The Director of Public Health, oversees a major city department, is an integral part of the City’s operations, and is critical to the agency’s success. The Health Director is responsible for the planning, coordinating and implementation of all activities of the New Haven Health Department and works with local, regional, state and federal officials to ensure the health of New Haven residents. In addition to the enforcement of state and local ordinances, public health code regulations and ensures emergency response preparedness planning, the Health Director works with City officials to drive an innovative evidence-based research, policy and advocacy agenda. The Health Director is appointed by the Board of Health and reports directly to the Community Services Administrator for the City of New Haven. For further information about the City of New Haven Health Department, visit: https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/health/default.htm
Candidate must meet at least one of the following two (2) requirements:
Licensed physician and hold a degree in public health from an accredited school, college, university or institution;
Possess a graduate degree in public health.
Additionally must possess the following knowledge, abilities and skills, including but not limited to: Individual must have strong research, policy and administrative experience; At least 7 years of professional administrative experience in a health related organization or government agency doing public health administration or management, including workforce/labor and budget management; effective communication; emergency preparedness response planning; effective establishment and implementation of policy or business goals; and compliance with legal requirements. Considerable research and writing experience (including publications in peer-reviewed journals and grant writing); Ability to build consensus with community and political partners on critical issues addressing health; Ability to manage budgets and prioritize critical deliverables pertaining to health; Ability to optimize and leverage limited resources to address essential public health concerns. Applicants must submit a writing sample along with application.
Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.
In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period via the online application portal.
1) Go to https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/
2) Click on Employment Opportunities and follow all instructions provided. You will need a valid, working email address to apply.
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION ONLY ACCEPTED ON-LINE at https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/Internet access is available to applicants without computers or internet service at the following location Dept. of Human Resources 200 Orange St. Room #102 New Haven, CT 06510 Mon- Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and at all branches of the New Haven Free Public Libraries.
Internal Number: 0940
About CITY OF NEW HAVEN
The mission of the New Haven Health Department is to ensure and advocate for the health and well-being of all New Haven residents.
The New Haven Health Department has a long tradition of protecting the health of city residents through disease prevention and health promotion. Established in 1872 as the New Haven Health Commission, the Department has evolved from its beginnings combating poor sanitary practices and yellow fever epidemics. We've emerged as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS early in the epidemic, establishing one of the first syringe exchange programs in the country 28 years ago. Today, we continue to provide the essential public health services and enforce the Public Health Code as outlined in state statures and the city charter. This also includes responding to complaints of public health nuisances as well as ensuring environmental health and safety and curbing disease outbreaks.
We work to ensure the health of our residents, particularly our most vulnerable neighbors. We provide school nursing services, maternal and child health case management, health screenings and health education.
Our Department works to promote public health by providing expertise... to guide health policy reforms. We provide evidence-based public health programs, such as the Department's Opioid Overdose Program, launched in 2015.