THE JOB: Under direction, to plan, organize, coordinate and supervise a Health Services program; and to do other work as required.The current vacancy is in the Public Health Division, Health Services Agency. The ideal candidate would have a background in public health, specifically experience in any of the following: communicable disease control, epidemiology, population health, health education and prevention, quality improvement, public health accreditation, and/or healthcare (e.g. nursing). Experience with administration, grant writing, budget management, program evaluation, and management and supervision of health programs and staff also highly desired.*Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in health care administration, a public health field, health science, nursing, psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling, life sciences, physical sciences, or in a management field such as public or business administration.
One year of administrative, supervisory or management experience in a program area to which the position is assigned. Some positions may require a Master's degree pursuant to State law.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:License Requirements: All positions require possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority. Some positions require one of the following licenses or certificates issued by the State of California: Clinical Psychologist; Registered Nurse; Public Health Nurse; Clinical Social Worker or Marriage Family and Child Counselor. If licensed in another state, State of California licensure must be obtained within eighteen (18) months from the date of employment.
Internal Number: 20-PJ6-01
About County of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County has approximately 260,000 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. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and 300 days of sunshine a year. Its 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. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour away. These elements of high quality living make Santa Cruz one of California’s most desirable areas.
Our county values a diverse workforce. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer