Director of Health

$60,694 - $86,465 yearly
  • Franklin County Kansas
  • 1428 South Main Street, Ottawa, KS, USA
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Public Health

Job Description

Franklin County, KS is currently seeking a Public Health Director. This highly visible position is responsible for the overall operation of the Franklin County Health Department. The Director will oversee and lead a department of ten staff members, including both clinical and administrative personnel. The average tenure for this department is 9.5 years, emphasizing the commitment this staff has for Franklin County.

The ideal candidate has a reputation for positively influencing the success of a public health team and is well respected. Are you ready to create and lead a post COVID-19 Strategic plan that ensures continued excellence in health services? Do you meet the minimum qualifications? If so, you may be the individual we are searching for. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to lead an already successful team in providing public health services to a vibrant, family-oriented community.


  • Enforces and maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances;
  • Supervises, evaluates, and trains department personnel;
  • Assists with the budget, and controls expenditures and provides input on revenue sources;
  • Prepares and completes reports;
  • Performs public education, speaking and outreach when new projects are being implemented and for ongoing activities;
  • Develops short-term and long-term goals for department;
  • Develops and administers department policies and procedures;
  • Fields questions, concerns, and complaints from the public;
  • Supervises the operation of the entire department;
  • Consults and advises the County Administrator and Board of County Commissioners on matters relating to department operations;
  • Researches types of equipment to purchase or programs to support, and prepares bid specifications for equipment, projects and supplies.  Determines cost alternatives with pros and cons, and provides recommendations;
  • Works under the direction of the Franklin County Board of Health and Administration;
  • Collaborates and coordinates programs with other community agencies, with the Kansas Department. of Health and Environment, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA), Medicaid, private providers of health care, and insurance companies;
  • Assures the delivery of quality patient care based on professional standards of practice and standards of public health nursing practices;
  • Works with Emergency Management Staff and other local and state agencies/organizations, and East Central Kansas Public Health Commission (ECKPHC) for planning and implementation of local and regional emergency plans;
  • Assesses needs for community and clients;
  • Routinely updates/modifies, implements, and evaluates agency plans;
  • Maintains local Health Department Emergency Plan, updating and revising as necessary;
  • Collaborates with the Board of Health and stakeholders to develop and maintain strategic plan, Community Health Assessment (CHA), and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP);
  • Actively participates on Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC);
  • Develops and monitors quality assurance plan for all programs;
  • Coordinates grant writing and reporting activities with supporting criteria for fiscal and statistical documentation;
  • Acts as liaison for/between agency and state/federal entities;
  • Monitors and provides input on legislative issues.
  • Oversees and facilitates community collaborations, assessment and improvement planning;
  • Oversees and conducts disease and environmental investigation and prevention/intervention activities;
  • Prepares and organizes community education, public relations, media promotions and campaigns to address issues;
  • Prepares for and responds to natural and man-made disasters or emergency responses related to public health concerns;
  • Other duties as assigned.