Under general administrative direction, is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Health Department, including the Community Health & Safety Division, the Communicable Disease Division, and the Environmental Health and Operations Division. The Director promotes and supports population health in San Antonio and Bexar County by providing public health expertise. This position promotes individual, and population public health by providing essential services of public health within a variety of settings, ensures compliance with a broad range of local health and environmental codes, regulations, and policies; participates in multi-faceted community health and environmental projects; and provides technical guidance and information to decision-makers and stakeholders regarding public health and environmental issues. Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager's Office. Exercises direct supervision over staff.
If a physician must be a graduate from an accredited medical school and licensed or eligible for licensure by the State of Texas. Must be licensed in Texas within six to 12 months.
If a non-physician, a Master’s Degree in Public Health or Public Administration, MBA, or related field is required. A doctorate degree is preferred.
Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in Public Health Administration, including six (6) years of administrative or supervisory responsibility. Agency or Department Head Preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of public health programs.
Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Knowledge of organization, function, and authority of various City departments.
Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, and regulations.
Knowledge and ability to implement health equity initiatives.
Knowledge of infectious diseases.
Knowledge of health and medical principles and practices.
Knowledge of public health accreditation standards and ability to lead department activities.
Knowledge of and experience with leading a response to major communicable disease outbreaks/pandemics.
Ability to develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City.
Ability to identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns, and needs.
Ability to prepare and administer a complex departmental budget and allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner.
Ability to provide administrative and professional leadership and direction to subordinate staff.
Ability to prepare and present clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and officials, other government officials, community groups, the general public, and media representatives.
Ability to identify and implement health strategies to combat infectious diseases.
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About City of San Antonio
Jerry Bailey has served in Human Resource leadership positions in both the public and private sector for over 40 years, leading operations in California, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas. This service included public education, telecommunications, electric, gas, water, and wastewater utility management as well as a partner in the Western Personnel Management Center where Jerry concentrated on union relations for elementary and secondary school districts and guiding school districts through a community-based search process for selection of Superintendents and other school administration positions. Mr. Bailey also owned and managed a Dunhill recruitment firm specializing in Telecommunications, and Human Resources searches, where he filled positions from President/CEO through the management level.
Jerry Bailey recently retired from the position of Vice President Human Resources for the San Antonio Water System, where his responsibilities included management of Recruitment, Human Relations, Labor Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Safety, and Training. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Bailey obtained a B.S. ...degree (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University, Chico. Jerry undertook further post-graduate work from Cornell University. Jerry will be managing the Texas offices for The Mercer Group while providing national leadership in educational administrative search and water/wastewater management search.
Mr. Bailey has served on numerous panels and as a speaker at association conferences and universities. His particular area of specialization is public sector executive search and development and implementation of performance management systems. Mr. Bailey is past-president of Region Nine of the Association of California School Administrators.