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7535 - Health Department Director

at Pima County

Posted: 9/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2531938
Keywords: operations

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This position is in the Health Department.  Open Until Filled with 1st screening of resumes on September 2, 2019.

Salary Grade: U4

As the local health officer, the Director leads the Health Department in carrying out its mission to ensure the health, safety and well-being of Pima County residents. The Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all operations and activities of the Department.
 
The Director oversees the effective performance of all key functions of a public health agency including the ongoing assessment of community health needs, developing community partnerships, and public health policy development. This position is also responsible for analyzing program effectiveness and directing changes in programs, business functions, and programmatic functions of the Department.

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS - Please submit a resume, cover letter and a list of five professional references via email to Gladys.lopez@pima.gov. In the subject line of your email put "Health Department Director Application." If you do not receive a response that your email has been received within five business days, please call (520)724-7796. 
 
Find more information about the Pima County Health Department at  www.pima.gov/health.

This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.

Duties/Responsibilities

(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
 Plans, organizes, and directs all functions, programs, and activities of the Health Department; 
Determines the Department's organizational structure and personnel needs, providing for the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of professional, technical, clerical, and other employees; 
Analyzes program effectiveness and directs changes in programs; 
Oversees contracts, all business functions, and all programmatic functions of the Department; 
Directs the preparation of the annual budget, and evaluates and monitors expenditures.  
Assures the performance of the key functions of a public health agency:  assessment, assurance, and policy development:
 
Assessment - Maintains the capacity to perform and quality of:

  • Ongoing community health needs assessments, both county-wide and specific to partners such as hospitals and health centers;
  • Epidemiology of communicable disease, chronic disease, injury, and other causes of morbidity and mortality;
  • Description of community assets, including community organizations and resources that might be useful to public health;
  • Program evaluation;
  • Cost-benefit analysis;
  • Description of social determinants of health across the community;
  • Identification of underlying equity issues that impact upon those social determinants.
 
Assurance - Helps to connect community resources with needs by working with partners, to include at a minimum:
  • Schools and preschools;
  • Higher education and the academic community (to include maintaining status as an academic health department);
  • Employers and the business community;
  • Tribes, cities, and towns;
  • Community-based organizations;
  • Faith-based organizations;
  • Health care institutions and providers.
     
Policy Development - Identifies and pursues policies that impact health via:
  • Institutional policies of community partners;
  • Governmental policies via regulation or legislation;
  • When possible, policies that impact upon underlying inequities, approached within a framework of public health ethics.
     
Assures communication of health issues to the public, health care community, educational institutions, and others, to include being the public spokesperson of the Department when appropriate; 
Coordinates activities with federal, state, tribal, or other county departments, other local governments, and other local health departments throughout the state; 
Establishes and maintains the role as chief health planner for the county;
Evaluates the need for, and if justified, maintains accreditation status of the department.  
 
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
 
Knowledge of:
  • Core functions of public health;
  • Current public health practice nationally and locally;
  • Laws, regulations, standards, and accreditation procedures for public health;
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision, public program management, and leadership;
  • Program development and evaluation;
  • Budgeting and financial reporting;
  • Grant acquisition and administration.
 
Skill in:
  • Planning, organizing, and directing public health services;
  • Interpreting and implementing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to public health;
  • Program evaluation;
  • Communication, both verbally and in writing, including media interaction;
  • Personnel management, supervision, and leadership;
  • Administrative functions.

Minimum Qualifications

EITHER:
 
(1) A Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in public health, business, healthcare or public administration, or a related field as determined by the County Administrator or designee and at least ten years of administrative, supervisory, or management experience in a governmental public health or related system.
OR

(2)An MD, DO, DrPH., DNP, PhD, or other doctoral degree in a field relevant to public health as determined by the County Administrator or designee, and supervisory, or management experience in a governmental public health or related system. 

 

The ideal candidate is a passionate, innovative leader determined to make a difference in the health, well-being and lives of the diverse people and communities of Pima County. As a leader, the ideal candidate will promote and foster excellence, initiative, commitment, and cooperation amongst staff, partners and stakeholders. 


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
 
Licenses and Certificates: Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Services' review and approval of the candidate's driving record.
 
Special Notice Items:  The County requires pre-employment background checks.   Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history.  A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.
 

Supplemental Information

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS - Please submit a resume, cover letter and a list of five professional references via email to Gladys.lopez@pima.gov. In the subject line of your Email put "Health Department Director Application." If you do not receive a response that your email has been received within five business days, please call (520)724-7796. Position is open until filled, with first reviews beginning on September 2, 2019

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