Johnson County (KS) is seeking their next Director to lead the Department of Health and Environment.
The Director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment provides strategic leadership for the Department. The Director reports to the Assistant County Manager and directly supervises the work of the Chief Medical Examiner, EMS System Medical Director, Deputy Director of Health and Environment, and several JCDHE Directors.
The following are the essential duties of the Director of Health and Environment:
Leads the development of a high-performing organization through active demonstration of the county’s Pillars of Performance, encouraging leadership and empowerment at all levels of the organization
Plans, directs and oversees Countywide Public Health and Environmental programs, including the enforcement of health and environmental laws and regulations, disease control/prevention, health planning/education, clinical/laboratory services and environmental sustainability efforts
Ensures adherence to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as established policies, procedures and standards
Serves as an internal consultant to units, divisions, and departments/agencies of the County concerning public health and environmental issues
Participates in divisional and organizational strategic planning; formulates, implements, administers, disseminates, and interprets organizational public health and environmental policies and procedures
Assesses how policies and procedures impact the services offered to the public; makes or recommends changes as necessary to ensure that services are provided in an efficient and effective manner
Actively works within the community to build relationships to enhance the image of the Department; educates the public and health care providers on health-related and environmental subjects and promotes good public relations with other local providers of service
Serves as primary spokesperson for all media requests
Represents the Department on local, state, and national committees, advancing the practice of Public Health and Environmental service delivery, including serving on the EMS System Medical Director governing bodies, such as the Executive Committee and Advisory Board, or provides designee
The position of Director of Health and Environment requires a master's degree in Public Health, Environmental Science, Biology, Nursing, Health Care Administration or related field. Experience may be substituted for education.
Qualified candidates will possess 15 years of progressively responsible public or environmental health experience, preferably in the public sector. Additionally, 5 years of demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience (or an equivalent level of experience) in a comparable environment, preferably public sector, are also required.
Working knowledge of public health and environmental law and regulation, public health theory, communicable disease etiology, epidemiology, public health clinical function, laboratory utilization, pollution control science and practice, air quality science, and sanitation science and practice or a related field also preferred.
The selected candidate will be subject to background checks, including the Abuse and Neglect Registry Check. The selected candidate will also be required to possess a valid driver's license and have access to a personal vehicle for County business.
Johnson County has partnered with POLIHIRE to identify the next Director of Health and Environment. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to Johnson_County_Health@polihire.com. Please include only your name (Last, First) in the subject line when submitting these materials.