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Job Number: 18351
Posted: 10/5/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: HOUSTOIN,  TX    USA
Compensation: $98,176.00 - $125,710.00 Annually
Position Description: The Assistant Director directs and manages the Office of Surveillance and Public Health Preparedness.

CORE FUNCTIONS • Provides public health expertise and leadership for the Department. • Serves as a consultant for ongoing public health practice as it relates to prevention, communicable and chronic diseases, emerging public health issues and has extensive knowledge of population health, preventive medicine, Laboratory oversight, Public Health Preparedness, Jail Health program and Epidemiology. • Demonstrates extensive public health expertise to implement and provide strategic direction for following areas: Laboratory Services, data and epidemiology investigations and analysis, Public Health Preparedness, Jail Health and Informatics program to ensure alignment with HHD goal and priorities and best practices. • Demonstrates organizational effectiveness management, optimal people and resources utilization, and effective data-driven decisions to balance public health issues, departmental priorities, stakeholder interests and make effective decisions. • Develops evidence-based programming utilizing data-driven outcomes for program and policy decisions to ensure continuous quality improvement and program effectiveness. • Ability to integrate performance management into program activities, provide coaching and mentoring for improved success as well as provide personalized recognition to celebrate success. Clearly demonstrates and articulates a vision and expectation to the team and obtain commitment for program and Department success. • Provides oversight of various grant and general fund budgets and seeks opportunities for additional grant submissions.

Qualifications: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field to the duties of the position. EXPERIENCE Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience are required. With at least three (3) of those years in a managerial capacity. A Master's degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.

PREFERENCES Preference will be given to applicants that possess a Master's in Public Health or Epidemiology or PhD in a field closely related to the duties of the position

Organization Description: The Houston Health Department provides traditional public health services and seeks to use innovative methods to meet the community's present and future needs. Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of all Houstonians. HHD is now the first Health Department in Texas and the second in a large U.S. city to earn national accreditation.

Closing Date: 1/5/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Valda DeWitt,  Sr Client Relations Manager
Contact Location: 8000 N. Stadium

Houston   TX  77054
United States
Contact Location: 8000 N. Stadium
  Houston   TX  77054
  United States
Contact Phone: 8323934885 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email:
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How to Apply: Apply on line at

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