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Provides visionary leadership to the Public Health Deputy area to advance the agency's vision and mission for Public Health in South Carolina. Responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership for Public Health. Ensures the delivery of appropriate, timely and quality services in DHEC Health clinics and performance of central office activities. Uses Public Health framework (10 Essential Public Health Services) to lead and guide the Public Health Deputy area. Provides direct oversight for Public Health staff including the Public Health Chief of Staff, Assistant to the Director, Policy Coordinator, Directors of the Bureaus of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Preparedness, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Community Health Services and Health Improvement and Equity. This position also ensures the success of the Bureaus of the Public Health Lab, Maternal and Child Health, and Community Nutrition Services.
Develops strategic and transformative initiatives in collaboration with other members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to advance DHEC's vision and mission. Establishes a results driven approach to Public Health programs and creates clear goals and key performance indicators. Functions as the face of the agency as it relates to Public Health programs, and serves as the primary spokesperson for Public Health-related media inquiries. Communicates with legislators, DHEC Board, constituents, and professional organizations on Public Health issues. Participates in legislative meeting and committee hearings (as requested) and attends DHEC Board meetings. Leads or participates in internal and external committees, workgroups and task forces.
Represents the agency at national, regional, state and local events. Develops collaborative partnerships at all levels; facilitates networking and coalition building. Engages and collaborates with key stakeholders to strengthen the public health system and promotes the State Health Assessment and Improvement Plan. Serves as the designated State Health Official to the Association of State, Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Assesses Public Health Deputy area's organizational structure, resource needs and strengths, and formulates strategic direction and initiatives based on such assessments. Develops and fosters a culture of exceptional customer service and continuous quality improvement. Provides clinical guidance and recommendations to the Agency Director on urgent and emergent Public Health issues. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
State Minimum Requirements: Must be a graduate of an accredited medical school and have completed a residency in primary care, preventive medicine, and/or infectious disease. Must be currently licensed or eligible within six (6) months to practice medicine in South Carolina. Must possess at least five (5) years' experience in Public Health administration or policy, and at least five (5) years of executive or senior level management experience.
Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Agency Additional Requirements: Must be a graduate of an accredited medical school and have completed a residency in primary care, preventive medicine, and/or infectious disease. Must be currently licensed or eligible within six (6) months to practice medicine in South Carolina. Must possess at least five (5) years' experience in Public Health administration or policy, and at least five (5) years of executive or senior level management experience.
Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.
MD with a master's degree in Public Health
DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.
SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Internal Number: 61007884/86865
About SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Work that makes a difference
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is dedicated to helping people live healthy lives in healthy communities. With more than 3,500 employees in 70 offices across the state, S.C. DHEC has a diverse team of employees who are leaders in their fields and share a passion for making a difference.
As the state agency charged with promoting and protecting South Carolina's public health and environment, S.C. DHEC has a legacy of attracting and retaining talented individuals who want to build rewarding and successful careers doing work that touches people's lives every day.
The agency hires a wide range of professions such as nurses, physicians, nutritionists, laboratory technicians, administrators, environmental scientists, researchers, program managers, community outreach specialists, customer service representatives, IT and communications professionals and more.
Benefits at a Glance
Comprehensive health, dental, vision, and voluntary insurance benefits
Life and long-term disability insurance
State pension and retirement savings programs
Paid holidays for full-time employees
Competitive paid time off and sick days
Hea...lth and wellness programs
Professional development and training
Office locations across the state
Work with leaders in health and environmental fields