Public Health Administrator II (#MDDL03)
$80,112.00 Yearly Min / $100,140.00 Yearly Mid / $120,168.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

An incumbent is responsible for directing the state wide activities of all offices within a Bureau.

  • Directs staff of over 50 professionals and non professionals.
  • Oversees operation of all offices within a Bureau.

Nature and Scope

An incumbent in this class supervises highly specialized and diverse  staff and is directly responsible to the Director and/or Deputy Director of the Division of Public Health. Work in this class includes directing the state-wide activities of all offices within a Bureau and responsibility for the fiscal management of an extensive budget. Incumbents participate in short and long term planning and help establish priorities for the division. Additional responsibilities include reviewing operation standards, policies and procedures, and the suggestions of subordinates regarding program or operational improvement, and initiating changes as required. An incumbent acts as a professional, public and government liaison.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Directs state-wide programs, staff and fiscal activities and staff of all offices within a Bureau.
  • Reviews operational policies and procedures and initiates changes and additions as required.
  • Develops, organizes, coordinates and manages diverse health-related activities involving individuals with differing levels of expertise.
  • Attends meetings and conferences as representative of the Division of Public Health.
  • Directs and participates in the development of new programs and the methodologies and scientific technologies to meet goals and objectives.
  • Prepares reports and oversees reporting functions of various programs in the Bureau.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of Public Health Administration, with particular reference to the specialized knowledge required to manage offices within a specific Bureau.
  • Knowledge of the principles of personnel and business management.
  • Knowledge of current and developing technologies in respective areas of expertise.
  • Knowledge of State, Federal and local rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the principles of statistical and financial analysis.
  • Skill in evaluating personnel and program requirements.
  • Skill in motivating, organizing and managing a diverse group of individuals with differing levels of expertise.
  • Ability to project and measure effective program output to meet goals and objectives.
  • Ability to design, oversee and review reporting functions of the various programs.
  • Ability to interface effectively with public, private and professional individuals, groups and organizations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates, and subordinates.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Public Health Administrator II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher.
  2. Three years experience in public health administration such as ensuring that public health policies, procedures and operational plans are implemented to provide overall direction of all activities involving public health programs, services, budgets, state and federal funding, resources, staff and fiscal requirements to meet goals and objectives and to ensure compliance with applicable public health laws and regulations.
  3. Three years experience in public health planning such as analyzing and evaluating public health programs, projects, and policies, interpreting research studies and health trends which includes qualitative and quantitative analysis of health data to develop strategies and policies and advise department and state officials on public health concerns. 
  4. Three years experience in developing policies and procedures.
  5. Three years experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors. 
  6. Six months experience in strategic planning such as planning and mapping a path between the present and future usually for three to five years by determining key objectives, how to accomplish the key objectives, what strategies should be used, what activities would contribute to accomplishing the key objectives and developing performance measures to gauge and report progress or success.
  7. Six months experience in contract management and control such as ensuring compliance with terms of contracts; negotiating changes to existing contracts.
  8. Six months experience in grant management and control which includes monitoring and evaluating grant expenditures.