Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Assists the Director in planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating, through division managers, a comprehensive system of services;
Assists the Director in providing leadership in evaluating the effectiveness of both organizational practices and services provided by the Department; may facilitate special reviews and may direct changes in Department policies, procedures and service practices;
Assists in strategic planning, development and evaluation of all Public Health Programs;
Assists in preparation, monitoring, modification and maximum use of the Department budget;
Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence;
Assures that federal, state and local standards, regulations, and laws are effectively implemented;
Analyzes legislation to determine its impact on and implementation of resulting County services;
Exercises a high level of independent action and decision making over division operations;
Oversees and analyzes all services, including contractor performance to ensure they are effective, and administered to maximize use of the Department's budget;
Assures culturally diverse County community experience, equal access, and equitable services through full operational implementation of a culturally competent system of care;
Helps develop and maintain a comprehensive system of recruitment, staff development and retention driven by performance standards and accomplishments;
In conjunction with all clinical staff, ensures that clinical services and practices are relevant, current, culturally competent, and meet the goals of the individuals served and the mission of the organization; and
Performs other related duties as required.
These are entrance requirements to the recruitment process and assure neither continuance in the process nor invitation to an interview.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education, training, and experience which has led to acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities can also be obtained by the following:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in one of the following: hospital or public health administration, public or business administration, public health nursing, nursing, or a closely related field.
Experience: Five years of management and/or administrative experience in a public health setting, which must have included responsibility for either program development and the evaluation of diagnostic and treatment services, methods, and standards, or responsibility for a wide variety of community public health services with assigned primary responsibility for organizational analysis, general administrative systems, procedures, personnel administration, and budget preparation and fiscal control.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of: The principles and practices of public health administration; principles and techniques involved in organizational, fiscal, and personnel management; principles and procedures involved in budget development and control; public health planning, policy development, and evaluation; federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations governing and influencing the administration of public health, alcohol and drug use services, and public health fiscal operations; objectives and components of a comprehensive public health program; modern office methods, forms, and equipment including data processing applications; principles of supervision, employee development, and staff utilization.
Ability to: Assist in the development, implementation, and administration of a comprehensive public health program; develop and implement needed policies and procedures; plan, organize, coordinate, and direct an administrative services program; develop and direct program analysis and evaluation techniques which will generate sound recommendations for dealing with complex organizational, administrative, and budgetary problems; prepare and monitor complex budgets; supervise complex accounting functions; comprehend, interpret, and apply pertinent federal, state, and local legislation, rules, regulations, and procedures; select, train, supervise, and evaluate the work of subordinate supervisors and staff members; develop and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with a variety of agency and organization representatives and individuals; communicate effectively in verbal and written form.