Performs complex professional work serving as the chief executive officer for the Burke County Health Department executing the powers and duties as defined in General Statute 130A-41 and General Statute 130A-45.5. Employee directs other managers, supervisors, professional, technical and support staff in the delivery of agency services to protect and promote public health. Work involves providing leadership and directing program development and implementation, establishing program standards, and monitoring and evaluating quality of service delivery systems. Full description at www.burkenc.org
Salary Range: $82,234 - $127,463
A master’s degree in public health administration and at least one year of employment experience in health programs or health services; or a master’s degree in a public health discipline other than public health administration and at least three years of employment experience in health programs or health services; or a master’s degree in public administration and at least two years’ experience in health programs or health services; or a master’s degree in a field related to public health and at least three years of experience health programs or health services; or a bachelor’s degree in public health administration or public administration and at least three years’
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. General knowledge of management principles, techniques, and practices. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public health. Working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions. Ability to direct employees and programs in the various areas of responsibility. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, and with federal, state, and local officials.
Serves as Director for the Public Health Department; directs and evaluates agency services and programs. Recruits and selects agency personnel; assigns, directs, inspects, and evaluates personnel; ensures the proper education and training of personnel; authorizes all transfers, promotions, suspensions, and terminations; disciplines, coaches, and counsels staff. Performs the statutory responsibilities of a local health director with the powers and duties to administer programs as directed by the local board of health, enforcing applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Advises local officials concerning public health matters. Enters contracts on behalf of the agency. Prepares the annual operating and capital improvement budgets.