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ADH LOCAL HEALTH UNIT ADMINISTRATOR III

The Local Health Unit Administrator III is responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of a large Local Health Unit (LHU). This position is

Class Code:

G238C

Job Grade:

GS09

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Provides general supervision of the work of all clinical, environmental and administrative staff by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, providing training and assuring employee work performance is evaluated. Coordinates and integrates the local health unitÃÆÂ’¢ÃƒÃ‚¯ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚‚¿ÃƒÃ‚‚½ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒÃ‚‚¯ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚‚¿ÃƒÃ‚‚½s productivity, identifies progress and problems, investigates complaints, and recommends and implements corrective actions. Develops partnerships to address community health needs and actively participates in local coalitions to address county health needs. Coordinates with community leaders, county judges, Quorum Court members, and other elected officials as needed to fulfill the local public health needs in the county. Develops, prepares implements and monitors the operational county health budget and approves expenditures from this budget, coordinates purchasing and inventory activities of state and county resources for the local health unit, monitors facility agreements and contracts, and prepares related reports. Participates in countyÃÆÂ’¢ÃƒÃ‚¯ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚‚¿ÃƒÃ‚‚½ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒÃ‚‚¯ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚‚¿ÃƒÃ‚‚½s emergency preparedness systems by ensuring a continuous state of readiness, participating in local emergency drills, and serving as the county lead for public health preparedness. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health and public health management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and organizational management. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations in program areas. Knowledge of program evaluation, planning, and analysis techniques. Knowledge of practices, procedures, and methods related to program area. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of emergency preparedness. Knowledge of basic computers skills. Ability to set goals and priorities and provide clear directions. Ability to supervise employees. Ability to adapt leadership and management styles to a variety of situations. Ability to plan, organize, and conduct meetings and workshops. Ability to accurately interpret and clarify state/federal laws and agency policies and directives. Ability to assess personnel and financial resource needs. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and detailed reports. Ability to develop and assist in implementing programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelorÃÆÂ’¢ÃƒÃ‚¯ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚‚¿ÃƒÃ‚‚½ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒÃ‚‚¯ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚‚¿ÃƒÃ‚‚½s degree in biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, public administration, public health administration, public health, sociology, psychology, nursing or other program related fields; plus four years of experience in public health or a related field, including three years in a supervisory capacity. OR The formal education equivalent of a masterÃÆÂ’¢ÃƒÃ‚¯ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚‚¿ÃƒÃ‚‚½ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒÃ‚‚¯ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚‚¿ÃƒÃ‚‚½s degree in biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, public administration, public health administration, public health, sociology, psychology, nursing or other program related fields; plus three years of experience in public health or a related field, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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