The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency seeks a highly qualified medical professional who has a passion for public health, strong leadership in improving the health status and reducing health disparities among all residents of Santa Cruz County and a proven track record in the public health field to fill a full-time health officer position. This non-civil service executive level position is appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and responsible to the Director of Health Services Agency to plan, organize, direct and administer the medical oversight and enforcement of public health regulations for a variety of public health programs and services. The incumbent will have a key responsibility to assist the Agency Director and other Agency executives in working with internal staff, other county departments and community stakeholders to strategize, plan, implement and evaluate activities which are related to obtaining a national public health accreditation status and positioning the local health department for the future to improve the health status of the local community. The initial activities include but are not limited to, strategic planning, community health assessment and community health improvement plan. (Note: The official title for this position is Medical Services Director/Health Officer.)
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Ideal Candidate Profile
• Skilled and innovative leader who naturally empowers, inspires, and motivates
• Thoughtful and trusted decision maker who considers varying perspectives
• Energetic and approachable leader
• Strong public health background in delivering public sector services
• Ability to respond to multiple stakeholders while quickly building strong relationships
Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!
The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!
The Community of Santa Cruz Stunning Santa Cruz County has approximately 270,000 residents and is situated in the northern area of Monterey Bay, 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. The County’s natural beauty is apparent in its pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. The County enjoys an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and approximately 300 days of sunshine a year. The area’s unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theatre, music, art as well as golfing, surfing, hiking, and biking, offer a wealth of leisure activities. There are numerous local higher education institutions including Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour away. These elements make Santa Cruz County a great place to live, work, and play!
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About County of Santa Cruz
Serving the Community ~ Working for the Future
Pursuant to the provisions of the California Constitution, the Board of Supervisors governs the Santa Cruz County unincorporated area and is the executive and legislative governing body of the County of Santa Cruz. The Board directs overall operations of the various County departments and districts by establishing policies and approving the budgets and financing for all of County government and certain special districts.
The Board of Supervisors also serves as the governing body for a number of political entities separate from the County, including County Service Areas, the Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and County road maintenance districts. Board members also serve on other local and regional boards such as the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, the Local Agency Formation Commission and the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. (Please see subsequent pages for information relative to individual members of the Board.)
The Employment Services Division of the Personnel Department is responsible for the County’s recruitment, testing and selection progra...m for County departments. The division provides oversight and guidance to County departments on hiring procedures and protocols. Employment Services is also responsible for recruiting, bilingual proficiency testing, and oversight of decentralized recruitment activities for the Human Services Department and Department of Public Works. The Employment Services Division manages the County’s employee transfer, re-employment and recall programs. This division is also responsible for placement of displaced or laid off County employees.