Assistant Director

Oklahoma State Department of Health
November 18, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
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Job Posting Title
Assistant Director


Supervisory Organization
340 Center for Health Statistics

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

The annual salary is up to $105,000.00 based on education and experience.

Job Description

Location: 1123 Robert S Kerr Ave OKC, OK 73102

Salary: $105,000.00

Full Time /Part Time: Full Time

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Primary Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Why you'll love it here!

RESPECT. COLLABORATION. SERVICE. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. Check out why were are passionate about public health and believe it is the career for you!!! What is Public Health?

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? We know that benefits matter and that is why we offer a competitive benefits package for all eligible employees.

  • Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums.
  • A wide choice of insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses and/or dependent care.
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match.
  • 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year for full time employees.
  • 11 paid holidays a year.
  • Student Loan repayment options & tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee discounts with a variety of companies and venders.
  • Longevity Bonus for years of service

Position Description:

This position will serve as the Center for Health Statistics Assistant Director.

They will ensure high quality, timely, actionable information is disseminated to internal and external stakeholders (OSDH Leadership, OSDH Service Areas, Universities, research institutions, health care facilities, policy makers, general public...) so that health care service utilization and cost, as well as the overall health status of Oklahomans can be monitored and data driven decisions can be made.

This position manages the development and reporting of core public health statistics/indicators that are used throughout the agency and by a wide range of stakeholders (local, state, and federal). They provide technical expertise and oversight to the analytic/technical staff within the Center for Health Statistics.


  • Oversee report development and data dissemination for data systems within the Center for Health Statistics (including mandated reporting)
  • Identify data gaps and propose/develop means of filling them
  • Consults with partners to monitor, measure, and report the health care status of Oklahoma; and utilization, costs and quality of health care systems
  • Serve as an analytic subject matter expert
  • Exhibits exceptional communication and interpersonal skills across multiple levels of the agency (workers, managers, directors, leadership).
  • Provide troubleshooting and technical support skills to colleagues and consult with public health leadership groups as necessary.
  • Serve on various OSDH groups/committees.
  • Represent the agency at local, state and national meetings.
  • Motivate, manage and develop high functioning teams through both direct and indirect influence.
  • Direct teams that are responsible for but not limited to: Vital Statistics data management, reporting and analytics; Oklahoma Hospital Discharge Data; OK BRFSS grant administration.

Other Duties

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Works effectively in a team environment, participating and assisting their peers.
  • May be required to perform other duties; may include functions in support of emergency declaration.

Minimum Qualifications: (MUST upload transcripts with application)

  • Master's degree in epidemiology; biostatistics; or other closely related field.
  • Seven (7) or more years relevant work experience in public health.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, and/or
  • administrative experience including: project planning/management, budget management, and/or a
  • proven ability to publish in scholarly peer reviewed journals on topics related to population health data.

Valued Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of statistical and research theory and methods; probability and sampling; data processing applications to data management problems; inferential statistics; techniques of data collection; a wide range of analytical principles and practices; supervisory principles and practices.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate program performance; plan and organize programmatic activities; interpret and apply policy material; analyze and interpret various health care data needs; speak to the public; communicate statistical results effectively, both orally and in writing; supervise, organize, and instruct staff; establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
  • Grant/Cooperative Agreement management proficiency
  • Management/supervisory experience
  • Ability to manage large projects.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills required, including ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to:
  • Interact effectively with others across a broad spectrum of managerial, administrative, and professional staff, especially executive level leaders.
  • Write clearly and effectively for a variety of audiences.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Work is typically performed in an office environment with climate- controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. Telework and the provision of services remotely may also be required. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms and may lift up to 35 pounds. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone.

Telework: This position is Hybrid eligible and is subject to OSDH policy and supervisor's discretion.

Travel Requirements:

Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position .

Application Requirements:

  • If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of application .
  • All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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