Department: Prevention Services, Community Epidemiology and Health Planning
Under general direction of the Deputy Director of Public Health Programs, plays a leadership role in community health assessment and planning efforts required for national public health accreditation and certification along with successful implementation and evaluation of designated community health priority plan(s); and progress reporting. Priorities/programs may include behavioral health; chronic disease prevention and health promotion, communicable disease control and prevention; emergency preparedness; epidemiology and health statistics; maternal, child, adolescent, and women's health; STD/HIV; nutrition services; violence prevention; and environmental health. Supports agency-wide initiatives, and represents the agency in various high-level community and professional meetings.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Identifies, recommends and, where applicable, executes processes related to community health assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, reporting, and dissemination, including on-going key stakeholder input.
Researches, analyzes, and develops policy and program recommendations to address public health and health system challenges, with special emphasis on improving access to healthcare, including behavioral health, and evidenced-based public health programs and resources for under served populations of suburban Cook County.
Ensures coordination across the public health system and implementation of initiatives to address designated community health priorities (e.g., behavioral health) or emerging public health issues.
Assists in the development and strategic implementation of the agency strategic plan and other agency-wide initiatives.
Promotes communication and cooperation with municipal health administrators, regional representatives, community organizations and others by representing the agency at meetings, discussing public health problems and solution strategies, and helping establish programs and projects to address identified needs.
Supports activities related to state certification and national accreditation.
Develops and coordinates with services unit director funding proposals in response to local, state, federal, and private grant initiatives.
Deputy Director of Public Health Programs
Master's degree in Public Health, Planning or health related field from an accredited college or university is required.
Five (5) years progressive postgraduate experience in public health or health care organizations involving similar or related duties and responsibilities is required.
One (1) year of grant writing experience is required.
Must be trained and certified in NIMS FEMA 100, 200, 700, and 800 within six (6) months of employment is required.
Must be trained and certified in NIMS FEMA 300 and 400 within one (1) year of employment is required.
Possession of a valid driver's license and access to an insured vehicle is required.
Must be available for "on-call" duty as required
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Requires knowledge of the field of assignment and physical ability sufficient to perform thoroughly and accurately the full scope of responsibility as illustrated by example in the above jobdescription.
Knowledge of Illinois State public health laws and regulations; Cook County Department of Public Health regulations; current principles of public health practice and programs.
Knowledge of pertinent and appropriate accreditation and regulatory standards.
Knowledge of related public administration policies at municipal and countylevels.
Knowledge of organizational, administrative and management principles and practices; supervisory techniques: resource allocation; and planning and budgeting.
Ability to deal effectively with a variety of governmental and community officials and maintain cooperative working relationships with federal, state and local officials and others.
Ability to research, compile and analyze comprehensive reports and statisticalinformation.
Ability to read, interpret, and apply related public health laws and regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to make sound discretionary decisions.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Ability to represent CCDPH with tact anddiplomacy.
Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
When applying for employment with Cook County Health & Hospitals System preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service, who was not dishonorably discharged.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
IDENTIFY AS A VETERAN ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION Are you a Military Veteran?
ATTACH A COPY OF THE VETERANS DD214, DD215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Cook County Health & Hospitals System is a public worldwide leader in medical care, research and education. Mission-driven. Patient-focused. Team-based. At CCHHS, nearly 6,000 dedicated professionals — working in every medical and surgical specialty — collaborate to provide health and hope and healing to people from all walks of life.Respect — Whether on the front lines of patient care or support...ing the efforts of your colleagues and co-workers, the work you do at Cook County Health and Hospitals System will help to save lives. You are a valued member of the team.Growth — At Cook County Health & Hospitals System you’re encouraged to build on your strengths and career goals.Diversity — County Health & Hospitals System actively seeks to bring together individuals with diverse thoughts, ideas and backgrounds and to promote an inclusive environment that will generate innovation, greater job satisfaction and, most importantly, continually improved patient care.