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Public Health Director, Alamosa, CO

Organization: Alamosa County
Category: Director
Location: Alamosa, CO
Date Job Posted: November 22, 2021
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Welcome to Alamosa County!

Our thriving community is home to over 15,000 residents. Alamosa is the commercial hub of the San Luis Valley and the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Equipped with prime agricultural land, innovative businesses in energy, industry, cultural heritage, and transportation, Alamosa County residents and visitors also enjoy access to some of Colorado's best wilderness and outdoor recreation. Our climate is perfect for the agricultural production of barley, potatoes, alfalfa, and with 350+ days of sunshine a year, we are one of the most productive locations for solar power plants in the U.S.

We are currently recruiting the following key position.

Public Health Director

Job Description: Alamosa County Public Health is seeking a full-time Public Health Director. The Public Health Director is required to direct and implement health programs, prepare and manage budgets, manage a planning process to identify, coordinate, and deliver necessary services, create and communicate various reports, evaluate programs for efficiency and effectiveness, coordinate the delivery of community health services, Home Health, and other public and private services. The Director of Public Health will also apply for and administer grants for health services and education. This position is also responsible for the direction and motivation of all public health personnel.

In accordance with the Minimum Qualifications for Public Health Director rule, 6 CCR 1014-6, county or district public health agency directors are required to possess a minimum of five years of administrative experience in public health within the past ten years AND either have a master’s degree in a public health discipline (e.g. environmental health, health education, epidemiology, nursing, health administration, biostatics) or be a physician. For candidates who are otherwise prepared to carry out the duties of a public health director, the county or district board of health may substitute year for year professional public health work experience for academic requirements or academic preparation for experience requirements.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strong communication and computer skills.
  • Prior to hire, finalists will be required to pass a background investigation and drug screening

Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000 DOE, $5,000 sign on bonus, FLSA Status: Exempt, Full County benefits. Click here to access the Alamosa County Employee Benefit Guide.

Alamosa County Application form required. Applications may be picked up at the County Human Resource Office 8900-A Independence Way or Download Application here. Inquiries may be directed to (719) 587-5166.

Completed applications may be e-mailed to

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