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Cincinnati Health Department


October 24, 2022



General Statement of Duties

This employee manages, plans, supervises, and coordinates assigned program activities and operations within the Health Department’s Community Oral Health Program, which includes the oversight of community and school-based dental centers as well as of a preventive portable model of care delivery. This position helps coordinate the provision of health education for disease and conditions of public health importance. Employee coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public and provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to an Assistant Health Commissioner. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples

include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge of:

Modern principles and practices of public health services management.

Principles of municipal budget preparation and control; basic accounting.

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Principles of health education.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations governing public health services.

Health department rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and code of ethics.

Techniques of research, community needs assessment, and analysis.

Local and national oral health trends.

City human resources policies, procedures, and guidelines; union contracts.

Basic English grammar, usage and spelling; standard correspondence formats.

Skill to:

Operate appropriate computer equipment; use properly all related hardware and software.

Operate assigned vehicle in the course of duty.

Ability to:

Implement and maintain positive employee relations.

Promote and maintain highest integrity throughout all personnel.

Analyze and manage effective EEO/AA programs.

Supervise, direct, and coordinate the work of staff.

Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.

Interpret and explain departmental policies and procedures.

Develop, implement, and evaluate new and revised methods, procedures, and performance standards.

Prepare clear and concise reports and related correspondence.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

including City and other government officials, community groups, and the general public.

Recognize and respond to patterns and trends in data observations.

Write grant applications, and manage grants (including project management, fiscal management and development and implementation of work plans.

Required Education and Experience

Each applicant must have two years of experience as a Health Clinic Coordinator plus successful

completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the following: health

administration, management, program evaluation, human resources, public administration, statistical analysis, or public health administration and a Master's Degree in a related field or certification in health administration or public health administration.


Must have a valid Driver's License.

Must be an excellent communicator and team builder.

Experience in successful grant writing.


Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and

upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational

certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military

Guide recommendations.

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions: Predominately an office environment; exposure to computer screens; some outdoor work, with exposure to extremes in weather conditions; emergency situations have potential to cause high stress.

Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; general manual dexterity required; must be able to operate assigned vehicle.

Examples of Work Performed

(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Coordinates the organization, staffing, and operational activities for the Community Oral Health


Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities;

recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures within departmental guidelines.

Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identifies resource

needs; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements.

Directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned dental programs and activities; assigns

work activities and projects; monitors workflow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and

procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.

Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training;

works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements City and departmental human resources

policies and procedures; initiates or participates in hearings, grievances, and disciplinary actions.

Participates in the development and administration of assigned program budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves dental expenditures;

recommends adjustments as necessary.

Researches and prepares grant proposals and applications; develops new resources through grant-

writing and generating program income as appropriate.

Uses available community health indicator data to plan, implement, and evaluate appropriate dental


Uses an evidence-based framework in program development and evaluation.

Provides staff assistance to an Assistant Health Commissioner; participates on a variety of committees; prepares and presents staff reports, grant proposals, and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary; keeps accurate records of departmental activities as appropriate.

Coordinates assigned Health Department activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations; speaks before various committees and public groups.

Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public health.

Conducts community outreach.

Plans and conducts meetings, conferences, workshops, and other special events and speaking

engagements as needed.

Works with community and business leaders to build community-capacity for new programs.

Oversees the development of community health education, health communication and social marketing materials as needed.

Supervises unit staff.

Develops databases for project development and implementation as well as for evaluation purposes.

Provides statistics and reports as needed.

Assist those contacted in the course of duty in an effective, efficient and professional manner.

Oversees the maintenance of records and files.

Performs other job-related duties as required.

Probationary Period

Twelve months

Supervision Exercised

Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical staff.


Desired Start Date

Oral Health Program Manager

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