As the Executive Director of the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, the Executive Director leads the Health Department in carrying out its mission to promote and protect the health of all Natrona County residents. The Executive Director plans and establishes Health Department programs and services, reviews all agency activities, works cooperatively with Staff from various local and State agencies, ensures compliance with public health statutes and regulations, and performs complex professional and administrative work. This position works with established policies and procedures with supervisory oversight from the Natrona County Board of Health. The Executive Director interacts with a variety of individuals in a number of settings which influences the public’s perceptions of the quality of the services provided by the Casper-Natrona County Health Department. The Executive Director is responsible for planning, designing, prioritizing and scheduling his/her own work and the work of others. The Executive Director manages the operations of the Health Department.
Essential Functions: Provides administrative support to the Natrona County Board of Health, so that they can effectively fulfill their responsibilities. Assists the Board with developing a strategic plan that includes a prioritization of public health program offerings, measureable program outcomes, and Health Department capacity building strategies. Collects data and information about the health needs of all segments of the County. Proposes solutions for adaptations of current services or proposes new programs to meet identified and anticipated health needs. Informs the Board about financial status, service delivery, program developments and circumstances/factors that may influence the welfare of the Health Department. Monitors all contracts, subcontracts, awards, sub-awards, and other legal arrangements. Plans programs and services of the Health Department and directs all Department activities. Oversees budget and financial management and maintains financial reporting systems that provide an accurate depiction of the financial status of the Health Department. Ensures accountability and compliance with grants and contracts. When possible, collaborates and coordinates with agencies and groups providing health-related services. Regularly communicates information regarding public health and the mission of the Health Department to the public through publications, meetings and the media. Ensures compliance with statutes and regulations pertaining to public health. Represents public health needs to State agencies/organizations, State legislators and National decisionmakers. Informs the Board regarding Health Department issues, needs and operations. Prepares and distributes a written monthly activity report to the Board.
Minimum Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing, health administration, health promotion, healthy policy, health education – degrees in other fields may be considered with evidence of sufficient coursework or work experience in public health areas. Five (05) years public health related experience. Three (03) years of supervisory experience. A thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of public health theory and public health administration and their application. A thorough understanding and practice of ethical and legal issues associated with public health administration. A thorough knowledge of community health problems and community resources that can be used to assist in solving those problems. A demonstrated knowledge of information technology and data management. A working knowledge of insurance, Medicare and Medicaid regulations and third party reimbursement. A working knowledge of the principles and practices of financial and managerial accounting. A working knowledge of computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, medical records, etc. Must have a valid Class C Driver's License Preferred Requirements: Masters degree in public health, nursing, health administration, health promotion, healthy policy, health education – degrees in other fields may be considered with evidence of sufficient coursework or work experience in public health areas. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to maintain relationships based on trust, support, and growth with team colleagues, administrative staff, and community partners. Ability to evaluate the relevance and importance of theories, concepts, and principles and developing different approaches or plans to fit specific circumstances. Independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness are needed to interpret and apply guidelines. Ability to communicate with other employees and the general public Ability to handle difficult clients. Maintain and foster a positive and open work environment is an expectation at all times. Proficient computer skills. Ability to perform a variety of clerical work, including filing and bookkeeping tasks. Ability to work on own initiative with minimum of supervision. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to apply administrative practices and procedures. Possess problem solving and planning skills. Ability to adapt to change, take initiative, and be creative. Ability to read and interpret documents Ability to write routine reports and correspondence Ability to develop marketing/media materials Ability to interact respectfully with diverse cultural and socio-economic populations. Strong computer skills with proficiency in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, internet-based applications and the Microsoft operating system. Ability to travel with use of department vehicle. Ability to work some weekend and evening hours.
Internal Number: 00001
About 475 S. Spruce Street
The City of Casper – Natrona County Health Department is committed to protecting and enhancing the public health and well-being in Casper and Natrona County.