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Health Officer

Montana State Job Bank Great Falls, MT
  • Expired: April 12, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Health Officer is responsible for overall leadership, community engagement, and executive responsibilities as the Health Officer of the City-County Health Department (CCHD); assessing and monitoring health factors in Cascade County and developing strategies to effectively address and communicate health issues to the public; providing oversight, evaluation and program management for delivery of public health services; developing and implementing plans, policies, and procedures for the department; fiscal management of the department and program budgets, as well as program compliance to local, state and federal requirements; provides leadership and support for public health improvement activities and maintain CCHD Public Health accreditation; plans, organizes, directs and manages all activities of the CCHD; areas of programming include environmental health, prevention services, family health services, and administrative services; administrative services team provides key operational assistance to all CCHD programs related to facilities, operations, finances, HIPAA compliance, accreditation coordination and performance management; must have experience in the development and application of Emergency Response Plans and public health preparedness and response capabilities; the effective and efficient use of department resources including funding, personnel, materials, facilities and time; implements and maintains sound organizational and operational practices to assure optimum health services and supports to the community, and develops and recommends County and department policies and strategic plans related to or involving public health; provides administrative, technical and professional support to staff, other departments, outside agencies, advisory boards, coalitions and community members as appropriate; must develop and maintain effective working relationships with other organizations concerned with health and human services as well as the public safety system, education, County support service departments, advisory boards, and numerous community facilities, agencies and groups.DISTINGUISHING CLASS FEATURESThis is a department head/senior management position responsible for the work of professional and paraprofessional public health workers as well as associated business and support personnel. This position establishes vision and provides leadership in working with elected officials, community partners, health professionals and a broad spectrum of the public. The Health Officer performs complex leadership and management duties. Hires, coaches, mentors, and evaluates a variety of professionals who perform specialized and/or complex duties in all areas of public health, including maternal and child health, communicable disease surveillance and response, environmental health, and emergency preparedness and response. Must be knowledgeable of current leadership and management research and philosophy and public health; Recommends important policies in public health and primary care fields; maintains confidentiality of sensitive information. The Health Officer may work outside of normal hours for meetings and problem resolution.The Health Officer is required to interpret and apply an extensive knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations associated with various department programs as well as state and regional health and education reforms. The Health Officer works with multiple local, state and regional health system leaders to improve the health and safety of our residents and assure City-County health roles and service responsibilities are fulfilled.The Health Officer must develop and maintain effective working relationships with multiple organizations in the larger public health system of Cascade County. The Health Officer is accountable for the efficient and effective performance of departmental employees and contracted services. Accountability is direct and through a delegation of division managers and lead staf