This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health l Office of Public Health | East Baton Rouge Parish.
This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled either as a Probationary Appointment, Job Appointment or Promotional Appointment.
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While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)
Submission of a resume in lieu of the online application. Information on the resume will not substitute and must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered. You must describe your duties as you will not be qualified based on job title alone.
Failure to list complete license information (if applicable to the job position).
Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement.
(OPH), which serves as the Deputy Director for the Bureau of Community Preparedness. A highly-motivated, accountability driven, employee will play a key role in further developing preparedness programs across a large state organization. The successful candidate is skilled at managing people and processes to meet challenging timelines.
Key deliverables include:
Knowledge of project planning, logistical management, support and emergency crisis management of field/support personnel
Extensive Experience and working knowledge of emergency response plans not limited to Strategic National Stockpile
Oversight of a performance management system for Public Health, including a well-organized performance improvement program
Continued accreditation compliance with Project Public Health Ready (PPHR);
Statewide Jurisdictional Risk Assessment,
Policy development and management;
Strong Management of people as well as the use of innovations, process improvement and change management
Knowledge of federal and state regulations and authorities that govern the Public Health Preparedness and Response Program and the Hospital Preparedness Program
Knowledge of initiating, coordinating and negotiating contracts for new and sustained serves
Grant and budget management activities related to the targeted capabilities
Personal attributes that support success would include:
Well organized and accountable to meet strategic aims
Ability to lead both small and large initiatives to achieve targeted deadlines and outcomes
Direct and clear communication skills- both written and verbal, personal and technical
Adaptable to lead both technical and non-technical projects
Ability to develop and manage many initiatives at one time
Leverages proven methods to provide management visibility of the work underway
Use of data to drive strategic decisions
Preferred background or experience in:
Knowledge and technical experience in public health preparedness
Experience with exercise planning, design and evaluation
Experience in Emergency Operations Center Operations
Experience utilizing the Incident Command System – National Incident Management System
Public Health– Mission and Vision, including Public Health 3.0
Performance improvement methodologies, certification in Lean Six Sigma (at the Green Belt level or above)
Knowledge of Project Public Health Ready and Public Health Accreditation Board accreditation
Working knowledge of state systems, including Louisiana Department of Health systems (procurement, budgeting, financial management) is an added benefit in performing duties, but is not required.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Asasha Terry @ Asasha.Terry@la.gov
P.O. BOX 4818 BATON ROUGE, LA 70821
A baccalaureate degree plus five years of professional experience in administrative services, economics, public health, public relations, program evaluation, social services, or health services.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Graduate training with eighteen semester hours in one or any combination of the following fields will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience: public health; public relations; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; business, public, or health administration.
A master's degree in the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Juris Doctorate will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Graduate training with less than a Ph.D. will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in the above fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Specialized degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Health services are defined as nursing service, ancillary services (radiology, medical laboratory, pharmacy, etc.) and medical services.
Examples of public health jobs include sanitarian, public health engineer, and public health epidemiologist.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To administer one very complex or several moderately complex statewide, social service program(s).
LEVEL OF WORK:
Broad from a Program Manager 4-Social Services or other higher level personnel.
Direct over lower level Program Managers-Social Services. May also supervise other lower level professional employees.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Predominately at the Department of Children and Family Services.
Differs from Program Manager 2-Social Services by the presence of responsibility for one very complex or several moderately complex statewide social service program(s).
Differs from Program Manager 4-Social Services by the absence of responsibility for the largest and most complex social service program(s).
See allocation criteria memo.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TASKS ARE NOT INCLUDED.
Formulates current and long-range plans and policies for the assigned program(s).
Conducts and directs studies and special projects pertaining to the programs assigned.
Revises rules, regulations, and procedures to meet changes in law or policy.
Develops and monitors budget recommendations for personnel, services, equipment and materials.
Analyzes the impact of federal, state, and local legislation; advises agency officials, prepares position statements, presents testimony at hearings, and writes legislation.
Meets with government officials, private officials, professionals, and others on matters pertaining to the program(s).
Maintains records, prepares reports, and conducts correspondence relative to the assigned programs.
Conducts staff meetings and conferences with assistants to discuss operating programs, organization, budgetary matters, personnel matters, technical problems, and the status of projects or programs.