Public Health Division Manager

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health
  • Salary: $8,240.27 - $10,020.40 Monthly USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Please Note: List will be established to fill vacancies throughout the Public Health department. Incumbents assigned to the current vacancy will oversee communicable disease surveillance, clinical services, and other public health programs.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develops, evaluates and monitors programmatic objectives and goals.
  • Plans, organizes, manages, implements and oversees all functions for public health services and programs as assigned.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the development and submission of grant applications.
  • Prepares program strategic plans and negotiates with the State on grant proposals and program budgets.
  • Reviews, corrects and signs all program invoices for submission to the State or as directed.
  • Develops Board Agenda Items relating to programs managed.
  • Represents the County at local, regional and State meetings and conferences; represents the Public Health Department on community boards and organizations.
  • Directs and evaluates the work of subordinate managers and supervisors
  • Develops service and program information to keep key partners and community stakeholders informed.
  • Advises staff on the application of program policies and public health laws and regulations.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of legislative impact that may directly or indirectly affect related programs.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of program policies and practices; formulates new ones as necessary.
  • Investigates and analyzes data for development and operation of special programs.
  • Coordinates services County-wide with schools and private and public agencies.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:
Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience working in a public health department, managed care organization, medical health care agency or related setting, two (2) of which must have been in a position of supervision and/or management.

Education:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a Master's Degree in public health, administration (health, business, program, public or related), social sciences, natural sciences or closely related field.

License:
Some positions may require licensure. Any additional licensure relevant to the applicable division is strongly desired.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

SOME POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS PURSUANT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECTION 2, B MERCED COUNTY
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Direct research and special projects as needed.
  • Provide expertise, consultation and assistance in the areas of public health and disease investigation, analysis and reporting.
  • Establish, implement and measure goals and objectives; possess critical thinking capacity to identify opportunities for improvement when necessary.
  • Administer budget, personnel and programs.
  • Make presentations in a variety of public and community settings.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate conclusions.
  • Meet deadlines under stressful conditions; complete multiple projects with conflicting deadlines.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Train, evaluate and supervise staff; establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Frequent repetitive hand and arm motion; occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.
Knowledge of:
  • Public health issues and problems; principles, methods, and procedures of community health education, communicable diseases or continuous quality improvement.
  • State, Local and federal laws governing the provision of public health services.
  • Causes, means of transmission, and method of control of communicable diseases; and importance of reporting mandated diseases to the state timely.
  • Locating community resources and demography; principles of public health education.
  • Budget development, grant writing and grant procurement, and fiscal planning and control.
  • Research and understand social, economic and equity issues impacting populations and program areas.
Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, supervise and evaluate complex program activities and diverse staff.
  • Develop and monitor program budgets; develop, analyze and interpret program data.
  • Plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of assigned nursing and public health staff.
  • Build coalitions among groups with differing needs and objectives.
  • Train, assist, and direct professional in planning and executing programs.
  • Perform program planning and evaluation work; prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Effectively represent assigned programs with the community and other government agencies.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
MANAGEMENT LEAVE


May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).

SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled consecutive work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE
HEALTH INSURANCE


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE


Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County.

LIFE INSURANCE

$50,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.

RETIREMENT
DEFERRED COMPENSATION


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.


For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


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Describe which specific program areas you have experience; please include any relevant experience in Disease Control programs.

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What experience do you have in working with patients with chronic or infectious diseases?

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What are some essential requirements necessary to serve as manager/supervisor of a Public Health Program?

Required Question

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