Public Health Administrator III (#MDDL04)
$90,710.00 Yearly Min / $113,388.00 Yearly Mid / $136,066.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

An incumbent is responsible for administrative direction and management of public health services and preventative health information for the Center for Health Information Management and Disease Prevention.

Nature and Scope

The incumbent reports to the Division Director and/or Deputy Director of Public Health and will serve as the senior policy advisor.  Incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing and directing, through subordinate managers and supervisors, the public health services for the Center of Health Information Management and Disease Prevention that includes the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Section and the Health Information Management and Epidemiology Section. Significant aspects of this class will be directing two DPH sections that are highly technical and have differing levels of expertise that cover critical core public health functions such as assessment of health data, health promotion, disease prevention programs and activities, communicable and chronic disease, bioterrorism, vital statistics, nutrition and wellness. The incumbent will have responsibility for developing long and short range projections and in monitoring allocations and expenditures of budgets and in overseeing the development of grants and contracts. 

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, plans and coordinates all health related services involving multiple programs, staff and fiscal activities for the Center for Health Information Management and Disease Prevention that includes two Public Health sections: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Health Information Management and Epidemiology i.e. communicable and chronic disease, nutrition, health statistics, infectious disease, bioterrorism, rabies and cancer.
  • Develops and implements strategies, policies, and standards that integrate program activities for all health information that impact program and plans throughout the Division and for the Center for Health Information Management and Disease Prevention. 
  • Researches and interprets data and outside reports to advise Division Director, Deputy Director and other state officials on issues of concern regarding health issues in Delaware. Assist in formulating policy to guide decision making relative to these issues.
  • Recommends and implements adequate dissemination of public information of urgent health concerns such as SARS, bioterrorism and environmental threats based on documented protocols.
  • Serves as a senior policy advisor to the Division Director, Deputy Director and represents the Division through media relations, meetings and with elected officials.

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 health and human services programs and services.
  • Knowledge of current and developing technologies in respective areas of expertise.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health planning.
  • Knowledge of community, public, private, state and national health resources and program goals, objectives and funding sources.
  • Knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Skill in applying the theories, principles and practices of health or social service programs and services.
  • Skill in interfacing with public, private/professional individuals, groups and organizations and maintaining effective working relationships with supervisors, associates and subordinates.
  • Skill in managing a diverse group of individuals with differing levels of expertise.
  • Skill in projecting, assessing, evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of program requirements to meet goals and objectives.
  • Skill in planning and directing multiple public health sections that cover critical health services and information.
  • Skill in maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling budget expenditures.
  • Skill in managing and overseeing the development and administration of grants.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating public health programs, projects and policies, interpreting research studies and health trends including qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals including general public, professional staff, the media, legislators and government officials.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Public Health Administrator III 
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 which includes 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 which includes 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 strategic planning which includes 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. 
  5. Three years experience in contract management and control which includes ensuring compliance with terms of contracts; negotiating changes to existing contracts.
  6. Three years experience in grant management and control which includes monitoring and evaluating grant expenditures.
  7. Three years experience in policy administration which includes planning, developing, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures.
  8. Three years experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.