The Executive Director serves at the will of the Oklahoma City-County Board of Health (BOH). The Executive Director is responsible for recommending and developing the overall strategy for responding to the health needs of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County and he/she serves as the local public health officer within the jurisdiction of the BOH.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification. All employees must maintain a commitment to the OCCHD’s mission, vision and strategic goals. This summary is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned.
This position functions at the leadership level (Tier 3) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals with integration of all Core Competency Domains. An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role:
Basic Public Health Sciences Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Financial Planning and Management Skills
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
As a visionary leader you must have the ability to inspire others to action and solve problems in new ways.
Facilitate relationships with partner organizations to further promote agency’s engagement within the community.
Perform in a leadership role and focus efforts on carrying out core public health functions.
Responsibility for resource allocation, program development and evaluation.
Facilitate sound health policy in order to achieve significant health goals.
Developing plans, goals and objectives for operations of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.
Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements as defined within the organization’s mission.
Supervising the preparation of the annual plans of the agency and presenting them to the BOH.
Translating BOH directives and policies into appropriate operational procedures.
Guide the agency in the selection, evaluations, and implementation of evidence-based strategies that align with the health priorities as set forth by the BOH
Partnership and coordination with external agencies and community partners to improve health outcomes in key areas.
Providing leadership for executive staff and responsible for supervising all OCCHD staff through an organized personnel structure and responsible for all department work and programs.
Serving on committees, task forces and other groups.
Develop and maintain a spirit of cooperation and collaboration with the business and legislative community.
Representing the OCCHD before external organizations, the legislature and the media.
Driving to off-site locations to perform job duties as needed.
Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position.
The incumbent will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e. Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the incumbent is required to complete all necessary responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team.
In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.
Other duties as assigned by BOH.
Advanced degree, or Master’s or Ph. D., in a health-related field required
Ten years experience in public health or related medical field
Five years administrative experience in public health
Valid driver license required
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience
Internal Number: 7001C
About Oklahoma City-County Health Department
In 1954, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) was created by State statute as an independent public health agency to provide Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County with services needed to protect the health of the community. The board of nine professionals from the community governs the Health Department with varied backgrounds as doctors, dentists, educators, lawyers, directors of community-based service organizations, accountants, former State senators, and those employed within the health care industry. OCCHD employs approximately 260 full-time employees and provides clinic-based services such as Communicable Disease and Maternal and Child Health, as well as population-based services such as Health Promotion, Partnership Development, Epidemiology, and Consumer Protection (Sanitation and Restaurant Inspection). The mission of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department is to protect health, promote wellness, and prevent disease. Our vision is working with the community for a healthy future.