The District Director of Health serves as the highly visible "face" of public health in Northern Kentucky but also serves in the important role as the District's Chief Administrative Officer. The Director provides leadership to a combined workforce of 140 professionals, part time staff and volunteers. Managerial responsibilities of the office include: oversight of activities and functions of the Health District's operating divisions, ongoing development and refinement of District programs and policies, advising the District Board of Health members on the status of community health issues such as environment, disease prevention control, family and occupational health issues, emergency preparedness, and promoting the value and importance of public health through proactive community involvement and legislative advocacy.
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Possession of a technical background in public health is highly valued, but the Health District Board of Directors are placing a premium on leadership ability, administrative experience and highly developed communication skills in the successful candidate. The District Director of Health will be required to effectively interact with the Board of Health members, division managers, professional staff and the Health District's constituencies in order to address the public health needs of the District.
The successful candidate will possess a graduate degree in Public Health or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a management capacity with a public health department/system. A physician qualified by training in public health, preventative medicine, public administration and licensed or eligible to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is desirable but not required to receive serious consideration for the position.
To apply, please submit a persuasive cover letter explaining why you believe you are a good candidate for this position, a resume and at least six (6) professional references electronically no later than June 21, 2021 to:
Clark Wurzberger, The Mercer Group, Inc.;Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel. (530) 637-4559 (PST); Fax: (530) 269-8140
The Northern Kentucky Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity across its workforce.
Additional Salary Information: The District Board of Health is considering a starting salary range for the District Director of Health in the area of $140,000 - $200,000. The starting salary may be determined anywhere within the range, depending upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate and the District will negotiate an employment contract with the selected candidate.
Internal Number: NKIDHD 2021
About Northern Kentucky Health Department
The Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department provides public health services to a growing regional population in excess of 480,000 citizens. Created in 1972, the Health District serves residents and visitors of the Northern Kentucky Counties of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton through the work of 140 staff and volunteers with an annual operating budget of $23 million. Much of the Health District borders the Ohio riverfront area and is part of the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan area.