Public Health Modernization Manager

Prineville, OR

Department:           Health Department

Reports To:              Public Health Director

Classification:         Non-Exempt

Salary Grade:          124/ $28.75 - $32.36

Allapplications must be submitted through the link provided below:


The primary duties of this position are to support the coordination and management of public health and human services programs under the guidance and general supervision of the Health & Human Services Director. The position will work closely with the Director to develop and implement programs for Crook County that are:

  • data-driven,
  • developmentally appropriate
  • culturally informed,
  • equitable,
  • trauma-informed,
  • and as comprehensive and sustainable as possible.

This position will work collaboratively on a variety of public health initiatives in support of the department-wide mission to …provide fair opportunity to those in our community to achieve their full health potential. This position will serve a key leadership role in the department, responsible for supporting public health modernization initiatives, including strategic planning, health equity, and sustainability. 

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Coordinate operational planning for all department programs
  • Support strategic coordination of work being conducted across the department
  • Support staff meetings
  • Coordinate staff training and professional development
  • Represent Home Visiting and Health Protection & Response programmatic needs in leadership settings including weekly meetings, strategic and budget planning, et cetera
  • Support and participate in the ongoing strategic planning process for the department
  • Participate in workgroups through the Coalition of Local Health Officials, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and Central Oregon Health Council
  • Serve on local, regional, state, and national boards, and/or committees as applicable to best serve the department and the community we serve 

Health Improvement, Protection, & Preparedness

Preparedness and Response

  • Oversee Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR) programming, staff, and activities
  • Ensure coordination with local and regional partners to meet health improvement, protection, and preparedness objectives
  • Educate community leaders, including elected officials, about effective strategies for improving public health through policy, systems, and environmental change
  • Communicate with local media to support department programs and community organizing to advance public policy initiatives
  • Conduct regular assessment of the public health needs of Crook County in coordination with the Regional Health Assessment and Regional Health Improvement Plans
  • Research and review current policy, environmental, and systems change strategies that support public health initiatives
  • Complete Public Health Preparedness Training: ICS: 100, 200, 700, and 800
  • Participate in Public Health Preparedness exercises and events

Communicable Disease

  • Oversee and coordinate staffing of the Communicable Disease (CD) team  
  • Understand terms and concepts associated with CD programs
  •     Describe and apply current Oregon Health Division policies and procedures for CD services
  •     Properly identify and prioritize populations during CD events or public health emergencies
  •     Oversight for Syringe Services Program
  •     Support coordination of Strategic National Stockpile medications or vaccinations with local, state and federal agencies
  •     Complete all forms, consents, records, and other documentation as required by Crook County and Oregon Health Division
  •     Collaborate with CD Coordinator and Oregon Health Division for reporting data findings and after-action reporting
  •     Ensure proper specimen handling, processing, testing, charting and disposal 
  •     Ensure proper use of lab equipment, calibrating and documenting controls, using testing mediums and processes 

Maternal Child Health Programs

  • Supervision of MCH Team Lead and MCH team
  • Oversight and support of programs under the MCH umbrella 

Public Health Modernization Coordination

  • Lead for the Public Health Modernization grant and associated workplan
  • Point person for development and implementation of subcontracts and agreements with partners that implement aspects of the Modernization workplan
  • Participation in learning collaborative and regional Modernization activities as needed
  • Participate in the development of the Modernization Health Department Plan for 2023 

Grant Writing

  • Conduct prospect research on potential government, foundation, and individual grantors using internet sites and other research resources
  • Coordinate, write, and implement grant activities as needed
  • Maintain and track grant request and reporting requirements. Maintain database and files regarding information about grantors.
  • Correspond with prospects and grantors, including follow-up to check on status of proposals and reporting back to them on their program investments. Coordinate on-site visits with prospects/grantors as needed
  • Collaborate with health department staff, sub-contractors and partners to prepare accurate and timely progress reports 

Performance Management

  • Serve as the Public Health Accreditation Coordinator
  • Coordinate Performance Management with the Quality Improvement team
  • Responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) – Crook County site for accreditation yearly reports and re-accreditation 


  • Technical Capacity: Equipment use – personal computer and related software, phone, printer/copier/facsimile
  • Financial Management
  • Initiative: Work independently and in coordination with teams to create and implement new or innovative strategies
  • Communication Proficiency: Effective in verbal and written forms
  • Time Management: Prioritize multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced
  • Ethical Conduct: Maintain confidentiality, abide by county/state and federal laws with knowledge of Public Health and county rules
  • Knowledge of Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules
  • Knowledge of Public Health law, policies, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMC) and the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration 

Performance Indicators

  • Contribution to Quality Improvement processes, including a minimum of one per year specific to Administrative Services
  • Implementation of VMSG database across department programs and utilization to evaluate program performance and overall effectiveness
  • Development implementation, and completion of operational plans for all program Service groups across the department
  • Engagement in Regional Health Improvement Plan efforts
  • Employee performance evaluations are completed during the pay period of their due date (six month probationary and/or annual).
  • Documentation of sustainability efforts, including but not limited to grant submissions, partnership development and maintenance, et cetera. 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position supervises Home Visiting programs in Family Health Services and programs in Health Protection & Response Services. 

Work Environment

This role will include a combination of sedentary desk work, standing presentations, and active group facilitation; some filing, lifting, and carrying may be required. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines, and presentation equipment. Presentations and events will be off-site at times and may require working in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, twist, and bend. 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Some weekends and evenings will be required for travel, events, and/or training. Days and hours may vary in a public health emergency. 


Local and regional travel for presentations, events and training can be expected. State or national travel may be an option for training and/or presentation purposes. 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Public Health or related field and five years of experience in public health, health care, or social services
  • Master of Public Health ore related field and three years of experience in public health, health care, or social services
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master of Public Health
  • At least two years of experience in public health administration
  • Experience with community organizing event planning and coordination
  • Bilingual

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check
  • Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions) 

Safety Sensitive Requirements

  • This position is considered to be a safety sensitive position subject to drug screen(s) and adherence to all vaccine/immunity requirements for the healthcare setting
  • This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause
  • Crook County is an equal opportunity employer

AAP/EEO Statement

  • This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause
  • Crook County is an equal opportunity employer

Allapplications must be submitted through the link provided below: