LOCAL HEALTH UNIT ADMINISTRATOR II
Arkansas Department of Health - El Dorado, AR

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Summary

The Local Health Unit Administrator II is responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of a medium Local Health Unit (LHU). This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Typical Functions

Provides general supervision of the work of all clinical, environmental and administrative staff by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, providing training and assuring employee work performance is evaluated.
Coordinates and integrates the local health unit’s productivity, identifies progress and problems, investigates complaints, and recommends and implements corrective actions.
Develops partnerships to address community health needs and actively participates in local coalitions to address county health needs.
Coordinates with community leaders, county judges, Quorum Court members, and other elected officials as needed to fulfill the local public health needs in the county.
Develops, prepares, implements, and monitors the operational county health budget and approves expenditures from this budget; coordinates purchasing and inventory activities of state and county resources for the local health unit; monitors facility agreements and contracts; and prepares related reports.
Participates in county’s emergency preparedness systems by ensuring a continuous state of readiness, participating in local emergency drills, and serving as the county lead for public health preparedness.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health and public health management.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and organizational management.
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations in program areas.
Knowledge of program evaluation, planning, and analysis techniques.
Knowledge of practices, procedures, and methods related to program area.
Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques.
Knowledge of emergency preparedness.
Knowledge of basic computers skills.
Ability to set goals and priorities and provide clear directions.
Ability to supervise employees.
Ability to adapt leadership and management styles to a variety of situations.
Ability to plan, organize, and conduct meetings and workshops.
Ability to accurately interpret and clarify state/federal laws and agency policies and directives.
Ability to assess personnel and financial resource needs.
Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and detailed reports.
Ability to develop and assist in implementing programs.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, public administration, public health administration, public health, sociology, psychology, nursing or other program related fields; plus three years of experience in public health or a related field, including two years in a supervisory capacity.
OR
The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, public administration, public health administration, public health, sociology, psychology, nursing or other program related fields; plus two years of experience in a public health or related field, including one year in a supervisory capacity.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION.

This position serves as the Hometown Health Improvement Leader. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of the Local Health Unit. The LHU Administrator oversees all human resource functions and maintains county/local budgets and local facility. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension.

Hiring Officials Preferences: Supervisory experience, computer skills, and previous Public Health and/or medical field experience with coalition building skills. Enthusiastic self starter with motivational skills to create a positive environment.

Unqualified individuals need not apply.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.

Hiring Official-Diane Crow

This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.

If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.
Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.

THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC MEDIA OF ANY FORM, (CDs, flash drives, memory sticks, tapes, etc.) WITH STATE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS.

All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.

When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).

Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.

All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section
4815 W Markham St., Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Fax No. 501-661-2675

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