Health Commissioner

Williams County Health Department

Williams County Health Department

Seeking qualified candidates for the position of Health Commissioner

Employment Status: Full-Time

Civil Service Status:  Unclassified

FLSA Status: Exempt


Must possess and maintain licensure in the State of Ohio as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, or chiropractor or possess a master’s degree in public health or other equivalent master’s degree in a health-related field (O.R.C. 3709.11).


  1. Plans, develops,  and  evaluates  all  aspects  of  Health  Department  operations  in  order  to  ensure enforcement of all laws and regulations under the jurisdiction of the Board of Health and promote public health within the community; directs identification of department priorities and the development and implementation of new programs and services; directs development of Health Department policies and procedures in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations; monitors disease trends, sanitation concerns,  and  community health indicators;  reviews operations and  advises and suggests new  and revised public health regulations, policies, and programs for Board approval; ensures program availability, effectiveness, and the efficient delivery of public health services in areas such as chronic disease prevention, maternal, child, and family health, environmental health and communicable disease prevention, nutritional health and services.
  1. Oversees the preparation of the budget and the administration of grants; reviews funding requests with administrative staff; determines program costs and materials needs; ensures that programs are designed and budgeted to be delivered in an effective, cost-efficient manner; adjusts budget requests as needed; ensures grants are administered within grant outlines
  2. Supervises and directs personnel employed by the Board of Health (directly or indirectly); evaluates employee performance; recommends promotions and pay grade adjustments for approval by Board of Health; reviews disciplinary recommendations; approves or denies leaves of absence; interviews applicants for vacancies and recommends selection to the Board of Health; receives and responds to questions from  administrative  staff;  provides  direction  as  needed;  monitors  and  evaluates  service delivery, performance, and expenditure.
  1. Assumes legal responsibility for the dispensation, ordering, and storage of  vaccines  and  medical supplies; ensures that all applicable laws, rules, and regulations concerning drug dispensation, ordering, and storage are followed.
  1. Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars as necessary to facilitate the effective operations of the Williams County Health Department (e.g., monthly Board of Health meetings; annual District Advisory Council meetings; AOHC statewide and regional gatherings; in-service training sessions, etc.); provides information to staff, the Board, and the public concerning public health issues; receives and responds to public health inquiries or concerns from the public and/or officials; prepares and delivers various reports concerning department operations as necessary.


Compensation for this position is determined by the board of health.


This position takes part in the Public Employees Retirement System. Eligible for (medical, dental, vision, life insurance) paid sick time, vacation, and paid holidays.

The Williams County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer. 

Only non-tobacco, non-nicotine candidates will be considered.

Send resume and cover letter by email or mail:


Mail: P.O. Box 727 Pioneer, Ohio 43554

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