Lexington, KY, United States of America


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is an independent agency under the Kentucky Revised Statutes, charged with the responsibility for public health in Lexington-Fayette County. Our Mission: The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will improve the health of the community. Our Vision: The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is a recognized leader in health promotion, health protection, personal healthcare, and prevention of disease. The Health Department has numerous service sites throughout Lexington. It is governed by the Board of Health. The Health Department provides an array of services including communicable disease control, school health, health education and counseling, nutritional education and counseling, restaurant and hotel regulations and inspections, and vector control. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The Health Department is one of a select group of health departments within Kentucky and across the nation to be accredited to date.

Job Skills / Requirements

We are currently seeking a Team Leader responsible for the day to day operations of the Community Health Equity and Education (CHEE) work unit. This position is responsible for staff supervision, program development, day-to-day and yearly planning, and fiscal management of the CHEE department with emphasis on reducing health disparities through coordination and provision of public health educational services. The Team Leader coordinates with all applicable Lexington-Fayette County Health Department staff and resources to ensure department program standards and compliance are maintained.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Will monitor, mentor, and train staff, and promote teambuilding and a positive working environment. Will interview, hire, assign, direct and evaluate performance of staff and conduct discipline as necessary. Will supervise around 10 employees * Plans, operates, evaluates, and manages the community health equity and education activities for the department including tobacco cessation, diabetes prevention and education, heart disease and stroke prevention CARE Collaborative, child care health consultation, maternal child health, community health action teams, CHAT Grant/Health Equity Network collaboration, daycare immunization audits, postponing sexual involvement, Go365, worksite wellness, and physical activity * Utilizes results of a systematic assessment to determine racial and economic health disparities need in Lexington- Fayette County and coordinates the development of plans, along with community coalitions, to address disparities * Prepares and manages annual and mid-year budget for the CHEE work unit. Finds innovative ways to increase efficiency and decrease operating costs. Explores and cultivates grand and fund-raising opportunities.
REQUIREMENTS: Requires 1 year of supervisory experience. Bachelor’s degree in public administration, community development, planning, or social work + 4 yrs related experience; OR Master’s degree + 3 years related experience. Related experience includes a combination of the following: health education; developing and applying strategies to increase program participation; administration of grant/funding sources.
SPECIAL KNOWLKEDGE AND SKILLS: This position requires effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and intermediate computer literacy. Must have an excellent understanding of the health needs of diverse cultures. Must be able to work effectively with diverse cultures.
ADDITIONAL: This position is 40.0 hours per week, with full benefits, Annual salary $55,373. This position is physically located at the Regency Road location.

Education Requirements (Any)

TLHLTHEQ: Bachelor's or Master's degree public health, health education, human services, public administration, community development, planning, etc.

Additional Information / Benefits

Candidates must apply online at to be fully considered.

Excellent benefits package and work-life balance.
Benefits include medical with vision, dental, basic life insurance, long term disability, Kentucky Retirement Systems pension plan, 401K/457/IRA options, annual leave and sick leave accruals, 11 paid holidays.

Referral program and Tuition

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check

This job reports to the Manager Public Health Community Programs

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1