Health Officer

  • County of Sonoma
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Jun 14, 2018
Full Time Administration and Management Executive
  • Salary: $182,142 Annually
  • Salary Top: $221,380
  • Phone: 7075652831
  • Apply By: Jul 11, 2018


Starting salary up to $221,380 plus $600/Month Cash Allowance

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.

Job Description

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.

Job Requirements

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.

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Additional Information

The Benefits 

Sonoma County offers a competitive total compensation package. Salary is $182,142--$221,380 and will depend on experience and qualifications. Sonoma County also offers the following:

  • Paid Time Off: Competitive vacation accrual and additional management leave annually; 11 holidays per year; generous sick leave accruals and 100% of accrual balance converted to service credit at retirement.
  • Health Plan: Choice of three health plans (PPO, EPO and HMO) with a County contribution toward the premium of approximately $500 per month.
  • Excellent dental, vision, disability, life insurance, professional development and more. Additional details for management employees may be found at http://www.sonomacounty.cagov/HR/Employee-Relations/Labor/Salary-Resolution.
  • IRS 457 Plan: Pre-tax employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.
  • Retiree Medical: County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits.

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 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, please visit or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 7/11/18

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