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Assistant Division Director-Communicable Disease - Tacoma Pierce County Health Department

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Location: Tacoma, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11931
Posted: October 23, 2017
Are you known for building strong alliances and finding common ground with a wide range of stakeholders? Do you have strong operations and implementation skills? Do you enjoy helping employees reach their full potential by providing guidance and applying proactive leadership and supervision principals and skills? Join our team as Assistant Division Director for Communicable Disease Control.

Some of what you’ll do:

Support and implement programs, services and policies of the Department and Communicable Disease Control Division.
  • Ensure programs and services across Communicable Disease Control function in support of the Department’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.
  • Consistent application of processes and services across the Division for purposes of efficiency and customer services.
  • Ongoing communication with other Divisions in the Department and leading implementation  within the Division of Departmental priorities
  • Ongoing leadership for professional development of staff.
  • Leadership in promoting and achieving a positive and supportive workplace culture
  • With Division leadership ensuring fiscal stewardship and fiscal responsibility.
  • Support CD program managers and supervisors, program needs (policy, technical, strategy) and deliverables

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What you bring to the table:

  • Knowledge of one or more technical disciplines within Communicable Disease Control.
  • Leadership and/or management experience, preferably but not necessarily in a public agency setting.
  • Experience with budget processes (fees, grants, contracts), including development and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of labor practices, including within a represented environment.
  • Experience w/project management and/or quality improvement (including but not limited to LEAN or Six Sigma)
  • Experienced and effective communicator including public speaking,  advanced interpersonal communication skills and strong written communication abilities.

Who should apply:

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to Bachelors degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Nursing, Environmental Health, Education or Business; and five years of relevant supervisory or managerial experience.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

Work Setting:  Primarily in office environment with some work in the field
Physical Demands:  Ability to work and navigate in a variety of field work settings.
Tools and Equipment:  Motor vehicles
Travel:  Primarily local with some state and national travel required.
When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned duties that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations other than the department.

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