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HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER II (Director, External Communications)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
LOS ANGELES, California, United States (on-site)
15 days ago

Description

EXAM NUMBER
PH4542E
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION
This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.

The Health Program Manager II will serve as the Director of External Communications within the Office of Communications and Public Affairs (OCPA) at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health). Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer, the HPM II will serve as the public relations lead, responsible for increasing Public Health’s presence and furthering its message in all media outlets. The HPM II will work closely with Departmental leadership to execute effective public relations and crisis communications strategies. In addition, the HPM II fulfills other duties as assigned by the Chief Communications Officer. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Directs activities of the public affairs team, including planning, implementation, administration, and evaluation of public information operations.
  • Develops, implements, and interprets county and departmental policies to advise and makes recommendations to the Chief Communications Officer on public affairs strategies approaches.
  • Researches new and emerging media strategies, including ethnic media engagement, for possible use in outreach and public communication.
  • Strategizes, develops, and oversees writing of communications assets, including news and publicity releases, talking points, scripts, feature articles on various phases of departmental operations, and materials for the intranet and DPH websites.
  • Leads media monitoring and analysis of media stories.
  • Develops and leads external communications strategies to increase awareness with multilingual outlets, including radio and television stations, print outlets, internet sites, and various social media platforms to promote departmental programs, services, or activities.
  • Oversees public affairs staff to ensure effective execution of public affairs efforts, such as developing concepts for proactive planning and developing informational programs regarding departmental operations.
  • Plans and leads the assessment of communications activities affecting the health and well-being of individuals served and coordinates the development and dissemination of findings and recommendations to improve messaging and strategy.
  • Develop media strategies and direct public affairs team to implement them.
  • Serve as central media department representative for multi-lingual television stations, newspapers, and magazines to develop special features and projects and disseminate Public Health information.
  • Leads public affairs staff in developing and implementing public affairs strategies, including writing of press materials, managing and coordinating departmental press conferences, and other creative assets.
  • Directs program administrative functions and internal support services.


Requirements

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

OPTION I: A Bachelor's degree* from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of the department** – AND – Three years of experience at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Health Program Manager I***, including progressively responsible professional experience in marketing and communications, public relations, public information, community outreach, communications, or journalism.
 

 - OR -


OPTION II:
 A Bachelor's degree* from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of the department** – AND – Five years of experience at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Health Program Analyst III****, which must have included supervising analyst staff, including progressively responsible professional experience in marketing and communications, public relations, public information, community outreach, communications, or journalism.
 

A Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function** of the department will be accepted for one year of the required experience, if the degree was not used to meet the education requirement.


Physical Class:
Physical Class II – Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.
 
LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
 
 Special Requirement Information:

  • *In order to receive credit for any type of college or university degree, such as a Bachelor's Degree or higher, you must attach a legible copy of the Official Diploma, Official Transcript(s), or Official Letter from the accredited institution, which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded, with Registrar's signature and school seal, to the application.  
  • **The core business functions of Public Health include Assessment, Policy Development, and Assurance, Public Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, Behavioral Science, Social Science, or a closely related field.
  • ***Experience performing work at the level of Los Angeles County classification of Health Program Manager I includes having immediate charge of a medium-sized public health program or comparably-sized segment of a large public health program within the Department of Public Health.  
  • ****Experience performing work at the level of Los Angeles County classification of Health Program Analyst III includes supervising a team of analysts and other technical and support personnel providing technical and consultative services to the management of a public health program.  In the County of Los Angeles a Public Health Program is defined as a program that protects health, prevents disease, and promotes health and well-being which as a decentralized operation in a department: 1) has separate entity as a budget unit;  2) provides specialized professional services to the public; to city official or executive members of other agencies and non-profit organizations; 3) operates under policy guidelines established by a professional assigned as program director; and 4) involves participation and interaction of other agencies, both public and private.
  • No Out-of-Class Experience will be accepted. 

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Additional points will be awarded for additional experience beyond the Selection Requirements.
  • Experience in professional writing and research.
  • Experience in epidemiology or statistics.
  • Experience in disseminating governmental and crisis communications.
  • Experience leading collaborations with a broad range of partners, including community leaders, community-based organizations, and state or federal partners.
  • Experience in or with communities of color or other underserved populations and extensive understanding of health equity issues.
  • Experience with Los Angeles County media landscape, including familiarity with outlets and journalists covering key areas.
  • Experience with local ethnic media landscape.
  • Experience as a professional journalist or communications representative working closely with a major media market.

Examination Content:

Once we have determined that you meet one of our requirement options described above,  the examination process will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire information submitted at the time of filing weighted 100%.

For more information and to apply, please go to:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/3613481/health-program-manager-ii-director-external-communications

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65801481
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    LOS ANGELES, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Position Title: HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER II (Director, External Communications)
  • Job Function: Government Relations/Public Affairs
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Salary: $126,174.00 - $196,226.00 (Yearly Salary)

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