Public Health Services District Director
State of Vermont | Brattleboro, VT
Do you want to be part of a team that is building a culture of health in VT communities?
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader with expertise in public health to lead the region in addressing population-level health concerns, with a focus on health equity. District Directors mobilize staff and partners to create healthy communities by assessing needs, capacity building and planning local level evidenced-based interventions to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters. At the local level, District Directors build relationships and forge connections with key stakeholders such as health care providers, hospitals, schools, businesses and community coalitions. You'll consistently evaluate the needs of the community and respond to emerging trends in collaboration with community partners.
We are seeking candidates with strong community-level health experience, a public health background, and strong supervisory skills. Applicants should have proven success in personnel management, supervision, problem solving, communication, facilitation, assessment, planning and evaluation of local level interventions. The successful candidate must demonstrate a solid understanding of public health and have a track record of building effective partnerships with diverse groups of stakeholders. Strong verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills and stellar people skills are a must.
Specific examples of work include, but are not limited to:
- Developing public health initiatives that reduce the prevalence of chronic disease
- Building relationships with key stakeholders including healthcare providers, hospitals, and schools
- Supervising a team of interdisciplinary staff
- Health care reform activities at the local level
- Emergency preparedness response
Who May Apply
This position, Public Health Services District Director (Job Requisition #1009), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Allison.Reagan@vermont.gov
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting
AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.
Duties primarily performed in public health organization setting or in the community with predictable need for travel to numerous meetings, both local and statewide. Private means of transportation must be available. Possible travel in difficult weather conditions.
There is considerable interaction with staff, community partners and the public. At times of public health emergencies (floods, infectious disease outbreaks, etc.) individuals may be expected to assist. Work outside of normal office hours is often necessary. Program issues may require difficult choices among resources available and district needs.
Master's degree or higher in public health, public administration, nursing or a closely related field AND four (4) years or more of progressively responsible professional experience in public health, health education, nursing or a human services field INCLUDING two (2) years in management, administration or program planning AND two (2) years or more in a supervisory role of staff and operations.
Bachelor's degree in public health, public administration, nursing or a closely related field AND six (6) years or more of progressively responsible professional experience in public health, health education, nursing or a human services field INCLUDING two (2) years or more in management, administration or program planning AND two (2) years or more in a supervisory role of staff and operations.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
- 80% State paid medical premium
- Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
- Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
- Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
- Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
- Low cost group life insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Incentive-based Wellness Program
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
AHS Affirmative Recruitment
The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here .
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
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