The Alameda County PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT is seeking our next DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Under general direction, the Deputy Director will plan, organize and administer the programs and operations of the Public Health Department; to determine and interpret departmental policies; to provide leadership and direction to departmental managers and staff to ensure management responsibility and public accountability for the PHD’s service delivery; to provide supervision and direction to subordinate personnel; and to perform related duties as required.
This is a one-position class located in the Office of the Director, Public Health Department. The incumbent reports to the Director, Public Health, and is responsible for providing direct administrative support in the areas of organizational policy and program development, public information/relations activities and resolution of policy and operations problems. The incumbent also acts in the absence of the Director, Public Health.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will possess considerable experience managing a customer focused service organization and ensuring the highest level of service delivery to diverse customers, as well as the following critical attributes:
Commitment to achieving the mission, credo, and goals of the County, health care services agency and the department, while being ethical, hones, fair, and using good judgement within a political environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of root causes of health inequity and the ability to think critically at a broad systems level, recognizing the interrelationships among and between factors that affect the health of populations.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and in a variety of contexts.
Ability to maintain and apply a broad understanding of financial management principles to ensure decisions are fiscally sound, responsible and aligned with organizational prioritieswhile leveraging financial and other resources to maximize results and achieve positive outcomes.
Ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, motivations or backgrounds, making the most effective use of capabilities, insights and ideas of all individuals.
Ability to design, implement, and manage multiple or ongoing programs/projects and direct the related resources, personnel and activities.
Strong leadership skills, aligned with organization’s vision and values to manage work groups by inspiring, advising and delegating, and facilitating goal accomplishment while exemplifying the use of resources wisely, responsibly, effectively and efficiently.
Political astuteness, possessing the skills necessary for identifying, navigating and successfully interacting within the dynamics of the organization while maintaining sensitivity to the competing needs of a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Skill as a strong collaborator and consensus builderwho believes in and inspires teamwork and collaboration by being accessible, supportive, open-minded, and empathetic; and builds and maintains constructive relationships that result in diverse work teams that better serve our diverse communities.
Advocate of professional development opportunities who promotes personal and professional growth for self and others; and inspires and facilitates the continual learning of employees at all levels of the organization.
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Alameda County Public Health Department has an array of programs and services designed to protect the health and safety of County residents. The backbone of Public Health includes assessments of the health status of residents, disease prevention and control, community mobilization and outreach, policy development, education, and assurance of access to quality health care services. To be effective, we actively seek community involvement - partnerships with grass roots and community-based organizations, corporate entities, community residents and neighborhood groups. In fact, partnering is a key component of our mission.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit an electronic county application and respond to the supplemental questionnaire by 5pm on Monday, February 10, 2020; applications received after 5pm will not be considered.
EDUCATION: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Medical Care Administration, Public Health Administration, Social Welfare, Psychology, or appropriate behavioral science from an accredited school; AND,
EXPERIENCE: The equivalent of five years of progressively responsible, post-graduate, supervisory and administrative experience in community organization, program planning and evaluation, budget, fiscal and personnel management. At least two years of this experience should have been in a community public health or medical setting.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience which would likely provide the knowledge and abilities listed below.
Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following departments:
- Agency Administration/Indigent Health
- Behavioral Health Care (acbhcs.org)
- Environmental Health (acgov.org/aceh)
- Public Health (acphd.org)
The ultimate mission of Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents.
Health Care Services Agency Programs:
Agency Administration manages the County Medically Indigent Services Plan, school health services, Measure A Health Care Services Tax programs, the Interagency Children’s Policy Council, the contract with Alameda Health System, and Emergency Medical Services.
Behavioral Health Care Services provides alcohol, drug and mental health services, including psychiatric emergency treatment, inpatient care, outpatient/day treatment, case management, and conservatorship services. Behavioral Health also provides mental health services to eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries and administers Proposition 63 Mental Health ...Services Act programs.
Environmental Health inspects health care and food-related businesses for compliance with State laws, monitors disposal of medical and hazardous waste, and manages the Vector Control Program.
The Public Health Department provides a range of community health, disease detection and prevention, and health education programs.