Deschutes County is accepting applications for Director of Public Health. The Director of Public Health serves as a member of the Health Services department's management team and is responsible for the oversight of a wide variety of public health programs. This position plans, organizes, directs, and controls the day-to-day operations of the department's Public Health service area. Duties include planning, developing, and implementing public health programs to meet the needs of the community; defining the concepts, methodology, and administrative procedures to conduct and evaluate various programs; overseeing and managing the activities of all service area personnel to ensure that public health services are delivered professionally, effectively, timely, and in accordance with policies, budgets, goals, and regulations; eliminating any disruption and conflicts; participating in a leadership role in quality improvement systems and processes; providing technical or professional assistance and direction, particularly in disease outbreak or emergency; initiating or approving selection, evaluation, transfer, promotion, and termination of employees; developing, balancing, and monitoring program budgets and cost centers in collaboration with service area managers, the department director and business manager; preparing work plan objectives, long-range goals, and annual reports; and assuring continued development and training of staff members.
Master's Degree in Public Health or other related field AND five years of related experience that includes at least three years of supervisory experience; OR equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the job.
Preference will be given for:
Doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, medicine or related field.
Must have knowledge and skill in:
Extensive knowledge and competency in the field of public health.
Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and regional health reform efforts, laws, regulations and sources of funding associated with public health programs.
Preparing comprehensive reports, presentations, and budgets.
Developing and maintaining productive work teams.
Must have the ability to:
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Recognize and grasp community needs and to develop sound, balanced approaches to meeting those needs through prevention activities and integrated health care models.
Manage and integrate a diverse range of work activities of numerous professional-level public health and support staff.
Communicate ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, with individuals, groups and large audiences.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department leadership, other department teams, other county departments, community groups, state, federal and regional agencies, public officials, various public and private organizations and the general public.