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Public Health Officer, Placerville, CA

Organization: County of El Dorado
Category: Administrator
Location: Placerville, CA
Date Job Posted: March 14, 2023
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Annual Salary up to $251,271 DOQ
Accepting Applications through March 30, 2023

Historic Gold County

The County of El Dorado is a charter county and employs more than 1,800 employees with a funded budget of approximately $909 million. The governing body is the Board of Supervisors, which is comprised of elected representatives from each of the five voting districts.

El Dorado County Libraries serve as Community Hubs and are a network of library and local resource agency navigators who connect families and individuals to support and services. The first public library in El Dorado County was a small Placerville City Library established in 1906 on the upper floor of Confidence Hall. Then in 1947 a group of citizens began the work of establishing a County Free Library. This early Friends of the Library group raised funds and bought the old A.S. Fox house. Since then, El Dorado County Library has grown to six branches throughout the County, as well as two outreach vehicles.

Visit the link below to learn more about our beautiful County
Elevate to El Dorado

El Dorado County encompasses 1,786 square miles that range from the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Our western border is 30 minutes from the State Capitol and only 20 minutes away from over one million acres of breathtaking national forest. The vast size of our County also means that are offices are spread from El Dorado Hills to South Lake Tahoe. Of course, our services are not just office-based, as the County of el Dorado also maintains the famous Rubicon Trail, manages the whitewater recreation on the South Fork of the American River, educates visitors on our Gold Rush days at the El Dorado County Historical Museum, and provides many other services to our residents and visitors.


With integrity and respect, we provide effective, efficient, collaborative services that strengthen, empower and protect individuals, families and communities, thereby enhancing their quality of life.


The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency is committed to transforming lives and improving futures for the citizens of El Dorado County. Their programs and services include: Behavioral Health, Public Health, Community and Social Services. Over 600 employees work in the Agency who are dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of those in their communities.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is an individual who demonstrates a proactive approach to influencing the health of the public through recognition of empowerment, diversity, inclusion and justice. They aspire to the ideals of civil service, developing trust with the community through consistent innovative leadership, informed decision-making and sound public health knowledge.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Serve as the individual in charge during a declared incident or emergency including, as appropriate, declaration of a Public Health Emergency.
  • Take appropriate measure to prevent and control epidemics; enforces orders, rules, and regulations for quarantine or isolation required by the State Department of Health Services.
  • Establish and maintain medical standards and protocols for medical staff.
  • Participate in clinical and medical management decisions.
  • Act as Medical Epidemiologist for public health diseases.

To view a full list of duties please click here.


Possession of a Doctor of Medicine degree or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree issued by an accredited medical school in good standing; AND two (2) years of full-time experience functioning as a Public Health Officer or administering a public health program with responsibility for administration, supervision, and effective functioning of the program. A master’s degree in public health is desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California.
  • Possession of Board Certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine is desirable.

To view the complete classification description please click here


  • Salary $207,084 - $251,721 Annually
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • $6,240/year Optional Benefit Credits that is given as cash
  • 4.5% County Contribution towards Deferred Compensation
  • Vacation starting at 15 days/year, which increases after year 5
  • 96 hours of management leave/year
  • Uncapped sick leave accrual
  • 11 paid County holidays/year and 2 floating holidays/year
  • $100,000 life insurance with the option to purchase more
  • Long Term Disability
  • 6 months pay as severance after 1 year of service


To be considered for this exceptional opportunity, submit your online application found here, and respond to the required supplemental questions by the application deadline of March 30, 2023.

Applications will be screened against the criteria outlined in this job posting, the minimum qualifications, and responses to the supplemental questions. The best qualified candidates will be invited to an initial best qualified screening following a series of panel interviews at a date that is to be determined. For additional information about the position, please contact Monique Heredia at

The County of El Dorado is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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