Deputy Public Health Director

Franklin County

Posted 7/6/2022

Job Type: Full-time


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This position is responsible for acting in the absence of and assisting the Public Health Director in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the County’s public health program. This individual has responsibility for a wide range of activities within the department, including business management, program operations and clinical services, and for the Early Intervention and Family Health Services. The incumbent plans and coordinates policies and programs within the County’s Health Department and other County departments. The incumbent also acts as a resource person for personnel within the Health Department regarding interpretation of Federal, State and local health regulations and other issues. General supervision is provided by the Public Health Director with a high level of autonomy and independent judgment in carrying out duties. Supervision is exercised over subordinate staff. The incumbent does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Assists the Public Health Director in planning, organizing, and directing all public health programs, Certified
Home Health Agency (CHHA) Care services, and Early Intervention and Family Health services;
Acts on behalf of the Public Health Director in his/her absence and assumes all administrative, operating and
reporting functions normally performed by the Public Health Director;
Assists in the preparation and documentation of grant proposals and request for Federal, State or other
Participates in the preparation and development of the annual budget and individual grant budgets, including ongoing review and monitoring of expenses and revenues for budget and grant accounts;
Participates in hiring, evaluation and dismissal of employees by interviewing new candidates, conducting annual and periodic performance reviews and making recommendations to the Public Health Director; Plans, directs and participates in the annual staff development plan, including orientation/training of new personnel and continuing staff development;
Assigns and directs the work of subordinates, conducting periodic evaluation of employee performance; Interprets Federal, State and local public regulations and guidelines, and ensures the understanding by staff of their responsibilities under these regulations;
Assists in the development, revision and communication to staff of all personnel, clinical and program policies, processes and procedures;
Prepares and supervises the development of demographic, statistical, programmatic, scientific, and educational presentations, brochures and products for a wide variety of audiences;
Prepares a variety of reports, records and recommendations related to areas of responsibility;
Conveys public health information in writing and orally, in person and through electronic means, with linguistic and cultural proficiency in the appropriate format and health literacy level of the population served; Participates in the conduct of surveys and assessments related to health matters;
Plans, develops, implements and evaluates agency programs;
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with community, professional and public agencies,
including the New York State Department of Health, to coordinator the provision of services in the County; May represent the Department and Public Health Director with the media relative to Public Health activities or issues.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of Public Health principles and skills in the application to community health programs in the area of family health and children with special health care needs; thorough knowledge in population public health, social determinants of health, health equity and health disparities; good knowledge of data driven management of health care options; good knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; working knowledge of financial administration including general and governmental accounting, budgeting and reporting; ability to develop and efficiently direct programmatic activities of children services for family health services; ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs; ability to collect and analyze data; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to administer and/or develop program budgets; ability to monitor quality improvement initiatives; ability to understand, issue and carry out complex oral and written communication skills; ability to act as advocate and liaison for constituents and policy development; good interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualification

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and:

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in public health, nursing or closely related field and two (2) years of administrative experience in a public health agency, hospital or health-related field; or
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing or closely related field and four ( 4) years of administrative experience in a public health agency, hospital or health-related field; or
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of A) and B) above.

Salary: 85,000

To Apply

Apply to Franklin County NY Personnel or contact Katie Strack at 518-481-1710.