Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is currently seeking a full-time, 40.0 hours per week, Manager Infectious Disease and Preparedness. This position offers a full comprehensive benefits package.
Candidates that successfully apply by the application deadline of October 12, 2020 will be given first consideration on the official list of eligible candidates.
This position is responsible for the planning, day-to-day operation, evaluation and management of the Infectious Disease, Environmental Health, and Public Health Preparedness work units. The programs included in this work unit are epidemiology, targeted prevention (investigation of new syphilis and HIV cases, identification of individuals who would benefit from STD testing due to contact with a case or risky behaviors, HIV Outreach, and STD testing), vital statistics, environmental health, and public health preparedness. The incumbent will lead planning and set goals for the programs under their purview and define action steps for meeting the goals. They will evaluate staff on the performance of their job duties related to meeting the program goals and objectives. The incumbent will also develop procedures related to work-unit functions, educate staff, and hold staff accountable for following both program and department policies and procedures.
Master's degree in Public Health, Healthcare or Public Administration or comparable field from an accredited college or university, (5) years related experience; Bachelor's degree with (7) years of related experience. Must have (2) or more years of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary group in different work settings and provide leadership and guidance to positions focused on infectious disease and prevention and surveillance. Related experience includes a combination of some or all of the following program areas: epidemiology, targeted disease prevention (STD), vital statistics, environmental health or public health preparedness.
Will supervise 3 to 10 direct employees.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent full comprehensive benefits package to include annual leave and sick leave accruals, 11 paid holidays, mandatory Kentucky Retirement Systems Pensions plan, and additional optional 401K/457 deferrals. Wellness incentive program. Tuition reimbursement program.
Internal Number: 2911
About Lexington-Fayette County Health Department
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014. Vision: We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation. Mission: Helping Lexington be well. Values: We commit to being... Caring: We will treat our clients, community and coworkers with compassion and kindness. Accountable: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Respectful: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Equitable: We will provide services and care equitably to all of our clients throughout the community. Service: We are here to serve our clients and community. LFCHD provides a wide range of public health services for the community, including restaurant inspections, flu shots, HANDS visits for moms and dads, diabetes prevention/management, training to licensed child care providers, nutrition through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, school health, a needle exchange program to fight the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, and much more. Visit www.lfchd.org to learn more about LFCHD!