The Director of Public Health, oversees a major city department, is an integral part of the City’s operations, and is critical to the agency’s success. The Health Director is responsible for the planning, coordinating and implementation of all activities of the New Haven Health Department and works with local, regional, state and federal officials to ensure the health of New Haven residents. In addition to the enforcement of state and local ordinances, public health code regulations and ensures emergency response preparedness planning, the Health Director works with City officials to drive an innovative evidence-based research, policy and advocacy agenda. The Health Director is appointed by the Board of Health and reports directly to the Community Services Administrator for the City of New Haven. For further information about the City of New Haven Health Department, visit: https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/health/default.htm
Candidate must meet at least one of the following two (2) requirements:
Licensed physician and hold a degree in public health from an accredited school, college, university or institution;
Possess a graduate degree in public health.
Additionally must possess the following knowledge, abilities and skills, including but not limited to: Individual must have strong research, policy and administrative experience; At least 7 years of professional administrative experience in a health related organization or government agency doing public health administration or management, including workforce/labor and budget management; effective communication; emergency preparedness response planning; effective establishment and implementation of policy or business goals; and compliance with legal requirements. Considerable research and writing experience (including publications in peer-reviewed journals and grant writing); Ability to build consensus with community and political partners on critical issues addressing health; Ability to manage budgets and prioritize critical deliverables pertaining to health; Ability to optimize and leverage limited resources to address essential public health concerns. Applicants must submit a writing sample along with application.
Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.
Additional Salary Information: This position is included in a policy regarding Executive Management & Confidential Employees.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, (2) a physical examination, including drug screening, and (3) a 90-day probationary period.
Current policy can be reviewed at https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/city_employees/city_bargaining_union_contracts.htm
Internal Number: 0940
About City of New Haven, Department of Health
The mission of the New Haven Health Department is to ensure and advocate for the health and well-being of all New Haven residents.
New Haven is the second-largest city in Connecticut and the sixth-largest in New England with a population at the 2012 United States Census of 130,741 people. New Haven is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, which in turn comprises a part of the New York metropolitan area.