Assistant Director, Austin Public Health, Austin, Texas

Created 04/07/2022
Reference 511253
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Social and Human Services, Business Administration, Public Administration, Municipal Government, or in a field related to the job, plus five (5) years of progressively responsible management experience, including two (2) years of experience in a management capacity.



  • Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for two (2) years of experience.


Notes to Applicants
Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more.

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Regarding Your Application:
  • A detailed and complete Employment Application is required.
  • Resume and Cover Letter are required and will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application. Employment history dates must include month and year.
  • This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation ( CBI ).
  • To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by May 6, 2022.
  • To apply, candidates must complete this online application. Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration.
  • This position is subject to the Texas Open Records Act.

Pay Range
$130,000 - $140,000 annually

Hours
Normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Additional hours will be required on evening, weekends, and holidays per business need.

Job Close Date

Type of Posting External
Department Austin Public Health
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 7201 Levander Loop Austin, Texas 78702
Preferred Qualifications
  • Exceptional Leadership - A leader who uses judgement to handle community concerns and has sharp problem-solving skills with the ability to build quality interpersonal relationships throughout the city with diverse communities.
  • Creativity and Innovation - Ability to use imagination or original ideas to improve processes or solve problems.
  • Administration Skills - Proven ability to lead and manage a diverse team within a dynamic environment while remaining compliant and transparent.
  • Customer Focused - Strives to deliver high-quality results and superior service that exceeds expectations while remaining mindful of the needs and perspectives of both our internal and external stakeholders.
  • Community Collaborator - Has experience presenting complex strategies to internal and external stakeholders on projects and programs that may include public outreach, City Council updates, and program implementation.
  • Political Savvy - A deep understanding of what other people need, born of empathy, listening, and honest communication. The ability to have influence beyond your title or official duties.
  • Team Building - Ability to cause a group of people to work together effectively as a team to accomplish a common goal or vision.
  • Strategic Planning - Possessing the art of creating and defining specific business strategies, allocating resources for plan implementation and evaluation of plan execution and results.
  • Problem Solving - Demonstrated ability to find solutions to difficult or complex issues.
  • Communicates Effectively with an Equity Mindset - Leading with race, have the ability to manage diversity, understand inclusion, and work with diverse communities and populations to build constructive and effective relationships, and convey and receive information.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Develops and implements short- and long-range strategies, objectives, policies, and priorities; determines appropriate service and staffing levels; and allocates resources accordingly. Assists in the planning, development, and administration of the department's budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures; and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Develops, negotiates, and monitors contracts between the City, consultants, contractors, outreach and social service agencies, and other governmental entities. Provides oversight and direction of research and analysis to determine program direction and goals. Analyzes operations to evaluate performance of programs and resources in meeting objectives; and identifies areas of potential duplication of services, opportunities for program improvement, and policy change. Ensures that responsibilities, authority, and accountability of all direct and indirect subordinates are defined, understood, and accomplished. Presides over, or serves on, boards and commissions, committees, or other governing boards. Develops partnerships, as necessary, with outside public and private organizations to access resources and improve the efficiency of service delivery. Acts as official departmental representative to other City departments, CMO , elected officials, and outside agencies; explains department programs, policies, and activities; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues. Works in collaboration with City management, Mayor and Council, and outside agencies regarding community outreach and health and human services programs in person and through written reports. Responds to and resolves sensitive inquiries and complaints, and issues from both internal and external sources.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.



  • Knowledge of the principals and practices of public administration.


  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.


  • Skill in oral and written communications.


  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.


  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.


  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.


  • Skill in preparing and analyzing budgets, reports, and studies.


  • Ability to demonstrate executive level management of human resources functions for direct and indirect reports.


  • Ability to maintain effective communication and working relationships with Boards and Commissions, City employees and the public.


  • Ability to developing strategic direction and program implementation collaboratively with various stakeholder/community groups.


Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The minimum qualifications for this position are: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Social and Human Services, Business Administration, Public Administration, Municipal Government, or in a field related to the job, plus five (5) years of progressively responsible management experience, including two (2) years of experience in a management capacity. Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for two (2) years of experience. Do you meet these requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
* If identified as the top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

Employer City of Austin, TX

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