Public Health Administrator I (#MDDL02)
$70,750.00 Yearly Min / $88,438.00 Yearly Mid / $106,126.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

An incumbent supervises, coordinates and directs activities and staff of specific programs.

  • Directs staff of 7-15 professionals and non-professionals.
  • Oversees specific sections within a Bureau.

Nature and Scope

An incumbent develops, directs, and monitors programs for specific health services under the general supervision of an administrative superior.  Work includes negotiating and preparing grant applications and budgets for programs utilizing state/federal funds.  Additional responsibilities include developing long and short range program and budgetary projections and overseeing development of program policies, standards and procedures.  An incumbent in this class recruits, supervises and evaluates staff and works in close contact with public and private agencies to accomplish program goals and objectives.

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.

  • Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates specific health programs and staff operations.
  • Prepares grant applications and supervises allocations and expenditures of operating budgets.  Negotiates and prepares consultant contracts and agreements.
  • Develops program policies, standards and procedures in addition to long and short range program plans.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates staff.
  • Prepares statistical, narrative, analytical and financial reports.
  • Coordinates programs with other public health divisions and serves on varies advisory groups, providing technical support to public and private groups.
  • Develops and conducts special investigations and studies.

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 a specific section of a Bureau
  • Knowledge of statewide agencies and resources.
  • Knowledge of grant writing and financial policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management.
  • Knowledge of methods of data collection, interpretation and report writing.
  • Knowledge of evaluative techniques in monitoring of program operations.
  • Skill in organizing, directing and supervising a specific section of a Public Health Bureau.
  • Skill in developing data gathering techniques for use in program evaluation.
  • Ability to write grants and proposals.
  • Ability to make long and short term financial projections.
  • Ability to write operational policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates, subordinates, government officials, public and private organizations, private health care workers, and the general public.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Public Health Administrator I
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. Six months 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. 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.
  5. Six months experience in contract management and control such as ensuring compliance with terms of contracts; negotiating changes to existing contracts.
  6. Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
  7. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  8. Knowledge of grant management and control which includes monitoring and evaluating grant expenditures.