Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Recruitment #210312-UNCX-126


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 Assistant Deputy Commissioner providing support to the Community Health Administration division. This is an unclassified position (PIN#: 34001733) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position will provide assistance to the Deputy Commissioner of Community Health Services in providing direction and consultation to regional professional and support staff in the delivery of multiple complex programs and agency services on a statewide basis.

Position Responsibilities / Essential Functions
•Actively directs and coordinates, collaborates and consults with regional directors, program service directors, program managers and staff in order to provide direction and guidance for program service delivery in local health departments
•Reviews relevant budgetary and statistical reports, analyzes findings and makes recommendations for program delivery adjustments.
•Reviews statewide staffing patterns, administrative audits, program activities and other information to evaluate program effectiveness.
•Provides consultation and makes recommendations to program managers regarding the delivery of services and the operations of local units.

Other Duties
Also provides consultation to governmental, and community partners in order to improve access to care and improve the health of Oklahomans; reviews policies and procedures and participates in policy development; participates in quality improvement activities including performance management; provides consultation to program directors and regional directors for the purpose of achieving Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Accreditation; as well as to program directors regarding the grant development, submission and implementation; participates in personnel activities including recruitment, hiring, discipline and terminations; represents the Deputy Commission in his absence as needed.

Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Education and Experience
Master’s degree and five years of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience in public health administration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to health administration; of the principles, methods and practices of various programs being administered in the county health departments; of the organization, development and administration of the programs for which responsibility is assigned; grant development and submission process; and 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 functions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to interpret, analyze and resolve highly complex administrative and personnel problems.

Must have ability to communicate management goals to staff and public.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled setting and exposure to moderate noise level.  While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long periods of sitting and daily use of computer and phones.  Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.


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.


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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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