Clackamas County Public Health is seeking a Deputy Public Health Director (classified as Public Health Program Manager, Senior). The Deputy Public Health Director serves as the operational leader for the Clackamas County Public Health Division in carrying out its mission to protect and promote the community’s health by advancing racial equity, building partnerships, and establishing culturally responsive systems. The Deputy acts under the Public Health Director, providing advice and serving in their absence, and is a member of the division’s senior leadership team. The position works across departments, divisions, program areas and services to identify areas for collaboration, efficiencies, and the effective use of resources in coordination with internal and external partners.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills: - A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in planning, implementing, and coordinating the provision of public health service delivery within various foundational public health programs area. - A minimum of four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization related to public health, which includes responsibility for program development and operations, planning & assurance, supervision, budgeting, and contracts to advance strategic priorities. - Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment that embraces differences of opinion; supports various work styles; and elevates alternative thinking, and innovation. - Experience with community-based approaches that elevate practice-based & evidence-based practices to eliminate health disparities. - Experience navigating systems that require input from internal & external stakeholders, including ability to build and maintain relationships with partners from various sectors. - Must pass a post offer, pre-employment drug test. - Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check. - Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills: - Graduate degree in public health, community health, or public administration. - Well-versed in principles and practices of racial justice, health equity, anti-racist approaches, authentic leadership, and transformational leadership, or willingness to engage in these critical approaches. - Demonstrated experience ensuring environmental justice in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies. - Experienced in developing and delivering presentations to community leaders, decision makers and elected officials. - Ability to remain flexible and support staff in evolving or ambiguous situations. This includes monitoring staff workloads, work-life balance, and well-being. - Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strong internal and external relationships using emotional intelligence, trauma-informed solutions, or another person-centered leadership style. - Ability to assess community readiness for policy or system change. Clackamas County Career Opportunity Deputy Public Health Director – JO# 105915
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as
one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and
extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population
of about 400,000 citizens.
Public Health's Mission
Promote and assist individuals, families & communities to be healthy, safe and thrive.