Health Assistant Director

  • El Paso, Texas
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Public Health
  • Salary: $90,440.00 - $162,090.00 Annually USD

Job Description


MOS Codes: 0005 (Navy), 41A1A (Airforce), 67A (Army), 90 (Coast Guard)

The City of El Paso is seeking a highly motivated, qualified professional to join our organization in the capacity of Health Assistant Director. The Health Assistant Director assists with the daily administration and operation of public health programs and services, including the management of budget, finances, information, infrastructure and personnel, as well as succession planning. The Health Assistant Director assists with the management of the following programs: 211 Texas Rio Grande Region Area Information Center, Epidemiology, Food Inspection, Health Education & Promotion, HIV Prevention, Immunization Program, Laboratory, Medicaid Waiver Program, Preventive Medicine Clinic, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Rawlings Pediatric Dental Clinic, Tuberculosis (TB) Program and Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The next Assistant Health Director will help lead the department to the next level of high performance and identify opportunities for service improvement to enhance operations, efficiency and service to the community.

The City of El Paso, Texas is recognized as one of America's Best-Performing Cities. We are seeking a highly motivated, qualified professional to join our organization in the capacity of Health Assistant Director. We are located at the confluence of two countries, the United States and Mexico; and three states, Texas, Chihuahua and New Mexico. We serve just under 700,000 residents, making City of El Paso the 20th largest city in the United States and the 6th largest city in Texas. El Paso is a dynamic city with a culturally diverse population whose rich heritage embraces the past while building for the future.

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or Health Care Management and six (6) years of professional management or administration experience in a health care organization.

Licenses and Certificates : Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state.

General Purpose

Under general direction, plan, organize and review daily administration of the department's programs.

Typical Duties

Coordinates and directs the administration of the Health department's programs. Involves: directs the financial, personnel and general administrative support functions of the department. Directs implementation of department's policies and evaluates work accomplished. Directs the development of changes in organization, staffing, work processing and management information systems to increase effectiveness and efficiency and reduce administrative costs. Develops and implements appropriate measures to ensure that departmental hiring and promotional practices are consistent with the organization's equal opportunity employment policy and personnel rules and regulations. Ensures compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Recommends the adoption, enactment and/or amendment to City ordinances, resolutions and regulations, as well as State and Federal statutes to provide effective, efficient and economical administration of the department. Administers and monitors patient record keeping and billing procedures. Functions as Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) Coordinator, assessing, monitoring and managing information flow, policy implementation, staff straining, invoice review, contracts management, agency audits and general responsibilities as specified by the MAC Local Agency Implementation Plan.
Oversee department administrative support and development. Involves: Prepare correspondence regarding department operations, policies, and procedures. Assist with personnel administration functions. Participate in administering and drafting department budget. Research and evaluate operations. Administer and assure contract compliance. Review incident, accident and other internal reports for accuracy and completeness and recommend final action for final disposition. Attend meetings with citizens, vendors, contractors, county and federal agencies. Assist in securing maximum funding for effective health care programs and developing, submitting and administering grants for department. Oversee safety issues for the department including developing and implementing safety committee meetings to review accidents and make recommendations. Coordinate and enforce contractual agreements. Represent the Director during absences.
Supervise assigned staff. Involves: schedule, assign, instruct, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance. Provide for training and development. Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes.

General Information

Salary Range: $88,883.92 - $137,547.87 per year.
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Note: Cover letter, résumé, and five (5) professional references must be attached to your application.

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Please note: This is an unclassified position.

Note: This is a new advertisement for Health Assistant Director. You must apply if you are still interested in this position.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.

Please note: Recruitment extended to receive applications.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

El Paso, Texas United States View Map