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Deputy Human Services Director - Health

Performs complex professional work serving as the chief health officer for the County overseeing the Public Health Division, preparing budgets, ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations, overseeing the preparation and maintenance of files and records, and preparing reports. Responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, managing, and evaluating all activities and programs within the Public Health Division. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the Health and Human Services Director, and is evaluated by a review of records, reports, discussions, and by observation in terms of the overall accuracy and quality of the work. Divisional supervision is exercised over all personnel within the division.

•   Serves as Director for the Public Health Division; directs and evaluates division services and programs.
•   Recruits and selects division personnel; assigns, directs, inspects, and evaluates assigned personnel; ensures the proper education and training of personnel; recommends rewards, transfers, promotions, suspensions, and terminations; disciplines, coaches, and counsels staff; develops staff schedules and approves leave requests.
•   Performs the statutory responsibilities of a local health director with the powers and duties to administer programs as directed by the local HHS Board, enforcing applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
•   Advises local officials concerning public health matters.
•   Enters contracts on behalf of the Division of Public Health.
•   Prepares the annual operating and capital improvement budgets for the division; monitors expenditures.
•   Disseminates public health information and promotes the benefits of good health.
•   Investigates the causes of infectious, communicable, and other diseases; exercises quarantine authority and isolation authority pursuant to G.S. 130A-145.
•   Abates public health nuisances and imminent hazards pursuant to G.S. 130A-19 and G.S. 130A-20.
•   Coordinates with health care providers, community agencies, as well as regional and State partners.
•   Enforces immunization requirements.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of public health administration.
•   Comprehensive knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of efficient administration including interpersonal communication, personnel administration, budgeting, accounting, planning, program evaluation, and office management.
•   Comprehensive knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations.
•   Thorough knowledge in preparing reports and other types of correspondence.
•  Thorough knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software (e.g. Microsoft Office Professional, QuickBooks, CureMD, etc.)
•  Ability to plan, coordinate, and direct a staff of technical, professional, and clerical personnel.
•   Ability to interpret and apply laws and policies to specific problems relating to agency activities.
•   Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with all customers and personnel.
•   Ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility.
•   Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions.
•   Ability to express complex ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
•   Ability to make arithmetic computations.
•   Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages.
•   Ability to globally view public health work and influence the community.
•   Ability to understand and apply governmental accounting practices in maintenance of financial records.
•   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, elected officials, State agencies, regional and State partners, healthcare officials, media, and the general public.

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Master’s degree in public health, public administration, or related field and extensive experience in public health administration including extensive supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to applicants with NC County Health Director experience.

Possession of ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 certifications upon hire.
Valid North Carolina driver’s license.