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Chief Public Health Coordinator

Manassas Park is an independent jurisdiction in Northern Virginia, approximately 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The city borders Prince William County and the City of Manassas. Manassas Park offers citizens an established community along with the prospects of significant future residential and commercial development. The desirable living features such as neighborliness and community pride in a small, progressive city environment add to the city’s charm. 

The City of Manassas Park is accepting applications for the position of Chief Public Health Coordinator. The ARPA Chief Public Health Coordinator (CPHC) is the lead position for all aspects of public health program management in the City under the supervision of the Assistant City Manager. This position provides and coordinates the full suite of public health mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities in the City of Manassas Park. This may include the supervision of staff. This position is ARPA grant funded with the possibility of future extension.

All positions at the City of Manassas Park require a customer service mindset, in accordance with the Customer Service related focus of the city. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Will report directly to the Assistant City Manager for Operations, and taskings and overall guidance from the City Manager.
  • Will manage the City’s COVID-19 Public Health Response including vaccination efforts in partnership with the MAP Clinic. Will advise the City Manager on recommendations for mitigating spread, reducing burden on our hospitals, and reducing deaths from COVID-19, including internal employee programs.
  • Will manage the City’s American Rescue Plan Funding related to COVID-19 Health Response.
  • Will design a communications strategy for outreach to unvaccinated residents to increase vaccination counts.
  • Will liaise with the Virginia Department of Health to assist our residents with information and resources.
  • Will coordinate with the Prince William Health District to identify how their programs can benefit our City residents and connect our residents to these programs.
  • Will develop the City’s Overall Public Health Strategy.
  • Will coordinate with local and regional partners, such as Mason & Partners and other non-profits proving healthcare services support to our residents, to maximize our residents access to healthcare.
  • Will advise the City Manager and Governing Body on public health issues and policies for the City of Manassas Park.
  • Will work closely with the Department of Social Services, Housing Program Coordinator, and Mental health Coordinator, to provide a holistic Health and Human Services Portfolio and Strategy for our City.
  • Will provide support to the Development Services Division (zoning/code enforcement) for identifying Health Code violations.
  • Will analyze all available healthcare businesses in our City and establish a cooperative relationship with them. Will analyze gaps in healthcare businesses/infrastructure and will help City Manager plan and recruit healthcare businesses (e.g. urgent care) to our City to improve health access to our residents.
  • Will support the Emergency Manager Planner with developing/updating the City’s Emergency Manager Plans related to Public Health. Will help develop scenario training for Staff.
  • Will support EOC operations as the resident Public Health Subject Matter Expert during public health emergencies. This may include being available/on call 24/7 for after-hours public health emergencies.
  • Will develop, manage, and implement a variety of community-based public health preparedness training and education programs.
  • Will collect public health data and performance metrics to evaluate trends and risks over time.
  • Will provide support in seeking, applying, and managing public health related grant funding, and where applicable, grant reimbursement efforts to facilitate the City’s economic recovery following public health disasters and major emergencies.
  • Will demonstrate leadership, management, and technical skills through effective communication and collaboration, proper utilization of team resources, progressive decision-making, personal accountability and responsibility.
  • Will function with a high degree of independence, employees sound professional judgment, establishes priorities that are committed to the mission, vision and core values of the City and the department and demonstrates such through ethical conduct, community stewardship, individual initiatives and responsive service.
  • Will demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Will be required to participate in public health related educational and professional opportunities such as continuing education, annual conferences, etc.
  • Will provide support for public health related FOIA requests in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Will perform related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Functional Expertise: Requires the ability to manage a wide range of public health activities such as community health assessment and improvement planning activities (CHA-CHIP) with various adaptations (MAPP, CHANGE, CDC, IOM CHIP), Points of Distribution sites, mass care / shelter activities, public health call center operations, and others.
  • Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit; includes the ability to make decisions on a procedural and technical levels. Familiarity with Virginia Department of Health or Prince William Health District organizational structure is a plus.
  • Information Technology: Requires familiarity with the full Microsoft suite of tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) as well as commonly used public health tools (CHA-CHIP, Tableaau, SAS, ArcGIS, and REDCap).
  • Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analysis to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.
  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
  • Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages, may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions, may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
  • Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions, to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.
  • Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.
  • Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).
  • Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
  • Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, and temperature extremes.

Minimum Education and Training

  • The equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in public health, community health, or health education, or a related field.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public health, emergency/disaster planning, preparedness, recovery, mitigation and resource management; or a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Preferred: A Master of Public Health, or a Master of Health Administration, or a Master of Business Administration with a Public Health focus from an accredited college or university or equivalent education of work experience.
  • Preferred Certifications: Awareness of Emergency Management and Infectious Disease and Infection Control principles are highly preferred.

ADA Compliance

The City of Manassas Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Manassas Park will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

  1. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  3. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Authorized hiring range: $80,000.00 - $115,000.00 

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, you must complete an application form and submit it to the City of Manassas Park, Human Resources Department, One Park Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111 or fax/email: 703-335-1405 / 

You may obtain an employment application by going to the following link: 

This position will remain until filled.  

The City of Manassas Park is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Valerie Dingler, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Manager
City Hall, One Park Center Court
Manassas Park, VA 20111
Fax: 703.335.0053
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Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Vickie Frisby
Payroll & Benefits Manager
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Human Resources Mission
To support the City’s strategic objectives by coordinating efforts in attracting, retaining and maximizing the potential of a customer-friendly, mission-focused workforce.