Director of Public Health - City of Wichita Falls, TX

Title: Director of Public Health
Type: Public and Environmental Health
Date Posted: March 15, 2023
Organization: City of Wichita Falls, TX
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Ideally situated in the northeast corner of the Panhandle/Plains area of scenic North Texas, Wichita Falls, Texas, covers 72.03 square miles and is the county seat of Wichita County. An economically progressive commerce hub, Wichita Falls offers its nearly 103,000 residents an outstanding quality of life and world-class amenities in a charming, small-town atmosphere.  The City has the advantage of being located within two hours of two major metropolitan areas with populations exceeding 1 million — Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City. 

Wichita Falls operates under the council-manager form of government. The City Council is composed of seven members, including the mayor, five district representatives, and one at-large representative. The City Manager is appointed by the mayor and City Council and functions as the City’s chief executive officer.

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Director of Public Health provides administration of and responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District. Wichita Falls seeks a skilled and savvy public servant eager to improve community health and quality of life for more than 100,000 residents. The ideal candidate has experience working well with businesses most impacted by the Department of Public Health (i.e., restaurants, hospitality businesses, etc.), as well as experience in identifying and applying for grant opportunities. The successful candidate will have strong ethics and a passion for public service.

Candidates for this position must have a Master of Science in a professional or scientific field such as physics, geology, or engineering; a Master of Health Administration (MHA) or Master of Public Administration (MPA) or a closely related field.

Four years of experience in public health is also required, though eight (8) years of experience is preferred (including five (5) years of management experience). Please note that the successful candidate will be required to establish residency within a 20-minute driving distance of the city limits.

Wichita Falls is offering a salary range of $122,865 to $184,371 for this position, depending on experience and qualifications.

Please apply online

For more information on this position contact:

Kevin Hugman, Senior Vice President

Strategic Government Resource


Job Post Expiration Date April 16, 2023

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.