MDHSS POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Division of Community and Public Health (DCPH), Health and Senior Services Manager, Director, Center for Public Local Public Health Services, Jefferson City #4826000
The Division of Community and Public Health announces the recruitment for the Director of the Center for Local Public Health Services (CLPHS).  The Center strives to support and strengthen Missouri’s public health system through collaboration, coordination and initiative building with 115 local and city public health jurisdictions across the state. Working hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday with an annual salary of $48,504 - $78,732 dependent upon the successful applicant’s education and experience.  Employment in this position may be eligible for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Primary duties include, and are not limited to:
  • Leadership and management of 17 Center staff including clinical, professional and technical team members.
  • Provide the overall facilitation of DHSS’s relationship with local public health agencies, setting the strategic direction and vision for the Center while remaining consistent with the interests of State and local policy makers.
  • Ensure strong working relationships with local public health agencies through the oversight of collaborative efforts with other DHSS Divisions and programs.
  • Facilitate the development of professional standards and continuous learning opportunities for the public health workforce.
Primary skills and abilities include, and are not limited to:
  • Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills, including the ability to achieve consensus while addressing real risks and roadblocks.
  • Self-awareness as a leader and manager with an aptitude to empower partners and stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong organizational thinking, collaborative, negotiation and partnership development expertise.
  • Proven track record of successfully working with state and local government and community-based organizations.
The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently and as part of the Division and Department management teams. A positive sense of initiative and service-driven demeanor will best equip the candidate for this position. Experience with personnel and budget management, contract development and management, and policy development and implementation will enhance the ideal skill set. A written exercise may be part of the selection process. Applicants must be on the Health and Senior Services Band Manager register or be qualified for the position and able to get on the register. https://oa.mo.gov/personnel/classification-specifications/8174-0. Please provide a cover letter detailing your interest, including specific references to the bulleted points listed above under Primary skills and abilities, a completed DHSS application, and resume to Stacy Kempker, Division of Community and Public Health, 930 Wildwood, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0570 or by email at Stacy.Kempker@health.mo.gov by September 10, 2018 for consideration.