Family health

Family Health Manager | Scott County, Iowa

Summary of work

Under general supervision, the Director of Family Health oversees, manages, and monitors the Scott County Health Department’s Family Health Service Area and ensures that direct and community-based programs are implemented in areas of program service identified. Acts as project director for several grants and programs for pregnant, infants, children, teens and adults to ensure contract requirements are met.

$63,356-$73,465 to start depending on qualifications.

Professional responsibilities

Essential duties, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a complete list of all duties and tasks performed by holders of this class. Employees must be present and ready to begin work at their assigned workplace on the days and times specified. Factors such as regular attendance at work are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Core Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assigns, plans and supervises the work of staff, authorizes overtime and leave, participates in recruitment and selection, conducts performance evaluations and provides coaching, advice and corrective or disciplinary action, as appropriate; provides or approves program or department training.

Serves as project director for a variety of grants for pregnant people, infants, children, teens and adults. Review and comply with grant contracts; coordinates the development of grant applications; monitors grant activities and sub-recipients; and reviews required documents and reports.

Supervises contractors to ensure service delivery meets program expectations, quality and intent; convenes internal and external groups to develop and implement initiatives related to identified family health needs.

Monitors and approves grant and service area expenditures in accordance with established financial rules; participates in the annual budgeting of the departmental budget for the family health service area.

Oversees and ensures financial rules and guidelines are followed associated with third party insurance billing subsidy expenses and general departmental expenses.

In collaboration with other staff, ensures that services are provided and documented to support billing of third party insurance services.

Ensures that grant and contract invoices are prepared, submitted and processed within specified timeframes; assists, supports and guides the development of grant applications.

Coordinates quality improvement activities, quality assurance reviews, and program client satisfaction surveys.

Participates in departmental efforts related to accreditation or reaccreditation, performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development.

Identifies and educates local, state, and national elected officials on policies with potential public health impacts.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify the County PRIDE philosophy through their actions.

Performs assigned related duties.

Initial Review Standards

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field; AND five (5) years of community health experience, which includes some supervisory responsibilities; OR and equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Master’s degree preferred.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, state and federal laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.

Planning, implementation and insurance of grants and contracts.

Supervision principles and practices, including for staff at multiple sites.

Language and conformity of the contract.

Insurance billing practices.

Principles and practices of project management.

Quality improvement/assurance methods used in public health programs.

Competence in:
Demonstrate cultural understanding and competence in interactions and program development.

Budget review and monitoring.

Work on multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines.

Provide effective supervision, leadership and direction.

Interact tactfully and professionally with county staff, outside agencies and the public.

Collect and analyze data and information related to a problem to develop reasonable solutions.

Develop and implement effective programs and related policies and procedures.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Additional information


Work is performed in a standard office environment and in various locations throughout Scott County and identified program service delivery areas. The individual may at times be part of the response to emergencies occurring in Scott County or local or state areas. This response will likely be at the emergency operations center, but may be in the field. Control operations can be maintained around the clock.


The following is a summary of benefits available to non-union county employees. The benefits for employees covered by a collective agreement may vary somewhat depending on the specific contractual provisions.