Acts as the Executive Director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, an agency overseen by Salt Lake County Human Services. Oversees the provision of executive and administrative functions of the Department to promote and protect the health and wellness of Salt Lake County residents and visitors. Reports regularly to the Salt Lake County Board of Health and implements policy direction from the Board. Serves as the local registrar of vital statistics.
Provides leadership and direction to the Department. Communicates vision and direction to staff and organizations in public health.
Manages, directs, and coordinates activities through managers and supervisors, which includes hiring, terminations, promoting, orienting, training, assigning, and reviewing work performance, annual work performance appraisal and discipline.
Manages teams that have accountability for key Health Department functions, such as Clinical Services, Immunizations, Environmental Quality, Food Protection, Epidemiology, Emergency Response, Travel / Occupational Health.
Coordinates public health services in the district.
Directs programs assigned by statute to the health department, including administering and enforcing state and local health laws, regulations, and standards.
Directs the investigation and control of diseases and conditions affecting public health.
Develops and propose policies for Board of Health consideration.
Advises Utah Department of Health about policy development impacting the Salt Lake County Health Department.
Oversees the preparation and presentation of the department budget.
Prepares an annual report and distribute to appropriate parties.
Leads the community health planning process in conjunction with other public health agencies and organizations.
Oversees the administrative functions of the Department's divisions.
Implements organizational changes to meet community and staffing needs
Assures the maintenance, collection, protection, and issuance of all public health information and vital statistics.
Graduate of a regularly chartered and legally constituted school of medicine or osteopathy, licensed to practice medicine in the state of Utah, and board certified in preventive medicine or in a primary care specialty.
Master's degree in public health, nursing, or other health discipline related to public health, public administration, or business administration from an accredited school, and at least five (5) years of professional full-time experience in the practice of public health, of which at least three (3) years were in a senior administrative capacity and two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.
Prior experience successfully managing and leading teams within a highly matrixed organization is preferred.
Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required pre-employment background check and subsequent mandatory background checks in accordance with current County Human Resources policy requirements.
It is mandatory that all new hires receive the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis) vaccine before beginning employment or provide a copy of their immunization record prior to starting employment. The immunization record must show the vaccine name and date received.
Upon hire, a two-step Tuberculosis skin test will be required. The first will need to be placed prior to starting employment.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be determined on degree and experience
Internal Number: 21-7286
About Salt Lake County Health Department
In 2021, SALT LAKE COUNTY is a diverse community of 16 cities and 6 townships. County government serves almost 1 million residents providing public safety, health services, and cultural and recreation opportunities while also managing property, growth and development issues.