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Deputy Commissioner

Recruitment #180514-UNCE-119


Working Title:  Deputy Commissioner
Location: Commissioner’s Office
PIN #: 34002958

A Personnel Transaction Freeze Exception Request will be obtained prior to a job offer being extended for this position.

Position will be open until filled. Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time.

The bi-weekly hiring rate established for this position is commensurate with experience.

Under the administrative direction of the Commissioner of Health, this position leads, plans, directs and coordinates the Protective Health Services programs of the Department which include: Consumer Health Service, Health Resources Development Service, Injury Prevention Service, Long Term Care Service, and Medical Facilities Service.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Formulates policies, procedures and standards for all programs under administrative responsibility.
• Coordinates program activities within Protective Health Services with other Department programs and outside agencies.
• Advises the Commissioner on administrative and operational issues and changes; directs response to problem situations.
• Administers and enforces statutes, rules, and regulations for the program areas assigned.
• Oversees the development and administration of operating budgets and allocation of funding and human resources to meet responsibilities and mandates.
• Studies proposed federal and state legislation and advises the Commissioner regarding possible effects on public health, health care provider/delivery systems, and other Department programs.
• Works with the Department legislative liaison and legislative staff on proposed or amended legislation.
• Directs and monitors program plans to ensure meeting statutory survey requirements for health care facilities and timelines for complaint processing and investigations.
• Participates in health care task forces and partnership building with other state agencies and health organizations including the Department of Human Services, Health Care Authority, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and the Office of the State Medical Examiner.
• Conducts official state business with health care providers, professional organizations, state and federal agencies and national associations; represents the Department and commissioner at national/state meetings, hearings, and training seminars.
• Leads programs and collaborative efforts to prevent injury death and non-fatal injuries.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; of federal and state laws pertaining to regulatory programs for the licensure and certification of health care facilities; of the organization, development and administration of the Department programs for which responsibility is assigned; of current issues and social and economic trends in health care; of the legislative process and rulemaking requirements to initiate new regulations, laws, or statutory changes; and of injury prevention principles and practices. Skill in applying management and supervisory techniques; in communicating with the public, other agencies, legislators, constituency groups and advisory boards on regulatory issues and changes; in allocating staff and funds to meet workload requirements; in analyzing complex problems and adopting an appropriate course of action; and in communicating administrative and programmatic goals and objectives, both orally and in writing.

Education and Work Experience:
A master's degree in public health, behavioral science, business or public administration and  eight (8) years of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative, or administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of additional qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

Title 74, 840-5.5. (A)(4) - Persons employed with one-time, limited duration, federal or other grant funding that is not continuing or indefinitely renewable.  The length of the unclassified employment shall not exceed the period of time for which that specific federal funding is provided.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.



Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.



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