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Community Health Division Manager

Cedar Rapids, IA

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SALARY RANGE:  Minimum - $71,148  ●  Midpoint - $85,579  ●  Maximum - $112,411

Responsible for leading the Community Health Division in the successful achievement of the agency’s vision, mission, and programs.  The Division Manager promotes and supports population health in Linn County through addressing social determinants of health and health inequity and providing strategic leadership and public health expertise in these areas.  This position promotes individual and population health by providing the 10 Essential Services of public health within a variety of settings; supports the implementation of evidence-based best practices and the use of data to support decision-making; ensures compliance with a broad range of current and local state health codes, regulations and policies; participates in multi-faceted community health projects and coalitions; and provides technical assistance and information to individuals, families and groups regarding public health and environmental issues.  The Division Manager provides supervision, mentoring, and technical assistance to all Division staff.  The incumbent will report directly to the Health Director and be part of the Department’s Executive Team (E-Team).


  • Leads and directs the Clinical Services (CS) and Assessment and Health Promotion (AHP) branches of Public Health.  Supervises various public health programs; assesses program needs and existing/projected capabilities; oversees a system of services to meet program and community needs and ensure compliance with laws, regulations and professional standards.
  • Engages stakeholders to conduct Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHA CHIP), garners stakeholder support and implements evidence-based public health practices to address priorities identified by CHIP.  Identifies population health needs, maps services and identifies gaps in health services in Linn County.  Contributes to service delivery planning and design to ensure that the services are available and accessible to the population, especially those most in need.
  • Prepares, reviews and monitors divisional budget; prepares and justifies budget requests; assists in developing and monitoring goals, objectives, policies and priorities; allocates resources accordingly.  Prepares and submits funding proposals, planning documents and program effectiveness reports; analyzes and interprets proposed and enacted legislation and regulations.  Ensures the preparationof submissions and the development and implementation of formal agreements/contracts for public health services and programs with external agencies such as Iowa Department of Public Health.
  • Establishes and maintains strategic plan for the Division and contributes to the overall departmental strategic plan, accreditation, performance management and quality improvement, and assists Health Director in developing public health policies.
  • Guides and directs the analysis of population data; ensures the accuracy and timeliness of data collection and reporting, and monitors and reports health trends including emerging health issues and ensures outcomes evaluation of public health programs.
  • Ensures the enhancement, maintenance and confidentiality of public health data and adherence to legislation, regulation and policies associated with public health.  Coordinates epidemiologic and applied research into public health service planning and programs; designs public health surveillance systems as needed; engages with media and represents Health Director where needed.



  •  Four (4) years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s Degree is required.  A Master’s Degree in Public Health is highly desired.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of disease prevention and control as well as individual, family and community health interventions.
  • Five (5) years of experience in the field of public health or related fields.  At least two (2) years should be in a supervisory position in public health.
  • Ability to read and understand rules and regulations dealing with public health, communications with staff and the community, and training and resource materials.
  • Ability to prepare reports on work activities, communications to the public, state and other contacts, grant writing narratives, and inter-department memos.
  • Requires ability to budget and calculate data.
  • Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives, and policies.  Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment.
  • Work requires direct supervision of the Clinical Services Branch Manager and the Assessment, Policy and Planning Branch Manager.
  • Ability to prepare budget, yearly grant requisitions through the IDPH and other state agencies, and plan and schedule letter of agreement commitments.  Most work activities have required performances.  Short and long term planning with staff for in-house programs.  External planning responsibility with numerous agency partners.
  • Ability to coordinate and cooperate with the other divisions within the department is necessary.  Extensive contact with a wide variety of people in a broad range of circumstances which are not confined to an eight (8) hour day.  Dealing with irate citizens and enforcement actions with business and the public is expected.  Participation in national and state professional organizations in leadership status is expected.
  • Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment.
  • Subject to criminal history review.
  • Valid Driver’s License required or must have the ability to procure transportation to off-site meetings and trainings.
  • Regular work attendance required.

DEADLINE:  Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Posted 02/09/18

Job ID: 63306