Career Opportunity Available
Organization: Northern Nevada Public Health
Organization Type: Public, Non-Profit, Public Health Department
Location: Reno, NV
Salary Range: $184,683.20 - $258,564.80 (For individuals with a Medical Degree, the salary range can extend to $289,577.60)
Berkeley Search Consultants has been retained by Northern Nevada Public Health to recruit for their District Health Officer. Previously known as Washoe County Health District, North Nevada Public Health is the public health department for Washoe County, the City of Sparks, and the City of Reno in Nevada. Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) strives to improve and protect our community's quality of life and increase equitable opportunities for better health.
Washoe County is home to over 6,600 sprawling square miles, bordering both California and Oregon with nearly half a million residents who call the region home. Washoe County’s recreation and outdoors experiences are second to none with 49 beautiful parks, 161 miles of trails, and more than 10,000 acres of open space. Washoe County is also a proud supporter of key community sponsorships that continue to bring millions of visitors to northern Nevada. Most notably, ArTown, Hot August Nights, and the Great Reno Balloon Race, the largest free hot air ballooning race in the world.
Under administrative direction, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Nevada Public Health; plans, organizes, directs, manages, and supervises Public Health programs for Washoe County, and the cities of Sparks and Reno; directs the enforcement of Federal, State, and local health laws and regulations; directs staff in providing Public Health education programs; represents District activities, programs, and services with community organizations and other government agencies; and performs related work as required.
The District Health Officer’s responsibilities are inclusive of but not limited to:
- Plan, organize, direct, coordinate and administer public health programs for NNPH.
- Coordinate District programs and functions with state and federal programs and other departments and agencies.
- Develop and present recommendations to the District Board of Health on methods, policies, services, and programs aimed at improving public health and Health District operations in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
- Implement policies, as directed by the District Board of Health; monitor performance to ensure the efficient delivery of services, consistency with Health District practices, compliance with all applicable regulations, and adherence to Health District’s strategic objectives.
- Develop and interpret administrative policies regarding the administration of public health functions and activities and the enforcement of Public Health laws and regulations.
- Lead the development of strategic plans and objectives, organizational strategy, policy, and organizational culture for the Health District.
- Monitor and track public health trends and best practices; participate on various committees and task forces related to public health to advance the strategic goals of the Health District and District Board of Health.
- Effectively represent the Health District in meetings with public officials, jurisdictional/agency representatives, private industry, and members of the public to provide education and outreach, resolve problems, negotiate agreements, and study potential changes that impact the Health District.
- Direct Health District communications and effectively communicate internally, through media, and with the public.
- Prepare, present, and administer the district’s budgets, controlling fiscal expenditures and revenues.
- Supervise staff, which includes establishing performance standards, evaluating performance by linking accomplishments to the Health District’s long-range plan, reviewing the efficiency of operations, administering discipline, and making hiring decisions in accordance with Human Resources policies and procedures.
- Ensure that assigned personnel perform duties and responsibilities in a safe and prudent manner that does not expose them or others to unnecessary harm or risk of on-the-job injury.
- Required: A master's degree from an accredited college or university in public health, or a closely related field, AND
- Required: five years of experience in the development, analysis, and administration of public health programs and services, including experience in an administrative or supervisory position involving program development, fiscal management, and personnel management; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- A valid driver's license may be required at the time of appointment.
This is a great opportunity for someone who would be excited to lead a large, robust department with great potential to make a positive impact on the community it serves.
This position will be considered “open” until final selection is made. Candidates must apply by February 5th, 2024for first consideration.
Washoe County is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce that creates a sense of belonging for all employees and citizens, thereby encouraging persons from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for employment. Washoe County will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels without regard to race, religion or belief, gender, marital status or domestic partnership, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information (GINA), veteran status, political affiliation, membership in an employee association or union or any other protected class under applicable federal or state law.