COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO invites applications for the position of:
Deputy Public Health Officer-19092204U
SALARY: $220,000.00 - $230,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 04/03/19
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Deputy Public Health Officer
In addition to base salary, candidates may receive an additional 10% premium for Board Certification or 15% premium for Board Certification and Sub-specialty.
The County of San Diego is seeking a dynamic leader with a passion for building healthy communities. This is a unique opportunity for a California licensed or license eligible physician to work for County of San Diego Public Health Services, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board.
Please view the detailed brochure for information regarding the position, duties, and benefits.
The Deputy Public Health Officer represents and acts in the absence of the Public Health Officer in community and Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) activities; develops policies, procedures and protocols for County public health strategies and initiatives; ensures quality management of public health issues, including clinical services, in HHSA's centralized programs and regions, and in the community; collaborates in planning and service provision with related partners; coordinates with media staff to present public health information and community level statistics to the media and members of the community; assesses data obtained from the community to determine community needs and plans program needs and progress; supervises five Medical Directors and other staff; provides oversight over educational opportunities for students, professionals, and fellows; and, performs other related functions.
The position plays a pivotal leadership role in the planning, development, and implementation of strategies, policies, and practices to advance the County's Live Well San Diego initiative, a vision for healthy, safe, and thriving communities throughout the San Diego County region. The Deputy Public Health Officer, in particular, actively participates in advancing the health strategy agenda, Building Better Health, by working with HHSA programs and services, other County departments and community partners and providers to decrease chronic disease and preventable deaths. Collective efforts are focused on improving service delivery systems, pursuing policy, environmental changes, and promoting healthy choices by all County residents to improve the population's health.
You take pride in being a recognized leader in medical, public health, and management fields
You thrive when working with a diverse team of professionals and staff to accomplish common goals
You are a highly effective communicator, able to address sensitive public health issues with media and community groups
You have a track record of successfully reaching out and establishing relationships with community leaders and organizations
You are a problem solver, team builder, strategic thinker, and politically astute with exceptional organizational acumen
Applicants must possess the following:
A valid license to practice medicine in the State of California before employment; AND,
A doctor of medicine degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency medical school AND, five years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification. Experience must include four years of management level experience and at least one year of supervision in a public health program or community medicine.
Note: A masters in public health from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency is highly desirable and may substitute for a total of one (1) year of experience and cannot be applied to the required one year of supervision. Board certification is highly desirable. Physicians that qualify and have applied for licensure from the California Medical Board may submit their license at time of appointment.
How to Apply
Applications and résumés may be submitted online at www.sandiegocounty.gov/hr. This recruitment will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to base salary, candidates may receive an additional 10% premium for Board Certification or 15% premium for Board Certification and Sub-specialty.