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OPEN: 11/21/22  Open Until Filled

Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
3949 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Phone: (541) 882-1487 or 1-800-552-6290
HR Fax: (541) 273-4564

RESPONSIBLE TO: Health General Manager
SALARY: Step Range: 31 ($66,895) – 50 (117,301); Full Benefits
CLASSIFICATION: Professional/Management, Regular, Full-Time
LOCATION: Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
204 Pioneer Street
Chiloquin, OR 97624
BACKGROUND: P.L. 101-630
The Public Health Director administers, organizes, and directs the overall operation of
the Public Health Department, which provides services such as Communicable Disease
Control, Environmental Health Services, Clinical Preventive Services and Health
Prevention and Promotion activities through evidenced based programs and best
practices, including epidemiology, immunizations, reproductive health services,
parent/child health education, collection and reporting of health statistics and vital
records, health information/referral and engagement with communities to improve
health status and outcomes. The Director enforces tribal laws and tribal ordinances, and
provides for public awareness and education in areas related to public health. Work is
performed under the general direction of the Health General Manger.
1. Under general direction of the Health General Manger, develops, implements and
monitors policies, programs, and procedures to provide public health services which
protect and promote the health of all county residents. Ensures that operational
Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
3949 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Phone: (541) 882-1487 or 1-800-552-6290
HR Fax: (541) 273-4564
OPEN: 11/21/22
Open Until Filled
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methods are based on current policy manuals and procedural guidelines and
accepted public health standards.
2. Administers and enforces tribal public health laws and rules; works with other
partners in the public health system (health care providers, labs, hospitals,
physicians, state agencies, other county departments and health departments) to
enforce public health laws and to coordinate efforts to accomplish public health
3. Prepares and administer the Tribal Public Health Code, and ensures proper
awareness creation for all public health related functions of the tribes.
4. Participates in community health assessments, and prepares reports and
improvement plans in conjunction with other agencies and groups to meet current
and projected public health needs of the tribes.
5. Partners with federal, state and local agencies, providers, health care groups, and
governing and advisory boards on a regular basis to promote information exchange
and integrated actions to address public health issues.
6. Plans, organizes and directs Department operations; works collaboratively with
Department management team in the development and evaluation of services to
ensure operational efficiency and quality, compliance with programmatic
requirements, federal and state regulations and requirements, and county policies.
7. Develops and presents community educational programs including presentations,
social and public media releases and notifications to ensure public awareness about
current and emerging public health issues.
8. Promotes a positive public understanding and support of Department goals and
work through engagement with residents, interest groups and stakeholders,
customers, and other agencies, including the interpretation of regulations and
9. Supervises the public health team, including assigning and reviewing work,
scheduling and approving time off, workforce development training, evaluating
performance, taking necessary disciplinary action and making hiring and termination
10. Coordinates identification of staff training needs, performance evaluation and
development, promotes and provides appropriate training, coaching and workforce
development for quality improvement.
11. Coordinates with public health team and Health General Manager on the
development and presentation of the budget for Public Health Services. Monitors
and approves expenditures to remain within budgetary guidelines and constraints.
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12. Ensures that financial controls, checks and balances are in place and monitored, and
that fiduciary responsibilities are met including maintenance of appropriate billing
and collection systems.
13. Collaborates with the Health General Manager and the Leadership Team to establish
short-term, mid-term, and long-term department goals; researches and prepares
grant proposals and administers grants for programs in areas of responsibility.
14. Prepares reports on current activities and performance and keeps the Health
General Manager apprised of status.
15. Represents Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services in community public health
activities and to Tribal, state and federal government agencies; including The
Klamath Tribal Council.
16. The incumbent will be called upon to accomplish other tasks within their scope of
The Public Health Director works under the supervision of the Health General Manager.
Employee works independently, resolving normal conflicts according to established
procedures and experience. Unusual, new, or complex assignments which require
deviation from experience or precedents are discussed with supervisor; however, the
employee exercised initiative in researching answers and solving problems.
Employee plans and carries out various activities by selecting and using approved
methods and techniques as appropriate. Most assignments are reviewed for quality and
compliance with established policies and procedures.
Native American/Tribal Knowledge – Knowledge of unique legal status of Indian Tribes,
as well as sensitivity to cultural concerns; knowledge and understanding of common
health problems that affect the Native American population; knowledge of health
education and prevention activities designed to promote a healthy well-being and
lifestyle for the Native American population; knowledge of local services including social
service agencies, medical service providers, and Tribal, county state and federal
Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information. Ability to prepare and analyze
financial and statistical data. Knowledge of report writing techniques and use of
statistics in health care.
Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn
and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal
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supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources
effectively; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously
build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; keeps
technical skills up to date; possess computer skills with the ability to operate Microsoft
Office Suite, and the ability to model, analyze and inventory data using the computer
software; ability to provide technical direction and coordination in the area of
information services, record and paperwork management.
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and
analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group
problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; ability
to think conceptually, evaluate trends, and make recommendations.
Project Management – Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates
changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team
activities; knowledge of planning principles, techniques, and policy; develops workable
implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and
overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors
transition and evaluates results.
Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional situations; responds promptly to or
for assistance; meets commitments; ability to work with the public courteously and
Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form; exhibits
good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses
appropriate communication methods; ability to make presentations to individuals and
groups for informational or other purposes; ability to communicate orally and in writing
in a clear and concise manner for the purpose of correspondence, providing reports and
obtaining or conveying information.
Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and
consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in
group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts; ability to establish and maintain
effective relationships with employees, tribal officials, interagency personnel and the
Visionary Leadership – Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust;
provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; exhibits confidence in self
and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions
and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to
others; pursues and wins support for ideas; displays ability to influence key decisionmakers;
achieves win-win outcomes; uses authority appropriately to accomplish goals.
Team Leadership – Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities;
supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team
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accomplishments; balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and
openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a
positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and
group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed;
ability to supervise and/or direct projects as needed; delegates work assignments;
matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets
expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.
Managing People – Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process
improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; makes self-available to
staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates’ skills and
encourages growth; improves processes, products and services.
Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates
accuracy and thoroughness.
Conflict Resolution – Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations;
maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve
Recruitment & Staffing – Utilizes recruitment sources; exhibits sound interviewing skills;
presents positive, realistic view of the organization; makes quality hiring decisions.
Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost
saving measures; conserves organizational resources.
Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for
cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassmentfree
environment; builds a diverse workforce.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others;
works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative
tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; supports
affirmative action and respects diversity.
Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands
organization’s strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies
external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing
demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with
frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
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Achievement Focus – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and
overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts
on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals; meets productivity
standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works
Personal Appearance – Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.
Attendance/Dependability – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work
responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on
time; follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for
own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to
reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate
Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; takes
independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of
opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with
resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative
approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’
Judgement – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate
judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in
decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and
promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to
ensure quality.
Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate
action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and
materials properly.
Minimum Qualifications: Failure to comply with minimum position requirements may
result in termination of employment.
 REQUIRED to have a Bachelor Degree in Public Health, Public Health Administration,
Public Administration, Health Care Management, Business Administration,
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Community Health Education, Social or Behavioral Sciences and related field. (Must
submit copy of diploma or transcripts with application.)
 REQUIRED to possess and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License, (out of state
applicants must receive ODL within 90 days of hire), have good driving record and be
insurable by the Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services’ vehicle insurance policy.
(Must submit copy of driver license with application.)
 REQUIRED to have at least three (3) years experience working in and managing
programs in the health field.
 REQUIRED to have computer experience, using word processing, database and
spreadsheet software.
 REQUIRED to demonstrate technical writing ability.
 REQUIRED to be responsible, dependable, and maintain strict confidentiality.
 REQUIRED to submit to a background and character investigation, as per Tribal
policy. Following hire must immediately report to Human Resource any citation, arrest,
conviction for a misdemeanor or felony crime.
 REQUIRED to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or have a valid medical
or religious exemption as a term and condition of employment.
 REQUIRED to submit to annual TB skin testing and adhere to KTHFS staff
immunization policy in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control
immunization recommendations for healthcare workers.
 REQUIRED to accept the responsibility of a mandatory reporter in accordance with
the Klamath Tribes Juvenile Ordinance Title 2, Chapter 15.64 and General Council
Resolution #2005 003, all Tribal staff are considered mandatory reporters.
Preferred Qualifications:
 Master’s Degree in relevant field is preferred.
 Experience working with Native American organizations is preferred.
Indian Preference:
 Indian and Tribal Preference will apply, as per policy. (Must submit tribal
documentation with application to qualify for Indian Preference
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This position description is intended to provide an overview of the requirements of the
position. It is not necessarily inclusive and the job may require other essential and/or
non-essential functions, tasks, duties, or responsibilities not listed herein. Management
reserves the sole right to add, modify, or exclude any essential or non-essential
requirement at any time with or without notice. Nothing in this job description, or by
the completion of any requirement of the job by the employee, is intended to create a
contract of employment of any type.
Submit a Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services Application for Employment with all
requirements and supporting documentation to:
Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
ATTN: Human Resource
3949 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

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