Thank you for participating in the Governmental Public Health Job Task Survey. You are being asked to complete this survey because you have been identified as part of the workforce of a state, Tribal, local, or territorial health department in the United States.

To participate, we ask that your employment status fall under one of the following:
  • Contractor providing third party services to a health department
  • Permanent staff employed directly by a health department
  • Intern employed directly by a health department
  • Federal employee detailed to a health department
  • Temporary staff employed directly by a health department

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Survey instructions can be found on the next page.

Your responses will be used to conduct a job task analysis. Learn more about what a job task analysis is on this website. We estimate that it will take approximately 30 minutes to complete the survey. All responses will be kept confidential. You will receive the job task analysis results in aggregate if you elect to provide your email address.

We understand that governmental public health professionals do many different tasks, and this varies by where you work, your level of experience, and supervision. Your responses will help identify a core set of tasks performed by the governmental public health workforce. Further, health department leaders across the country may use the final list of governmental public health job tasks to write accurate job descriptions, improve recruitment and onboarding , develop accurate performance management plans, and match employee professional development opportunities with the identified essential job functions of the governmental public health workforce.

This job task analysis is being conducted by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) in partnership with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). This work is supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Center for STLT Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce, through OE22-2203: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems grant. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, the U.S. Government, or PHAB.
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