Public Health Officer
City of Bowie (MD)
Working at the pleasure of the City of Bowie City Council, the Public Health Officer will provide strategies and recommendations for maintaining and increasing the health and wellbeing of all residents of the City of Bowie, while providing special focus on those citizens at increased risk to public health crises and disease. The incumbent shall strive to educate the City Council and residents on specific health risks and healthy living standards, while creating programs and policies with the purpose of ensuring optimally healthy living standards and minimizing the risk of illness, disease and infection. The incumbent shall also be designated a City Code Enforcement Officer, thus vested with the authority to issue citations to citizens or organizations for certain municipal infractions. This is a part-time, voluntary position anticipated to require approximately 15 to 20 work hours during most weeks.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Provide public health informed guidance on healthcare related matters to the City Council.
- Researches and recommends health programs and disease mitigation strategies in accordance with Federal, State and/or County health guidelines.
- Provide recommendations regarding the creation and dissemination of critical health related information and/or educational materials to City of Bowie residents.
- Collaborate with other local, state, and federal agencies and organizations on critical public health issues.
- Work with the City Attorney, Police Department, Emergency Management, Code Enforcement and/or other City staff as needed, to ensure proper enforcement of, and compliance with public health laws and standards.
- Maintain file of all compliance inspections, analyses, and all other case work.
- Analyze and interpret federal, state, and local public health laws and regulations.
- Issue municipal citations to citizens or organizations not in compliance with public health related laws and standards.
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
- Medical degree from an accredited institution; or
- an advance degree in Public Health Administration.
- Three years of relevant experience in a public health capacity
Licenses or Certifications:
- Medical license (if incumbent is a currently practicing physician)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of public health principles and practices, particularly disease mitigation and response strategies, including contract tracing.
- Ability to create reintegration plans informed by public health best practices.
- Ability to use written and oral communication with the public, co-workers, and Council.
- Knowledge of relevant Federal, State, and City laws and related court decisions, department policies, general orders, standard operating procedures, and industry regulations.
- Knowledge of Windows and current Microsoft Office programs (Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Knowledge of using Internet for information searches.
- Knowledge of use of e-mail to contact individuals and/or groups (both within and outside the City).
Ability to exercise broad management and leadership sensibilities in circumstances that may be unforeseen at the time of hiring.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all individuals contacted in the course of work.
Sufficient physical condition to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment; effectively make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes; talk and hear.
Generally safe, secure office environment or similar. Periodically, work is done in a field environment requiring timely and appropriate decision making that may have major community or organizational consequences.
The City Council has the right to revise this job description at any time. This description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.
Disclaimer: Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon the final candidate’s successful completion of a background verification, and a determination by the City of Bowie that the information derived from the background verification does not disqualify the individual. Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Checks may be required for certain positions.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About City of Bowie (MD)
15901 Excalibur Road, Bowie, MD 20716, US
The City of Bowie, in partnership with the community, provides a cost-effective system of City services and facilitates compatible economic development that enhances Bowie’s quality of life within a positive and sustaining physical environment.
The City of Bowie is approximately 19 square miles in size and located halfway between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. Bowie was incorporated as a town in 1916. Historically, the area is associated with thoroughbred horse breeding and railroading. The community of Huntington, the original Bowie, traces it roots to 1870, when the lands were subdivided by land developers into more than 500 residential building lots, to create a large town site at a major junction of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. In 1958, the firm of Levitt and Sons acquired the Belair Estate and two years later the town of Bowie chose to annex the Levitt properties. Today the City is the largest municipality in Prince George’s County with a population of approximately 58,682 (American Community Survey 2019 estimate).