The Public Health Administrator oversees the planning, developing and implementation of public health services. The Administrator supervises four Division Managers, including Health Administration, Public Health Nursing, Environmental Health and Veterinary Public Health. The Public Health Administrator must be a strong, analytical and creative leadership professional whom will utilize his/her extensive public health knowledge and experience to create and enhance new programming and services that will serve the needs of the community. In addition, exceptional interpersonal skills, strategic thinking and planning capabilities, knowledge of budgetary principles and practices, excellent supervisory skills and the ability and maturity to establish and maintain effective working relationships within local government, are all necessary to succeed in this position.
Planning, organizing and administering a comprehensive program of services to the Residents of McHenry County, while providing leadership and direction to the Public Health Department staff.
Develop and recommends the operating budget for the Department on an annual basis; monitors and administers the approved budget.
Develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with other health and social service organizations, media and the community to promote the Department’s vision and mission, sharing public health values goals and priorities.
Identifying and interpreting emerging trends in public health and providing information, analysis and interpretation to stakeholders and community partners.
Successfully develop collaborative relationships with County Administration, Elected Officials, and the other organizations to accomplish goals and objectives of the department.
Bachelor’s degree in public health or a related field is required. Master’s degree in Public Health is strongly preferred. Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible public health experience in a leadership role is required. Have experience in the oversight of federal and state grant programs. Have experience and ability to work in a complex and highly visible position.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include Health Insurance, Pension Plan, Deferred Compensation Plan, paid holidays, personal, vacation and sick leave.
Internal Number: 051-0001-99
About McHenry County Department of Health
McHenry County Illinois, located 45 miles northwest of Chicago, is a progressive county and long known for its recreation and quality of life.
The Health Department has 121 full and part-time employees and a budget of $6.1 million, not including employee benefits and insurance costs. Reporting directly to the McHenry County Board of Health, the Public Health Administrator oversees the planning, developing and implementation of public health services. The Administrator supervises four Divisions Managers, including Health Administration, Public Health Nursing, Environmental Health, and Veterinary Public Health (Animal Control and Adoption). The Department is a professional and highly respected public health provider that has created and implemented a multitude of comprehensive public health services which have made McHenry County a healthier and desirable place to live.
The McHenry County Board of Health is seeking candidates with a passion for public service and experience in public health in local government to serve as its next Public Health Administrator.