Health Officer

Tuolumne County
(209) 533--5566
(209) 533-5901

Under general direction of the Human Services Agency Director, plans, organizes, directs and coordinates Health Department programs and services; enforces local health orders and ordinances pertaining to protection of public health; assesses the community health status; advises the Director and Board of Supervisors on community health issues; coordinates assigned activities with other County departments and outside agencies; and performs related work as required.

Receives administrative direction from the Human Services Agency Director. Exercises general direction and supervision over assigned supervisory, technical, and administrative support staff.

The Health Officer is a single-incumbent classification that is responsible for public health policy development and community health planning. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making. The incumbent provides overall direction and guidance related to public health matters and is responsible for the activities and services of the Health Department, including providing a variety of health services and programs including communicable disease control; vital statistics; immunizations, child health services; family planning; community public health
services; emergency medical services; and health education. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors as the appointing authority and is accountable for accomplishing departmental goals and objectives and for furthering County goals and objectives.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Graduation from a recognized medical school approved by the Council of Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association with a Doctor of Medicine degree. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience demonstrating familiarity with the broad range of specific public health programs in California
including (2) years of direct clinical or related private practice experience. A Master’s Degree in Public Health or closely related field is desirable. Supervisory or management experience in a broad range of public health programs is highly desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of a valid California class C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
Possession of a valid Physician’s and Surgeon’s license issued by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance of the State of California.
Board Certification in Family Practice or related area desirable.

Apply by emailing your resume and any supporting documents to the Human Resources Director, Ann Fremd, by Wednesday, April 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM.