Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Public Health Manager

Pierre, SD
Job ID: 17490
Agency: Department of Health - Office of Child and Family Services
Location: Pierre, the Location of this position is negotiable
Salary: $32.51 per hour
Pay Grade: GL
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The South Dakota Department of Health's programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.

We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.

Please visit our website at http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.

This Public Health Manager position works within the Division of Family and Community Health, Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) across all three 'domains' of public health: health improvement, health protection and health services delivery and quality. The Public Health Manager in this position works under the direction of OCFS administrators and provides supervision and leadership to teams of nurses, nutrition and support staff who deliver services within a variety of settings in the Central Region covering Campbell, McPherson, Walworth, Edmunds, Potter, Faulk, Sully, Hand, Hyde, Hughes, Stanley, Jones, Haakon, Lyman, Buffalo, Brule, Jackson, Bennet, Mellette, Tripp, Todd, and Gregory counties. Position provides highly specialized knowledge, strategic direction, policy advice, and support to plan health improvement services and initiatives; promotes and leads implementation of public health initiatives; builds partnerships with outside agencies and providers; participates in multi-faceted community health assessments and planning; and provides technical assistance and public health information to individuals, families, partners, and communities. The position works closely with MCH epidemiologists conducting needs assessments. Directs staff and resources to assure Department of Health programs are delivered in accordance with policies, procedures, regulations, standards, and professional scope of practice. Is responsible for staffing and performance management, provides guidance and coaching, and motivates individuals and teams to achieve performance objectives. Focuses on development areas to increase the capabilities of staff and ensure delivery of quality care. Analyzes and evaluates operations and makes recommendations for wider improvements to quality, cost, efficiency, staffing, and programing. Provides technical guidance and serves as a consultant for a wide variety of multidisciplinary and complex situations. Manages budget and fiscal oversite for contract services provided in the region.

Regular travel required to service units within the designated public health region. Work hours extending beyond the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. workday and on Saturdays may be required.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

Licenses and Certifications:
Masters degree in public health, healthcare management, or related healthcare field. Bachelors degree in health sciences, healthcare management, degree in health services such as Nursing, or similar field with professional experience.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Experience in a healthcare field at a management level. Experience with partnership building and collaboration, financial and personnel management, policy and program development and evaluation. Strong interpersonal skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge and skills to meet core competencies for public health professionals in the eight domains of analytical/assessment skills, policy development/program planning, communication, cultural competency, community dimensions of practice, public health sciences, financial planning and management, leadership and systems thinking skills. Must use sound judgement, analysis, and discretion within the framework of defined policies, procedures, and scope of practice. Must be organized, plan ahead, be goal oriented, able to multitask and prioritize complex situations, and able to adapt to quickly shifting public health and service delivery priorities. Must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels, demonstrate strong advocacy for public health, and recognize opportunities to build strategic partnerships with health care providers and community partners. Ability to enhance positive change management. Able to use creative and innovative thinking to eliminate barriers to services and expand reach to underserved populations.


The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=FQH
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Public Health Manager