NATURE OF WORK:
Division Managers in the Apache County Health District are charged with identifying community health needs, seeking grant opportunities to provide for community needs, and developing and implementing new programs under the general direction of the Health Director. Division Managers are considered experts in their respective fields and will maintain their knowledge through participation in continuing education, professional associations, and consultation with peers. Further, Division Managers are responsible for passing vital information along to the entirety of the Health District through department-wide trainings, announcements, and newsletters. Division Managers will assist in strategic planning endeavors and will build community partnerships in an effort to create a seamless Public Health System in Apache County. Division Managers will assist the Health Director in special projects, reports, and activities as assigned.
May include, but are not limited to:
- Developing and implementing the organizational and management structure for the Division of Environmental Health/Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Writing policies and procedures
- General Supervision of staff members (i.e. work flow and work assignments, managing time-off requests, discipline, hiring/firing and other personnel issues)
- Overseeing delegated functions and duties per delegation agreements and performing inspections as needed
- Enforcement actions against entities for non-compliance with A.A.C. and A.R.S.
- Serving as a liaison between ADHS, ADEQ and Apache County
- Assuring that contract and /or delegations requirements are met
- Assuring required reports are submitted in a timely manner
- Assuring contract dollars are spent, in full, to provide the services specified
- Advocating for the public health needs of the county
- Composing grant proposals for PHEP
- Attending training and continuing education
- Conducting trainings/presentations
- Community outreach/education
- Creative problem-solving
- Networking with community providers, peer (county) entities, state agencies, tribal agencies and IHS.
- Collaborating in strategic planning efforts
- Develop strategic and operational plans, keep plans current
- Representing Apache County at collaborative events and meetings
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of principles and practices in Environmental Health and Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Knowledge of Arizona Statutes and Administrative Code related to Environmental Health and Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Knowledge of National Incident Management System and Incident Command System
- Skill in grant writing and grant administration
- Skill in working with people
- Skill in interpreting, applying and enforcing statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances
- Skill in writing local ordinances
- Ability to create good working relationships with community partners, County Emergency Management employees and first responders
- Ability to write sensible policies and procedures
- Ability to work on multiple priorities during the same time period
- Ability to work in a positive manner with staff to assist them in achieving their potential in their jobs
The Division Manager shall possess current certification as a Registered Sanitarian through the State of Arizona and have a minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in county environmental health program management and at least one year experience in emergency response planning and public health; must demonstrate a proficiency in grant-writing and administering grant-funded programs. Willingness to comply with the District Immunizations policy, have a current Arizona Driver’s License. Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field is desirable.
This position is FLSA exempt.