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Help Wanted: City of New Bedford hiring Director of Public Health


DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH $85,624 – $107,038

Leads a wide range of public health mandates and manages Department staff, grants and contracts. Provides programmatic leadership and strategic planning, fiscal accountability, personnel management, health services, and public service. Builds and sustains regional partnerships, programs, and capacity. Provides grants, contracts, and health insurance billing. Develops plans, policies, and programs to address the community’s public health needs, and establishes goals and objectives to be achieved through systematic courses of action that focus on these needs and equitable distribution of resources.

Enforces all State public health laws, local ordinances, and rules and regulations of the New Bedford Board of Health. Implements all State mandated programs and services and responds to complaints and meets other high priority service requirements. Evaluates existing programs and services, and provides quality assurance, in accordance with applicable professional and regulatory standards, to ensure that programs are consistent with the department’s plans and policies; prepare and manage the annual budget.

Makes recommendations to the Board of Health on matters that pertain to public health and assists the Board in the development of public health policies. Develops and administers grant-funded programs, manages community-wide vaccine distribution programs and investigates the occurrence of adverse health effects and hazards in the community by ensuring that timely investigations are conducted. Drafts and issues reports on health issues and maintains public health records in accordance with State law. Informs and educates the public on public health issues of concern in the community, promoting awareness about public health services, availability, and health education initiatives. Manages resources and develops an organizational structure to maximize the operational functions of the Health Department. Advocates for public health and build constituencies and identify resources within the community by generating supportive and collaborative relationships with public and private agencies and neighborhood groups for effective planning, implementation, and management of public health activities.

Master’s Degree in public health, health administration, or a related field. At least seven years of experience in public health administration or environmental health or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Criminal Offender Record Investigation (CORI) background check mandatory.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979- 1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

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