Division Director, Health Services

Fairfax, Virginia
$89,740.77 - $149,568.02 Annually
Jan 29, 2022
Feb 19, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to promoting population health, protecting public health and the environment, and ensuring residents' equitable 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 Division Director of Health Services position.

Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Medical Services, oversees programmatic development, implementation and planning for the Division of Health Services in the areas of child, adolescent, and family services; integrated health services; public health clinics services; tuberculosis; long term care and support services ensuring successful achievement of the department’s vision, mission and strategic objectives. The Division Director for Health Services provides leadership, professional guidance, supervision and oversight directly and through the Assistant Division Directors, professional and paraprofessional staff. Utilizes county workforce development framework processes and program management systems to evaluate and anticipate workforce needs. Responsible for the development of policies, procedures, processes and best practices in support of the Health Services Division; develops the division’s strategic objectives, performance measures and benchmarks; monitors progress and analyzes the program effectiveness in order to ensure a comprehensive array of services is available to county citizens. 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 health services activities, programs, services and public health trends to Board of Supervisors, business and community organizations and other county Departments, as appropriate. Coordinates various program activities with other areas of the Health Department, across divisions, and with other county Departments. Builds and develops partnerships with community groups, state and other local health and human services organizations and serves on inter-jurisdictional or multi-agency committees, as assigned.

Note: Health Department positions are designated as emergency responders in the event of a public health crisis. As a public health emergency responder, this position may be reassigned to provide support based on the emergency response service needs. The temporary reassignment may require employees to function in a role outside of the typical job duties. The emergency response may also require employees to work alternative work schedules to include weekend and evenings.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

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, 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 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.


At least eight years of progressively responsible experience in a senior-level leadership role overseeing and/or managing public health service programs in the areas of child, adolescent, and family services, integrated health services, public health clinic services, tuberculosis, long term care and support services. Extensive knowledge and experience in public health, principles and practices of nursing, community health nursing, community health planning in a public health or healthcare setting. Thorough knowledge of and application of principles and practices of preventive health care, communicable diseases and epidemiology. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; exceptional interpersonal skills and effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, kneel, climb stairs and carry equipment up to 25 pounds in weight as required for the position. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to drive a vehicle. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Generally works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office settings. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

The appointee to this position must complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, 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 will still be subject to the 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.

Possession of current license to practice as registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Panel interview.

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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