Tuolumne County seeks a Public Health Officer with passion, experience, talent and dedication to serving our community. Successful candidates will be a…
public health professional,
and effectively serve as our public health subject matter expert.
The Health Officer (HO) is the face of Public Health in the County and is responsible for public health policy development and community health planning. This is an at-will position appointed by the Board of Supervisors that reports on a day-to-day basis to the Director of the Human Services Agency. The Health Officer works closely with state and federal agencies, the County Executive Office, HSA executives, support staff and other County departments, including the Sheriff’s jail staff. In addition, this position plays a strategic and critical role in collaborating with emergency management departments and professionals, community health providers, foundations, committees, community-based organizations, and the community-at-large to set local priorities.
The Health Officer serves as the medical subject matter expert for public health under administrative oversight by the Director of the Human Services Agency and provides technical consultation to public officials and other health providers. The incumbent may oversee the work of two to three staff, plans and directs programs, enforces local health orders and ordinances pertaining to protection of public health, assesses the community health status, has overall direction and guidance related to public health matters and advises the Human Services Agency Director and Board of Supervisors on community health issues.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will:
Be a graduate from a recognized medical school approved by the Council of Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association with a degree of M.D.
Possess a valid Physician’s and Surgeon’s license issued by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance of the State of California; out of state licensed physicians must be willing and able to obtain licensure in the State of California.
Demonstrate familiarity with the broad range of specific public health programs in California.
Possess a California driver's license upon date of hire, and have a satisfactory driving record.
Be able to attend meetings outside of normal working hours and must work on-call to respond to emergency situations during weekends, holidays, and other off-hour shifts.
Master’s degree in Public Health: additional graduate level coursework in Public Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Maternal and Child Health, or closely related field.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Current Salary: $167,756 – 204,796 Annually DOE/DOQ
CalPERS retirement: formula is dependent upon hire date
80 hours annual Management leave
Cafeteria Program: $1,100 - $1,869 contributed monthly towards health benefits dependent on level of coverage, or $500 cash out option
County-paid $100,000 life insurance policy for the County employee
180 hours personal leave in initial year of employment, increases with years of service
Annual cash out of up to 200 accrued Personal Leave hours, based on MOU criteria
Eleven (11) holidays per year
Health club membership contribution of up to $60 per month
County covers the cost of maintaining required license, including required CEU’s (subject to IRS limits)
Deferred Compensation 457 plans
Tuolumne County is located in the heart of the California “Mother Lode” gold country region in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Just 125 miles east of San Francisco, south of Lake Tahoe, and home to Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest, the area abounds with recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery with many lakes, rivers, hiking trails and ski areas within its boundaries. Tuolumne County is rich in California history and visitors can step back in time at Columbia and Railtown 1897 State Historic Parks. A strong arts and cultural presence is felt through the Tuolumne County Arts Alliance, live theater venues, art galleries, special events, and museums. A small community atmosphere is prevalent throughout the County and is the hallmark of Sonora, the county seat and only incorporated city, as well as the towns of Twain Harte, Columbia, Groveland, Jamestown, and Tuolumne.
HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration please apply by Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Please send your cover letter and resumeto: email@example.com (All applicants invited to interview will be asked to complete a County application)
Questions? Call Kimberly Phipps at 209-533-6957, or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tentative Interview Timeline: Mark your calendar for these Important Dates:
December 11 - 15 -exact interview dates to be determined.
Tuolumne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities.