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A Difference!

Southwest District
Health Department

13307 Miami Lane
Caldwell, ID  83607


Non-Classified Opening

Community and Environmental Health Division Administrator

Non-Classified Classification

Health District 3

Open for Recruitment: January 3, 2018 - January 16, 2018
Announcement # NONCLS004479
Salary Range: $72,000 to $79,000 annually depending on experienc -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Caldwell

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

This is a non-classified position located at the Southwest District Health (SWDH) main office in Caldwell. This position provides leadership, supervision, and management to 25+ employees in the Division of Community and Environmental health. The Division Administrator coordinates and establishes delivery of essential public health services including environmental inspections, licensing and permitting, health promotion, community outreach/engagement, communicable disease control, and public health preparedness for six counties in Idaho (Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington Counties). SWDH is committed to achieving a healthier Southwest Idaho. The team at SWDH aligns themselves with the following core values: Accountability, Customer-focused, and Teamwork.

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Articulates and promotes the philosophy, vision, and mission of the organization to all division staff.
  • Coordinates work assignments and ensures effective communication among division staff and operations.
  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and resolves or recommends solutions to complex or unusual inquires, problems, and issues.
  • Recommends, interprets, and applies regulations, policies, and contract scopes of work and ensures consistency and compliance with governing laws and regulations.
  • Analyzes impact of legislation and contracts on division operations and automated systems.
  • Negotiates new and renewal grants and contracts; identifies and directs procurement on non-traditional funding sources including federal and non-governmental organization grants.
  • Serves as division and organization representative on committees and work groups internal and external to the organization.
  • Ensures the completion of a regional community health assessment and community health improvement plan(s) in accordance with PHAB standards and measures.
  • Directs organization and division strategic planning and evaluation efforts and ensures conformance of organizational strategic planning efforts and activities to PHAB standards and measures.
  • Directs preparation and maintenance of planning documents including the district continuity of operations plan and the emergency operations plan; provides support during public health emergencies or activation of the emergency operations center.

Personnel Management:

  • Supervises program managers and support staff with varied professional backgrounds, assuring regulatory compliance with licensure or certification.
  • Interprets and uses a variety of resources to direct personnel actions; ensures that teams and individuals work in compliance with district policies and core values.
  • Directs or provides employee recruitment, performance evaluation, promotion, and retention; development of work plans for corrective action or behavioral concerns.
  • Develops performance standards and monitors division performance based on quality improvement principles with the purpose of maximizing efficiency and increasing staff productivity.

Budget Development and Monitoring:

  • Develops and monitors an ongoing annual division budget of approximately $2,500,000.
  • Participates in program reviews, audits, cost assessments, and analyses, amending contracts or negotiating new funding sources.
  • Prepares projections, applies principles of indirect cost, calculates need for capital improvements, materials and supply expenditures.
  • Identifies alternate funding sources for program enhancement, writing and completing requests for proposals, grants, or contracts to secure funding.
  • Researches and develops fee schedules in collaboration with the General Support Division.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental health, public health, anthropology, sociology, urban planning and design or related field; or related work experience that meets the qualifications of the position.
  • 5+ years in management and leadership.
  • Experience developing and monitoring a budget and evaluating programs for effectiveness and compliance with objectives, rules, regulations, and standards.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of organizational leadership and management practices.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc. necessary for providing quality care and maintaining a sound operation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to network and to develop and maintain collaborations with community partners.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines; and to handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective staff relationships and employee morale.
  • Able to read and interpret financial records and reports.

To Apply:

Qualified interested individuals must provide a letter of interest, a current resume, and three work related references no later than January 16, 2018.  Your letter of interest and/or resume must specifically address how your education and work experience meet the responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and required skills of the position.  Please submit all application materials by mail or email to:

Southwest District Health
Attn:  Mary Kay Morrison, HR Specialist
13307 Miami Lane
Caldwell, ID  83607


Thank you for your interest in employment with
Southwest District Health!

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.