Family Support & Prevention Service

Recruitment #210917-UNCX-596


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 Director providing support to Family Support & Prevention Service.  This is an unclassified position (PIN#34001995) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet, including 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 up to $96,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position reports to the Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Family Health Services and provides leadership to Family Support and Prevention Service, and other areas as assigned.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Actively directs and coordinates, collaborates and consults with program managers and staff in order to provide direction and guidance for program service delivery for the Child Guidance Program, Children First Program, Office of Child Abuse Prevention, Maternal Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program
• Reviews relevant budgetary and statistical reports, analyzes findings and makes recommendations for program delivery adjustments
• Reviews 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.
• Provides consultation to governmental, and community partners in order to improve and innovate services for children, families and their caregivers in Oklahoma.
• Reviews policies and procedures and participates in policy development.
• Participates in quality improvement activities including performance management.
• Provides consultation to other program directors regarding grant development, submission and implementation.
• Participates in staff activities including recruitment, hiring, recognition, and adverse actions when required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to child abuse and neglect prevention; 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.


Master’s degree AND (6) six years of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or public health administration experience AND (5) years experience in family support and prevention initiatives which may include: child abuse and neglect prevention, early childhood, infant mental health, evidence-based home visiting programs, parent education, behavioral health or communication disorders.


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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