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Deputy Director, Public Health, Bend, OR

Organization: Deschutes County Health Services
Category: Deputy Director
Location: Bend, OR
Date Job Posted: November 9, 2022
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The Deputy Director of Public Health serves as a member of the Health Services department's management team and is responsible for the oversight of a wide variety of public health programs. This position plans, organizes, directs, and controls the day-to-day operations of the department's Public Health service area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning, developing, and implementing public health programs to meet the needs of the community; defining the concepts, methodology, and administrative procedures to conduct and evaluate various programs;
  • Overseeing and managing the activities of all service area personnel to ensure that public health services are delivered professionally, effectively, timely, and in accordance with policies, budgets, goals, and regulations;
  • Participating in a leadership role in quality improvement systems and processes; providing technical or professional assistance and direction, particularly in disease outbreak or emergency;
  • Initiating or approving selection, evaluation, transfer, promotion, and performance management of employees;
  • Developing, balancing, and monitoring program budgets and cost centers in collaboration with service area managers, the department director and business manager;
  • Preparing work plan objectives, long-range goals, and annual reports; and assuring continued development and training of staff members.

Knowledge of or experience with:

  • Federal, state and county laws, codes, rules, and regulations governing health services.
  • Oregon Administrative Rules and standards.
  • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost-effective management of resources.
  • Regional health protocols and compliance standards for health issues.
  • Research and statistical evaluation principles and methods.
  • Techniques for investigating and resolving health issues.
  • Healthcare transformation and vision development.

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