County hlth departmnt administrator-hlth

Company Name:
64049172-51152094 1501 Agency Name: Health
Broadband/Class Code: 10-9111-01
Position Number: 64049172-51152094
Annual Salary Range: $84,000 to $96,000
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB023
Closing Date: 11/28/2014
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The Florida Department of Health is seeking an experienced public health professional to serve as Administrator of the Department of Health in Suwannee and Lafayette Counties. This position leads two of the 67 County Health Departments in the State of Florida. Responsibilities include the direction, supervision, and evaluation of a wide variety of health programs including, but not limited to, environmental, nursing, chronic disease, preparedness and response, dental health, family planning, communicable disease, and vital statistics.
The position requires extensive experience in the management and administration of public health programs, essential public health services, health policy issues, public health advocacy, and working with elected officials, governmental bodies, community partners, and the media. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of fiscal and budget management, human resource management, community outreach, sensitivity and cultural awareness for diverse populations, and a demonstrated capacity to lead an organization through a continuous quality management process.
Candidates must be committed to providing the highest quality of service to the people of Suwannee and Lafayette Counties. This must be accomplished largely through personal impact and influence, team work, interpersonal communication, collaboration, and negotiation.
A master's degree is required. Preference will be given to a public health professional with a master's degree in Public Health or other health sciences, or a Master's Degree and extensive public health experience.
Preference will be given to those candidates with a senior leadership background and executive management experience. The position requires knowledge of information systems, human resource management, as well as knowledge and experience in bio-terrorism preparedness and disaster response.
A qualified candidate is a senior executive with a passion for public health and prevention with extensive experience in core public health practices and principles. The candidate will have a commitment to effective management, team leadership, decisiveness, sensitivity and enthusiasm for diverse populations, and community involvement. The candidate in this role has to demonstrate superior leadership, cultural and interpersonal skills. Sensitivity and skill are especially important given the growth of the community and threats of bioterrorism, natural or man-made disasters, or flu pandemic. This position requires extensive knowledge and use of quality management tools and methods.
The Florida Department of Health is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state. As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues. The Florida Department of Health develops polices and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services. The Florida Department of Health also provides specialized assistance to pregnant women, infants and children with special health care needs, licenses and regulates health care practitioners, and provides medical disability determinations.
The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee and Lafayette Counties provide services to all residents and visitors and is responsible for assessing, maintaining, and improving the health and safety of the entire community as an essential part of the Florida Department of Health. The Administrator will be responsible for a combined annual budget in excess of $2 million and over 30 full time staff.
The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee County is located in Live Oak, Florida and the Florida Department of Health in Lafayette County is located in Mayo, Florida to provide services to families, individuals, and visitors of all ages in the county, including to:
o Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease
o Protect against environmental hazards
o Prevent injuries
o Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
o Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery efforts
o Assure the quality and accessibility of health services
A wide variety of professional and paraprofessional staff provide services within the above program areas. These include Board Certified Physicians, Dentists, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Dieticians, Epidemiologists, Social Workers, and various other health care workers and disease intervention/environmental specialists.
This is executive level work planning, directing, or coordinating activities in medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, public health agencies, or in administrative health functions.
JOB TITLE:County Health Department Administrator
ORGANIZATION: Suwannee and Lafayette County Health Department, State of Florida Department of Health
LOCATION: Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida and Mayo, Lafayette County, Florida
Communicating with other workers
Providing information to Leaders and other subordinates, by face-to-face, in writing, of via telephone/electronic transfer.
Guiding, Directing and Motivating subordinates
Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards
Staffing Leadership
Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting Sr. Leaders for the organization
Directing Administrative Activities
Directing and providing guidance to others in the performance of administrative tasks
Communicating with Persons Outside the Organization
Communicating and collaborating with community partners, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and the media in a variety of venues.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Combining, evaluating and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems, and to help others to make decisions about the relative importance of data and choosing the best solution.
Leading Quality Activities
Working with consultants and Sr. Leaders to develop long term plans for quality improvement in all areas of the organization.
Developing Objectives and Strategies
Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.
Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
Providing consultation and expert advice to management groups and Sr. Leaders on high level matters
Developing and Building Teams
Guiding and supporting the formation of collaborative teams and systems as a basis for the structure of the organization
Establishing and maintaining Relationships
Developing and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships with and among employees, with other State agencies, community partners and customers, and local and State government officials.
Supporting Diversity
Maintaining a cultural mix of employees that reflects the community and serving as a role model by formalizing support for a diverse workplace
Judgment and Decision Making:
Weighing and determining the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
Management of Personnel Resources
Mentoring, motivating, developing and directing people as they work; identifying the most appropriate people for assignments
Management of Financial Resources
Advising and making judgments as to how resources will be used and allocated
Taking an inclusive approach to bring all stakeholders to the planning and execution of projects and adjusting to the various and shifting needs of others
Written and Verbal Communication
Effectively conveys information by talking and writing and can adjust style to the needs of the audience.
Active Listening
Listening for comprehension to what others are saying and asking questions as appropriate
Time Management
Efficiently managing ones own time and the time of others
Critical Thinking
Using logic and analysis to identify the strength and weaknesses of ideas and approaches
Identifying downstream Consequences
Determining, anticipating the long-term outcomes in a change in environment or operations
Implementation Planning
Laying groundwork and developing approaches for implementation a strategy or idea
Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal circumstances
Identification of Key Causes
Identifying the root issues that must be changed to improve a system or achieve a goal
Administration and Management
Knowledge of, and ability to effectively apply, principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination and execution. This may include strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods.
Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry
Knowledge of the general standards of these disciplines, how they are governed, and their scope of practice
Clinical Services
Knowledge of the planning, delivery and evaluation of services in clinical settings
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of policies and practices involved in Human Systems management and functions
Education and Training
Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques and which are appropriate for what situations.
Economics and Accounting
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data
Law, Government and Jurisprudence
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and regulations, and the State of Florida political process
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of some or all of the following: Public safety, security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, protection of people, data and property
Bioterrorism, terrorist attacks and disaster
Knowledge of terror agents and their delivery, and particularly plans for recovery and care for mass casualties, evacuations, systems for provision of prophylactic medications, etc.
NOTE:All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.
Note:You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center ( ). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Applicant information provided as a result of this advertisement may be open to a public records request as allowed byFlorida Statutes. All information submitted, including your application and responses to qualifying questions, is a public record unless otherwise exempted by law.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.
Special Note: Incumbents will be required to perform emergency duties before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
A committee interview will be offered to the most qualified applicants and these interviews may be held in a public forum or open meeting format. The interview committee may consist of Department of Health staff, County Health Department staff, representatives of community partner organizations and representative(s) of the Board of County Commissioners. No telephone interviews will be offered. All interviews are to be conducted face to face in either Suwannee and Lafayette County, Florida or in Tallahassee, Florida. Any travel required to attend an interview will be the responsibility of the applicant.
You will be asked to answer the following qualifying questions after you've submitted your State of Florida application. NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida employment application.
A master's degree is required at a minimum for this position. Do you have a master's degree? (must be evident on application)
Describe your experience working in a public health setting? (must be evident on application)
Describe your experience in working with community based organizations. (must be evident on application)
How many years of upper-level executive management experience do you have? (must be evident on application)
Describe your personnel management experience, including the largest staff you have supervised both directly and indirectly. (must be evident on application)
Describe your financial management experience, including the largest budget you have been responsible for, and your specific role? (must be evident on application)
Describe your experience monitoring organizational performance and utilizing quality improvement tools. (must be evident on application)
Master's Degree
Job Type
Full Time
Suwannee and Lafayette County
Salary Range
$84,000 to $96,000
Years of Experience
5 -10 years
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