Interested in promoting health in big cities? Apply to join one of these dynamic public health workplaces and make your mark in improving the health and lives of millions.

New York City: Chief Financial Officer/Deputy Commissioner

Position Overview – What You’ll Do

The Chief Financial Officer / Deputy Commissioner (CFO) is responsible for overseeing and managing the Division of Finance. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the CFO provides leadership and direction to a division of approximately 300 staff members and ensures the fiscal integrity of the agency’s $2.5 billion expense budget, $1.5 billion revenue budget, $900 million capital budget, and $1.9 billion in procurements.

The Division of Finance provides analysis, resources, budget development and allocation, and fiscal integrity through a racial equity lens. The division improves and informs agency-wide strategic priority setting, decision-making, and operations and program management; and facilitates and implements agency-wide activities and strategic initiatives. The CFO is responsible for the oversight of the following bureaus:

• Bureau of the Agency Chief Contracting Officer
• Bureau of Budget
• Bureau of the Controller
• Bureau of Finance Administration and Planning
• Bureau of Revenue

The CFO supervises 6 positions. This includes 5 Assistant Commissioners, each of whom oversees one of the bureaus listed above, and a Special Projects Director, who supports the CFO and supervises an Executive/Special Assistant, Special Projects Manager, and Equity Liaison.

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Seattle-King County: Preparedness Director

Position Overview – What You’ll Do

In this role, you will have the opportunity to prepare for and lead Public Health’s response to emergencies and disasters and work with dedicated and talented employees who are committed to ensuring equity and are passionate about serving the community during challenging times.

Reporting to the Deputy Department Director, this position serves an important role in building partnerships, programs, processes, and policies that advance public health preparedness and response. They provide organizational leadership, system evaluation, policy coordination, and staff management.

The successful candidate must be focused on building and fostering collaborative relationships with Public Health divisions, healthcare system partners, local agencies, first responders, private industry, broad community partners, and state and federal agencies to ensure a coordinated approach to public health preparedness and response.  They will enjoy developing people and teams and possess strong analytical, equity, and problem-solving skills.

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Washington, DC: Health Director

Position Overview – What You’ll Do

This position is located in the Department of Health(DOH) to serve as the Director of Health, responsible for providing executive direction and administration of a wide range of complex and diverse health services and programs which are of high quality and responsive to citizen needs regardless of individual or family economic status, race, age, or place of residence. These functions and programs include the development and direction of a comprehensive health care system, the development and implementation of programs and priorities for the protection of District residents from health hazards, the development of programming documents and the systemized evaluation of health program objectives and activities.

The Director, as a member of the Mayor’s Cabinet, actively participates in the establishment of Department policy, planning for the accomplishment of primary programs, providing advice concerning implications of major program decisions, and assuring coordination of overall health program planning and objectives with social services programs to assure outreach of income, medical and food assistance programs.

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Big Cities Health Coalition: Grants and Finance Director

Position Overview – What You’ll Do

The Director will lead work in three key areas: grants management (both private and public); general finance support and oversight; and execution of contracts. The ideal candidate will have experience in each of these areas, in particular federal grant processes, as well as the knowledge and ability to liaise with BCHC’s external accounting team.

The Grants/Finance Director will report to the Executive Director (ED). This position is grant-funded, full-time, and based in the D.C. metro area. The opportunity for full-time remote work exists. 

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Big Cities Health Coalition: Project Assistant

Position Overview – What You’ll Do

The Project Assistant will support a team of about five colleagues, working to perform a wide range of administrative and project/program support activities for BCHC. These include but are not limited to: communications, board support, and operations, as well as some scheduling and administrative support for the Executive Director (ED).

The Project Assistant will report to the Director of Communications. This position is grant-funded, full-time, and based in the D.C. metro area. The opportunity for full-time remote work exists.

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Baltimore City: Chief of Staff/Chief Operating Officer

Position Overview – What You’ll Do

The Chief of Staff/Chief Operating Officer is a senior staff position responsible for coordinating and advancing the work of the BCHD under the direction of the Health Commissioner. This role is critical in ensuring the operational efficiency and effectiveness of BCHD; serves as a trusted adviser to the Health Commissioner and other senior administrators, and manages and oversees projects and initiatives to achieve BCHD’s priorities and objectives. This position requires strong alignment with City of Baltimore’s and BCHD’s mission, values, and strategic vision, as well as demonstrated success, sound judgment, and flexibility working in a complex, fast-paced environment. To learn more and apply, click here.

Baltimore City: Chief of Human Resources

Position Overview – What You’ll Do

The Chief of HR, Operations Manager I is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the human resources office and staff. The Human Resource Office supports programs with hiring, retention, and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. To learn more and apply, click here.

El Paso: Health Director

Position Overview – What You’ll Do

The Health Director will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Department of Public Health with 425 FTEs and an operational budget of $19 million. The Director will plan and oversee all public health education campaigns to promote and obtain the cooperation of local organizations, residents, and visitors. To ensure effective departmental programs and services, the Director will lead the engagement of stakeholders from local, regional, and state levels in order to conduct needs assessments and evaluate current and possible health issues impacting the community. Utilizing “best practices” in public health, the Director will identify and present best options and models for public health governance, administration, and structure, and issue recommendations and create reports to the City Administration and the City Council.

The Director will be directing and overseeing public health activities in communicable, chronic, and infectious disease control, as well as establishing and providing medical direction of local case tracking and disease investigation to monitor statistics and provide real-time data for effective assessment and control initiatives. The Department is also responsible for conducting research to identify funding resources and oversee preparation and submission of grant proposals. To apply and learn more, click here.


El Paso Health Director

Job Description El Paso Health Director

Portland/Multnomah County: Epidemiology Manager

Multnomah County Health Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Epidemiology Manager.

Who You Are:

You are an experienced epidemiology management professional bringing your knowledge of advanced analytical work and experience directing multiple projects and studies based on public health and racial equity priorities. You are knowledgeable of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and have a demonstrated commitment to equity-focused, community-based participatory, and stakeholder-led research and evaluation practices. You are someone who thrives on cultivating and maintaining a team of effective relationships across multiple backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures. You are someone that is committed to advancing public health through the planning and implementation of complex epidemiologic investigations, studies, and surveillance of public health priorities including, but not limited to, leading causes of death, social determinants of health, health disparity analyses, chronic disease outcomes, maternal/child health outcomes, communicable disease outbreaks, and injury related to violence and overdose. You are looking for a career with a progressive public agency and are a driven promoter of diversity, equity, and inclusion. If this sounds like you then you may be the ideal candidate for this position!

For more information and to apply, visit Multnomah’s website here.