Our client, Durham County Government, is seeking their next Health Director. Durham County Government employs 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community of approximately 325,000 residents. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play.
The Durham County Department of Public Health provides individual and population health services that are mandated, deemed essential and/or identified as needed in the Durham community in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines/rules/laws. The purpose of this position is to establish and direct the execution of health programs to assure that the public’s health is protected, and that community health needs and problems are identified and met through concerted efforts.
The Public Health Director manages and directs the work of the Health Department. The Director interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as Board of Health, Board of County Commissioners, County Manager, State and Federal health officials, and the general public. The Director will be responsible for establishing strategic director for the department with associated goals and objectives for each major division and through policy development. Some of the other responsibilities will include:
Directing and engaging in strategic community planning related to health matters,
Collaborating with community agencies and organization to coordinate service delivery and advocacy,
Serving as a Board member on multiple community or professional Boards as mandated by those organization’s charters, or as invited,
Advocating for policy and legislation with County legislative delegation, municipal governments and elected officials, Board of County Commissioners, Board of Health, and Federal legislative delegation,
Coordinating services with other direct service departments such as: Animal Services, Social Services, Recreation and Parks, Cooperative Extension, Emergency Services, and Planning and Inspections,
Monitoring prevention efforts through informatics, communication, and enforcement, and,
Enforcing communicable disease laws, including isolation and quarantine for sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, measles, rubella, pertussis, smallpox, and others.
The successful applicant will possess a Master’s degree in Public Health Administration or a related field and have strong experience in health programs or health services. The ability to lead complex teams and work in a high-energy environment are necessary.
For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and your resume to: DCO_Health@polihire.com. To assist with internal sorting, please only include your name (Last, First) in the subject line. Please submit your resume in WORD format. This position is open until filled; however, first review of applications will take place in June.