Established:  04/02
Revised: 12/07 
FLSA:  Exempt
EEO:  2



Under direction, to plan, organize and direct the public health programs and services provided by the Community Health Division; to assist in long range planning and coordination of services to meet Division objectives; and to do other work as required.


The Community Health Division within the Department of Human Services promotes and protects the health of County residents.  The Division’s services include health care treatment and referral, immunizations, prenatal care, family planning, treatment of chronic and transitory mental and emotional disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, gerontological and adolescent problems and developmental disabilities.  The Division provides counseling, day treatment, case management, civil commitment, crisis response and vocational rehabilitation services, nutrition education and counseling, emergency medical services, primary care and dental services, animal control, medical examiner, vital records, inspection/licensing of restaurants and monitoring communicable diseases.

The Public Health Services Manager is responsible for providing general direction and coordination of public health care programs.  The incumbent monitors and evaluates health care needs and establishes and/or revises programs to provide services within the limits of available resources.

The Public Health Services Manager reports to the Community Health Systems Director and differs from the Health Care Services Manager which is responsible for contracted services, management of information systems, and administrative operations for the Division.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Develops, negotiates, and provides oversight of the state mandated programs, local grants, and contracts for public health field programs and services.  
  2. Plans and provides general oversight to various public health programs; reviews the section budget; participates in new program development; coordinates utilization of staff between programs; reviews performance evaluations of staff; conducts evaluations of program managers; assists program managers in writing grants and obtaining funding for new or required services; coordinates with program managers for methods of improving service delivery. 
  3. Develops and recommends new and revised rules, policies, procedures, goals and priorities to respond to Division needs, and to improve the effectiveness of programs or operations managed; coordinates public health operations with other functions in the Division.
  4. Develops annual and supplemental budgets for state mandated programs; develops and monitors grant proposals and contracts; administers programs budget, tracks expenditures, consults with Business Services Manager to monitor expenditures, revenues, and client billing. 
  5. Monitors data collection for assigned programs; reviews written reports to ensure grant requirements are met; analyzes statistics to identify productivity standards and costs; manages quality assurance for public health program requirements; develops and oversees peer review process for program assurances and compliance. 
  6. Hires and directs professional, supervisory, and support staff to provide quality service to clients and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; develops work schedules; authorizes leave requests; conducts or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
  7. Participates in state and local organizations and task forces to promote and coordinate public health programs; serves as liaison with other County departments and divisions, government agencies and the community.
  8. Participates as a member of the Community Health management team; plans program development; sets goals and objectives; participates in strategic planning for the agency.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of public health care and administration; federal, state and local statutes and regulations governing the provision of direct and managed health care services; State of Oregon Health Division Administrative Rules; principles and techniques of personnel management, organizational processes and design and budget and grant administration; participative management theories.

Working knowledge of: Health care programs, including school nursing services and home nursing care; techniques of teaching preventive health care; causes, treatment, prevention and/or early detection of communicable diseases, chronic diseases, handicapping conditions, mental illness and other disabling conditions; sociological, psychological and physical problems involved in public health programs; preventive medicine; population based health care analysis and environmental health/sanitation surveillance requirements; office equipment, including personal computers and software programs.

Skill to: Direct the activities of a staff engaged in providing a broad range of health care services; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare clear and concise reports; utilize computer word processing and spreadsheet software and other office equipment; recognize social problems which affect health; instruct in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and nursing care; prepare and assist others in preparing specialized health education programs; promote cooperative team efforts among staff internally and with outside partners; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County personnel, other agencies, community groups and the public.


Some positions require possession of a license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Oregon.

Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work.  Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.