Job Details

Population Health Strategies Program Manager (Public Health)

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 04/29/2019

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, April 29, 2019.


Annually: $72,235.43 - $97,519.15
Hourly: $34.728573 - $46.884208

Clackamas County Public Health is seeking a team-oriented, visionary, and strategic leader who is passionate about the health and well-being of the community. We are seeking a manager who can lead, support, and develop employees in establishing policy, system and environmental changes that allow residents of Clackamas County to have the opportunity to live, work, and play in a healthy, clean, and safe community.
This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to lead the county’s efforts in place based health; promoting and protecting the health of County residents through healthy homes, schools, communities and work places.
This position will manage the Population Health Strategies Program in Public Health whose roles are to use research and surveillance data to develop programming and to administer, monitor, and evaluate its programs designed to improve the opportunity for all Clackamas County residents to have access to healthy places. This unit houses the opioid prevention program, the tobacco prevention and education program and other grant funded programs and initiatives. This position will lead public health’s efforts in collaborative work in active transportation, healthy housing, climate change, and other environmental health initiatives.
Successful candidates will foster a collaborative work environment and engage with the community, stakeholders, and other county departments to advance the goals of the Population Health Strategies unit and improve the social determinants of health.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• At least 2 years of experience managing and developing staff, interns or volunteers in project/program planning and implementation
• Experience with community health surveillance and data interpretation
• Experience in evidence based program planning, development, monitoring, reporting and evaluation
• Experience in managing grant funded programs and projects
• Strong ability to engage and activate with community partners and to maintain a collaborative relationship
• Strong ability to communicate with diverse audiences from children, to scientists and community leaders
• A Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in public health, public or health administration, nursing, social or physical sciences or psychology
• Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52) .
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Graduate degree in public health, public administration, community health, or community development
• Experience with ensuring environmental justice in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies
• Experience in developing and delivering presentations to community leaders, decision makers and elected officials
• Ability to assess community readiness for policy or system change
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Assessment and Planning: In collaboration with the Center for Public Health Advancement, the Public Health Program Manager will manage the assessment of environmental (e.g. air and water), land use and chronic disease prevention needs of populations and communities located in the 10 Health Equity Zones. Use assessments to analyze and evaluate programs and policies for identifying priorities and developing plans to carry out public health objectives. Conduct qualitative and quantitative research projects and investigative studies, compile and document data and information, and develop recommendations and reports.
Program Management: Manage Population Health Strategies Program. Prepare and review program plans, evaluations, policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with local, state and federal statutes, policies and program elements. Ensure completion of deliverables required by funders.
Public Health Policy Recommendations and Implementation: In collaboration with the Center for Public Health Advancement, the Public Health Program Manager will research, develop, recommend, and enforce legislative concepts and policy solutions to address regulated and un-regulated environmental vulnerabilities, land use and chronic disease risk factors such as marijuana use, tobacco use and exposure, alcohol, opioid, and other drug misuse, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, land use, air quality, climate change, and other natural or physical environment influences.
Community Collaboration: In collaboration with, The Center for Public Health Advancement and Public and Governmental Affairs, convene and communicate with, cross-sector community-based organizations, county and local governments, project partners, developers, funders and other key stakeholders. In partnership with the Public Health Division leadership, this position will represent Clackamas County in select regional discussions and community meetings as requested.
Participate as a member of the Public Health Management Team:
• Support the development and implementation of Clackamas County’s Community Health Improvement Plan, including the establishment and support of the Health Equity Zones, and efforts to advance equitable built environments
• Support the development and implementation of the Public Health Strategic Plan
• Support the division Quality Improvement plan and use of lean tools
• Participate in and implement activities and processes required of an accredited PH agency
• Participate and serve as leadership in emergency response within the County and Department Emergency Management system
Communications: With leadership from, and collaboration with, The Center for Public Health Advancement will support a broad communications strategy to provide a stronger and more unified regional voice for equitable and sustainable communities. Support and implement internal division communications plan and tools.
Supervise and manage staff in the Healthy, Clean, and Safe Places program:
• Hire and direct staff
• Support the development of staff training and development plans and conduct performance evaluations
• Promote cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County divisions and departments and external stakeholders
• Assign work activities, projects and schedules
• Recommend and administer progressive discipline
Budget and Funding: Work closely with Director and Business Services Manager on budget development. Accountable for program and grant monitoring; accounting and fiscal reporting accuracy. Work closely with Grants writer to develop funding strategies.


Knowledge of: Federal, State and Local regulations and Funder requirements that govern program area; Community Health Improvement Plan, PH Strategic plan and quality improvement plan, LEAN tools and concepts, public health accreditation and modernization, and emergency management principles; staff development and management principles and managing in a union environment; the principles and practices of public administration, including health care reform efforts, health care administration, policies and procedures; participative management theories; government financing methods and funding sources; state and local government operating methods and procedures; techniques of negotiation and public relations.
Skills in: Project management and program implementation; budget monitoring and management.
Ability to: Analyze proposed programs and policies for value in addressing or to develop programing and policies that addresses identified public health needs and goals; evaluate effectiveness of interventions, policies or programs in achieving program goals and impacting health outcomes; convene, collaborate and communicate with community members, community based organizations and key stakeholders including elected officials and community leaders; work as a member of a team and to lead a team of employees; communicate difficult or potentially controversial concepts effectively orally and written; plan, organize, direct, coordinate and supervise a health program; act as a liaison with state officials involved in health program administration and oversight; interpret and apply provisions of federal, state and local legislation, rules and regulations affecting the administration of division policies and programs; plan and direct the work of supervisory, professional and administrative support personnel.


The Public Health Division is responsible and plays a critical role with public health emergency preparedness and County wide emergency medical systems (EMS). The Public Health Division is responsible for ensuring the public and County staff are well educated and that County employees are prepared for any emergencies. All Public Health employees are expected to be involved and participate in all EMS trainings and drills.


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.

The health of a community is a key indicator about its quality of life. At Clackamas County Public Health, we are committed to improving the quality of life in Clackamas County by offering services and engaging in activities that protect and promote the health of its residents.
Public Health's Mission
Promote and assist individuals, families & communities to be healthy, safe and thrive. By working with our communities, Public Health assures conditions that:
• Prevent injury & disease
• Promote health
• Protect food, water & air
• Prepare for emergencies
Public Health is a Division of the Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) Department.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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