Arlington, Virginia
Mar 16, 2018
May 22, 2018
Executive, Chief
Full Time
Job Title: PUBLIC HEALTH ASSISTANT DIVISION CHIEF Salary: $95,971.20 - $165,235.20 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, (Sequoia Plaza) *ART Bus Accessible*, Virginia       Arlington County is seeking an experienced leader to serve as Assistant Division Chief in its Public Health Division. This key position is the lead operating official and, with the Division Chief/Health Director, works to: implement effective and appropriate management of all local public health programs; ensure enforcement of state and local public health laws and regulations; and assure that actions to protect public health are based on medical and epidemiological expertise.

The Assistant Division Chief is responsible for operational and managerial aspects of the Public Health Division and along with the Division Chief/Director oversees a staff of approximately 160 professionals and paraprofessionals. The Public Health Division is one of five operating divisions that are integrated in the Department of Human Services which serve a diverse community while providing best practice health and human services for the residents of Arlington County. An urban county of 26 square miles adjacent to Washington D.C., Arlington has a population of approximately 222,000 and is among the most densely populated jurisdictions in the country. About 30% of residents are Hispanic, African-American, Asian, multi-racial. Over 70% of adults have bachelor's degrees or higher and 38% have professional or graduate degrees.

Services provided to the public by the Public Health Division include:
  • Direct services including immunizations, family planning, maternity, ADAP, WIC, dental care, refugee screening and referral, and tuberculosis care;
  • Enforcement of Federal, State and local laws and regulations for environmental health issues, including food safety and water recreation facilities;
  • Identification, investigation and/or mitigation of communicable disease outbreaks;
  • School health clinic services;
  • Services for children with developmental disabilities and/or delays;
  • Occupational health;
  • Preventive and health education services to program participants and to the general public; and
  • Advocacy for Arlington's public health interests in regional, state and national workgroups, committees or organizations.
The incumbent works closely with bureau chiefs to create, monitor, and analyze program specific performance measures and to perform program reviews; assures that appropriate policies and procedures are in place and are implemented consistently; evaluates programs to ensure compliance with state and local regulations and budget limitations; oversees personnel management and employee relations; develops and maintains an appropriate multi-disciplinary staffing pattern to meet shifting program needs within local and State health policies and guidelines; oversees the short-and long-range planning for division programs; and serves as liaison with strategic community groups, community, and local and state agencies. The position reports to the Division Chief/Health Director and is a member of the Public Health Division's management team and the County's Extended Management Team

To learn more about Arlington County's Public Health Division, please click here.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: A Master's Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field and significant mid to upper level progressively responsible management experience with a Federal, state or local public health agency or comparable organization.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of public health (including epidemiology), public administration, strategic planning, supervision and human resources management, and business management (including public financing and budgeting);
  • The ability to translate regulations into action;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • The ability to use data to inform decisions, monitor progress and make decisions;
  • The ability to interact effectively and build productive relationships with managers, employees, health care and human services practitioners, clients, community members and elected officials;
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience in program performance assessment and continuous process improvement;
  • Familiarity with or training in emergency management systems such as NIMS (National Incident Management System) and ICS (Incident Command System);
  • Strong skills in uses and applications of technology for communication and for business practices;
  • A record of significant accomplishments and innovation in a large, complex public health/health care organization in a diverse socio-economic multicultural environment; and/or
  • A high degree of resilience.

 Special Requirements: A letter of application is required. Please use the space provided in the supplemental questionnaire to insert a letter or attach to your application.
 Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required upon hire.
 Additional Information: Starting salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected. This position is in the Arlington County Government's Extended Management Accountability Program (XMAP), in which Senior Executives are eligible for a negotiated salary/benefits package and are evaluated and compensated on the basis of a performance agreement linked to the County Management Plan, results achieved, and a multi-rater appraisal. XMAP is a flexible total rewards/compensation system directly linked to performance and the market.

For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits, please click here.

Applications will be reviewed continuously. Interviews will be scheduled with those candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.