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Job Number: 6115-18A-DHS-EM
Organization: Arlington County Government
Posted: 3/26/2018
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Other
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Arlington,  VA   
Position Description: Arlington County is seeking an experienced leader to serve as Assistant Division Chief in its Public Health Division. This key position is the lead operating official and, with the Division Chief/Health Director, works to implement effective and appropriate management of all local public health programs, ensure enforcement of state and local public health laws and regulations and assure that actions to protect public health are based on medical and epidemiological expertise. The Assistant Division Chief is responsible for operational and managerial aspects of the Public Health Division and along with the Division Chief/Director oversees a staff of approximately 160 professionals and paraprofessionals. The Public Health Division is one of five operating divisions that are integrated in the Department of Human Services which serve a diverse community while providing best practice health and human services for the residents of Arlington County. An urban county of 26 square miles adjacent to Washington D.C., Arlington has a population of approximately 222,000 and is among the most densely populated jurisdictions in the country. About 30% of residents are Hispanic, African-American, Asian, multi- racial. Over 70% of adults have bachelor's degrees or higher and 38% have professional or graduate degrees.

Qualifications: Minimum: A Master's Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field and significant mid to upper level progressively responsible management experience with a Federal, state or local public health agency or comparable organization.

The ideal candidate will have: •Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of public health (including epidemiology), public administration, strategic planning, supervision and human resources management, and business management (including public financing and budgeting); •The ability to translate regulations into action; •Strong analytical skills; •The ability to use data to inform decisions, monitor progress and make decisions; •The ability to interact effectively and build productive relationships with managers, employees, health care and human services practitioners, clients, community members and elected officials; •In-depth knowledge of and experience in program performance assessment and continuous process improvement; •Familiarity with or training in emergency management systems such as NIMS (National Incident Management System) and ICS (Incident Command System); •Strong skills in uses and applications of technology for communication and for business practices; •A record of significant accomplishments and innovation in a large, complex public health/health care organization in a diverse socio-economic multicultural environment; and/or •A high degree of resilience.

Organization Description: An urban County of about 26 square miles located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Arlington is best known to visitors as the home of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington has won recognition as an innovative, progressive and dynamic organization that is well-known for its community-driven processes with significant and meaningful opportunity for public participation.

Arlington is one of 39 counties in the United States to be awarded a triple AAA bond rating. These ratings were confirmed in April 2016, with the rating agencies citing the County's conservative financial management, sizable and affluent tax base, controlled expenditure growth and moderate debt burden. The County Government consists of 13 departments and 5 elected constitutional offices led by elected officials providing a full array of urban services, with over 3500 employees. In addition, there is a close working relationship with Arlington's schools system which is funded through the County Board.

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