The Fairfax Health Department is the largest public health department in Virginia, serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds throughout Fairfax County, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Herndon, Vienna and Clifton. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to protecting, promoting and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community.
The Fairfax County Health Department is looking for a visionary leader to join their Executive Management team to help drive the transition from Public Health (PH) 2.0 to PH 3.0. This organizational shift in culture and philosophy requires an Assistant Director of Health Services who embraces change, is data driven, a strategic thinker and self-directed. This position provides programmatic development, implementation, planning and evaluation for the Division of Health Services in the area of school health to assure successful achievement of the Division’s objectives and to support the agency strategic plan. Expectations also include policy development and implementation oversight for the programs under your direction. A focus on health equity and population health is at the core of the Health Services Division.
The Assistant Director of Health Services for the School Health Program will be responsible for working collaboratively with counterparts in the Fairfax County Public School System and private schools to create a shared vision designed to promote the health and well-being of the populations served. Critical to this position is the ability to develop positive working relationships with other Health and Human Service agencies, Fairfax County Public School system, private schools, non-profits and for-profit organizations demonstrating the ability to form alliances with traditional and nontraditional partners. Partnering across multiple sectors and leveraging data and resources to address social, environmental, and economic conditions that affect health and health equity of populations served. This position will require critical thinking skills, the ability to analyze data from multiple sources, to identify public health trends, populations in need, gaps in services and then to serve as a Chief Health Strategist. Candidates must have experience developing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of population health initiatives. This position will also be responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding and ongoing workforce development. Will be expected to develop, implement and monitor program budgets, to include grant and MOA management.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") Graduation from a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with a master's degree in nursing, public health, healthcare administration or other health related post-graduate degree ; plus six (6) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in public health, community health, nursing administration, public administration or related field; to include two (2) years in a position of supervisory capacity.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Possession of current license to practice as registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. AED - Required within 60 days CPR - Required within 60 days Driver's License
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a sanction screening, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. This position is considered "Emergency Service Personnel"
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in a senior level leadership role overseeing and/or managing public health programs. Extensive knowledge and experience in public health, principles and practices of nursing, community health nursing, community health planning in a public health or healthcare setting. Thorough knowledge and application of principles and practices of preventive health care, communicable diseases and epidemiology. Experience promoting health initiatives designed to promote health equity. Experience developing health initiatives with a strong community engagement component. Ideal candidate will have exposure to population health and health integration initiatives; experience supporting health care safety net systems. Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively across all staffing levels. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. Proficient informatics skills and computer skills. Knowledge and experience in program development, budget development, and quality improvement.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, kneel, climb stairs and carry equipment up to 25 pounds in weight as required for the position. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to drive a vehicle. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview; may include exercise.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Internal Number: 20-01775
About Fairfax County Government
Fairfax County, located just west of the nation’s capital, is a great place to live, work, play and do business. With over 400 square miles of land area, the county has the largest population in number of employed residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and is one of the strongest business communities in the world. It is one of the premier centers of commerce and technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.
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