The Florida Department of Health is seeking an experienced public health professional to serve as the lead public health official of the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. This position serves over one of the 67 county health departments in the State of Florida. Responsibilities include the direction and supervision of a wide variety of health programs including, but not limited to, environmental, nursing, chronic disease, preparedness and response, dental health, family planning, communicable disease, and vital statistics.
The position requires extensive experience in the management and administration of public health programs, essential public health services, health policy issues, public health advocacy, and working with elected officials, governmental bodies, community partners, and the media. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of fiscal and budget management, human resource management, information systems, and a demonstrated capacity to lead an organization through a continuous quality management process.
A Master’s Degree is required at a minimum for this position. Preference will be given to a public health professional with a Master's degree in Public Health or other health sciences, or a Master’s Degree and extensive public health experience. Physicians that currently hold, or are eligible for, a Florida Medical license (Chapters 458 or 459, Florida Statutes) are encouraged to apply.
A qualified candidate is a senior executive with a passion for public health and prevention with extensive experience in core public health practices and principles. The candidate will have a commitment to effective management, team leadership, decisiveness, and community engagement. The candidate has to demonstrate superior leadership, cultural and interpersonal skills. This position requires extensive knowledge and use of quality management tools and methods.
Preference will be given to those candidates with a senior leadership background and executive management experience. Candidates must be committed to providing the highest quality of service to the people of Marion County. This must be accomplished largely through personal impact and influence, team work, interpersonal communication, collaboration, and negotiation.