DIRECTOR OF HEALTH (open until filled)

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health

Job Description

Department/Division: Health / Administration
Salary Range: $7,567-$22,435 / month
Work Location: 2400 Troost
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; however, responsibility may require additional hours and days.
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled


Responsibilities

This is a professional, highly complex position and is responsible for the planning and overall management of the Health Department. This is a highly visible position, reporting directly to the City Manager and responsible for consulting/advising the City Manager, Mayor, City Council, other jurisdictions, community organizations and other involved persons on matters concerning public health . The Director is responsible for the administration of the city's program for protecting and preserving public health. Acts in coordination with other departments and agencies in special programs related to public health. The Director must be a professional who has demonstrated both experience and skills developing strategic plans and related funding mechanisms. Makes significant decisions and exercises resourcefulness in meeting and solving problems. Must possess the following:
  • D emonstrated career commitment to addressing health disparities and racial equity;
  • Leadership experience in addressing racism as a public health crisis, specifically driving antiracist public health strategies and policymaking;
  • Leadership experience in analyzing and developing health policies, particularly policies that address the social determinants of health;
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing and advancing intersectional Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) that address the social determinants of health;
  • Experience with and a commitment to shared decision making and power sharing among governmental, appointed, and community stakeholders, particularly individuals with lived experience; and
  • A member of or connection to the Kansas City MO community, particularly communities most impacted by historic and contemporary civic and governmental disinvestment, exploitation, and gentrification is preferred.



Qualifications

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree from a recognized school of public health and 10 years of special training and progressive public health programming experience, including 3 years of executive level supervisory and managerial experience overseeing a public health program comparable in size and complexity to Kansas City. Preference for an MD or DO in public health from a recognized school of health; l eadership experience within a public health department accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board of Directors (PHAB) .


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

May be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of hire as the most recent test result. Having a positive result at any point for any current or potential employee will have no impact on employment status nor employment offer.

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The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00P.M., C.T. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, C.T.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.

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