General Statement of Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions
The Forsyth County Department of Public Health is seeking a Community Health Services Administrator (Assistant Public Health Director) to oversee and supervise managers in the following areas of the health department: Environmental Health, Laboratory, Pharmacy, and WIC. The person selected for this position must be able to understand required program outcomes, processes and work flow, personnel issues as well as the supervisory and staffing needs of the various program areas. Additionally, the CHSA must exhibit sound decision making skills and be able to develop and maintain relationships with community partners and understand the local political climate as it relates to the services and activities of the program areas. This person selected will serve as a peer member of the Leadership Team and will report directly to the Public Health Director.
The ideal candidate must have the ability to work with the Public Health Director and the Leadership Team on short and long range strategic planning, maintain effective knowledge of budgetary and fiscal control processes over assigned areas, and have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff and agency personnel.
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
– Thorough knowledge of environmental health laws, rules, and procedures;
– Thorough knowledge of environmental health methods and technology in both existing and
emerging professional fields of work;
– Thorough understanding of public health programs;
– Considerable knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of environmental health specialists;
– Ability to plan, organize, direct, and administer large, complex, and/or diverse public health
programs including Pharmacy, WIC, Laboratory, and Environmental Health;
– Ability to deal with the more difficult administrative and managerial decisions;
– Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a wide range of public, private, and
community groups and individuals;
– Ability to assess current and anticipated community and program needs; and
– Ability to develop and implement programs.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Four-year college degree and registered as an Environmental Health Specialist (Sanitarian) by the NC State Board of Sanitarian Examiners.
Requires six years of professional environmental health work at the environmental health specialist level or above in a health department, with three years of administrative management or supervisory experience.
Must have a valid NC driver’s license.
A higher education level may be considered as a substitution for all or part of the experience requirement.
Department Preferences: Master’s degree in Public Health, Business, Public Administration, Environmental Health, Business Administration or a related program and a minimum of 5 years of experience managing multiple program areas.