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Public Service Aide - Environmental Health Program Trainee

The San Francisco Department of Public Health’s (SFDPH) Environmental Health Section is accepting applications for one (1) full-time position in class 9924 Public Service Aide as an Environmental Health Program Trainee for the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability (

Under the direction of Epidemiologists in the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability, this position will support data acquisition and cleaning, literature reviews, data analyses including mapping, and data requests and reporting for Vision Zero and Environmental Health. The Environmental Health Program Trainee will be trained to perform the following duties:

  • Provide research assistance, data collection and analysis work for key Vision Zero campaigns and initiatives and ongoing injury data cleaning in support of SFDPH’s Vision Zero Data Team.
  • Summarize and graphically depicting findings from analyses, including predictive models of transportation-related injuries and equity-related analyses.
  • Access, analyze and summarize data in support of Environmental Health’s work on SFDPH’s Community Health Needs Assessment.
  • Create professional reports, presentations and/or research briefs documenting findings and implications for injury prevention efforts and pro-active planning.
  • Work with public health and transportation professionals as well as statistical consultants to analyze the data and interpret findings.
  • Provide analytical and programmatic support for Environmental Health's Retail Tobacco Program.

The Public Service Aide, Environmental Health Program Trainee, also performs other related duties.

NOTE: The qualified applicant pool may be used to fill other positions located at different locations in the next six months.


  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, public health administration, public administration, business administration, health, environmental or mental health sciences, city planning or a closely related field.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications listed below may be used to identify job finalists.

  • Experience using statistical software (i.e., SAS, Stata, R).
  • ArcGIS analysis and mapping experience.
  • Experience analyzing transportation-related injury data.
  • Experience with report writing of findings of bivariate and multivariate analyses and practical implications for public health.
  • Interest in interdisciplinary practice – particularly public health, transportation, and city planning.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work efficiently and independently.
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing including technical reports.