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Health Program Coordinator, Salinas, CA

Organization: Monterey County Health Department
Category: Professional
Location: Salinas, CA
Date Job Posted: July 9, 2021
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Health Program Coordinator

Salary $6,984.64 - $9,540.27 Monthly
Location CA 93906, CA
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Department Health
Job Number 21/50K18/06LPC
Closing 7/23/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Position Description

A Drug-Free Workplace
Invites your interest for the position of
Health Program Coordinator
$6,985 – $9,540 Monthly

Open Date: July 6, 2021
Final Filing Date: July 23, 2021
Exam #21/50K18/07LPC


The Public Health Bureau is seeking one full-time Health Program Coordinator to administer critical public health programs in the Division of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control. Reporting to the Public Health Program Manager, the successful candidate will have responsibility for planning, budgeting, coordinating, implementing and administering the Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Hospital Preparedness, HIV, and Epidemiology/Surveillance Programs. The Health Program Coordinator will directly select, supervise, train, and evaluate chronic disease prevention coordinators and specialists, epidemiologists, and clerical subordinates. The mission of the Division of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control is prevent, detect, and respond to public health issues through partnerships with local health care providers and facilities, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders.

The Health Program Coordinator: Organizes, supervises and monitors specialized health-related services and activities, including organizing local and regional leaders around public health issues and promoting public health programs through various events and presentations; Participates in the development of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and priorities within a specialized service area; Prepares cost estimates and justification for budget recommendations, assists in monitoring and controlling expenditures to ensure the accomplishment of objectives within an approved budget; Maintains an effective working relationship with a variety of public and private organizations, including staff in other department divisions, County departments and outside agencies.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise.

Examples of Duties

Working Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public administration and program management, including program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Principles and practices of community health care
  • Principles of budget preparation and monitoring
  • Principles of personnel training, supervision, and evaluation

Some Knowledge of:

  • Laws pertaining to the practice of public health.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Apply principles and techniques of community organization, including community awareness, resource coordination and mobilization of diverse community groups.
  • Organize, direct and coordinate program services.
  • Work cooperatively with other County departments and public and private organizations.
  • Provide excellent and courteous customer service and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Analyze problems accurately, develop recommendations and take appropriate action to resolve them.
  • Prepare complex and detailed written reports, procedures and contracts.
  • Speak effectively to diverse audiences, including professional, clinical and citizen groups.
  • Train staff and coordinate activities of contractors, volunteer groups and staff.
  • Prepare complex and detailed written reports, procedures and contracts
  • Analyze problems accurately, develop recommendations and take appropriate action to resolve them
  • management.

Characteristics of Ideal Candidate:

  • Effectively communicate and create strong relationships with providers, public, and stakeholders with different focuses
  • Have effective time management skills to deal with multiple competing priorities
  • Have great customer service skills
  • Solid team leadership ability
  • Commitment to integrity, Respect, Innovation, Health Equity and Excellence
  • Responsible and accountable for program implementations
  • Effective verbal and written communications

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

Conditions of Employment:

As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:

  • Health Department will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license.
  • May be required to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays and during times of disaster or emergency.
  • May be exposed to infectious respiratory secretions and bodily fluids.

For a complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at: (Download PDF reader)

Additional Information


TO APPLY: Submit the following to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the final filing date of July 23, 2021 for a guaranteed review.

  • Monterey County Employment Application
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions

Or apply on-line at

Resumes may be submitted in addition to, but will not be accepted in lieu of, required application materials.

All application materials must be received by the final filing date of July 23, 2021 for a guaranteed review. Please be aware if the application form and responses to supplemental questions are not submitted timely with other required application materials, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. Resumes may be submitted but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.

Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant’s possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.

For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4519.


  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at 831-755-4946.
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.


The County offers an excellent benefits package (F Unit)
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package. A summary of benefits for this position can be viewed on the County website. This information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or "F" MOU prevails over this listing.

See F bargaining unit Benefit Summary Sheet for more information:

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