Public Health Administrator (Communicable Disease)

July 10, 2020
Job Description

Salary: $81,500.12 – $138,550.10 Annually

Closing date: 08/09/2020


Under administrative direction, is responsible for providing overall leadership in the planning, implementation, evaluation, and performance of administrative-level work supervising Immunizations and TB sections of the Health Department. These sections are subject to change. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) provides public health services to clients, which may include risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Employees in high-risk positions will be required to obtain relevant immunizations, per SAMHD Policy DM13.2. Review and consideration will be given to requests for exemption from this policy.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) is committed to advancing health equity throughout the community and to creating a work environment in which all staff feel valued, respected, and accepted. Per SAMHD Policy DM15.1, all employees are expected to apply a health equity lens to programs, services, and decision making that directly impact the communities we serve.

This position is an “unclassified” position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

The City of San Antonio Is An Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. This means that the City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.


Administers and manages the activities of a section or sections of the Health Department.
Manages the development of program planning, monitoring, and fiscal management.
Manages and directs staff in the execution of Public Health Department goals and objectives.
Develops and implements budgets, cost containment procedures, and program Improvement measures for area of responsibility.
Monitors related marketplace trends, conducts research, and makes appropriate recommendations that will add value to the Health Department programs and practices.
Conducts presentations of specific health related topics.
May serve as lead administrator over health projects and programs outside of assigned area.
Manages the preparation of grant applications to ensure adequacy and timeliness.
Manages the preparation of all ordinances necessary to carry out division goals.
Coordinates contracts with health partner agencies.
Coordinates and provides staff support to City committees or commissions.
Acts as official representative to City departments, City Manager’s Office, elected officials, and outside agencies; explains, justifies, and defends programs, policies, and activities; and negotiates and resolves significant, sensitive, and controversial issues.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships within the administration to ensure adequate flow of information in all directions so that both staff and management employees are kept Informed.
Monitors expenditures and documents unmet needs for supplemental requests and provides budget reports.
Selects, motivates, and evaluates staff; provides or coordinates training and work with employees to correct deficiencies; and implements and administers disciplinary and termination procedures.
Responds to and resolves sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external sources.
Assumes significant responsibilities for preparation and administration of assigned budget.
Participates in the development and implementation of goals and objectives for the division.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with preferable coursework in Health, Education, Public Health, or a related field.
Five (5) years’ experience in public health administration, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
This position requires a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License OR valid driver’s license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver’s License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Use of your own personal vehicle may at times be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with preferable coursework in epidemiology, statistics, quantitative science, or a related field.
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health or Public Administration.
Five years of experience in quantitative analysis and/or experience in investigation, control, and prevention of Communicable Diseases.

How to Apply

For a complete job description and to submit your on-line application, visit the City of San Antonio’s employment website at the following link. Only applications submitted through the City of San Antonio’s on-line application process will be considered.


Note: While there is a posted closing date, the City reserves the right to close a position at any time. So, make sure you submit your application ASAP!

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