protocols.  
  • Organize and lead policy change interventions related to public health issues.  
  • Become familiar with the policies and procedures in the Environmental Health Division and NYS Sanitary Code and the influence of COVID-19/emergency response on each.  
  • Draft a local sanitary code in cooperation with local health department staff. Consider necessary considerations for community impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and future public health emergencies.  
  • Initiate protocols to review and maintain sanitary code for Columbia County. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • At least one of the following: 

    • Three years of experience within a health, public health, education, human services, community-based organization, or institutional setting 
    • Three years of experience in administrative, personnel, fiscal, or other related operational activity 
    • Master's degree  
  • Strong organizational, communication, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to lead effectively in a team environment. 
  • Proficiency with computers, which can include but not limited to word processing, email, data entry, using spreadsheets and databases, and creating presentations. 
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment.    
  • A flexible, adaptive, and composed attitude with the ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals. 
  • Phenomenal work ethic with a positive attitude.     
  • Employment is contingent on completion of a background check.      
  • Must be able to meet position requirements, including reporting for onsite work or local travel as required.   
  • If a fully remote position, must have reliable internet access.  

Compensation for roles at Staffing Solutions Organization LLC (SSO) varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by applicable law, SSO provides a reasonable range of compensation for this role. In addition, SSO provides a range of benefits for this role.

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an Employment Visa at this time.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. Staffing Solutions Organization LLC is an e-Verify participant.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Max Hiring Rate $35.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 25
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
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  • 325 Columbia St, Hudson, NY 12534, USA