Under general administrative direction, is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Health Department including the Community Health & Safety Division, the Communicable Disease Division and the Environmental Health and Operations Division. The Director promotes and supports population health in San Antonio and Bexar County by providing public health expertise. This position promotes individual and population public health by providing essential services of public health within a variety of settings, ensures compliance with a broad range of local health and environmental codes, regulations and policies; participates in multi-faceted community health and environmental projects; and provides technical guidance and information to decision makers and stakeholders regarding public health and environmental issues. Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager's Office. Exercises direct supervision over staff. Duel Career Appointment Eligibility The City of San Antonio’s Metro Health Director will be eligible for a diel career appointment, or special opportunity hire, in partnership with a local San Antonio university. Through this optional opportunity a selected candidate would work approximately 75% of their time as the Metro Health Director and 25% of their time teaching classes as a Profession of Public Health Practice, at a partnering University. This opportunity would be contingent upon a selected candidate successful completion of 12 months from their date of hire as the City of San Antonio’s Metro Health Director and other criteria that may be outlined by the partnering university.
If a physician must be a graduate from an accredited medical school and licensed or eligible for licensure by the State of Texas. Must be licensed in Texas within six to 12 months.
If a non-physician, a Master’s Degree in Public Health or Public Administration, MBA, or related field is required. A doctorate degree is preferred.
Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in Public Health Administration, including six (6) years of administrative or supervisory responsibility. Agency or Department Head Preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of public health programs.
Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Knowledge of organization, function, and authority of various City departments.
Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, and regulations.
Knowledge and ability to implement health equity initiatives.
Knowledge of infectious diseases.
Knowledge of health and medical principles and practices.
Knowledge of public health accreditation standards and ability to lead department activities.
Knowledge of and experience with leading a response to major communicable disease outbreaks/pandemics.
Ability to develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City.
Ability to identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns, and needs.
Ability to prepare and administer a complex departmental budget and allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner.
Ability to provide administrative and professional leadership and direction to subordinate staff.
Ability to prepare and present clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and officials, other government officials, community groups, the general public, and media representatives.
Ability to identify and implement health strategies to combat infectious diseases.
Additional Salary Information: Based upon qualifications and experience
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About City of San Antonio
The City of San Antonio has a Council/Manager form of government. The Mayor and Council Office is comprised of the Mayor, who is elected at large, ten City Council members, who are elected from single-member districts, and administrative support staff. The City Council acts as the policy-making and legislative body within the City's government. Operating within the guidelines of the City Charter, the City Council appoints the City Manager, Municipal Court Judges, City Clerk, City Auditor and members of the City's various boards and commissions.