This is a full-time position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Retirement, and Tuition Assistance programs.
This position is an appointment of the County Executive and requires advice and consent of the County Council. The position is not covered by the County Merit System. *The St. Charles County Charter requires that within one hundred twenty (120) days of appointment, each department head shall be a resident of St. Charles County.
PURPOSE: To plan, organize, implement, and supervise public health and environmental services and personnel including the Division of Health Services, the Division of Humane Services, and the Division Environmental Health according to applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Cooperatively plans, develops, and implements overall public health, animal control, and environmental services through three division directors.
Reviews existing programs for efficiency and economy and implements necessary changes in response to the growing county population and changing population demographics, and to comply with existing state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
Coordinates and supervises data gathering, evaluating, and reporting through division directors.
Coordinates department functions with the community, private and public facilities, and agencies. Negotiates partnerships with municipalities to provide services.
Determines department objectives and coordinates the development of division objectives through the division directors. Develops and implements policies and procedures.
Develops, recommends, and administers Department budget collaboratively with the division directors.
Monitors expenditures for compliance with budget mandates. Supervises grant development and administration, including billing, with the division directors and the fiscal manager. Researches, identities, and develops alternative funding sources.
Negotiates contract services and oversees contractor performance for compliance with program goals and contract provisions both directly and cooperatively with the division directors.
Leads and oversees the development and implementation of marketing and public education plans.
Prepares and gives public presentations. Directs the preparation and distribution of press releases and reports by the Public Information Officer and Division Directors.
Oversees Department personnel functions including prospective employee recruitment and screening, hiring, employee discipline, promotion, commendation, and discharge.
Oversees training of staff and delivery of services to the public seeking vital records from the state of Missouri and passports from the federal government.
Oversees and rules on Dangerous Dog Declaration hearings for the County as well as other municipalities.
Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Epidemiology, Veterinary Medicine or related field. MD, RN, DVM, Law preferred.
Minimum five (5) years of Public Health Program Management experience including supervisory experience.
A combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
Must reside within St. Charles County within 120 days of appointment and remain a county resident throughout the term of appointment.
Internal Number: 261019-1
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