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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: HEALTH OFFICER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Weber-Morgan Board of Health is currently recruiting applicants to fill the position of Health Officer/Executive Director of the Weber-Morgan Health Department in Northern Utah.

OPENS: September 20, 2013
CLOSES: October 18, 2013

SALARY: Negotiable based on qualifications

DEFINITION/JOB SUMMARY
Under broad policy guidance and direction from the Weber-Morgan Board of Health, the Executive Director/Health Officer performs a variety of executive, administrative and managerial duties pertaining to the operation of the department and the delivery of comprehensive public health programs and services in Weber and Morgan counties. Preference will be given to those candidates with a senior leadership background and executive management experience. This position serves at the will and pleasure of the Board of Health.
THE POSITION/DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Health Officer shall promote and protect the health and wellness of the people within Weber and Morgan Counties; report to and receive policy direction from the Weber-Morgan Board of Health; plan, develop, direct and evaluate a wide variety of health programs, including, but not limited to, environmental, nursing, clinic services, chronic disease, emergency preparedness and response, vital statistics and WIC;  direct programs assigned by statute to local health departments, including administering and enforcing state and local health laws, regulations and standards; direct the investigation and control of epidemics, infectious and communicable disease outbreaks, and other disease and environmental conditions affecting public health; be responsible for all aspects of personnel management, including hiring, supervising, evaluating and terminating employees; oversee all financial management and fiscal activities within the department, including budgets, accounting functions and audits; ensure all public funds are accounted for in accordance with federal, state and local government requirements; plan and establish strategic goals and objectives; collect, analyze and evaluate data to determine effectiveness of effort, performance and outcome; function as the Local Registrar of Vital Statistics; serve as secretary to the Board of Health, and perform duties as required and directed by the Board. It is expected that the incumbent will live in Weber or Morgan County.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
A master’s degree in public health, nursing or other discipline related to public health, public administration or business administration from an accredited school, and have at least five years of professional full-time public health experience, of which at least three years were in a senior level administrative capacity.       

OR

A medical degree (MD) from a regularly chartered and legally constituted school of medicine or osteopathy, be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Utah, have successfully completed at least one year of graduate work in public health, public administration or business administration, be board certified in preventive medicine or in a primary care specialty, and have at least two years of professional full-time experience in public health or preventive medicine in a senior level administrative capacity.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
Must have thorough knowledge of principles, laws and regulations governing public health, public health administration and local health departments; budgets, grant and contracting procedures, nature and causes of communicable and infectious diseases; and county government policies, procedures and practices. Must have experience working with diverse populations. Must possess or obtain a valid Utah Driver License and have a good driving record.
Skill to operate computer equipment and a variety of software programs; skill to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; and skill to interact with public media and to perform public relations.
Ability to design, organize and administer complex, comprehensive public health programs; promote participatory team management; delegate responsibility, motivate and empower others; exercise sound independent judgment and discretion; set measurable goals and objectives; prepare and present statistical and narrative reports; make critical decisions and perform efficiently under pressure/deadlines; coordinate work and services with multiple organizations; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with department staff, Board of Health members, local, state and federal officials, community leaders, allied health care personnel, the news media and the public; and commit to community partnerships and proactive involvement in addressing community public health needs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand and finger dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Frequent travel required in normal course of job performance.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – DRUG & BACKGROUND TESTING REQUIRED

HOW TO APPLY

*Online applications not available

You must submit:

  • letter of interest
  • personal resume
  • complete and mail or fax application (pdf)

Mailing address:
Weber County Human Resources Dept.
2380 Washington Blvd.
Third Floor, Suite 340
Ogden, Utah 84401

Fax: (801) 399-8307

For more information contact:
Gary House, Health Officer
(801) 791-0289

Kay Larrison, Director of Administration
(801) 399-7102