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Health Director

Company: City of El Paso, TX
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

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Requirements The City of El Paso is seeking a highly motivated, qualified professional to join our organization in the capacity of Director of Public Health. The Director of Public Health oversees the daily administration and operation of public health programs and services, including the management of budget, finances, information, infrastructure and personnel, as well as succession planning. The Director of Public Health manages the following programs: 211 Texas Rio Grande Region Area Information Center, Epidemiology, Food Inspection, Health Education & Promotion, HIV Prevention, Immunization Program, Laboratory, Medicaid Waiver Program, Preventive Medicine Clinic, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Rawlings Pediatric Dental Clinic, Tuberculosis (TB) Program and Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The next Director of Public Health will lead the department to the next level of high performance and identify opportunities for service improvement to enhance operations, efficiency and service to the community.

The City of El Paso, Texas is recognized as one of America’s Best-Performing Cities. We are seeking a highly motivated, qualified professional to join our organization in the capacity of Director of Public Health. We are located at the confluence of two countries, the United States and Mexico; and three states, Texas, Chihuahua and New Mexico. We serve just under 700,000 residents, making City of El Paso the 20th largest city in the United States and the 6th largest city in Texas. El Paso is a dynamic city with a culturally diverse population whose rich heritage embraces the past while building for the future.

The successful candidate must have a Master's degree in Public Health, Health Care Management, or Public Administration, and ten (10) years of professional management or administration experience in a health care organization or licensed to practice medicine in Texas by the Texas Medical Board and five (5) years of professional management or administration experience in a health care organization. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Licenses and Certificates : Licensed to practice medicine in Texas by the State Board of Medical Examiners if required. Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state.

Interested applicants must 'download' the supplemental questionnaire from the link below and must submit a supplemental questionnaire , a cover letter , a detailed résumé , and five (5) professional references with their application .

Note: Supplemental questionnaire, cover letter, résumé, and references must be attached to your application. For supplemental questionnaire, click here

General Purpose Under administrative direction, plan, manage and promote public health programs and medical care services, to address the needs of the community and City operations. Typical Duties Plan, organize, and oversee the daily administration and operation of public health programs and services, including the management of budget, finances, information, infrastructure and personnel. Involves: Direct public health activities in communicable, chronic, and infectious disease control. Establish and provide medical direction of local case finding and disease investigation to monitor statistics and provide data for effective analysis and control procedures. Oversee public relations campaigns to promote and obtain cooperation of local organizations to ensure effective department programs and services. Lead the engagement of stakeholders from local, regional and state levels to conduct needs assessments and evaluation of outstanding issues, identify the best options and models for public health governance, administration, and structure, and issue recommendations and reports for consideration by the City administration and City Council. Direct research, analysis and assistance in identifying funding resources and oversee preparation and submission of grant proposals. Plan, oversee and implement grant funded programs. Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships. Identify areas for improvement and implement changes accordingly. Implement special surveys regarding pertinent local health problems which shall include medical fact finding and analysis.

Plan, design, implement and review department short- and long-term goals and priorities. Involves: Manage the internal public health strategic planning processes to clarify roles and responsibilities, build effective models and protocols for decision making, improve internal leadership and communication, and ensure departmental accountability. Develop and manage annual department budget. Monitor and approve expenditures. Collect and analyze data. Prepare a variety of reports regarding department activities, accomplishments and goals. Implement and enforce department policies and procedures. Design, establish and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to accomplish effectively the organization's goals and objectives.

Represent the department in a professional manner. Involves: Meet with community, regional, national and international organizations, citizen groups, news media, City administration, and other officials to inform them of health program changes and enhancements and to seek support for the organization's initiatives, projects and programs. Make presentations to City management, Mayor and Council, committees, commission members and other officials as required. Interact with a variety of governmental agencies, private sector officials and others to provide and gather accurate information for health department development. Work with other City departments to provide assistance or gather information. Coordinate efforts and planning with, and provide professional guidance to boards and commissions.

Supervise assigned personnel. Involves: Supervise directly and through subordinate supervisors. Schedule, assign and check work. Appraise employee performance and review evaluations by subordinate supervisors. Provide for training and development. Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. As appointing authority, interview applicants and hire, terminate, transfer, discipline, and assign merit pay or other employee status changes. General Information Salary Range: $103,025.36 - $161,749.81 per year.

Interested applicants must 'download' the supplemental questionnaire from the link below and must submit a supplemental questionnaire , a cover letter , a detailed résumé , and five (5) professional references with their application .

Note: Supplemental questionnaire, cover letter, résumé, and references must be attached to your application. For supplemental questionnaire, click here

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University or Credentials Evaluation Services Department  prior  to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.

Please note: This is an unclassified position.

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Click  here for Public Health Director Brochure.

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