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Public Health Workforce Development Director

Typical Hiring Range: $105,000.00 - $112,640.00 annually (salary to be commensurate with qualifications)
This position has an anticipated work schedule of Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm, subject to change. Under FLSA guidelines, this position is exempt.
Responsible for activities that support Public Health’s workforce, including planning, delivery, reporting, training programs, and continuous evaluation of workforce needs. Works with the Public Health Director to formulate strategic planning for the immediate and future goals of the organization. A leader within the agency responsible for supporting the organization’s culture and the development and growth of its staff. El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) is committed to building a diverse workforce, sustaining a welcoming culture, and engaging in the culturally competent delivery of public health services. Position is subject to grant funding.
  • Serves as a senior leader regarding organizational culture, workforce development, and strategic planning. Works closely with the Public Health Director and Leadership Team in the development and implementation of agency culture, people strategies, and on initiatives directly related to business improvement and program administration.
  • Manages the development and implementation of workforce development projects, activities, and events. Develops project management and organizational tools such as project plans, production timelines, and contact databases/lists to ensure timely and complete project delivery.
  • Works with the Leadership Team to identify gaps and needs within their respective programs to ensure staff obtains the necessary skills, experience, or education for professional development. Researches and develops short-term and long-term goals.
  • Supports Public Health Division Directors, Program Managers, Supervisors, and staff with vision and strategy development in their areas of responsibility. Aids in success through idea development, facilitation, continued training, organizational consultation, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Participates in long-range planning to establish program goals and sustainable strategies. Integrates current and projected trends such as health, fiscal, social, political, and environmental into organizational strategic planning.
  •  Develops plans to maintain the Public Health workforce in a scalable, sustainable manner.
  • Utilizes survey results as a resource to measure Public Health’s staff climate. Expands and keeps quantitative and qualitative staff analytics to mobilize high-quality, actionable statistics on employee health, fairness, range, and inclusion. 
  • Prepares and manages a budget for assigned program areas and special projects. 
  • Provides a full range of supervisory oversight for assigned staff. 
  • Develops a sustainable staffing model to forecast future needs based on Public Health emergencies or Emergency Preparedness Response (EPR) for the agency. Establishes relationships and processes with temporary staffing agencies to hire qualified staff with short notice. Reviews processes and work readiness of temporary staff on a quarterly basis. Utilizes data and information from previous activities to strengthen the workforce capabilities for emergency responses.
  • In conjunction with the HR Department develops a strategic plan and process for a Public Health Internship program. Works with the Leadership Team on planning various internship programs within Public Health. Develops and maintains relationships with local universities to ensure a committed partnership for future interns.
  • Builds strong regional partnerships to increase and coordinate trainings, education, and workforce development initiatives. 
  • Establishes key partnerships with internal departments and external organizations, higher education, and other relevant entities to develop a pipeline individualized to the Public Health’s workforce needs.
  • Develops and implements workforce business strategies in partnership with the El Paso County Human Resources (HR) Department as it relates to the public health sector (e.g., talent acquisition, leadership development, learning and growth, employee well-being) that foster healthy culture and employee well-being. Acts in accordance with any direction received from the HR Department.
  • Establishes the Public Health Workforce Development office as a driver of culture/people’s health and well-being through strategy development and implementation, consultation, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Works directly with the CDC as a representative of the recipient organization and participates actively in discussions and meetings with other recipients and the CDC about the grant and their experience under it.
  • Participates in Local, State, and National conversations for workforce development.
  • Works closely with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center.
  • Participates in departmental emergency planning and response activities.
  • Promotes public health within the community.
  • Takes personal responsibility to provide exceptional customer service in order to promote and maintain a positive El Paso County Public Health image, constructive working environment and foster pride and professionalism in the workplace and community.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to workforce development programs.
  • Acumen and success working with government.
  • Must be able to demonstrate innovative leadership and initiative with a high level of professionalism, integrity, and ethics. 
  • Proficient in enhancing organizational culture. 
  • Ability to promote culturally sensitive approaches and team building.
  • Ability to supervise and train others; ability to objectively review and evaluate the performance and work of employees.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Elected Officials, County department heads, Community agencies, and the public by encouraging and facilitating cooperation, open communication, and teamwork at all levels of the organization. 
  • Must have the ability to participate in executive/management sessions, presentations, and meetings.
  • Ability to use computer databases, word processing applications, electronic mail applications, telephone, and multifunction devices.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
  • Must be receptive to the adoption and application of new and innovative technologies and technological platforms.
  • Ability to lead group discussions or focus groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with acumen for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Must possess ability to exercise discretion and maintain high levels of confidentiality.
  • Ability to identify problems and work creatively to resolve them, considering the impact of actions on Public Health. Ability to demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance. 
 Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, organizational development, or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated organizational leadership experience, including workforce development and implementation of strategies supporting workforce culture.
  • Experience in the initiation of organizational collaboration.
  • Any equivalent combination of related education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job will be considered.
 Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, organizational development, or a closely related field.
  • Experience in developing and implementing workforce development strategies such as recruitment and hiring; onboarding; learning and growth; leader development; and engagement and retention. 
  • Experience in co-creating organizational strategies and building shared commitments with executive-level leaders. 
  • Experience in executive coaching and development, executive team meeting design/facilitation, and organizational design.
  • Budgetary and fiscal experience, particularly as it applies to grants and government funding.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Certification(s) in coaching, facilitation, leadership development, change management, or other related certifications supporting culture and employee health preferred.
 Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen.
Duties are performed primarily in an office and remote work environment dependent upon Department discretion and business needs; may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends. Occasional travel required for meetings with stakeholders, vendors, or offsite personnel/management. Minimal out-of-state travel is required. Public Health employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccinations and/or tuberculosis testing as applicable to the specific position and must provide proof of completion of required vaccinations/testing or proof of initiation within sixty days of hire date.

 This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.


For inquiries, call 719-520-7401. Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and re-hires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603). EL PASO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.