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The Prince George’s County Health Department (PGCHD) is one of the largest departments within Prince George’s County Government. With an annual operating budget of $95 million, the PGCHD employs over 480 people, and contracts for more than $70 million in community-based services.
The PGCHD carries out traditional and mandatory public health functions such as; health promotion and prevention; inspection of food businesses; promoting improved environment quality and pedestrian safety; HIV prevention, disease control, chronic disease prevention, population health management, community health services, research, and surveillance; tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment; emergency preparedness; and analysis of community public health data. PGCHD is supported by central administrative functions, including finance, human resources, communications, information technology, assessment and planning, and compliance. The PGCHD is committed to providing quality health care and public health services to all Prince Georgians, regardless of immigration or insurance status.
Prince George’s County is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader with a passion for public health and building healthy communities. The Deputy Public Health Officer represents and acts in the absence of the Public Health Officer in community activities; develops policies, procedures, and protocols for County public health strategies and initiatives; ensures quality management of public health issues, including clinical services; collaborates in planning and service provision with related partners; coordinates with media staff to present public health information and community level statistics to the media and members of the community; and assesses data obtained from the community to determine community needs, and implement programs that address those needs, and evaluate their progress.
The Deputy Public Health Officer manages and supervises program staff and leadership team and promotes a diverse and inclusive culture within the Department. This role also provides oversight over educational and professional development opportunities for students, professionals, and fellows.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Under direction from the Health Officer, the Deputy Health Officer also performs the following duties:
Participates on the Public Health Division's Leadership Team to determine goals and objectives in alignment with the Health Department's strategic plan.
Coordinates with the Health Officer to develop medical and public health policies and protocols for the Department and supporting the Health Officer in leading the response to urgent threats to the public's health, including epidemics and all hazards.
Serves as a medical/health expert on public health issues and conducts training for staff and providers related to communicable diseases, food-borne outbreaks, and various program-related rules and regulations.
Represents the Health Department and serves on various Boards and Committees.
Qualified candidates must possess:
Education: Must have an advanced degree in Public Health, Medicine, or a closely related field.
Experience: Eight (8) years of professional experience related to health care service delivery, including five (5) years in a supervisory or managerial position which includes:
Experience working in a public health/public administration setting with responsibility for managing and directing agency/organizational operations;
Experience serving in a management capacity with direct oversight and supervision of a large scale, highly skilled, and diverse workforce;
Knowledge of best practices and techniques to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals through creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, and vision;
Experience leading people toward meeting an agency/organization's vision, mission, and goals using conflict management skills, leveraging diversity, developing others and team building; and,
Experience managing in a results-driven agency/organization through accountability, customer service, decisiveness, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and technical credibility.
A Master's degree in Public Health and/or completion of a residency in preventive medicine is preferred.
A proven leader who develops partnerships and works collaboratively with stakeholders to direct the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs, projects, and services.
A problem solver with experience in the principles and practices of quality improvement, quality assurance, and public health accreditation.
Knowledge of principles and practices of public health and health care administration, including current trends in policy, planning, education, finance, and related issues.
Strong management, administration, and interpersonal skills.
Local health jurisdiction experience in the areas of public health and/or health care.
Significant experience effectively managing budgets, staff, and operational functions.
Performance management experience with the proven ability to improve the effectiveness of Public Health programs, services, and the workforce.
Superb communication skills, delivering clear and persuasive messages through written and oral presentations.
A dynamic highly skilled innovative public health expert who leads through change and growth by empowering, inspiring, and motivating within the workplace and the community.
An advocate for social justice, social determinants of health, and health equity.
A proven leader who seeks to improve the well-being of others.
An experienced administrator with knowledge of communicable disease control services and emergency preparedness.
An effective team builder and leader of a multi-disciplinary staff who also works effectively with other agencies, community providers, and members of the public.
Able to cooperate and work effectively with other departments, elected officials, and employees of other agencies, including the local medical community.
Knowledge of laws, codes, and regulations governing public health care programs and services.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S., only after an offer has been accepted and the Form I-9 is completed. For information on E-Verify, or if you believe the County has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at 888-897-7781 or visit their website at dhs.gov
Internal Number: 21-015-70-DV
About Office of Human Resources Management - Prince George's County Government
The Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) is the central source of human resources expertise and services for the Prince George County Government. We create and maintain programs aimed at recruiting, training, developing, rewarding and providing benefits to nurture and retain our greatest resources - you, our County employees. Additionally, we are equally passionate about assisting you in adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and guiding you through the minefields of financial planning to assist your preparation for retirement with dignity and comfort.