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Health Department Manager, John Day, OR

Organization: Community Counseling Solutions
Category: Manager
Location: John Day, OR
Date Job Posted: January 12, 2023
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Now Offering $10,000 Hiring Bonus!!!


Employment at Community Counseling Solutions will allow you to improve lives for those in the community and for yourself!

For over 40 years, we have provided quality behavioral health services for children and families in Eastern Oregon. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, but the truth is, the best rewards are the intangible ones…the accomplishment of helping to change someone’s life for the better!


Community Counseling Solutions, a 501(c)3 serving Oregon in Morrow, Wheeler, Gilliam, Grant, Lake and Harney Counties, is currently recruiting the following key position:

Health Department Manager

John Day, OR

Job Type Full-time


$10,000 Hiring Bonus!!!

Great career opportunity in Grant County!!! For more information about Community Counseling Solutions check us out on our website!


Plans, directs and supervises programs and activities involved in providing public health services to the community, including but not limited to: immunizations/VFC, WIC, Family Planning, Babies First, CaCoon, tobacco prevention and education, environmental health, emergency preparedness, communicable diseases, Oregon Mothers Care, perinatal hepatitis b program and maternal child health. Additionally, oversees the Rural Health Clinic and associated primary care functions.


Supervision Received

Work is performed under the general direction of the Executive Director/Public Health Department Administrator.

Supervision Exercised

Supervision is provided to the primary care provider, medical technician(s), nurse(s), environmental health manager/communicable disease coordinator, Tobacco Prevention and Education Coordinator, Maternal Child Health home visiting nurse.



  • Develop, plan and implement a variety of programs to provide public health services to the community.
  • Prepare annual departmental health plan outlining and describing program activities, staffing and associated expenditures.
  • Ensure that the overall operation of the health department is consistent with the agency mission, policies and goals.
  • Ensure that the agency is well thought of and highly respected.
  • Develop and sustain a working environment that encourages commitment to provide the highest quality of care/services, integrity and respect for peers, clients and citizens of Grant County.
  • Work with the Executive Director/ Public Health Department Administrator to plan agency goals and objectives regarding the delivery of services.
  • Ensure that the Executive Director/ Public Health Department Administrator has appropriate and accurate information for decision making processes.
  • Assist the Executive Director/ Public Health Department Administrator in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with county commissioners, child welfare, schools, and other community partners.
  • Assist Office Manager and Business Operations Manager in ensuring that there are good working relationships between clerical and clinical staff and lines of communication are kept open.
  • Maintain necessary records and prepare reports related to departmental programs and activities.
  • Ensure that any required advisory committees are in place.
  • Serve on various boards or committees in the community as it relates to community services.
  • Research funding sources for public health services. Prepare grant proposals.
  • Ensure that the clinical team is apprised of current evidence-based practices, implement these practices as indicated, and ensure that the agency is meeting or exceeding the standards for good clinical outcomes.
  • Interview and hire employees. Provide performance evaluations for employees, resolve conflict, follow personnel policies as indicated and provide positive leadership. May be requested to participate in the hiring processes for other CCS personnel.
  • Lead, coordinate and effectively manage staff, sustaining a high level of collaboration and cooperation. Provide clinical supervision to all clinical staff.
  • Oversee the activities of all contracted personnel, including professionalism, quality of care, quality of documentation and submission of required information. Work with contracted providers to put together schedules and ensure that the service delivery is well coordinated.
  • Ensure that the quality of work is superior and completed in a professional manner.
  • Order supplies and necessary materials for departmental programs.
  • Ensure that programs meet or exceed all of the requirements of the relevant Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR’s), as well as other contractual or grant requirements.
  • Ensure clinical staff coverage by overseeing vacations, sick leave, training, etc.
  • Serve on multi disciplinary team and advisory boards relating to health services issues.
  • As requested, assist the Executive Director/ Public Health Department Administrator in the development of, implementation and following of the agency budget.
  • Follow the grievance process for customer complaints, working diligently to resolve complaints.
  • Respond to requests and direction from the Executive Director/ Public Health Department Administrator.
  • Provide public health educational presentations to schools and community groups on various health care issues.

*The above list covers the most significant duties performed but does not include other occasional work, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the factor degrees assigned to this job.


Education and/or Experience

  • Progressively responsible high-level executive health care related administrative experience, preferably in a public health setting.
  • Experience should include working with community health care agencies and responsibility for community contact.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in health business management; or
    A minimum of five years of nursing experience, at least two of which are at the supervisory level. Experience in a public health setting preferred.
  • Training and experience that would be equivalent to a bachelor's degree and three (3) to six (6) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. (Equivalency 7-10 years of qualifying training and/or experience).
  • If requested by Executive Director/ Public Health Department Administrator, may need to complete graduate courses (or equivalents) in biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration and social / behavioral sciences relevant to public health problems.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of public health and the professional practices of a public health department including laws and regulations governing public health.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and deal tactfully and patiently with the public. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with the medical community, physicians, related agencies and school officials. Establish and maintain client records and associated medical reports.
  • Must have good typing skills, have knowledge of basic office software programs and ability to effectively use such software.
  • Skill in the use of medical instruments/equipment and assessment tools and/or willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats. Must have the ability to present and exchange information internally across teams and co-workers, and externally with customers and the public. Information communicated ranges from routine/basic to complex and confidential information.


  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 410-007-0200 through 410-007-0380.
  • In addition to a pre-employment background check, each employee, volunteer and contractor shall be checked on a monthly basis against the OIG and GSA exclusion lists, as well as other federal and state agency lists. If it is discovered that an employee, volunteer or contractor is excluded or sanctioned it will be the cause for immediate termination of employment, volunteering, or the termination of the contract.


  • Must hold a valid driver’s license as well as personal auto insurance for privately owned Vehicles utilized for CCS business such as client service purposes, travel between business offices and the community, to attend required meetings and training.
  • Must show proof of $300,000 or more liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage and maintain said level of coverage for the duration of employment at CCS.
  • The employee’s insurance is primary with CCS insurance being secondary. CCS reserves the right to deny any employee the use of a vehicle owned by CCS.


While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use office automation including computer and phone systems that requires fine manipulation, grasping, typing, and reaching. Sitting for several hours reviewing reports and other written materials and talking on phone. This position may occasionally require you to lift up to 50 pounds. Incumbents will occasionally have to reach, bend, kneel and squat when adjusting equipment or retrieving supplies.


Work is performed in a medical clinic office environment, schools, homes, and other settings. Exposure to communicable diseases including blood-borne diseases. May require lifting of medical equipment and /or supplies and standing for prolonged periods. The noise level is usually moderate, but occasionally may be exposed to loud noise such as raised voice levels and alarms.

This position is exposed to the everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as an office (i.e., moving mechanical parts, airborne particles, and electrical shock).

Salary Description

$78,000 - $120,600 DOE & qualifications

Benefit Overview

Delivering care that changes people’s lives starts with our employees.

As a Community Counseling Solutions employee there are many perks to enjoy. Below are just some of the great benefits in which you might be eligible:

Health & Wellness

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability – Company Paid
  • Wellness Programs

Financial Well-Being

  • Competitive Compensation Packages
  • Life Insurance – Company Paid
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance – Company Paid
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Funded Matching
  • Retirement and Financial Planning Services
  • Loan Forgiveness options through federal programs (National Health Service Corps & Public Service Loan Forgiveness)

Career Development and Growth

  • We provide professional development funds to enhance various skills, certifications, and continuing education
  • Opportunities for growth and movement – We encourage our employees to consider new growth opportunities with us and have opportunities in over 5 counties in Eastern Oregon.

Work/Life Balance

  • Paid Time Off – Generous PTO for Vacations, Illness, Etc. plus Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Work Schedules to promote a Healthy Work Life Balance
  • Employee Assistance Program – assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being

CCS requires all individuals working on behalf of the agency to be fully vaccinated for COVID19.
Employees will be required to provide either proof of vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation to be exempted from the requirements at time of hire.
For further details on requesting a reasonable accommodation for medical purposes or religious beliefs, please contact HR.

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