Job ID: 17506
Agency: Department of Health – Family and Community Health
Salary: $67,886.10 annually, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GL
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The South Dakota Department of Health’s programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.
We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource, and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from various educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.
Please visit our website at http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.
The South Dakota Department of Health, Division of Family & Community Health’s (FCH) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is seeking an energetic and passionate individual to join the team as the Deputy Administrator of the ODPHP to support the public health plan and initiatives of the agency’s chronic disease programs. The purpose of this position is to assist the ODPHP Administrator in the management of the overall day-to-day operations and personnel of the office to assure the achievement of the Department’s vision and mission. The Deputy Administrator will support essential administrative public health functions to include, but not limited to: implementation, monitoring, and advancement of the Department’s strategic plan; development, organization, and budget management; oversee and assist with grant management; human resources/workforce planning; contract management; quality assurance processes, project management, and implementation; partner and stakeholder communication and engagement; and process improvement. Responsibilities include working with the ODPHP Administrator to recommend public and community health initiatives, policy implementation, best practices, and ensuring resources are available for strategic priorities.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in public health, biological sciences, or health related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of experience, education, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be accepted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- support staff in the development of evidence-based programs and services;
- foster a work environment of continuous quality improvement in service and practice;
- participate in the review of data to identify trends, health problems, and social and economic conditions that adversely affect the public’s health;
- collaborate and coordinate with agencies, groups, and partners providing health-related services;
- actively engage staff in problem-solving, planning, and policy development;
- lead conversations regarding personnel issues and staffing challenges;
- provide technical assistance to staff on program/grant/division budgets.
- participate in strategic planning efforts that include prioritization of public health programs, measurable program outcomes, and capacity building strategies;
- provide mentoring, supervision, and technical assistance to staff;
- provide public health expertise and leadership for staff;
- supervise assigned staff and support professional development thru continuing education, training, and leadership development activities;
- work in the incident command structure with other partners in response to public health events.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: email@example.com
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”