State of Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
May 9, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Deputy Director of Public Health provides oversight to the State’s Public Health agency within the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); performs leadership and executive duties in the planning, coordinating, implementing and directing the development of state policies related to public health and medical services initiatives, directives and concerns; in coordination with state and federal entities. Provides mentoring, coaching and leadership to approximately 500 employees within the division, including multiple state and federally funded programs encompassing medical services and education throughout the state.
Represents the department as liaison with professional health organizations and state legislature;
Performs program evaluation and makes recommendations for quality improvement and cost saving measures to meet the specific system transformation goals under the Department's federal and state authoritative purview;
Oversees the response to public complaints and inquiries on public health matters
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Health Administration, Healthcare Management or related field; progressively responsible management experience with federal, state or local health agency or comparable organization; and experience in public health administration with responsibility for budget, program evaluation, strategic planning, and policy development.
Internal Number: 050918-DDPH
About State of Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services team contributes to the lives and health of Nebraskans every day. Our mission, “Helping people live better lives,” provides the motivation to make a difference.
Some DHHS programs impact all Nebraskans; for example, we educate and protect people through public health activities like ensuring clean and safe drinking water and we license and certify all health care professionals. We also touch our state’s most vulnerable citizens. Our services assist the elderly, low income and those with disabilities; we provide safety to abused and/or neglected children and vulnerable adults; and thousands of Nebraskans rely on the services of our seven 24-hour facilities.