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STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:$55,666.78
LOCATION:555 Towner
Washtenaw County Health Department envisions a healthy community where every resident has the opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Washtenaw County Health Department is committed to working with community members and partners to address the factors that influence health, including employment, education, housing, neighborhood, public safety, food access, air and drinking water quality, and health care. Our work toward health equity and social justice will be guided by the following principles:
  • We value all people equally
  • We promote the improvement of living conditions in which community members are born, grow, reside, work, play, learn and age.
  • We promote the improvement of living conditions in which community members are born, grow, reside, work, play, learn and age.
  • We strengthen partnerships with community members that aid in community empowerment through community capacity building, organizing, and mobilizing.
  • We name racism and other -isms as a barrier to health equity and social justice.
Under the general supervision of administration, plans, organizes, directs, reviews, and evaluates programs and staff. Serves as a professional lead worker, coordinating service activities of a designated unit within the Health Department. As such, the Supervisor assigns work, monitors activities, evaluation of program activities; supervises and trains subordinate employees; and performs similar coordinating functions of a non-supervisory nature. Provides direct services to department customers. Performs related duties as required.
This position is currently grant funded with federal, American Rescue Plan Act, funding for one year. It is anticipated that additional funding will be received to fund the position through 12/3/2024. Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Applies ethical principles in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information.
  • Contributes to implementation of organizational strategic plan.
  • Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images).
  • Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations (e.g., language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography, education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilities, historical experiences)
  • Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people to resources)
  • Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services
  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures
  • Incorporates ethical standards of practice (e.g., Public Health Code of Ethics) into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities
Essential Duties:

  • Leads an assigned unit of the Health Department, coordinating, monitoring, evaluation of program activities and assigning work to other employees within the unit.
  • Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, reviews, and evaluates the work of professional and support staff. Selects personnel and provides for their training, mentorship, and professional development. Interprets applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and County policies to subordinates.
  • Provides leadership and staff support to subordinate staff, community policy boards and committees. Confers with staff members regarding program goals, policies, and activities. Implements department policies.
  • Directs and participates in program planning and evaluation of programs to assess, evaluate, and provide services to a diverse population.
  • Meets and confers with the Program Administrator/Director and other agency staff to assess on-going programs and services and plan new activities. Participates in grant development and monitoring grant activities.
  • Represents the agency to the community, other county departments, outside agencies, families of customers, and other interested parties in such a way that an understanding of customers' needs is fostered. Makes presentations and responds to the media as required.
  • Trains other employees. Serves as a resource to other department employees by providing consultation and training.
  • Oversees the intake, assessment, and delivery of direct and indirect services to clients. Ensures quality control, quality improvement and program monitoring and evaluation activities. Ensures that such activities are accomplished effectively and in compliance with legislative and regulatory guidelines and professional standards.
  • Prepares verbal, written and statistical reports. Keeps the Program Administrator or Director informed of Program activities through written and oral reports. Directs the maintenance and submission of accurate records, reports, and files.
  • Monitors expenditures to conform to budget guidelines and prepares reports as required by funding sources.
  • Takes initiative in the development of new programs and special projects in response to the changing needs of the community or federal, state, or local requirements.
  • Consults with community agencies to assist them with developing programs and develops partnerships with selected community agencies.
  • Participates in workshops, meetings and conferences and serves on committees. Speaks before interested groups on health improvement and health policy related topics.
  • Manages client needs and expectations in a timely manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program and budget development and administration and employee supervision.
  • Planning, directing, and reviewing the work of others.
  • Setting priorities, coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Performing variety of professional level analytical and managerial work without close supervision.
  • Flexibility and creativity in approach to independent problem solving.
  • Analyzing complex personal and procedural problems, evaluating alternatives, and making sound recommendations.
  • Basic public information and presentation techniques.
  • Identifying community resources available to customer families and individuals.
  • Maintaining accurate files and records.
  • Preparing clear, concise and effective written materials.
  • Interpreting, applying, and explaining principles and practices of applicable laws and regulations concerning service delivery in Public Health to varied populations.
  • Programmatic knowledge in relation to specific program components/populations served by division programs.
  • Representing the county effectively in meetings with governmental agencies, local community and the public.
  • Research, data analysis and report preparation techniques.
  • Techniques of dealing effectively with individuals of varying socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Using sound, independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Operating standard office equipment, including but not limited to personal computer, fax machine and photocopier, as well as common office computer software programs.
Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license required.
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials, a computer monitor, and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
Possession of a BA/BS degree in public health or a related field.
Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.


CONTROL NUMBER: 2205-5000-7702-0001


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