The Virginia Department of Health
The Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is seeking a transformational leader to serve as Deputy Commissioner for Administration. VDH is dedicated to serving the community and protecting the health and well-being of Virginia’s citizens. The Commissioner of VDH reports to the Governor of Virginia through the office of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources. The agency currently employs 3,095 full-time staff, and 2,057 contractors, and administers a pre-Covid budget appropriation of $786 million with 38% of that amount from federal sources. Due to COVID related funding the current total operational budget is closer to $1 billion.
The Deputy Commissioner for Administration (DC-A) reports directly to the Health Commissioner and is responsible for managing a broad range of critical functions within this key agency. In addition to serving as spokesperson in the absence of the Commissioner on administrative and financial matters, the DC-A directs the Office of Shared Business Services, Financial Management, Information Management, Vital Records and Procurement and General Services. Total staff for these offices includes approximately 150 classified positions and a varying number of hourly employees and contract staff. The candidate selected for this important leadership position will serve as the agency’s Chief Administrative and Financial Officer and financial advisor to the Commissioner, will independently coordinate projects with other agency heads and management of central agencies, and will work with General Assembly committees, legislators, federal agencies and the Governor’s office.
VDH serves the Commonwealth through 35 local health districts located throughout the state.