JLB JOB BOARD: Public Health Project Leader

Public Health Project Leader - Special Projects

Salary  $65,000.00 - $85,000.00 AnnuallyLocation  MI 48226, MI

Job Type Certified-Regular Civil ServiceDepartment Health Department

Job Number 20161222083GOClosing 3/19/2017 11:59 PM Eastern


Under general supervision, works directly with senior leadership and the Special Projects Division Administrator to liaise with, engage, and advance directives health-related community projects convened both within and outside the department with considerable engagement of other organizations. The Special Projects Project Leader is expected to attend meetings as a participant and representative of the department, as well as report back to the Special Projects Division Administrator and execute directives. The Special Projects Project Leader will have capacities in project management and grant writing, and be able to support the work of the Special Projects Division Administrator. The primary responsibility of the Special Projects Project Leader will be to aid in the conceptualization, planning, and implementation of projects that align with the mission of the Detroit Health Department: to improve the health and quality of life of Detroiters through innovative public health policy, programs, and partnerships.

Examples of Duties


  • Pursue grant funding to support the development of new projects.
  • Identify community and philanthropic partners to collaborate on fund development opportunities that advance division goals and support innovative initiatives to improve public health.

Program Development

  • Support in launching, newly funded programs, including site selection, knowledge transfer and recruitment of needed staff.

 Project Management

  • Serve as the lead on multiple projects and select outreach events.
  • Coordinate regularly with program managers and division administrators to monitor progress on grant-funded projects, coordinate interdependencies, and troubleshoot issues/risks.
  • Prepare documents for tracking and reporting to department leadership and external funders.

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement 

  • Aid in maintaining effective working relationships with program funders, community and philanthropic partners, and evaluators.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's or Master's degree Public Health, Business Administration, Health Science Administration or other related field.Three years of experience in community engagement, community organizing, and project management with progressive leadership experience in public health, government, or nonprofit sectors.  

Supplemental Information

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid State of Michigan Operator License.  Employees in the class will be required to provide and operate a motor vehicle on a reimbursed mileage basis. Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.Evaluation Process1. Oral Appraisal (Interview)  - 32.5 (Minimum) - 50% (Maximum)2. Evaluation of Training, Experience, Personal Qualifications (TEP) – 32.5 (Minimum) - 50% (Maximum)3. Total of Written Examination  & Evaluation of TEP= 65% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)4.  Domicile Credit: 15 points5. Military Service  (DD214 required) 


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