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Programs Bureau Chief - PH Rural Health

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/02
Posting End Date: 2024/04/16
Category: Public Health
Sub Category: Management
Work Type: Full Time
Remote: Flexible Hybrid
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 47.07
Maximum Salary: 47.07
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

The Division of Public Health seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care. If you have strong interpersonal skills with a passion for improving healthcare access in Idaho’s rural and underserved areas, this position may be for you! The Bureau Chief provides strategic oversight and leadership for a variety of programs that support Idaho’s rural safety net and the state’s transition to value-based healthcare. We seek a self-starter and proven leader with a keen awareness of healthcare system issues. This position is located in beautiful Boise, Idaho, and some telecommuting options may be available.



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance - incredible rates!(full-time/30+ hours per week)
  • PERSI Choice 401(k)
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Wide variety of training opportunities
  • Some positions offer flexible hours and/or telecommuting


  • Advance the Division of Public Health priorities and ensure the integration of Division priorities in the Bureau. 
  • Establish and support Bureau priorities, goals, and objectives.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to help address healthcare access barriers in rural and underserved communities. 
  • Develop and implement strategies to assure the delivery of efficient and effective projects and activities. 
  • Support and coach Bureau staff to ensure they have the resources and training needed to achieve their objectives. 
  • Engage with stakeholders, leaders, and partner organizations to advance rural healthcare issues and solutions. 
  • Serve on state and national boards, task forces, and committees to assure representation of rural Idaho healthcare system successes and challenges. 
  • Support Idaho’s transition to value-based healthcare by engaging with state leaders and identifying opportunities to advance delivery models that meet Idaho’s needs. 
  • Provide oversight for bureau budgets to ensure appropriate and accurate expenditures comply with state and federal requirements. 
  • Manage leadership responsibilities, such as contract negotiations, supporting Division and Department priorities, staff interviewing and hiring, ensure state and federal compliance, and secure legal consultations, when needed. 
  • Provide legislative presentations and respond to legislative requests for information. 
  • Ensure the establishment and delivery of effective public relations, communication, and information sharing strategies.


You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.

  • Good knowledge of management practices. Typically gained by completion of at least two, three-credit college level management courses equivalent to "Management and Organizational Theory," "Personnel Administration," and "Organizational Behavior" (that cover the five elements of management - Controlling, Leading, Organizing, Planning, and Staffing) AND at least two years of experience in a supervisor/management role for professional staff OR at least three years of experience managing a major program and providing leadership of professional staff.
  • Experience developing and administering policies, procedures and a program budget. Typically gained by experience developing and recommending regulations, policies and procedures. Applicants must also have work experience projecting fiscal impacts of programs, negotiating contracts, and/or working with personnel, operating, and capital budget, typically for a period of at least two years.
  • Experience implementing organizational change within a service delivery program. Typically gained by at least two years of experience in a management, supervisory, or consulting role implementing projects to meet special needs, incorporating tasks, and methods to implement change.
  • Experience applying measurement processes/methods for assessing program outcomes or progress toward goals. Typically gained by at least one year of experience applying measurement and tracking methods in assessing progress toward stated program goals OR a combination of college coursework (statistics, research methods, evaluation methodology, or related field) and experience.
  • Experience preparing and presenting oral presentations to groups. Typically gained by at least one year of experience researching, compiling and organizing information in order to make oral presentations about the information to groups in a business setting; topics may be informational, technical, or behavioral. Take into account audience size, topic, length, and frequency of the presentations. One-to-one training is not qualifying.

Below is preferred experience. It is not required for the position but applicants with this experience may receive consideration over other applicants.

  1. Considerable experience analyzing management and program performance issues, identifying alternatives and recommending/implementing solutions. Typically gained by at least five years of demonstrated professional experience.
  2. Considerable experience in public health. Typically gained by at least five years of professional experience in public health or a bachelor's or master's degree in a health-related field.

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The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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