School Health Bureau Chief

Position Information Benefits Supplemental Questions
Arlington County's Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the position of School Health Bureau Chief for the School Health Bureau located in the Public Health Division (PHD). The School Health Bureau provides school health services for the students of the Arlington Public Schools (APS) and the Parent Infant Education program, also known as the Arlington Infant and Toddler Connection Program. The Bureau has a $7+ million budget, and 70+ multi-disciplinary, diverse and talented staff, all focused on the departmental mission of making a real difference in people's lives by promoting, and providing outstanding human services. The School Health Bureau Chief is an integral member of both the division's management team, and the department's extended management team. The Bureau Chief is intimately involved in managing bureau programs and public health emergencies, and plays a key role in guiding all staff in integrating PHD and DHS programs to meet shifting program needs. This incumbent is also a member of the School Health Advisory Board and the Comprehensive School Health Committee.
For more information on the School Health Bureau please click here.
Areas of responsibilities include:
Working closely with bureau staff, the Public Health Physician the Assistant Division Chief, and the Division Chief to continually assess the public health needs of APS students;
Collaborating with the APS Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and other school administrators on policy issues, implementation of state and federal guidelines, and setting the direction for the programs;
Creating, monitoring, and analyzing outcome performance measures for short and long-range programs, and performing regular program reviews;
Evaluating programs to ensure consistency with state, federal and local guidelines, including budget limitations;
Supervising a staff of 5, and developing and maintaining multi-disciplinary staffing;
Communicating and providing consultation to school staff and parents on public health issues, and resolving day-to-day health related questions; and
Serving as liaison to Arlington Public Schools, other strategic groups in the community, and local and state agencies.
Selection Criteria:Minimum: Master's degree in Nursing, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, or directly related field AND progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in school health, public health or related area. Additional qualifying experience and a bachelor's degree may substitute for the master's degree.
The ideal candidate will have:
Strong leadership and management skills leading a large, diverse, creative and autonomous staff;
Leading and inspiring staff to embrace and navigate change;
Supervisory experience in team-building, negotiating, and coalition building;
School health and/or public health experience at the local level;
Program experience involving diverse populations, clients with low incomes and/or disabilities similar to those served by DHS and APS;
In-depth knowledge of and experience in outcome based performance assessment and continuous process improvement;
Ability to identify and implement nursing practice standards as well as laws and regulations (e.g., HIPPA and FERPA);
Ability to develop appropriate policies and procedures, in order to guide staff who practice in a non-health care setting to make appropriate decisions;
Familiarity with or training in emergency management systems such as Incident Command Systems (ICS) and National Incident Management Systems (NIMS);
Leveraging technology to communicate and to facilitate business practices; and
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Special Requirements:Please provide a cover letter which highlights:
Your progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in school health, public health or a related area;
Your most significant accomplishments in family or population health services with human services clients especially those with low incomes and/or disabilities; and
Your leadership experience with collaborating, team building, negotiating and coalition building.
Please use the space provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire section or attach your letter to your online application. Resumes may also be attached.
Additional Information:The salary is negotiable. The starting salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected.
The announcement is open until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed continuously. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of applications have been received.
This position is in the Arlington County Government's Extended Management Accountability Program (XMAP), in which Senior Executives are eligible for a negotiated salary/benefits package and are evaluated and compensated on the basis of a performance agreement linked to the County Management Plan, results achieved, and a multi-rater appraisal. XMAP is a flexible total rewards/compensation system directly linked to performance and the market. For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits click here.

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