Michigan law creates the position of Health Officer as the administrator of the Health Department, charged with the responsibility of taking actions and making determinations necessary to protect the public health and prevent disease, and to carry out the legal function of the Health Department. The Health Officer is appointed by the Board of Commissioners, with concurrence of the Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health and is responsible to them.
The Health Officer must maintain effective relationships with state elected officials and their staffs, with the directors of several state departments and their staffs, with elected officials and their staffs in the several municipalities within Ingham County, and with the leaders in the business, labor and medical communities. These relationships are necessary in order to carry out the legal responsibilities of the Health Officer and the Board of Commissioners to protect and promote public health. These duties are implemented either by the direct provision of services by the local public health and community health operations of the Department, and through the influence of other agencies and individuals in the community.
Education: Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration or related field.
Experience: More than seven years of progressively more responsible or expansive experience in Public Health or a related field is required.
(The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience
levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job- related selection or promotional criteria)
Ingham County is a welcoming, inclusive, peaceful, engaged, healthy and just community for all residents.
Ingham County will identify and provide high quality, easily accessible services that its residents value. These services will be delivered by an ethical, well-trained workforce comprised of public servants in the most effective, collaborative way possible.
Values guide the actions and behaviors of County leaders and employees in carrying out Ingham County programs, projects and policy development.
While providing County services and doing our work we value:
Quality resident services;
Accountability and fiscal responsibility;
Diversity, equity and inclusion;
Honesty, integrity and ethics; and
Creativity and innovation.
The Board of Commissioners developed goals and strategies that address six strategic issue areas:
Service to Residents.
Facilities and Infrastructure
Management, Finance and Governance
Human Resources and Staffing
Each of these six goals encompass many aspects and are interrelated. For example, information technology has an impact on service to residents, as does finance, facilities, infrastructure, communication and staffing.