Health Director/Health Officer

  • Missoula, Montana
  • Dec 16, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health

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TO APPLY : Please include with your completed application the following attachments: College Transcripts (unofficial are accepted), a Letter of Interest, a Resume, and a minimum of three (3) professional references. Incomplete application packets that do not contain these attachments may be disqualified.

Responsible for professional-level administration of the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD). Directs and coordinates activities and staff of all Health Department Divisions including Environmental Health, Health Promotion, Health Services, Water Quality District, and WIC Program and Nutrition Services.
Applicants who will complete their Master's in Public Health by the end of Spring Semester in May, 2022, will also be considered.
***Wage is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Representative Examples of Work

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (The following are intended to illustrate typical duties; they are not meant to be all-inclusive or restrictive.)
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Carries out statutory duties of local Health Officer. Leads, implements, and monitors the MCCHD's strategic plan in conjunction with the Missoula City-County Board of Health (MCCBOH) and manages the Department's annual budget with approval of the MCCBOH. Utilizes data and community engagement to assess, plan, and implement Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans. Mobilizes community partners, citizens, and groups toward improving public health and health equity. Proposes, advocates, and implements public health policy with the MCCBOH, local elected officials, and the state legislature. Develops and strengthens professional and agency working relationships with local and state government officials and agencies. Plans, prepares for, and responds to, public health emergencies. Promotes MCCHD services and impacts to the community. Serves as lead spokesperson and representative of the department with the public, including the media. Maintains MCCHD accreditation as determined by the Public Health Accreditation Board. Serves as liaison to the Partnership Health Center governing board, a public Federally Qualified Health Center created by co-application between Missoula County and City of Missoula. Co-leads Missoula's Academic Health Department with the Chair of the University of Montana's School of Public and Community Health Sciences. Builds and maintains a strong management team and a culture of continuous learning and improvement. Implements County policies for areas such as human resources, financial requirements, and legal and risk management activities. Participates in negotiations of, and ensures adherence to, several collective bargaining unit agreements. Participates as a senior member of the Missoula County Senior Leadership Team and as a member of the City of Missoula Policy Advisory Team.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION: Requires Master's Degree in Public Health or in a related health field such as Environmental Science or Nursing. Applicants not holding a Master's Degree specifically in Public Health must have a Certificate of Public Health or be able to complete one within 18 months after hire.
Applicants who will complete their Master's in Public Health by the end of Spring Semester in May, 2022, will also be considered.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in public or community health with five (5) of those years of experience in management.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires immunization or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases and a TB test.

Physical/Environmental Demands

Work is primarily performed in an office or meeting room setting. Requires attendance at off-site meetings and may include night and weekend meetings or travel out of town. Work may involve negotiating controversial matters and achieving settlements.

Job Address

Missoula, Montana United States View Map