Pottawatomie County

Health Department Director - Pottawatomie County

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Position open until filled.  Full-time, includes excellent benefit package (health, dental, vision, paid time off, KPERS retirement, more)

Salary dependent upon education and experience.

The Pottawatomie County Health Director guides the Pottawatomie County Health Department staff that performs public health services in the County. This position assures compliance of all state, federal, agency and nurse practice act regulations in carrying out public health activities which including communicable disease control/intervention/prevention activities, health education, immunizations, direct client services, grant programs and fiscal accountability. This position is responsible for the department budget and grant submissions.

Must have and maintain current CPR certification, valid driver's license, clean driving record, and supervisory experience.

Master's degree; or one to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  Associate's degree in Business, Public Administration, or related area desired.  Preferences provided to applicants with at least a B.S. degree in Public Health, Biological Sciences, or a a related field.  Currently licensed to practice nursing in the State of Kansas a plus.  Ten (10) years' experience, with at least five (5) years progressively responsible supervisory experience preferred.


A “clean” record is defined as: No misdemeanor or felony convictions for traffic/vehicular offenses (such as but not limited to DUI, vehicular homicide, reckless driving, hit and run, etc.) that are less than five (5) years old; no more than two (2) at fault or chargeable accidents that are less than five (5) years old; no more than two (2) traffic infractions (such as but not limited to speeding, failure to yield right of way, etc.) that are less than one year old.

For questions regarding employment with Pottawatomie County, please contact Human Resources at 785-457-3455, PO Box 348, Westmoreland, KS 66549, or e-mail humanresources@pottcounty.org.

Drug Free Workplace: Pottawatomie County is committed to a Drug-Free Workplace. By submitting my application I understand the County requires the successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment. This position may also requires additional testing, which may include written, verbal, or physical assessments.

Completion of an employment application does not constitute an offer of employment nor is a completed application considered a contract of employment. Employment with Pottawatomie County is considered to be "at-will". Submission of an application does not establish an obligation for Pottawatomie County to offer employment.  Additionally, any misrepresentation or omission of information on the employment application may result in the rejection of the application or in dismissal from employment.