Department: PreventionServices, Community Epidemiology and Health Planning
Under general direction of the DeputyDirector of Public Health Programs, plays a leadership role in community healthassessment and planning efforts required for national public healthaccreditation and certification along with successful implementation andevaluation of designated community health priority plan(s); and progressreporting. Priorities/programs mayinclude behavioral health; chronic disease prevention and health promotion,communicable disease control and prevention; emergency preparedness; epidemiologyand health statistics; maternal, child, adolescent, and women's health;STD/HIV; nutrition services; violence prevention; and environmentalhealth. Supports agency-wideinitiatives, and represents the agency in various high-level community andprofessional meetings.
This position is exempt from Career Serviceunder the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Identifies,recommends and, where applicable, executes processes related to communityhealth assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, reporting, anddissemination, including on-going key stakeholder input.
Researches, analyzes, and develops policy and programrecommendations to address public health and health system challenges, withspecial emphasis on improving access to healthcare, including behavioralhealth, and evidenced-based public health programs and resources for underserved populations of suburban Cook County.
Ensures coordination across the public health system andimplementation of initiatives to address designated community health priorities(e.g., behavioral health) or emerging public health issues.
Assists in the development and strategic implementation ofthe agency strategic plan and other agency-wide initiatives.
Promotes communication and cooperation with municipalhealth administrators, regional representatives, community organizations andothers by representing the agency at meetings, discussing public healthproblems and solution strategies, and helping establish programs and projectsto address identified needs.
Supportsactivities related to state certification and national accreditation.
Develops and coordinates with services unit directorfunding proposals in response to local, state, federal, and private grantinitiatives.
DeputyDirector of Public Health Programs
Master'sdegree in Public Health, Planning or health related field from an accredited collegeor university is required.
Five (5) years progressive postgraduate experiencein public health or health care organizations involving similar or relatedduties and responsibilities is required.
One (1) year of grant writing experience is required.
Mustbe trained and certified in NIMS FEMA 100, 200, 700, and 800 within six (6)months of employment is required.
Mustbe trained and certified in NIMS FEMA 300 and 400 within one (1) year ofemployment is required.
Possessionof 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 OFAPPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge,Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Requires knowledge of the field ofassignment and physical ability sufficient to perform thoroughly and accuratelythe full scope of responsibility as illustrated by example in the above jobdescription.
Knowledge of Illinois State publichealth laws and regulations; Cook County Department of Public Healthregulations; current principles of public health practice and programs.
Knowledge of pertinent and appropriateaccreditation and regulatory standards.
Knowledge of related publicadministration policies at municipal and countylevels.
Knowledge of organizational, administrativeand management principles and practices; supervisory techniques: resourceallocation; and planning and budgeting.
Ability to deal effectively with avariety of governmental and community officials and maintain cooperativeworking relationships with federal, state and local officials and others.
Ability to research, compile andanalyze comprehensive reports and statisticalinformation.
Ability to read, interpret, and applyrelated public health laws and regulations.
Ability to communicate effectivelyorally and in writing.
Ability to make sound discretionarydecisions.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Ability to represent CCDPH with tactanddiplomacy.
Ability to work effectively as part ofa multidisciplinary team.
When applying for employment with Cook CountyHealth & Hospitals System preference is given to honorably dischargedVeterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not lessthan 6 months of continuous service, who was not dishonorably discharged.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteranmust:
MEETTHE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
IDENTIFYAS A VETERAN ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION"Are you a Military Veteran?"
ATTACHA COPY OF THE VETERANS DD214, DD215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OFAPPLICATION FILING.PLEASE NOTE: IF YOUHAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATESTDATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROMEITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OFHOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLEDISCHARGE 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.
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.