County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Deputy Health Officer

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on July 6, 2019

Deputy Health Officer

$185,795 - $225,826 Annually 

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
The Position

Working closely with the health care community, the Deputy Health Officer works to improve the health of the population, educate residents about disease prevention, provides medical care to specific populations, and advances personal and population-based health programs and policies. This position serves as a section manager in the Public Health Division, and works closely with the Public Health Division Director and program support staff. Reporting directly to the Health Officer, this position shares responsibility for the protection of county residents from public health hazards.

Currently, the Deputy Health Officer oversees a range of medical and administrative functions, providing medical expertise and management for programmatic units including Disease Control and Surveillance, Clinical Laboratory Services, Emergency Medical Services, the Sexual Assault Response Team, Public Health All-Hazards Preparedness, Juvenile Justice System Health Services, and medical and health related issues for the Environmental Health and Safety Section. This position also supports the Health Officer and the Public Health Division Director in addressing key public health priorities as needed and acts as Interim Health Officer in their absence.