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Executive Public Health Division Administrator

Idaho Division of Human Resources
Caldwell, Idaho
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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Position Type
Executive / President
Full Time
Organization Type
Executive Public Health Division Administrator
Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/24
Posting End Date: 2024/09/24
Category: Environmental Services
Sub Category: Public Health
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Caldwell, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 48.48
Maximum Salary: 57.04
Pay Rate Type: Hourly
- Vision: A Healthier Southwest Idaho.
- Mission: To promote the health and wellness of those who live, work and play in Southwest Idaho.
- Values: Accountability, customer-focused, and teamwork influence the work we do and the difference we hope to make.
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, and Owyhee counties? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public?Southwest District Health (SWDH) is recruiting an executive-levelPublic Health Division Administratorto lead the dedicated group of professionals in theEnvironmental and Community Health Services (ECHS) Division.
As theECHS Division Administrator, you will lead a dynamic team of professionals, establish the strategies and direction of your team to ensure their success, and enforce laws and regulations, working with state and local partners, and navigating the political landscape to protect the health of your community. As the leader of a diverse and self-motivated team, you will ensure exceptional delivery of essential public health services including:
- environmental health: lands (i.e., solid waste, subsurface sewage disposal, land development, and public drinking water) and facilities (i.e., food, pool, and childcare) inspections, licensing and permitting,
- community health: health promotion, education, community outreach, and engagement,
- communicable disease control, and
- public health emergency preparedness.
This position oversees all operations, administration, and fiscal management of the division.
If you find purpose in building and leading high functioning teams, perhaps it's time you considered a career with SWDH. We're all about shaking up the stereotype that working in government is dull. We're disruptors and innovators, all passionately sharing the same vision of making Southwest Idaho the best place to live, work, and play. We believe in fostering a positive workplace where everyone can thrive.
This position is open until filled. The hiring managers are continuously considering applications for this position. This job announcement will close if the position is filled.
Excellent Benefits
This budgeted, regular full-time position offers a competitive benefits package includingPERSI (one of the BEST RETIREMENT system available in the Nation) ( with a lifetime benefit!
- Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits ( (Plan options offer employee only coverage for full-time/30+hours per weekPPO $65/monthfor medical and vision and $11.80/month for dental, with a low premium cost for adding additional family members. Or aFreeHigh Deductible Health Planfor employees only and low cost for additional members.)
- Life Insurance ( (FREE basic and paid for supplemental options for both the employee and eligible dependents.)
- 11 paid holidays per year,25 paid vacation days per year, and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start.
- Optional 401K ( and 457 ( Saving Plans
- Wellness Programs (
- Bring your canine friend to work on Fridays
- In-house fitness room and outdoor walking path
- Ongoing internal and external training opportunities
- Opportunity for Student Loan Forgiveness ( and Tuition Benefit!
- The reverse flow of traffic from the Boise metro area to Caldwell and back offers a smooth commute.
Our generous benefits package elevates the total compensation for a full-time Division Administrator. Our offering transforms the hourly pay range from $48.48 - $57.04/hour to an estimated $65.90 - $76.36/hour, showcasing the value we invest in your well-being and professional growth .
Typical Duties:
Candidates must be able to complete the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and meet all the mandatory qualifications of the position.
- Oversees the day-to-day operations and serves as a key advisor to the Director and county officials on environmental health and public health related issues.
- Lead a team of 30+ employees by hiring and developing staff to their optimal level of performance, providing clear direction, setting attainable expectations, offering support and expertise, and nurturing/cultivating cross-team collaboration.
- Develop strategic initiatives that advance SWDH's effectiveness in carrying out its mission.
- Contribute to strategy development, organizational effectiveness, and problem-solving within the District's Leadership Team.
- Interpret and apply local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to public health authority.
- Interact and engage with local and state elected officials and policy makers on matters pertaining to public health.
- Exemplify SWDH core values of accountability, customer-focus, and teamwork.
- Manage continuous improvement and support innovation efforts.
- Resolve complex inquiries and implement change management.
- Serve as a representative on internal and external committees, workgroups, boards, etc.
- Participate in the organization's budget development process and develop and monitor the division's budget.
Minimum Qualifications:
You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to qualify for this position. All required experience and/or education must be listed under the work history section of this application OR on your resume and must include a detailed explanation of your roles and responsibilities at each relevant employer.
Minimum Qualifications (MQ):
- Considerable knowledge and practice ofexecutive leadership in the public-sector (including military), business, or public health/healthcare,typically gained through either a closely related bachelor's or master's degree with a minimum of 10 years of progressively greater leadership experience, a minimum of 15 years of progressively greater leadership experience, or a combination of coursework and experience that represents the knowledge and practice level above.
- Good knowledge of emotional intelligence and political acumen,typically gained through either a closely related bachelor's degree, 2-4 upper division college courses related to the subject and 2-4 years of mid-level work experience closely related to the subject, or a combination of coursework and experience that represents the knowledge level above.
- Approximately (10 years) of related work experience in the following areas:
- Leadership (e.g., leading high performing teams, strategy development and execution, etc.)
- Supervision and management of multiple teams
- Developing a team
- Interpreting and applying laws and regulations
- Public speaking
- Conflict resolution
MQ Specialty:
- Valid Driver's License
- Approximately (5-10 years) of related work experience in the following areas:
- Budget monitoring
- Strategic development
- Managing professional staff and/or managers of professional staff
- Operations management including government, environmental, or public health/healthcare service delivery
Ideal Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
- Bachelor's degree or higher in public administration, business, public health, environmental science, natural resource management, industrial hygiene, civil engineering, anthropology, sociology, urban planning and design, or related field.
- Excellent leadership skills, with steadfast resolve and personal integrity.
- Knowledge of advanced business planning and regulatory issues.
- Knowledge of data analysis and performance metrics or understands financial and quantitative information and has ability to manage operations within budgets.
- Knowledge of and ability to interpret laws and regulations.
- Knowledge of environmental laws.
- Knowledge of compliance best practices, including HIPAA and protected health information (PHI).
- Ability to exude trust and confidence.
- Ability to problem-solve, consider and weigh the impact of a decision, and be decisive.
- Ability to resolve conflict and de-escalate.
- Ability to implement an organization's strategy and vision.
Supplemental Information:
Who May Apply
Individuals who meet all the "MQ's" and "MQ Specialties" listed above. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodation may be directed to the contact listed on this job posting.
How to Apply
Log in to your, find this job announcement and select the Apply Now button. Attach your most current resume and follow the promptings to complete the exam. Hit submit. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.
The successful candidate will have a history and background supportive of the department's mission goal and be required to complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal history background check to include fingerprints.
SWDH is an equal opportunity employer and hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, age, or disability, exercising the right to family care and medical leave. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodation to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodation or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Human Resource Office at 208.455.5318.
NOTICE: Idaho's Public Health Districts are agencies that are authorized by the State of Idaho as independent bodies. District employees are not State of Idaho employees, rather District employees who receive benefits through the Office of Group Insurance.
To learn more about Southwest District Health, please visit
If you would like to become a part of our team, we encourage you to apply.
If you have questions about this position, please contact us at:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 208.455.5318

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