County Health Department Regional Director

Recruitment #200622-UNCX-253


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full-time County Health Department Regional Director providing support to Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Ottawa, Rogers, Wagoner, and Washington County Health Departments. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34001783) in state government. The duty station will be determined upon hire.
OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here].
The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
Direct, manage and supervise all health department staff, programs, and local finances in assigned counties. Liaison between State Department of Health and assigned county health departments. Consultant to local Boards of Health, Turning Point Organizations, Local Government entities, School Districts, Social Service Agencies, and the general public on public health issues.

This position is assigned Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Ottawa, Rogers, Wagoner, and Washington County Health Departments.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Develop and recommend policies, rules and regulations which pertain to the administration of assigned programs consistent with federal and state laws; participate in program analysis, including the analysis of problems and needed services.
• Direct studies of needs; review and analyze information from studies and projects for immediate and long-range development.
• Advise subordinate program staff and other interest groups of the proper interpretation and application of agency rules and policies.
• Review periodic staff reports, administrative audits, program activities and other information to evaluate program effectiveness and quality of services.
• Develop controls to assure accountability for program operation, policy implantation and the maintenance of efficiency in various units, which includes developing and managing sound personnel policies and practices.
• Provide consultation to internal and external customers including central office program staff, community partners, and emergency response partners.
• Participate in community coalition development and enhancement to participate in community assessment, health improvement planning, and strategic planning.

Education and Experience
Education and experience requirements consist of a master's degree and minimum of four years within the last eight years of experience in public health in organizations including, but not limited to, local or state health departments, federal health agencies, hospitals, voluntary health agencies, home health services, health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, health planning agencies, health clinics or similar health-related organizations.

Experience should also include a minimum of two years supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to the administration of a county health department; of the principles, methods and practices of the various programs being administered; of the organization, development and administration of the programs for which responsibility is assigned; of supervisory principles and practices.

Ability is required to plan, coordinate and evaluate the activities of multiple work units and divisions engaged in a broad range of public health functions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to interpret, analyze and resolve highly complex budgets, administrative and personnel problems; to communicate management goals to staff and the public.

Physical Demands
This position is set in an office environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position. This position requires job-related travel.



If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.

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