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Job Title: Public Health Services District Director
Job Number: 48277
Organization: State of Vermont Department of Health
Posted: 2/20/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bennington,  VT    USA
Compensation: $34.27-$54.04
Position Description: 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 Bennington District Office. This team consists of a Public Health Nurse Supervisor, Public Health Nurses, Public Health Nutritionists, Public Health Specialists, 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 healthcare 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 • Engaging with diverse populations to move health equity efforts forward • Emergency preparedness response at the local level • Working with community leaders to embed the public health perspective in local decision-making

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.

Qualifications: 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.

OR

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.

Organization Description: DIVISION OF LOCAL HEALTH - WHO WE ARE: The Division of Local Health's vision and mission is to preserve and improve the equitable social, economic, and environmental conditions necessary to attain the highest level of health and well-being for all, thus ensuring healthy Vermonters and healthy communities. To this end, the Division of Local Health is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment that respects and celebrates every person's strength, assets, and values. The Division of Local Health is committed to leading organizational change efforts that address avoidable inequities and injustices as we work towards the elimination of health and health care disparities. TELEWORK: The Department of Health supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.

MISSION & VISION: The Department of Health's mission is to protect and promote the best health of all Vermonters. Our vision is healthy Vermonters living in healthy communities. Our goals are: • Effective and integrated public health programs. • Communities with the capacity to respond to public health needs. • Internal systems that provide consistent and responsive support. • A competent and valued workforce that is supported in promoting and protecting the public's health. • A public health system that is understood and valued by Vermonters. • Health equity for all Vermonters.

CULTURE & VALUES: The Department of Health's culture is one in which our success and our workplace culture are interdependent. Our culture is driven by a passion for the mission. We are committed to these values: • Creativity, innovation, and calculated risk-taking. • Open and transparent leadership. • Staff expertise, autonomy, and excellence. • Professional growth through individual development plans, special projects, and opportunities to stretch. • Wellness and work-life balance.

Closing Date: 5/27/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Chad Spooner,  Public Health Services District Director
Contact Location: 280 State Drive

Waterbury   VT  05671-8315
USA
Contact Location: 280 State Drive
 
  Waterbury   VT  05671-8315
  USA
Contact Phone: 8026524188 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: Chad.Spooner@vermont.gov
Web Address:
How to Apply: https://careers.vermont.gov/job-invite/48277/

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