FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Centers) Division Director

$120,564 - $162,763 yearly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Jan 19, 2023
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Centers) Division Director

Job ID: 106780

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.


Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, February 13, 2023.


Annual Pay Range: $120,564.38 - $162,762.68

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions, including:

• Generous paid time off package, including:

• 16 hours of vacation accrued per month

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

• Employer-paid 6% Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage

• A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• Longevity pay

• Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)




Clackamas County Department of Health, Housing and Human Services (H3S) is looking for a dynamic and experienced leader to direct the Health Centers Division which oversees the county's Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The FQHC includes four primary care clinics (including dental care), three behavioral health clinics and five School Based Health Centers. The Health Centers Division is dedicated to offering high quality medical, dental and behavioral health services to individuals throughout Clackamas County, with a focus on patient-centered care that helps individuals and families thrive!

This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to lead the county's efforts in providing medical, dental, and behavioral health services to children and adults in an era of health reform.

The Health Centers Division Director has oversight of the overall operations of the Health Centers Division and is responsible for planning, coordinating and maintaining a comprehensive system of health care management functions in accordance with revenue and expenditure limitations, clinical requirements and legal guidelines. This position oversees services to include integrated primary care and behavioral health services, dental services, school based health centers and all administrative functions, and is responsible for ensuring the Division has the resources to carry out short and long term goals in accordance with the strategic plan.

Reporting to the H3S Director and accountable to the Community Health Council, the individual in this position will cultivate an open, healthy, and team-oriented work culture. The Clackamas Community Health Council is the federally mandated governing board of Clackamas Health Centers that has responsibility for oversight of the Health Centers Program project. In collaboration with the Board of County Commissioners, it is responsible for the oversight of clinical operations, health centers policy, establishing and evaluating program objectives and the recommendation and evaluation of the Health Centers Director. The Council consists of community members — patients and non-patients — who have a passion for quality healthcare services and access. The Health Centers Director is a non-voting member of the Community Health Council. The Council represents the needs and interests of Clackamas County's health services and the people who use them.


The ideal candidate will have a degree in Health Care Administration or a related field; strong background and experience in a FQHC health care delivery program; the demonstrated ability to effectively manage program and fiscal elements of a public health care program; familiarity with HRSA funded health care delivery programs; and a thorough understanding of poverty related issues.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a flexible work style to achieve results, exhibit organizational acumen, and strong attention to detail. In addition, we are seeking a candidate who will employ a hands-on, proactive, and collaborative approach that builds trust and develops positive relationships both internally and externally.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of everything we do. Clackamas County is committed to building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply in that spirit.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a related field that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the role, of which (3) years of the experience must have been in a leadership or program management role with supervisory responsibilities

• Experience working in a unionized environment, including an understanding of labor relations and personnel issues

• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, including organizational development, personnel management, and procurement

• Thorough working knowledge and experience of federal regulations that govern Federally Qualified Health Centers

• Direct experience in planning and leading clinic operations

• Working knowledge of health care reform in Oregon, data collection and statistical analysis

• Working knowledge of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems, such as Epic

• Strong verbal and written communication skills in a leadership role, including the ability to convey complex information to various audiences

• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check

• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673

• Per the Oregon Health Authority, (https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280799 & https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280616), this position is subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Prior to the start of employment, the selected candidate must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exception in place with the County as a qualification of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Direct experience working with federal and state programs and laws in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) environment

• Experience developing or refining strategic plans, developing and refining performance measures, and collecting and analyzing performance data

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


• In collaboration with the Community Health Council (co-applicant with Board of County Commissioners), implement FQHC Health System program, policies, fee schedule, and budget

• Attend and serve as point of accountability for the Community Health Council

• Oversee the preparation of all required FQHC reports and applications (330 Grant)

• Develop and oversee quality assurance system for the FQHC System

• Ensure compliance with federal, state and local rules, regulations, statutes and applicable laws

• Manage revenues and expenditures for FQHC programs; direct and oversee grants and/or foundation proposals

• Hire and direct senior leadership staff; oversee hiring of professional staff to provide high quality services

• Prepare performance evaluations, recommend and administer progressive discipline

• Provide leadership and collaboration with stakeholders, clients and citizen groups

• Provide expert consultation to external agencies, committees and elected officials on issues related to program areas

• Address professional organizations and citizen groups, subordinates, peers and executive management on issues related to program area

• Participate in national, regional and state organizations, commissions, task forces and groups to promote and coordinate community health programs

• Represent the County in drafting, introducing, advocating and testifying on public health/community health related legislation

• Promote cooperative team effort within programs and with other County departments

Supervision Exercised:

• Medical Director (2)

• Dental Director

• Quality Manager

• Clinic Operations Manager (3)

• Behavioral Health Manager (2)

• Administrative and Financial Services Manager (2)

• Privacy Manager


Thorough Knowledge Of:

• Principles and practices of Federally Qualified Health Care centers, State and Oregon Administrative rules; federal, state and local statutes and regulations governing community health and primary care services.

• Budget preparation, public program development, personnel management, labor relations, project management and program analysis and evaluation; business practices necessary for successful operation of primary care clinics.

• Research methodologies, techniques of data collection and statistical analysis, and application of data based decision making techniques.

Skill To:

• Interpret and apply principles and practices of management, including planning, organizing, directing and motivating to program area.

• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of organizational goals.

• Produce measureable outcomes using applicable data and participatory management strategies within budgetary limits and time constraints.

• Plan and organize personnel, equipment and budgetary resources to achieve program goals, objectives, quality improvement, productivity and effectiveness.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups.


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off).

Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended. This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/9065b5fb-2237-47ce-9534-e7c8c40fc2bc and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.






Health, Housing, and Human Services helps individuals, families, and communities in many areas of their health, including:

• Physical and oral health

• Mental health and addictions services

• Child and family services

• Assistance for people with disabilities

• Public health

• Aging services

• Low income and special needs housing

• Employment training for individuals with barriers

• Assistance for low-income individuals



Clackamas County Health Centers provide direct medical, dental, and mental health services to Clackamas County residents.

We provide services at our Integrated Primary Health Care Clinics, our mental health clinics, or through our School Based Health Centers.



Clackamas County only accepts online applications. Please include both a resume and cover letter, detailing your experience.

Help With Your Application:



If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).





Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


E.D. Barnett-Herro, Recruiter


To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3814646

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