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County Health Officer, Oakland, CA

Organization: Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
Category: Executive
Location: Oakland, CA
Date Job Posted: July 29, 2020
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We are seeking our next COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER!

We are looking for a passionate, innovative leader to serve as the Local Health/Public Health Authority.


Under general administrative direction of the director of the Health Care Services Agency or a designee, plans, organizes, directs, and administers the County medical Public Health Program. Provides leaderships and participates in the design, development, evaluation, and implementation of departmental goals and strategies for care; develops, implementation and monitors policies, procedures, systems and standards for county operated and contracted medical services to ensure effective delivery of services and compliance with local, state and federal laws pertaining to the practice of medicine within the county setting. Enforces Local, State and Federal public health laws; serves as the local Registrar of Vital Records for the County; provides highly complex staff assistance to the Director of the Health Care Services Agency or designee; represents the Agency before boards, committees, Local, State, and Federal Health agencies, community organizations, and the general public on medical issues, and does related work as required.


The County Health Officer is a single-position class which serves as the local medical/public health authority to issue and/or enforces local health orders, ordinances and statutes to assure the effectiveness of mandated health protection functions, to assess the health status of the community and to provide related medical direction to the Health Care Services Agency. This class is distinguished from the Director of Public Health, in that the latter has overall administrative and operation responsibility for the Public Health Department.

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EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited school of medicine with a Medical Degree;


EXPERIENCE: The equivalent of five years of recent full-time, paid experience in either health care administration or management of a medical or a public health care program. The equivalent of at least three years of the required experience must have been in a major administrative role, which included program planning and evaluation, oversight of clinical services, community organization, and budget management.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California.

Certification by an American Specialty Board in preventive medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, family practice, or other field closely related to public health.

(Possession of a Master's Degree in Public Health may be substituted for the required Specialty Board certification.)


Applications will be screened using the supplemental questionnaire and according to the minimum professional qualifications and ideal candidate statements outlined in this brochure. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the interview process; only the most suitably and best qualified candidates will be invited to participate.

Applications & Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line at:

You will be asked to provide a resume and cover letter that may be uploaded to your on-line application.

Applications are due no later than 5:00PM on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

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