County of Santa Cruz
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Work Schedule
Job Closing Date
Job Open until Filled
Job Description
The County of Santa Cruz is seeking an Assistant Director – Health Services Agency!  Do you have a strong background and proven capabilities in improving the health of communities at a leadership level? If so, please read on!

Salary: $166,858 – 223,642 Annually

Closing Date:  Friday, April 07, 2023
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 Position :
The County of Santa Cruz is seeking an innovative leader with a strong background and proven capabilities in improving the health of communities. This includes work through the strategic planning and delivery of publicly funded programs that reduce disparities and improve community health.

The Assistant Health Services Agency Director will assist in leading one of the largest county departments with an annual budget of approximately $250M and a workforce of nearly 750 employees. The Assistant Director will assist the Director in the planning, administration, and management for the Health Services Agency (HSA) divisions of Administration, Behavioral Health, Clinics, Environmental Health and Public Health. As the second in command at HSA, this position:
Promotes an environment that shapes and enhances positive health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
Works to provide access to the public with appropriate and effective expenditure of public resources to serve those with the greatest needs.
Provides leadership to reduce environmental health, clinical health, and mental health disparities among vulnerable and underserved communities to achieve health equity throughout Santa Cruz County.
Serves a critical role in enhancing public health emergency preparedness and response, including serving as command staff for the HSA Department Operations Center.
THE REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public health, nursing, public administration, health care administration, public health administration or a closely related field (e.g., business administration, hospital administration, etc.)
AND four years of extensive budgetary, administrative and management experience that demonstrates application or possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below.

Strongly desired qualifications include:
An extensive background in the practice of public health and/or clinical services
A graduate degree in public health or health-related field
Local health jurisdiction experience in California
For more details and to apply online, please visit www.santacruzcountyjobs.com

Come join the team at the County of Santa Cruz!

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