The City of Bloomington is seeking an individual to provide leadership and supervision to the Population Health and Planning team while assisting with leadership of the Public Health Division, which serves the cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield, in order to fulfill the agency’s mission to engage the community in promoting, protecting and improving the health of all.
Examples of Duties
Leadership and Supervision
Primary supervisor and leader of the Population Health and Planning Team, which is comprised of the following program areas:
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Statewide Health Improvement Partnership
Health In All Policies
Public Health Data Analysis
Public Health Accreditation
Community Health Assessment/improvement plans
Provides formal supervision and evaluation, as well as regular coaching and development, for direct-report staff:
Defines the level of expected performance
Provides the necessary resources and support
Holds staff accountable for achieving performance goals and completing responsibilities
Develops, supports and models a positive and productive workplace culture based on respect, dignity, honesty and integrity. Allows staff to grow and succeed by providing opportunities for increased responsibility and creating a positive work culture.
Supports and advances organizational development efforts such as developing a high performing organization, employee engagement, workforce development, inclusion and equity, performance measurement efforts.
Embrace the City’s shared values and contribute towards accomplishing the City’s vision and goals by being creative, innovative, continuously learning, and communicating clearly.
Direct the development of the Division’s business plan
Develop and implement the Division’s workforce development plan
Oversee the Public Health Accreditation process for the Division
Services to the Community
Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external partners to:
Coordinate policies and programs on current and emerging public health issues with a health equity lens
Ensure that the community is prepared, protected and informed on important public health matters
Provide leadership to help inform, develop and implement local and state public health policy
Represent the Division at county, regional, state or national meetings, forums and groups to influence policy, programming and funding decisions
Work to assure health and well-being for all populations through policies, programs and strategies that address the structural factors that affect health
Ensure the use of public health data to identify health problems and disparities in the community and to guide public health planning, policy and decision making
Prepare and deliver presentations on community health to various audiences using plain language
Serve as a resource to the Division and community partners on health in all policies, public health data, emergency preparedness, public health accreditation, and community health priorities.
Communicates appropriately and effectively with people (both employees and the general public) from various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Works cooperatively with others; develops and maintains respectful and effective working relationships with diverse coworkers and community members; consistently brings a high level of self-awareness and empathy to all personal interactions.
Proactively resolves conflicts and misunderstandings in order to ensure a respectful and inclusive workplace.
Seeks to understand the legacy of structural racism, and its impact on employees and the residents we serve. Identifies any implications and adverse equity impacts when developing or reviewing policies, projects, activities and interactions with stakeholders.
Serve as the public health administrator when designated
Models behaviors that contribute to a positive work environment, including a culture of transparency, engagement and psychological safety
Embraces and effectively models the Division’s values of accountability, collaboration, dynamic/flexible, equity, integrity, respect and responsibility
Works cooperatively as an equal member of a team and develops and maintains good working relationships with coworkers and community members
Performs public health emergency response functions as trained and assigned within the department’s emergency response plan
Performs other related duties as apparent or assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
Current events that may have an impact on the communities the Division serves
Evidence-based models for population health improvement
Methods for problem-solving, conflict resolution, and facilitation
Logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
How racial equity skills can be applied in public health and personnel management settings
Basic legal parameters for conveying medical and health information in a public setting
Methods and models for project management
Skills and Abilities:
Promote, encourage, and foster innovative solutions and ways of working
High-quality interpersonal communication skills, allowing for:
Building trust and strong relationships with community members
Appropriate and effective, written and verbal communication and information sharing between coworkers and community members
Maintaining professionalism in all situations
Collaboration within the City of Bloomington and externally with partners and community members
Provide coaching and mentoring to staff
Work independently in an effective and efficient matter to meet assigned duties and department deliverables
Convey data-driven medical and health information to clients and the public in an effective manner
Use sound judgement and make critical decisions
Apply an analytical lens to recognize and provide solutions to a variety of problems
Audit work for accuracy
Flexible work hours; occasionally working evening and weekend hours to attend meetings or events to meet Division and community needs.
Baccalaureate degree in public or community health, public policy, nursing, or related field
Three years of public health experience
Three years of supervisory experience
Experience developing trusted partnerships across sectors and within organizations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and online collaboration applications
One year of experience overseeing grants, managing budgets and meeting grant deliverables.
Access to reliable transportation required to perform job duties.
A master’s or higher degree in public health, community health, nursing or closely related field
Additional years of public health experience in an administrative capacity
Additional years of experience in a supervisory capacity
Experience working in the public health sector for a state, county or municipal government
Experience with the national public health accreditation process
Experience with developing business plans
Experience integrating diversity initiatives and social determinants of health into service delivery
Experience leading a response to a communicable disease outbreak, epidemic or pandemic
Experience with statistical software packages for data analysis, such as R
Experience in using geographic information systems (GIS) to share information
Experience in grant writing
Experience in developing and implementing evaluation plans
Experience in successfully using project management tools to bring projects to completion
Ability to speak, read, and write a second language, in addition to English, that has a recognized presence in the community (Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, etc.)
Supervision of Others
This position supervises five public health specialists (in a hybrid work environment)
The City of Bloomington is a council-manager form of government with full-time staff of more than 500 and ten departments. The Public Health division falls under the Community Service department.
The City of Bloomington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applicants who are Black, Indigenous or persons of color are encouraged to apply. We also encourage women, veterans, members of the LGBTQIA community, and individuals with disabilities to apply.