Public Health Job Opportunities

Lifespan Health Services Unit Administrator

Deadline: 5/9/16

NE DHHS is seeking an Administrator for their Lifespan Health Services Unit.

Examples of Work

  • Provide leadership for priority-setting, planning, and policy development for state-level public health efforts targeted to the maternal and child population (infants, children, youth, and women of child-bearing age, henceforth referred to as the MCH population) and for women and men within a life course health development framework.
  • Provide general direction for and coordinate multiple grant programs that provide a wide range of public health services to the MCH and lifespan populations. Includes Reproductive Health Program, WIC, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Title V/MCH Block Grant, Immunization Program, Every Woman Matters (breast and cervical cancer screening), WISEWOMAN, colorectal cancer screening, and several smaller grant programs. Assure accountability for these grant funds through proper grant management practices, including awards of subgrants.
  • Analyze complex systems impacting the health and well-being of women, men, children and families, such as early care and education, primary health care, management of chronic diseases, and child welfare. Research best practices and incorporate findings into program planning and/or recommendations for agency-wide policies.
  • Supervise program management staff, including communicating expectations, monitoring performance, providing feedback and guidance, and planning for professional development. Also includes application of personnel related rules, regulations, policies, and contract provisions related to recruitment, hiring, promotion, discipline, etc.
  • Perform or oversee the performance of administrative activities, assuring that agency policies are followed and accountability maintained. Includes budget development, review/approval of expenditures, budget monitoring, and similar tasks.
  • Confer with the agency CEO, division director(s), deputy-director(s) and other management staff using monthly dashboards and metrics regarding efficiencies, policy and administrative issues. Participate in agency decisions impacting public health services for target populations. Participate in or lead Agency/Division initiatives including process and quality improvement.


REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, social work, human development, public health, behavioral science, law, finance, human resources or other related field AND four years’ experience with program management in a human services field directly related to the assigned program area including program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and experience supervising/managing staff and resources; OR a Master’s degree in any of the above mentioned fields and two years commensurate experience. Equivalent experience or coursework/training may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED: Master’s degree in Public Health, Human Development, Public Administration or related field and 3 years progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience.

KSA:  Knowledge of related federal and state regulations and policy; Grant administration; Regulatory, budget, legislative processes; Communicating vision, identifying priorities and determining allocation of manpower and effort. Management of multi-level staff; Ability to partner, direct, and coordinate effectively with internal/external partners; demonstrated skill in cross systems collaboration and systems thinking approach, understanding and application of interconnected systems planning for bridging the life stages of preconception through elder care.



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