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This position is located in the Public Health Protection Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). The employee works under the supervision of the Chief of Public Health Protection. The incumbent is responsible for the administration of their assigned program for the agency. The employee is responsible for developing plans, goals and objectives for the program and supervising staff.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification. It is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned.
This position functions at the leadership level (Tier 3) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role:
Analytic Assessment Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Public Health Sciences Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Developing plans, goals and objectives for the program.
Serve as a technical specialist providing forecast planning and operational strategy during incidents of emerging infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics.
Monitoring and evaluating employee performance, attendance, and leave utilization.
Generating and presenting reports.
Developing relationships to facilitate public health.
Evaluating services and implementing quality assurance.
Assisting in annual budget preparation.
Serving on committees, task forces and other groups.
Driving to off-site locations to perform job duties as needed.
Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position.
Provides oversight for program evaluation and associated statistical analysis.
Engage in program improvement and development as a result of regular program evaluations.
Periodically oversee the development of the jurisdiction’s Community Health Needs Assessment.
Support grant development through the identification and collection of data and associated mapping.
Serve as a technical resource to the Director of Public Health Protection in responding to media inquiries.
Provide oversight for Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grant implementation and monitoring.
At the direction of OCCHD Executive Director or designee, the incumbent will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e. Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary emergency responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team.
In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.
-Master's degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or related field required
-Five years of experience in the application of Epidemiologic and Biostatistical methods preferred
-One year of supervisory experience required
-Proficient in the SAS and ArcGIS
-Valid driver license required
Internal Number: 4071
About Oklahoma City-County Health Department
In 1954, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) was created by State statute as an independent public health agency to provide Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County with services needed to protect the health of the community. The board of nine professionals from the community governs the Health Department with varied backgrounds as doctors, dentists, educators, lawyers, directors of community-based service organizations, accountants, former State senators, and those employed within the health care industry. OCCHD employs approximately 260 full-time employees and provides clinic-based services such as Communicable Disease and Maternal and Child Health, as well as population-based services such as Health Promotion, Partnership Development, Epidemiology, and Consumer Protection (Sanitation and Restaurant Inspection). The mission of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department is to protect health, promote wellness, and prevent disease. Our vision is working with the community for a healthy future.