Public Health Director
Public Health Director
Step 31 ($63,109) – Step 50 ($110,662) Full-Time Benefits Regular – Full -Time
The Public Health Director administers, organizes, and directs the overall operation of the Public Health Department, which provides services such as Communicable Disease Control, Environmental Health Services, Clinical Preventive Services and Health Prevention and Promotion activities through evidenced based programs and best practices, including epidemiology, immunizations, reproductive health services, parent/child health education, collection and reporting of health statistics and vital records, health information/referral and engagement with communities to improve health status and outcomes. The Director enforces tribal laws and tribal ordinances and provides for public awareness and education in areas related to public health. Work is performed under the general direction of the Health General Manager.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Under general direction of the Health General Manger, develops, implements and monitors policies, programs, and procedures to provide public health services which protect and promote the health of all county residents. Ensures that operational methods are based on current policy manuals and procedural guidelines and accepted public health standards.
2. Administers and enforces tribal public health laws and rules; works with other partners in the public health system (health care providers, labs, hospitals, physicians, state agencies, other county departments and health departments) to enforce public health laws and to coordinate efforts to accomplish public health goals.
3. Prepares and administer the Tribal Public Health Code, and ensures proper awareness creation for all public health related functions of the tribes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES Native American/Tribal Knowledge - Knowledge of unique legal status of Indian Tribes, as well as sensitivity to cultural concerns; knowledge and understanding of common health problems that affect the Native American population; knowledge of health education and prevention activities designed to promote a healthy well-being and lifestyle for the Native American population; knowledge of local services including social service agencies, medical service providers, and Tribal, county state and federal programs. Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information. Ability to prepare and analyze financial and statistical data. Knowledge of report writing techniques and use of statistics in health care.
Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION REQUIRED to have a Bachelor Degree in Public Health, Public Health Administration, Public Administration, Health Care Management, Business Administration, Community Health Education, Social or Behavioral Sciences and related field. (Must submit copy of diploma or transcripts with application.)
REQUIRED to possess and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License, (out of state applicants must receive ODL within 90 days of hire), have good driving record and be insurable by the Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services’ vehicle insurance policy. (Must submit copy of driver's license with application.)
REQUIRED to have at least three (3) years of experience working in and managing programs in the health field.