The Health Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County is a high achieving health department. Serves as the community’s chief health strategist to reduce the leading causes of preventable disease and premature death, to reach out to underserved populations and to promote health equity. Advances foundational Public Health services such as communicable disease control; chronic disease and injury prevention; environmental protections; maternal, child and family health; linkage to clinical care; and emergency preparedness. Aligns coalitions and collective impact models for community health improvement to focus on policy, systems and environmental changes aimed at social determinants of health.
Shall be a licensed physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, or chiropractor, or hold a master's degree in public health or an equivalent master's degree in a related health field as determined by the Board of Health.
Seven years of experience in senior management or leadership positions in a health department or public service organization.
Must possess skill in the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals including Analytical/Assessment, Policy Development/Program Planning, Communication, Cultural Competency, Community Dimensions of Practice, Public Health Sciences, Financial Planning and Management, and Leadership and Systems Thinking.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400 and 700 certifications within six months of appointment.
Possession of a valid Driver’s License and access to a motor vehicle.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Ensures that Public Health achieves its mission and vision
Ensures workforce and financial accountability
Develops and implements policies
Provides operational leadership and decision-making
Establishes and guides agency strategic directions
Establishes and tracks performance measures for population health improvement
Ensures a competent, diverse workforce and an inclusive organizational culture.
Ensures agency guiding principles provide the foundation of all Public Health programs and services (Centered on Community, Committed to Health Equity, Collaborating for Impact, Operating with Accountability, and Based on Evidence).
Ensures agency adherence to the principles of the ethical practice of public health.
Ensures compliance with external requirements, mandates, rules, and regulations.
Maintains agency accreditation status and conformity to the national Public Health Accreditation Board standards and measures.
Demonstrates agency accountability through performance management, quality improvement and workforce development.
Leads Montgomery County’s local public health system of partners to align resources to improve population-level health.
Advances Public Health’s Policy Agenda by building relationships with local and state policy makers / legislators.
Consults with the Governor’s Office, Ohio Department of Health leadership and the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners to guide policy change and action on public health issues.
PHDMC provides a quality, affordable and competitive package to full time employees, including the following:
Vacation, sick and personal leave
Membership with Ohio Public Employees Retirement Systems (OPERS)
Fax, email, or deliver the completed application and resume to Human Resources at:
Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County
117 South Main Street, 2nd Floor
Dayton, Ohio 45422
Fax (937) 496-3070
Closing Date to Apply: Position will remain open for 60 days.
Position is subject to a criminal background check
Applicants who declare use of nicotine/tobacco in any form including replacement therapy products and prescription medications used to treat smoking addiction on the PHDMC Application for Employment or addendum thereto, shall not be considered for employment
Public Health- Dayton & Montgomery County (PHDMC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, military status, veteran status, genetic testing, or other unlawful bias except when such a factor constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification (“BFO
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 45422
About Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County
Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County works to safeguard the health of Montgomery County. We reach out to all people, regardless of their ethnicity, race, ability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, and socioeconomic status , and work toward helping those in need.
Our agency protects the air, food, drinking water, and many everyday aspects of a healthy Montgomery County. Improving and maintaining public health requires an ongoing community-wide effort with schools, hospitals, community organizations, and neighborhood groups to help people make healthier choices in their everyday lives. We want people to realize that the lifestyles they choose have an impact on their overall personal health. Exercise, diet, the amount of sleep we get, and how we take care of our bodies makes a difference in the long run.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by achieving the goals of public health: prevention, promotion and protection.
Our vision is Montgomery County is a healthy, safe and thriving community.
There are many things that determine our overall individual heal...th. We know that our own biology, our access to health care and the environment help determine our health. In fact those things combined contribute to about 50% of our health status. What we sometimes forget is that 50% of our health status is determined by the lifestyle we choose. Lifestyle choice is the largest health determinant, and is also the one area where each of us has the most control.
Public Health services are far ranging and comprehensive. We continually evaluate the changing needs of our community and implement new strategies to meet those needs. Call (937) 225-5700 to find out more about our programs and resources.