We are seeking a permanent, full-time Disease Prevention & Control Division Director to lead and provide management oversight to the agency’s Infectious, Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control (IDEPC) division. This position will serve as a key part of the statewide public health system to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesota's citizens and visitors.
Four (4) years of professional level experience in Epidemiology, Microbiology, Public Health, Public Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Policy, or a closely related public health field (i.e. Nursing, Medicine, Environmental Health, etc.).
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field may substitute for one (1) year of experience
Master’s degree in a relevant field may substitute for eighteen (18) months of experience
Doctorate level degree in a relevant field may substitute for two (2) years of experience
Two (2) or more additional years of managerial level (or higher) experience that includes directing one or more major health program areas, supervising professional level staff and demonstrates the following experience which will be assessed during the interview process:
Advanced knowledge and experience in the principles and practices of public health with specific emphasis on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, infectious disease prevention, control practices, and methods.
Experience in program planning and implementation, program evaluation and development of policies and priorities.
Experience monitoring program outcomes and creating performance measures to track successes and areas for improvement
Experience with organizational problem solving and process improvement with the ability to analyze problems and recommend changes in departmental policies, plans, and procedures
Interpersonal/human relation skills to lead a group of professional staff with diverse interests to achieve common goals of the division and department.
Experience with financial systems, sufficient to prepare and direct the preparation of the budget and analyze financial reports.
Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect,
maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in
Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative,
mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee
longevity and job satisfaction.