Starting salary up to $221,380 and a cash allowance of approximately $600/Month Plus, a cash contribution of $342 per pay period, estimated to end no later than 07/10/19*
Sonoma County is seeking a skilled and dynamic physician who is passionate about community health improvement as its next Health Officer. Recognized for its commitment to innovation and collaboration, the County of Sonoma strives to be the healthiest county in California. The Health Officer plays a key leadership role in bringing this vision to reality. The Health Officer is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and reports to the Director of Health Services for administrative direction.
The Health Officer position provides leadership on key public health priorities and activities affecting the whole Department and the health of the community. The Health Officer also provides leadership and administrative oversight for the Deputy Health Officer, who manages programs and services in the areas of Disease Control, Surveillance and Response, Public Health Laboratory, Vital Statistics, Emergency Medical Services, Preparedness, and Clinical Services.
The ideal candidate will:
• Be a strategic thinker who can identify courses of action and paths that advance the health goals of the community and opportunities for engagement. • Provide forward thinking direction in the application of the principles and practices of community health, preventive medicine, environmental health, emergency medical services, and integrated behavioral health. • Be action and results oriented, passionate about improving social factors that influence health outcomes for the community, with hands on experience in community health practice. • Be an initiator, identifying new possibilities for combining opportunities and resources to advance community health policies and goals. • Be a relationship builder who understands the strengths and roles of the health care community, fosters relationships with County and community partners, and leads in the advancement of shared vision. • Possess excellent communication skills, skilled in communicating orally and in writing, with presentation skills that move audiences to engagement and action. • Be able to work independently, while supporting various work team models, in support of the Department of Health Services Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan implementation.
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 $1,500, 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
*Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.
Sonoma County offers a rare and compelling array of scenic, recreational, and geographic characteristics – including over 200 award-winning wineries, inspiring coastline and beaches, the Russian River, and majestic redwoods. The County encompasses over one million acres of land and water, rich with agriculture, parks, campsites, lakes, and open space. Please visit www.sonomacountyconnections.org for more information about Sonoma County as a place to live, work, and build your career legacy.
For more information, minimum qualifications & to apply online, visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply Now
Internal Number: 72618
About County of Sonoma
The County of Sonoma is governed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and is comprised of 26 departments/agencies that provide a full range of services to the community through its 4,000+ employees. Sonoma County government has a history of providing excellent and responsive public service while operating under sound fiscal principles. This is achieved in a climate of respect and collegiality.
The County enjoys stability in leadership, with four of the five Board members serving a second, third or fifth term. This is further demonstrated by a strong group of department heads. The department heads routinely team with middle management on a variety of successful projects. Historically, labor relations have been stable, with most employees working under long-term MOUs; however, over the next few years, the County will be going through the contract negotiation process with the majority of the bargaining units.