Division Director Health Department -school Health Division Director

Fairfax, Virginia
$100,986.00 - $171,677.00 Annually
Sep 17, 2022
Oct 15, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is a reannouncement. Applicants who wish to revise their original application are encouraged to reapply with a revised application. Otherwise, all applicants who previously applied to job# 22-02236 do not need to reapply to be considered.

The Health Department of Fairfax County is a progressive public health leader providing services that promotes population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' access to health services and information. Developing a competent public health workforce is integral to the department's mission. The Health Department looks to enhance its workforce with a dynamic and innovative leader to fill the School Health Division Director position.

This position oversees programmatic development, implementation and planning of this division. Provides leadership, professional guidance, supervision and oversight directly and through an Assistant Division Director, professional and paraprofessional staff. This position oversees programmatic development, implementation and planning for this division. Utilizes county workforce development framework processes and program management systems to evaluate and anticipate workforce needs. Develops policies, procedures, processes and best practices in support of the School Health Division; develops the division's strategic objectives, performance measures and benchmarks; monitors progress and analyzes the program effectiveness. Oversees and manages division finance, expenditures, budget, and contractual services. Participates in the preparation of legislative proposals and prepares board items; writes reports and makes presentations regarding school health service activities, programs, and public health trends to Board of Supervisors, community organizations and other county departments, as appropriate. Serves as the agency liaison with private/pubic schools and Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) district leadership; works collaboratively with the Health Department SH Physician for medical oversight to implement the school health programs in FCPS and Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS). In the role of Chief Health Strategist, this position is expected to nurture partnerships in support of multidisciplinary and multisector initiatives designed to address a range of public health issues. The position works u nder the direction of the Deputy Director for Medical Services.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Works with stakeholder groups, including department and office management, and governing bodies, to identify policy and procedure issues that need to be addressed to advance the mission of the department;
  • Oversees, directs, and manages the programmatic development, implementation and planning for assigned division;
  • Provides direction, guidance, supervision and overall leadership to the division, to include staff supervision performance management and recognition practices; leads change management and project management initiatives;
  • Serves as a member of the senior management team in which plans, implements, administers, and coordinates department service programs in the context of population and community health in order to ensure a comprehensive array of services is available to citizens;
  • Plans, organizes, directs and manages the delivery of health services consisting of nurses, other professionals, community health and education services ensuring that County, state and federal requirements are met;
  • Establishes goals, objectives and priorities for the division area; establishes and evaluates performance management measurements and benchmarks; monitors progress and analyzes the program effectiveness in meeting the division and agency objectives;
  • Develops and manages division finance expenditures, justifies budget and contractual services; oversees grant processes and memorandum of agreements/understanding for program areas and services;
  • Oversees the development, data collection, reporting, and analysis of strategic objectives and performance measures;
  • Ensures that programs and business operations comply with federal, state, and county laws, regulations and ordinances, accreditation standards and assures consistency throughout the division;
  • Coordinates various program activities with other areas in Health Department, and ensures effective interface of programs across-division, other county departments, community partners, federal, state and local agencies;
  • Develops and implements standards, policies and procedures for the delivery of the County's public health nursing and education services;
  • Works in concert with senior management, to examine and anticipate workforce needs; develops plans and strategies, utilizing county's workforce development framework and process;
  • Ensures compliance with licensure and practice requirements of the Virginia Nurse Practice Act;
  • Oversees division activities of training and orientation of supervisory, professional, paraprofessional public health personnel;
  • Participates in the review and preparation of legislative proposals; prepares board items, and makes presentations to Board of Supervisors, business and community organizations, and other county departments, as appropriate;
  • Advises staff on difficult or unusual problems;
  • Establishes relationships with key stakeholders and identifies partners for projects designed to advance the goals of the division and department;
  • Serves as division's primary point of contact in contacts with the state, county, community and other human service organizations, as appropriate;
  • Communicates with the public and the media on programmatic and community issues under the direction of the Director of Health or Director of Medical Services;
  • Represents the Health Director and/or Deputy director at meetings with community and governmental representatives, as required.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of nursing, community health nursing, public health and community health planning;
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of preventive health care, communicable diseases and epidemiology;
  • Knowledge of public health practice in the fields of patient care, school health, population health and community health;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration (including personnel, budgeting, accounting and management analysis) and the ability to apply them; Knowledge of applicable federal, state and County public health laws and regulations;
  • Knowledge of current literature and new developments in public health, nursing practice and administration;
  • Knowledge of demography, statistics and research methodology;
  • Knowledge of the legislative and political process;
  • Ability to identify public health and nursing needs in the community;
  • Ability to function effectively as an interdisciplinary management team leader or member; Ability to analyze data and draw sound conclusions;
  • Ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts;
  • Ability to develop, coordinate and implement goals/objectives and strategically plan division- wide;
  • Ability to plan and evaluate a comprehensive community health programs;
  • Ability to develop, analyze, and review methods and systems for health services delivery; Ability to coordinate and implement organizational, personnel and program changes; Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of a large staff;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to provide effective leadership; develop others through coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, coworkers, elected or appointed officials, public and private-sector organizations, community groups, and the public.

Employment Standards

Graduation from a National League for Nursing accredited college or university with a master's degree in nursing, public health or related field such as healthcare administration, public administration, community development or business administration; Plus eight years of increasingly responsible full-time equivalent experience in nursing, public health or related field such as healthcare administration, public administration, community development or business administration, four of which must have been in an administrative capacity, including supervising professional staff in a public health setting.

  • Possession of current license to practice as registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)
  • Valid Driver's license.
The appointee to this position must complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, a sanction screen, and a credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

At least eight years of progressively responsible experience in a senior-level leadership role in the field of School Health. Extensive knowledge and experience in public health, principles and practices of nursing, community health nursing, community health planning in a public health or school health setting. Knowledge and experience with process improvement and strategic planning; capacity to direct or lead multiple strategic efforts. Proven ability and experience in project management, partnership development and sustainability. Ability to demonstrate strong leadership, supervisory, and interpersonal skills; proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; effectively communicate, both orally and in writing; work independently with minimal direction.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to drive a vehicle. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Generally works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Panel interview and may include practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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