ANCHORAGE HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR (Director Health / Human Services) - Range
Municipality of Anchorage, AK, Anchorage, Alaska, United States, 99507
Work at Municipality of Anchorage, AK
$93,156.37 - $148,419.49 Annually
Anchorage Health Department
Anchorage Health Department
Open to the general public and any current Municipal employee.
Under direction from the Municipal Manager plans, organizes, and directs the activities and functions of the Anchorage Health Department in accordance with Municipal policies, standards, and procedures. Oversee the Anchorage Health Department strategic plan for the Municipality. Provides leadership, direction, and guidance in the administration of the overall mission and vision of the integrated services of health, mental health, substance abuse and social services programs, and other departmental programs in service to the most vulnerable members of our community within applicable laws, rules and regulations.
This is an Executive classification listed in 3.30.172 and in accordance with Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC) 3.70.060.C.1 is exempt from collective bargaining.
In accordance with Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC) 3.30.172.B.7, this executive exempt position is subject to appointment by the Mayor.
Example of DutiesPublic Health Sciences: Assures that the delivery of public health services is evidence-based and/or best practices and build the scientific basis of public health. Collaborates in the development of evidence-based public health practices and programs in collaboration with universities, other health agencies, businesses, trade associations, other staff and the public. Oversees in development, implementation and evaluation of programs and activities for individuals, families and population groups that promote health and prevent disease. Responsible for communicable disease follow-up: Assures that assigned staff makes appropriate recommendations to clients and other professionals regarding control of specific diseases and follows up on health hazard complaints as described in the MOA code and state statutes.
Organizes, leads, and manages staff and response teams to prevent, minimize, and contain adverse health events and conditions resulting from communicable diseases; food-, water and vector-borne outbreaks; chronic diseases; environmental hazards; injuries; and health disparities. Informs and interprets state, regional, and department activities to the Health Care Commission, the Anchorage Assembly, and the public and other professionals through the use of statistical data, cost figures, and program information. Ensures Department compliance with relevant state public health practice guidelines, community standards of care, and Federal and State laws and regulations.
Community Dimensions of Practice: Provides leadership and develops collaboration to the community health needs assessment prioritization and action planning processes, contributing expertise in public health assessment. Acts as liaison for Health Department with other departments, agencies, committees and individuals; promotes community partnerships to identify and solve health problems. Evaluates the effectiveness of adopted community engagement strategies. Advocates for public health in the community.
Serves on inter-jurisdictional or multi-agency committees involved in public health policy development; coordinate review/comment processes for proposed policy documents; maintain contact with various community organizations. Advocates on behalf of vulnerable individuals and populations; participates in assessing and evaluating health care services to ensure that people are informed of available programs and services and are assisted in the utilization of those services.
Analysis and Assessment: Assists in the implementation of community assessment; can distinguish between quantitative and qualitative community assessment data; understands incidence and prevalence data; knows how to access basic community epidemiological data. Participates in the analysis of data to identify trends, health problems, environmental health hazards, and social and economic conditions that adversely affect the public's health. Presents and interprets demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information to professional and lay audiences. Adheres to ethical principles and Health Department policy in the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information.
Policy Development and Program Planning: Provides leadership to drive the development of the Community Health Improvement Plan Process and policies that address local needs but are consistent with statewide activities. Approves the department's planning, training. and exercising activities to prepare for public health emergencies. Serves as the incident commander and or departmental representative to the Department Operations Center during public health emergencies. Serves as the on-call public health staff for after hours. Coordinates public health activities with environmental and public health professionals and investigators from other agencies and jurisdictions, including, but not limited to, the State of Alaska, Division of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Collaborates in the development, implementation, tracking, and evaluation of long- and short-range policies, procedures, plans and programs for public health in the Municipality of Anchorage, including the Department's strategic plan.
Communication and Cultural Competency: Represents department in collaborative efforts by serving on and/ or leading committees, task forces, and/ or partner agency boards. Cooperates with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health as needed through meetings and surveys. Participants in regional and statewide organizations, such as the Alaska Public Health Association, and other committees that pertain to Public Health, for the purpose of keeping abreast of current public health needs on the local, regional and statewide level. Collaborates in the development and implementation of the Municipality of Anchorage Communications/Marketing/Branding plans to promote evidenced based public health communication strategies across the Department and in the community. Delivers targeted, culturally appropriate information to help individuals and groups understand local environmental public health policies, regulations and code. Utilizes appropriate community methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities. Educates local and state policy makers and community stakeholders on public health issues. Educates the public about current and emerging health issues using multiple methodologies, including websites, the media and social networking tools.
Financial Planning and Management: Prioritizes, provides, oversees, reviews and monitors Health Department budget; monitors and oversees time studies, budget activity; approves purchase requests and expenditures. Approves the purchase, arrangement and repair of all department equipment. Monitors and approves proposals for funding from externals sources.
Leadership and Systems Thinking: Oversees and assures that the department meets appropriated professional standards, including the minimum requirements for accreditation standards as outlines by the Public Health Accreditation Board. Directs the Health Department operations and staff in the provision of public health programs and services; plans, implements and maintains public health programs and determines future needs for department and changing county health needs; develops department policies, procedures, strategic plan, continuous quality improvement, goals and objectives and identifies available resources.
Minimum Qualifications / Substitutions / PreferencesBachelor's degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Health Science, or closely related social science, health science or medical science academic discipline
years of management and administrative experience in a health, mental health or social services agency to include responsibility for fund and budget administration, program planning, implementation and administration.
Master's degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Health Science, or closely related social science, health science or medical science academic discipline
years of management and administrative experience in a health, mental health or social services agency which included responsibility for fund and budget administration, program planning, implementation and administration.
A valid State of Alaska Driver's License with satisfactory driving record at time of hire.Instructions to applicants:Submit a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for this position.Submit a comprehensive resume of your work history.Submit copy of transcripts for highest degree awarded.If you referenced any certifications or licenses on your resume, submit evidence.Additional Important Information
The Municipality of Anchorage participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-verify Program. For more information, please go to http://www.uscis.gov/E-verify. E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
If selected for hire, the appointment in this position will be conditional based upon a satisfactory Municipal Employment Office conducted Background Check. A Background Check encompasses criminal history, verifying education, and verifying dates of employment.
All required certifications and licenses must remain current for the duration of employment.
The Municipality of Anchorage is an Employer of National Service. Please be sure to include any volunteer work with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service programs on your application in the work history portion.
Application Process:Once applicants click on the "Apply" link underneath the header section of a vacancy announcement, they will be directed to the www.GovernmentJobs.com website to log into their existing account (or to create an account) of their application profile. Applicants will create or review their profile, make any updates necessary, and submit their application from their personal account. NOTE: The GovernmentJobs website and applicant's profile accounts are not administered by the Municipality of Anchorage. For technical assistance or customer service regarding an account profile, applicants may contact the GovernmentJobs customer support line at 1-855-524-5627.
For general questions regarding Municipal vacancy announcements or the employment process with the Municipality of Anchorage, applicants may contact the Employee Relations Department at (907) 343-4447 during regular business hours of Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Alaska Time.
The MOA is an EO and AA employer and complies with Title I of the ADA.
For information regarding requests for reasonable accommodations related to employment under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Municipality of Anchorage ADA Coordinator at (907) 343-4571
The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees that may include:
Health / Medical Benefits:Medical/Dental/Vision/Audio
Dependent Life Insurance
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Flexible Spending Accounts - Health and Dependent Care
Health Savings Accounts
State of Alaska Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Program
401(k) and 457 Savings Plans
Employer Paid Benefits:
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Leave Plan
13 Paid Holidays
For an overview of our medical benefit package go to
Please indicate you level of education:
High school, GED or equivalent but no degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Health Science, or closely related social science, health science or medical science academic discipline.Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Health Science, or closely related social science, health science or medical science academic discipline.Master's degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Health Science, or closely related social science, health science or medical science academic discipline.
Please indicate your level of experience:
Less than eight (8) years of management and administrative experience in a health, mental health or social services agency which included responsibility for fund and budget administration, program planning, implementation and administration.At least eight (8) years of management and administrative experience in a health, mental health or social services agency which included responsibility for fund and budget administration, program planning, implementation and administration.At least ten (10) years of management and administrative experience in a health, mental health or social services agency which included responsibility for fund and budget administration, program planning, implementation and administration.
Do you hold or can you obtain by time of hire a State of Alaska Driver's License?
Have you attached a cover letter, resume, a copy of transcripts for highest degree awarded and evidence of certification or licensure? If you have not yet done so, you can go to Attachments and upload these items.
Making reference to your work history, please describe your experience managing a department budget and/or grant funding.
Making reference to your work history, please describe your experience delivering health, mental health and/or medical services to the clients.
Making reference to your work history, please describe your experience collaborating with other organizations and agencies on health or public health policy and/or practices.
Making reference to your work history, please describe your experience analyzing and assessing health and/or medical data.
Making reference to your work history, please describe your experience developing policies, practices or services based on the latest science.
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