FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Centers) Division Director

Organization/Company Name: 
Clackamas County Health Centers
Position Description: 

Clackamas County Department of Health, Housing and Human Services (H3S) is looking for a dynamic and experienced leader to direct the Health Centers Division which oversees the county’s Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).  The FQHC includes four primary care clinics (including dental care), three behavioral health clinics and five School Based Health Centers.  The Health Centers Division is dedicated to offering high quality medical, dental and behavioral health services to individuals throughout Clackamas County, with a focus on patient-centered care that helps individuals and families thrive!

This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to lead the county’s efforts in providing medical, dental, and behavioral health services to children and adults in an era of health reform.

The Health Centers Division Director has oversight of the overall operations of the Health Centers Division and is responsible for planning, coordinating and maintaining a comprehensive system of health care management functions in accordance with revenue and expenditure limitations, clinical requirements and legal guidelines. This position oversees services to include integrated primary care and behavioral health services, dental services, school based health centers and all administrative functions, and is responsible for ensuring the Division has the resources to carry out short and long term goals in accordance with the strategic plan.

Reporting to the H3S Director and accountable to the Community Health Council, the individual in this position will cultivate an open, healthy, and team-oriented work culture.  The Clackamas Community Health Council is the federally mandated governing board of Clackamas Health Centers that has responsibility for oversight of the Health Centers Program project.  In collaboration with the Board of County Commissioners, it is responsible for the oversight of clinical operations, health centers policy, establishing and evaluating program objectives and the recommendation and evaluation of the Health Centers Director. The Council consists of community members — patients and non-patients — who have a passion for quality healthcare services and access. The Health Centers Director is a non-voting member of the Community Health Council. The Council represents the needs and interests of Clackamas County's health services and the people who use them.


The ideal candidate will have a degree in Health Care Administration or a related field; strong background and experience in a FQHC health care delivery program; the demonstrated ability to effectively manage program and fiscal elements of a public health care program; familiarity with HRSA funded health care delivery programs; and a thorough understanding of poverty related issues.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a flexible work style to achieve results, exhibit organizational acumen, and strong attention to detail. In addition, we are seeking a candidate who will employ a hands-on, proactive, and collaborative approach that builds trust and develops positive relationships both internally and externally.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of everything we do. Clackamas County is committed to building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply in that spirit.

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
$120,564.38 - $162,762.68 Annually

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions, including:

Generous paid time off package, including:

16 hours of vacation accrued per month

8 hours of sick accrued per month

10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

Employer-paid 6% Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage

A Choice of Dental Plans 

Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

Longevity pay 

Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a related field that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the role, of which (3) years of the experience must have been in a leadership or program management role with supervisory responsibilities

Experience working in a unionized environment, including an understanding of labor relations and personnel issues

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, including organizational development, personnel management, and procurement

Thorough working knowledge and experience of federal regulations that govern Federally Qualified Health Centers

Direct experience in planning and leading clinic operations

Working knowledge of health care reform in Oregon, data collection and statistical analysis

Working knowledge of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems, such as Epic

Strong verbal and written communication skills in a leadership role, including the ability to convey complex information to various audiences

Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check

Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.  Learn more about the County's driving policy

Per the Oregon Health Authority, (OAR 333-091-1010 & OAR 333-019-1030), this position is subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Prior to the start of employment, the selected candidate must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exception in place with the County as a qualification of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

Direct experience working with federal and state programs and laws in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) environment

Experience developing or refining strategic plans, developing and refining performance measures, and collecting and analyzing performance data

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference:  If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address
Application deadline: 
Monday, February 13, 2023