This is a senior management position, reporting to the Health Officer-Administrator, with executive level responsibility for the administration of Public Health. The position has a broad portfolio in directing and managing the Health Response and Prevention Division, which includes the following programs: Medical Examiner’s Office, Communicable Disease Prevention & Control, HIV/STD Prevention & Control, Emergency Preparedness & Response.
The Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, Medical Examiner, and Emergency Response Director provides supervision to program managers as well as providing day to day leadership support for the department. This position plans, organizes and determines program organization, mission, and core services; allocates human and capital resources; develops, manages and supports implementation of short- and long-term program goals and priorities; ensures that programs meet applicable local, state and federal guidelines and contract requirements; provides training and support to program managers in implementing recruitment processes and managing assigned workforce; and prepared to serve in a command position under emergency incident command structure.
This position provides department leadership and administration in concert with the Leadership Team and may be requested to manage the department in the absence of, or at the request of, the Health Officer-Administrator.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in public health, public administration, business administration, management, liberal arts or other related discipline, and a minimum of six years of increasingly responsible experience in administration and related areas including strong management experience with demonstrated success in leading organizational change. A Masters Degree or above in Nursing, Public Health, Public Administration or a related field is preferred.
Knowledge of: the principles and practices of administration, operations, public sector budgeting, human resource management, organizational development; project management; methods and procedures of budget development, justification, monitoring, and forecasting; principles and practices of quality assurance and quality improvement; qualitative and quantitative data for use in strategic planning and decision-making; and public health systems, practices and community responsibilities.
Ability to: provide strong leadership, management, and administration; analyze financial data; work effectively in a political environment; effectively supervise and evaluate the work of management staff; implement facilitative leadership; carry out policy directives in an effective and timely manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, the public, policy makers, other government jurisdictions, contractors, community agencies, and other county staff; prepare effective correspondence and reports; mediate difficult working relationships; express ideas effectively both orally and in writing; use a personal computer and a variety of software to accomplish job functions; and respectfully and effectively work with diverse populations and individuals.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Clark County government works to enhance the quality of life for all of our diverse community by providing services with integrity, openness and accountability. We are one of the county's largest employers, providing a wide range of rewarding careers for about 1,570 people.