Wanted: Framingham Director of Public Health; Pays $99,500-Plus

FRAMINGHAM – Last month, Framingham’s Director of Public Health announced he was leaving for a private sector job.

In the last 5 years, four Framingham Health Directors have resigned.

The Town of Framingham, soon to be the City of Framingham in January 2018, is advertising for a new Director of Public Health.

The position pays between $99.500 and $115,500.

Presently, the director reports to the Town Manager.

The Director of Public Health is responsible for the direction, coordination, development and supervision of the public health needs of the community.

The Director is a key position within the Town who will develop and oversee programs, policies and budget preparation for the Department of Public Health.

The ideal candidate is a proven leader of public health programs and initiatives, accustomed to working closely with a seasoned, knowledgeable staff and exemplifying leadership through action. Candidates must have a thorough and proven knowledge of the principles, practices and current developments in public health administration; ability to effectively communicate through writing, presentation and other means with the general community as well as the Town leadership.

The Director will be a coalition-builder across and within various departments of the Town and is skilled at driving policy and program development through consensus.

This is an excellent opportunity for the ideal candidate to shape the direction of public health in the Town of Framingham for many years to come.

The Director performs professional, supervisory, and technical work in developing, planning, managing, evaluating and providing for the public health needs of the community.

The Director :

Plans and administers community health service programs, including prioritizing, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of programs, developing and implementing plans to improve services.

Identifies and evaluates the need for new programs for prevention and control of health problems; recommends and coordinates operations to implement new programs or modify existing ones.

Oversees the implementation of Community Health Assessments, Community Health Improvement Plan, Strategic Planning, and other deliverables, lead up to and including Accreditation.

Collaborates with Town leadership in applicable community and departments on identifying gaps in community health services.

Participates in a variety of meetings, committees etc. regarding community health.

Coordinates regulatory analysis, educational outreach with regard to Hazardous waste sites, emergency response to natural and manmade disasters, and infectious/communicable disease outbreak investigation of an endemic and pandemic nature (e.g. Ebola, Measles, etc…)

Ensures proper expenditure of Departmental Budgets, including but not limited to, Grants, Tax Levy, Revolving, and Enterprise accounts.

Coordinates public health programs in the community and acts as a public health liaison.

Oversees the review, development, and implementation of policies, procedures, processes and guidelines in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws, Board of Health regulations, and Town bylaws.

Advises the Town Manager, Board of Health, and other town departments in all community/public health matters.

Complies, processes, researches and analyzes community health data and other information to identify trends and support programs.

Represents the Board of Health at interdepartmental town, regional, state and other forums/meeting.

Required to attend training seminars and workshops in order to maintain current knowledge of public health service practices and regulations as well as to maintain required certifications/licenses. .

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Training and Experience: Master’s Degree in Public Health, Nursing or related field; Seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible professional level administrative experience in Public Health; supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Certified MA Registered Sanitarian and/or Certified Health Officer a plus. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

The individual would supervises designated staff coordinating with the Chief of Community Health, four full-time employees, part time or per diem employees including: Public Health Nurse; Chief of Community Health; Community Health Worker, Community Intervention Specialist, Site Assessment Officer, Office Manager. In addition, manages Chief of Environmental Health and MA Registered Health Inspectors/Sanitarians. Hires, fires and disciplines direct reports.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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