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Position Available


Location: Houston, TX

City of Houston / Dept of Health & Human Services


Assistant Director / Office of Surveillance and Public Health Preparedness



Minimum Requirements:  
Contact Name:

Valda DeWitt

Contact Phone: 832-393-4885
Contact Email / Web:  PN#  18351: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Posted: 9/26/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2413

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Salary : $98,176.00 - $125,710.00 Annually

Location : 8000 N. Stadium, Houston TX

Job Type : Executive Level

Department : Health and Human Services

Job Number : 18351



PN#  18351: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (Exec Level)

Applications accepted from: 
Department: Health & Human Services
Reporting Location: 8000 N. Stadium  Houston, TX
Workdays & Hours:  Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.*
*Subject to change

The Assistant Director directs and manages the Office of Surveillance and Public Health Preparedness.


        Provides public health expertise and leadership for the Department.

        Serves as a consultant for ongoing public health practice as it relates to prevention, communicable and chronic diseases, emerging public health issues and has extensive knowledge of population health, preventive medicine, Laboratory oversight, Public Health Preparedness, Jail Health program and Epidemiology.

        Demonstrates extensive public health expertise to implement and provide strategic direction for following areas: Laboratory Services, data and epidemiology investigations and analysis, Public Health Preparedness, Jail Health and Informatics program to ensure alignment with HHD goal and priorities and best practices.

        Demonstrates organizational effectiveness management, optimal people and resources utilization, and effective data-driven decisions to balance public health issues, departmental priorities, stakeholder interests and make effective decisions.

        Develops evidence-based programming utilizing data-driven outcomes for program and policy decisions to ensure continuous quality improvement and program effectiveness.

        Ability to integrate performance management into program activities, provide coaching and mentoring for improved success as well as provide personalized recognition to celebrate success. Clearly demonstrates and articulates a vision and expectation to the team and obtain commitment for program and Department success.

        Provides oversight of various grant and general fund budgets and seeks opportunities for additional grant submissions.

This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment.


Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field to the duties of the position. 
Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience are required. With at least three (3) of those years in a managerial capacity. A Master's degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
A valid driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving are also required.   


Preference will be given to applicants that possess a Master's in Public Health or Epidemiology or PhD in a field closely related to the duties of the position.

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**


The Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION             Yes         
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
SALARY INFORMATION                     
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. 

Pay Grade 32  

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: .
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: .
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity: The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy






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