Distinguishing Features of this opportunity are…
The Health Program Administrator performs a broad range of activities in the administration, supervision and oversight of public health programs including but not limited to the design, implementation, administration, management, operation, and assessment of program effectiveness. These public health programs include but are not limited to environmental health, food safety, and epidemiology and community health; Does related work as required.
Typical illustrative* work activities will include, but are not limited to…
– In cooperation with program supervisors, develops, interprets or modifies policies, procedures, guidelines, and reporting requirements as needed; handle assignments where there are no clear precedents as well as interact with the public; and may be responsible for one or more administrative functions, which varies by size and complexity of the program or bureau.
– Assist in the drafting of local regulations pertaining to health regulatory/surveillance programs and their standards, including but not limited to sanitary codes.
– Review documents to ensure that all necessary issues have been addressed and are in compliance with law, rules, or regulation. Documents may include, but are not limited to: grants or contracts, NYSDOH survey documents, reports and investigations of complaints, reports submitted by outside agencies, facility specific data reports, and interim fiscal or administrative reports submitted as a contract requirement.
– Conduct research of rules, regulations, state/federal requirements vis-à-vis public health programs, and program procedures, and prepare draft changes as needed.
– Act as liaison for administrative processes between Department staff and applicants for grants or contracts, health care providers, professional organizations, health care associations, health insurance providers, staff of other agencies, and the general public.
– Reviews periodic and final reports of grant and contract activities.
– In cooperation with senior staff, helps to manage organizational development, change processes, or specific emergent or long-term projects.
– Ensures compliance with program policy and regulation and contributes to the development of effective and efficient plans for completing the assigned objectives.
Required performance, knowledge, skills and abilities are…
Good knowledge of the principles of public health practice, public health laws and regulations. Working knowledge of scientific and mathematic principles; Ability to prepare and deliver presentations in a clear, concise and articulate manner; Ability to analyze and organize data and prepare records and reports; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
*Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
A. Completion of a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, or closely related field and two (2) years of experience in a State, County or City health department; OR
B. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field, and four (4) years of experience in a State, County or City health department.
Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s license or otherwise demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.
The minimum qualifications for Public Health positions are mandated under New York State Health Code, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Title 10, Part 11.
Participation in Public Health emergency preparedness drills and responses may be required. Select immunizations may be required at time of appointment or at any time throughout the course of employment according to New York State Department of Health or other oversight agency requirements.
Salary: $66,864 ** Plus Excellent Benefit, Retirement Package & Compensation Plan**
Qualified candidates may submit their application and resume by mail or in person as follows:
ATTN: Personnel Officer – Civil Service Division
Saratoga County Human Resources Department
40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, New York 12020
Applications will continue to be accepted until the vacancy has been filled
Applications are available in the Human Resources Office or on our website, www.saratogacountyny.gov and must be received in our office by end of business on date indicated above. Resume MAY NOT be substituted for Application. No Fax Submissions
***This position will be filled on a “provisional” basis pending the results of a civil service exam to be scheduled at a later date ***
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquires to the Human Resources Office. Saratoga County is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is valued and recognized as a source of strength and enrichment. We seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, and encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.