PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Public Health this class is accountable for directing the design, development and implementation of multi-faceted health services programs of an assigned section.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is intended for use as a director for a major section of the Department of Public Health. A major section is characterized by the complexity, variety and volume of program activity, by dollar amounts managed via program budgets and/or revenues and/or by staff size. Incumbents in this class provide direct supervision to managers, supervisors and other professional staff as assigned.
Receives administrative direction from a Branch Chief or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs the staff and operations of a section.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs the staff and operations of large, multi-faceted health services programs at the section level; develops, implements, communicates and evaluates section policies, procedures, goals and activities; coordinates, plans and manages section programs and activities; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; determines appropriate staffing levels; determines quality assurance and performance standards for staff; directs the preparation of section budget; obtains state and federal funds to maintain and implement programs; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of section who might impact on policy, program or regulatory activities; develops and recommends changes to statutes and regulations; reviews and evaluates legislative proposals and reports on health issues; directs preparation of statistical studies and required federal reports; provides testimony at legislative hearings, the courts and public hearings; addresses professional and lay groups and prepares articles for publication on public health issues; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public health with emphasis on public health administration of programs; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret laws, regulations and statistical reporting data; ability to develop health policies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years experience in a supervisory capacity in an organization with programmatic and/or regulatory responsibilities for promoting or protecting public health.
Note: For State employees this is at the level of Health Program Supervisor, Supervising Nurse Consultant, Child Care Licensing Supervisor Epidemiologist 4, Environmental Protection Supervising Environmental Analyst, Supervising Sanitary Engineer or Supervising Environmental Sanitarian.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
One (1) year as a Public Health Services Manager may be substituted for the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to periodically undergo tests or immunizations for communicable or infectious diseases.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to undergo and successfully complete security background checks.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
1. Class Code 0564 is established at Salary Group MP 70.
2. The following functional areas shall be assigned to class code 0564: Environmental Health, Drinking Water, Health Systems Regulation and the Health Education, Management and Surveillance Section.
3. If incumbents are reassigned to a functional area with a different class code and MP group level, salary adjustments will be made in accordance with compensation calculation guidelines.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Public Health Section Chief in Salary Group MP 68 and Salary Group MP 70 approved effective August 5, 2005. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines)