The City of Berkeley's Public Health Division is made up of public health nurses, community outreach workers, health educators, health care providers, and other public health professionals. The Public Health Division provides direct services for individuals and families and work together to address the social, educational, economic, and environmental inequities that affect health. In addition, the Public Health Division works to ensure the health and well being of all Berkeley residents and believes that every person in Berkeley has the right to good health.
The following list of duties is intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed and the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s) and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, or is similar or closely related to another duty statement.
Assists in the development, revision, and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, protocols, administrative procedures and work standards;
Assists in the development and implementation of the budget(s);
Plans, organizes, implements, monitors, and manages various health center programs; assesses the needs of the health center on an ongoing basis;
Coordinates health services with other City departments, community based organizations, school district employees and administrators;
Represents the City in meetings with various outside organizations, committees, foundations, boards, and other groups to promote program support and participation;
Responds to inquiries regarding health services and programs and operations and resolves problems expressed by students, parents, school officials, or various organizations;
Supervises the activities of professional, paraprofessional, and office support personnel; plans, organizes, assigns, directs, and reviews the work of assigned staff; works closely with non-City staff such as volunteers, school district staff, and students; provides training and orientation as needed;
Works with outside agency staff, grantor, or grantee agency staff to establish program planning and evaluation;
Researches, analyzes, and gathers data for periodic and special reports; compiles reports as needed;
Participates in the development of grant proposals consistent with or expanding clinic objectives;
Monitors developments and issues related to primary clientele and general health matters; evaluates impact on health programs; recommends and implements policy and procedural improvements; and
Performs related duties, as required.
Education Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with major course work in public health, health or social-services related field, or health-related public policy. A master's degree in public health, business administration, public administration or a closely related field is highly desirable.
Experience Three years of experience as a health/social services professional. One year supervisory experience which has included budget and program development is desirable.
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends and be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. For automobile travel, a valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record are required.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
The ideal candidate is a self-starter and analytical with experience in managing a clinic and program management; a leader who is committed to delivering quality programs and services and motivates staff towards continued success of the clinic.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public health program planning, development, and administration; principles and practices of effective employee supervision, including selection, training, evaluation, and discipline; principles and practices of fiscal and budgetary administration and control including billing practices; principles, practices, and methods of needs assessments and program evaluation; city, county, and state welfare and social service programs and agencies; principles and methods of health center administration, including goal setting, policy and procedure development, work and program evaluation, and work standards; theories, principles, methods and equipment used in health center operations; city and school district policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and ordinances which pertain to the health center programs and facilities; and basic personal computer operation and business user applications.
Ability to: Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing, and evaluating the work of assigned staff; selecting and motivating staff and providing for their training and professional development; developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and internal controls; planning, organizing, and implementing multi-faceted health programs and activities; identifying community/student health needs and recommending alternative or enhanced programs; exercising sound, independent judgment within general guidelines; preparing clear, concise, and complete reports including grant proposals and other written correspondence; maintaining and organizing accurate records; and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and communicating effectively with those contacted in the course of work including parents, students, school administrators, outside agency staff, and fellow employees.
Our mission is to provide quality service to our diverse community; promote an accessible, safe, healthy, environmentally sound and culturally rich city; initiate innovative solutions; embrace respectful democratic participation; respond quickly and effectively to neighborhood and commercial concerns, and do so in a fiscally sound manner.