Deputy Health Director

Application Deadline: Friday, June 25, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (5 days remain)

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Deputy Health Director

Closing Date/Time: Friday, 6/25/2021, 4:30 pm

Salary: $79,081.60 to $109,013.00 per year

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under limited supervision, the Deputy Health Director oversees the daily operations of the Scott County Health Department to ensure appropriate staff and resources are available to support the department's efforts. Develops, supports, and participates in efforts to advance the work of Scott County Health Department and position it for future success.

$79,081 to $91,707 to start depending on qualifications.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Manages, supervises, directs, and supports the daily work of staff; provides guidance, mentoring, counseling, and oversight to department managers and administrative staff; participates in the hiring and disciplinary process; completes performance evaluations and reviews work assignments.

Oversees department fiscal operations to include the development of the annual budget; monitors spending, approves expenditures, and processes purchase orders; presents requests to the Board of Health and Board of Supervisors and recommends budget amendments.

Facilitates department efforts regarding quality improvement, workforce development, and performance management by developing and administering appropriate surveys, writing and implementing plans and work plans, facilitating workgroups and committees, and reporting results of efforts to stakeholders, staff, and the Board of Health.

Serves as the department's accreditation coordinator related to voluntary national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board; coordinates the efforts of the department's accreditation team; monitors changes in the accreditation system; develops required reports and verifies compliance with requirements.

Develops department policies and procedures; reviews and modifies program or task specific policies and procedures developed by department staff.

Prepares and presents reports on department efforts and initiatives to the Board of Health, Board of Supervisors, and community partners.

Coordinates department's communication and marketing efforts; serves as a public information officer and a member of the department's social media team; reviews and approves material for placement on the department's website.

Engages in department efforts for quality assurance to include chart audits, financial audits, and record reviews.

Serves as an active member on local, county, and State-wide coalitions and committees related to public health efforts.

Develops and oversees the implementation of department contracts and agreements with local agencies, medical directors, and other providers; verifies all department contracts and agreements generated internally and externally are entered into the County's enterprise resources planning (ERP) system.

Guides department-wide implementation of County initiatives related to financial operations, records storage, and other areas identified by the County.

Collaborates and coordinates responses to suspected or confirmed infectious disease outbreaks or events with State partners, local medical director, and staff.

Coordinates after-hours coverage for public health emergencies and time-sensitive response by serving as the duty officer and performing on-call duties as required.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Bachelor's degree in Public Health or related field, master's degree is desirable; AND five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in general public health which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Supervisory principles and practices.

Budget management and development practices and principles.

Records maintenance and retention policies, procedures, and practices.

Public outreach methods, resources, and practices.

Common communicable disease and environmental health hazards.

Public health principles and practices.

Contract language and negotiation practices.

Public Health Accreditation Board standards.

Public health programs, services, and resources.

Skill in:
Developing and implementing effective policies and procedures.

Maintaining accurate records and filing systems.

Developing, implementing, and monitoring budgets.

Implementing public health plans and programs.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships work.

Delivering informational presentations to groups of varying size, age, and background.

Providing effective supervision, leadership, and direction to assigned staff.

Operating a computer including standard software and some specialized software.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment.


The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.