Career Opportunity Available

Public Health Administrator

Custer Health is seeking a Public Health Administrator who will be responsible for the overall operations of all programs and activities and represents the Health Unit at local, regional, and state levels.  The Administrator oversees the supervision of all employees.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and abilities required.

  • Plans, directs, and evaluates the activities of the Health Unit; suggests policy to the local Board of Health; interprets, implements and carries out the Board’s policy decisions.

  • Directs the keeping of the financial records; prepares and justifies the combined  budgets, and assists with accounting as needed.

  • Supervises and evaluates employees; recommends personnel actions such as hiring, promotions, demotion, reclassification, or dismissal.

  • Represents the Health Unit at conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops; promotes the interest of public health in the Unit.

  • Prepares written reports of activities and submits them to the Board of Health at regular intervals.

  • Communicates clearly to staff, the Board, and the public.

  • Assures that programs effectively address community health needs.

  • Possesses knowledge of principles and practices in administration, public health laws and knowledge of community resources and relationships.

This position is subject to 24/7 on-call in the event of an emergency, irregular working hours, work at locations other than the office, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing or sitting for extended periods of time and operating a motor vehicle.

Preferred Attributes

  • Knowledge of taxing authority and procedure

  • Engage in Legislative process

Education, Licensure, Certifications, Experience

  • Requires a baccalaureate degree in business administration or in a public health related discipline. Advanced degrees in Public Health or Public Administration are helpful.

  • Must possess current valid driver’s license. Travel within the service area is required. Occasional overnight travel may be required.

  • Current certification of basic cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800.


  • Flexible, family oriented work environment

  • Full benefits--Custer Health covers 100% of your family health insurance plan

  • Sick and annual leave accrued monthly

  • 8 hour work day Monday-Friday--no overnights or weekends!

Work Environment

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee should be able to do the following:

  • Use a computer, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, and audio-visual equipment

  • Must own a vehicle and be able to drive

  • Be able to lift and move supplies up to 50 pounds

  • Must be able to speak to people on a one-to-one basis and in large/small groups

  • Must be able to be fitted and wear a NIOSH 95 mask

  • Engage in the following movements: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, digging, shoveling, writing, and repetitive motions

Work station will be located within Custer Health’s service area and will include a general office setting.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to conditions that range from inclement weather to dangerous conditions such as snow/ice, cold, heat, noise, wetness/humidity, vibration, sudden temperature changes, and poor illumination at the job site or due to travel on the job. Travel to and from field locations may subject worker to increased risk of driving hazards. Community locations may subject worker to communicable diseases, insects and other disease vectors, toxins, hazardous materials, chemicals, and animals. In all settings, employees may need to relate to members of the public who exhibit challenging, atypical, or hostile behaviors and/or communication.

Please submit your resume to by 4:00pm CT on Monday, February 25, 2019.