Columbia County, OR
  • 07-Sep-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • St Helens, OR, USA
  • 9952.00-12648.00 per month
  • Salary
  • Full Time, 40 hours

Excellent Benefit Package, effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.


Announcement# 2022-048

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary: $9,952 - $12,648

The PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR position is full-time, 40 hours, FLSA exempt, non Civil Service, and not represented by a Union. This position reports directly to the elected three member governing Board of County Commissioners.

Columbia County is looking for an experienced executive to lead our public health team. Columbia County Public Health is committed to improving quality of life and protecting the health and well-being of all residents by addressing social, economic and environmental conditions. We want to ensure that all people in Columbia County have the opportunity for a healthy life.

DUTIES: Responsible for the professional performance and administration of the Public Health Department for Columbia County. Responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Department.

Fairly enforce all laws, regulations, ordinances, and standards to ensure maximum compliance and to protect the public health and safety. Plan, organize and direct all Departmental activities, including those with other governmental units and private organizations. Work directly with a wide range of community groups, public and private sector officials, County employees, individual citizens and as part of the County management team.

Promote excellence, dependable performance, responsible customer services, pride, initiative, commitment, cooperation, safety and a team approach throughout the Department. Evaluate and define Departmental programs and policies along with the development of budget proposals in accordance with the vision of the County as articulated by the Board of County Commissioners.

Act as Local Public Health Administrator for Columbia County. Ensure that the County, as Local Public Health Authority (LPHA), performs all statutorily required governance actions of a LPHA, including adopting Local Public Health Modernization Assessment. Ensure that the County, as LPHA, complies with all federal, state and local rules and regulations related to its authority. Ensure compliance with the Intergovernmental Agreement with the State of Oregon.

Oversee and coordinate contracted services; develop requests for proposal; evaluate submissions and make recommendations on contract awards; negotiate and administer contracts; monitor services to ensure compliance with contract requirements. Oversee contracts and ensure subrecipient requirements are met. Review and analyze the operations of service providers; recommend changes as appropriate to ensure adequate delivery of services. Informs Health Officer and manages Health Officer contract.

Organize development and execution of County comprehensive public health plan. Analyze information, legislation, rules, regulations, issues, policy options, etc., and identify opportunities for service integration. Compile and summarize relevant information and develop recommendations for Board decisions.

Oversee the County's environmental health program which includes but is not limited to the following programs: on-site sewage, public water/food quality, storm water and erosion control ordinance.

Represent the County at State and County level meetings. Assist Board of Commissioners in strategic planning, analyzing resources and needs, resolving problems and developing County policy.

Oversee staff of supervisors and direct staff and ensure County policies are followed.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Master's Degree in public health administration, behavioral, social or health science or related field. At least five years' increasingly responsible experience in a closely related field. A Bachelor's degree with sufficient additional experience will be considered. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public health and public health administration. Knowledge of public health modernization, COVID response and the ten essential public health services is key. Knowledge of statutes, rules and codes governing community health services. Knowledge of administrative principles associated with budgeting, program planning and contract management. Ability to meet deadlines and work independently in cooperation with community and agency representatives.

Familiarity with the use of personal computers and general business software such as word processing and spreadsheets.

Ability to:

  • Work with community stakeholders on assessment, planning and health priorities.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate Department activities based on policy guidelines, regulations and laws.
  • Think conceptually and quickly get to the heart of a problem.
  • Set priorities and develop realistic solutions to problems.
  • Express ideas effectively, verbally and in writing. Use sound judgment and be willing to take reasonable risks.
  • Adapt flexibly to change or new situations and acknowledge and work through conflict openly. Accept responsibility and be able to work well with ambiguity.
  • Model the positive behavior desired in others and promote collaboration and shared responsibility for Departmental success. Look for opportunities for people to contribute, develop skills, take responsibility and be trusted.
  • Develop and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, County officials and the general public.

Join our team - Columbia County online application must be completed - Apply today!

www.ColumbiaCountyOR.gov


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