The Florida Department of Health is seeking an experienced public health professional to serve as the lead public health official of the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County. This position leads one of the 67 County Health Departments in the State of Florida. Responsibilities include the direction, supervision, and evaluation of a wide variety of health programs including, but not limited to, environmental health, chronic disease, preparedness and response, family planning, communicable disease, and vital statistics.
The position requires extensive experience in the management and administration of public health programs, essential public health services, health policy issues, public health advocacy, and working with elected officials, governmental bodies, community partners, and media. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of fiscal and budget management, human resource management, information systems, and a demonstrated capacity to lead an organization through a continuous quality management process.
A qualified candidate is a senior level executive with a passion for public health and prevention with extensive experience in core public health practices and principles. The candidate will have a commitment to effective management, team leadership, decisiveness, and community engagement. The candidate in this role must demonstrate superior leadership, cultural and interpersonal skills. This position requires extensive knowledge and use of quality management tools and methods.
Preference will be given to a physician that currently holds, or is eligible for, a Florida Medical license (Chapters 458 or 459, Florida Statutes). If the applicant is not a qualified physician, a master’s degree is required.
Additional Salary Information: A preferred Director candidate is a physician that currently holds, or is eligible for, a Florida Medical license (Chapters 458 or 459, Florida Statutes) and extensive public health experience. The salary range for a Director candidate is $125,000 to $150,000 annually.
A preferred Administrator candidate is a public health professional with a Master's degree in Public Health or other health sciences, or a Master’s Degree and extensive public health experience. The salary range for an Administrator candidate is $95,000 to $115,000 annually.