City of Portland Public Health Director/Administrator
Health and Human Services Department – SEARCH EXTENDED – The Public Health Administrator/Director serves as the Director of the Public Health Division for the City of Portland – This professional, senior leadership position involves work directing municipal public health programs within the context of core public health functions. This position is responsible for the overall administration of the City of Portland’s public health programs, including development of program policy, assessment of community needs, and assessment of the available resources to meet these needs. This position requires responsibility for overall leadership on public health issues, financial management, long range and strategic planning for public health programs. The Public Health Administrator/Director is responsible for the promotion of the public’s health and emerging public health issues within the community and within City government. The Public Health Administrator/Director establishes standard operating procedures, works within union contracts, supervises the selection of Division personnel and is responsible for the development of the Public Health Division’s budget. This position, or their designee, serves as the Local Health Officer.
Extensive experience in public health administration and management, with a master’s degree in public health or a related field, a degree in business or public administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following skills and abilities: Extensive knowledge on public health issues in policy arenas. Financial management experience with multiple public and private funding sources and third-party payors. Proven ability to work independently to achieve goals and objectives, and cooperatively with other service providers in program planning implementation. Ability to effectively delegate responsibilities to Division staff. Proven ability to write grants, develop contracts and negotiate financial arrangements to improve the public’s health. Experience effectively developing and promoting public health policy at all levels of government. Excellent communication skills to promote public health issues, topics and programs and ability to articulate core functions to varied audiences. Well-versed in the dynamics of organizational communication and practices and effective communication within the organization and in the community. Ability to utilize technology in data collection, analysis and dissemination. Active involvement in national, state and local public health professional associations. Necessary Special Requirements: Must possess a valid Maine Class C driver’s license. Must have and maintain a good driving record. Salary range: $87,165 – $104,072 annually.
TO APPLY and for further details on this position, please visit our Job Posting at https://selfservice.portlandmaine.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, as they are received, through Friday, February 28, 2020.
Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.
The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
City of Portland, Maine
Human Resources Office
389 Congress St., Room 115
Portland, ME 04101
Tel (207) 874-8624
Fax (207) 874-8937