Under general administrative direction of the Health and Human Services Agency Director, plans, organizes, directs and coordinates Health Department programs and services; enforces local health orders and ordinances pertaining to protection of public health; assesses the community health status; advises the Director and Board of Supervisors on community health issues; coordinates assigned activities with other County departments and outside agencies; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives administrative direction from the Health and Human Services Agency Director. Exercises general direction and supervision over assigned supervisory, technical, and administrative support staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS
The Health Officer is a single-incumbent classification that is responsible for public health policy development and community health planning. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making. The incumbent provides overall direction and guidance related to public health matters and is responsible for the activities and services of the Health Department, including providing a variety of health services and programs including communicable disease control; vital statistics; immunizations, child health services; family planning; community public health services; emergency medical services; and health education. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors as the appointing authority and is accountable for accomplishing departmental goals and objectives and for furthering County goals and objectives.
Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to a Doctorate of Medicine degree from an accredited college or university that is recognized or approved by the Medical Board of California or Osteopathic Medical Board of California. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience demonstrating familiarity with the broad range of specific public health programs in California including (2) years of direct clinical or related private practice experience. A Master’s Degree in Public Health or closely related field is desirable. Supervisory or management experience in a broad range of public health programs is highly desirable.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of a valid California class C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
Possession of a valid license issued by the Medical Board of California or Osteopathic Medical Board of California to practice as a physician and surgeon.Board Certification in Family Practice or related area desirable.