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, motivated leader who wants to guide a dedicated and caring interdisciplinary team with diverse expertise in the Brattleboro District Office. This team consists of a Public Health Nurse Supervisor, Public Health Nurses, Public Health Nutritionists, Public Health Specialist, Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant, and Administrative staff. District Directors mobilize staff and partners to create healthy communities by assessing needs, capacity building, planning, implementing programs and evaluating outcomes 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.
The District Director needs to be a visionary leader who consistently evaluates the needs of the community and responds to emerging trends in collaboration with community partners.
Specific examples of work include:
- Developing public health initiatives that reduce the prevalence of chronic disease
- Health care reform activities at the local level
- Substance misuse prevention
- Emergency preparedness response
Applicants must have proven success in personnel management, supervision, problem solving, communication, facilitation, assessment, planning and evaluation. 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.
Who May Apply
This position, Public Health Services District Director (Job Requisition #1009), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.
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.
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.
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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