This position directs the Office of Assessment and Planning (OAP); serves as a public health planner responsible for the development, oversight, and dissemination of community health needs assessments, agency strategic plan, epidemiologic surveillance, quality improvement initiatives, program evaluations, grant management, and other planning support functions for the department through the cultivation of relationships with community partners as well as internal stakeholders; supervises professional and support staff.
(May include other duties as assigned)
Designs, coordinates and executes research projects and/or studies on public health issues by assimilating, analyzing, and disseminating information and data pertaining to public health issues affecting multiple programs, program recipients and the general public.
Responsible for compiling information, statistics and analysis related to health issues for specific communities and populations, in order to formulate an effective health care policy.
Presents complex public health information to a variety of audiences, including government entities, elected officials and the public.
Exercises direction over lower-level professionals and other employees by assigning work, furnishing advice and instructions, reviewing completed assignments, and evaluating employee performance using a formal evaluation process.
Reviews technical reports and epidemiologic surveillance prepared by health care analysts and epidemiologists.
Review and evaluate existing programs in order to determine their effectiveness
Facilitates or expedites recommendations and innovative strategies to address and correct County problems and issues by providing background information and data to appropriate public and private groups, and determines ways to involve the private sector and/or business community in County efforts that will be mutually beneficial.
Grant management, source and writes grants to secure funding for health care initiatives and programs. Researching funding opportunities, writing and organizing grant applications and their budgets
Develops and administers contracts, which may include preparing requests for proposals (RFP's), advertising, reviewing bids and proposals, contract preparation and processing, contract fiscal monitoring, administration of funds, and oversight of contractor performance.
Serves as staff to committees and coalitions by working with chairs, preparing agendas and assuring minutes are kept and disseminated.
Analyzes, adapts, and/or implements departmental or agency operating and administrative practices and procedures related to records management, forms used, reports generated, and various other phases of program organization and administration.
Leads accreditation initiatives for the agency.
Initiates, coordinates, or contributes to special events such as workshops, professional seminars, and public hearings.
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations which apply to provisions and limitations of program to which assigned.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices or techniques of program development, implementation, management and evaluation.
Thorough knowledge of technical reports and epidemiologic surveillance
Knowledge of the general principles of procurement, contract management, and personnel administration, as required.
Knowledge of Federal and/or State grant funding requirements and regulations, as required.
Skill in supervising and leading assigned employees, providing instruction, and reviewing their work.
Skill in strategic planning, developing and writing comprehensive reports.
Skill in explaining and defending ideas and positions, both orally and in writing, and in persuading individuals and groups to support assigned program activities or decisions.
Ability to conduct analytical studies and make recommendations concerning effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of assigned program(s).
Ability to lead group discussions; deal tactfully, effectively and equitably with people.
Ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office if necessary.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; and
Four (4) or more years’ experience in a program/specialization area directly related to the assignment of the position.
Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following:
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university in public health, nursing or other closely related field; and four (4) or more years' experience in public health.
Master's Degree in public health, public administration or closely related field and three (3) years' experience in public health.
Three (3) years' experience as a public health planner, implementing public health plans; developing and writing strategic plans; grant management, including funding research; budget monitoring and deliverables; developing community health assessments and epidemiological surveillance and data analysis.
Two (2) years' of employee supervisory experience.
Internal Number: 01577
About Anne Arundel County Department of Health
The Department of Health’s mission is to preserve, promote and protect the health of all people who live, work and play in Anne Arundel County.