The Tennessee Department of Health's (TDH) Division of Overdose Response Coordination Office (ORCO) is seeking a Public Health Administrator 1 (grant-funded position) in Nashville, TN. The Public Health Administrator 1 is responsible for providing day-to-day guidance, evaluation, and leadership to the administrative staff involved the implementation of evidenced-based interventions. This position will work to coordinate tools and data collection methods used for interventions, including the review of work plans from High Impact Areas (HIA) related to opioid overdose in communities, and coordinate tools used for those interventions.
Provide direct, day-to-day supervision of at least one (1) Public Health Program Director 2 and indirect supervision of at least seven (7) Regional Substance Misuse Coordinators from the county and regional health departments.
Administer a systematic process of obtaining services that encompass a clear scope of work, in highly impacted jurisdictions on developing and refining evidenced based programming.
Develop and implement trainings with stakeholders and partners specific to opioid response activities.
Assist in creation of tools and methods of data collection used for bi-monthly reporting progress for high impacts area grantees, while streamlining monitoring evaluation processes in both activity planning and implementation plans.
Review yearly work plans submitted by HIA grantees for completeness and feasibility.
Trouble-shoot challenges and data collection for all projects.
Oversee bi-monthly reporting of metrics for HIA grant recipients, identify issues from reporting and develop technical assistance strategies to assist grantees in successful program management.
Travel to High Impact Areas (HIA) monthly at a minimum or as needed.
Coordinate with ORCO Director and Deputy Director.
Provide strategic advice and consultation to program staff to determine proper methods of evidenced based strategies, as well as strategy development and execution of activities. Ensure stakeholder views are managed toward best solutions.
Manage multiple requirements with special attention due to the urgency or strategic importance to grant guidelines.
Oversee all aspects of projects. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of project. Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project.
Master’s degree in Public Health or related field, from an accredited college or university and three years’ experience in related field including supervisory experience. Ability to effectively work both, independently and part of a team. Competent in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Four years of professional experience activity planning and community interventions work or any experience in developing requests for proposals or similar solicitations of work plans.
* Note: any combination of education years and experience equivalent to four years total is acceptable. Supervisory experience cannot be waived.
The ideal candidate will have:
At least (3) years of experience supervising administrative staff.
Experience with contract development, including the monitoring of work plans, and reviewing the scope of work, identifying, and inserting contract language as appropriate, and upholding professional ethics in contract administration including budgeting practice.
Ability to apply principles, theories, and practices of contract administration to a wide range of public health needs to meet departmental objectives.
Exceptional skills in performance coaching, effective communication, project management, problem solving, and stakeholder engagement.
Knowledge of personnel management and human resource systems.
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