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Informatics Workforce Position Classifications and Descriptions

April 25, 2014
Planning and development
Workforce development

As the need for public health informatics expertise grows in state and local health departments, so does the need for informatics job descriptions. PHII worked with CDC, ASTHO and NACCHO to develop four template job descriptions:

Executive, such as a Chief Public Health Informatics Officer.

Management/Supervisory, such as an Immunization Registry Manager. 

Professional, such as: Public Health Informatics Analyst, Public Health Informatics Specialist I (Data Exchange Processor), Public Health Informatics Specialist II (HL7 Specialist, Interface Developer, Data Reporting/Visualization Specialist, )Public Health Informatics Specialist III (Data Quality Team Lead, Data Analysis Team Lead).**

Clinical, such as a Medical or Nurse Informatician.

**also includes a sample career path

These are templates only. They are intended as a resource to support your team in identifying the relevant roles and responsibilities, and the knowledge-abilities-skills, which are most needed in your agency. By using these templates as a starting place, you will be better prepared before meeting with human resources staff. 

This project was supported through cooperative agreement funding from the CDC Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development.

Citation Information: 
The Public Health Informatics Institute. "Informatics Workforce Position Classifications and Descriptions." (accessed 09/01/2021).