In collaboration with the Administrative Health Officer and the Medical Director, the Deputy Administrative Health Officer manages the daily operations of the Kent County Health Department. The design, development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs to protect, preserve and improve the health of the residents of Kent County is just one primary responsibility of this position. Additional responsibilities include participating in the design, development, and implementation of short- and long-range plans; developing strategies to deliver comprehensive health programming to County residents; hiring, terminating and supervising subordinate personnel in accordance with established County policies and procedures; and identifying and evaluating health care and health education needs of current and underserved client populations. Our Deputy Administrative Health Officer has frequent contact with Elected officials, County Administrator/Controller, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other audiences therefore must be comfortable preparing and delivering reports and presentations to varying audiences.
Master's degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Public Health Administration or a related field. Four years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, including a minimum of two years’ experience in public health administration. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.