Deputy Health Officer - Public Health Services

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $10,738.00 - $18,446.13 Monthly USD

Job Description

DEPUTY HEALTH OFFICER - Public Health Services

This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.0% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:

Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease
Effective July 1, 2022 - 0.5% decrease

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and futureAdministrative Manager III positions within the specialty of Deputy Health Officerat the Health Care Agency(HCA) until the next recruitment opens. This list may also be used to fill positions at a similar and/or lower classification throughout the County of Orange.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, this recruitment is open continuously until the needs of the County of Orange have been met.

(Administrative Manager III Specialty)

The County of Orangeis a desirable place to live - and is one of the premier employers in the region, as well as the third largest populated county in California. At the County you will find variety, individual opportunity, job satisfaction, and the pleasure of working with colleagues who are dedicated to making a positive difference.

TheCounty of Orange,Health Care Agencyis a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the leadership of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of six service areas - Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Office of Care Coordination, Regulatory and Medical Services and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

Reporting to the Orange County Health Officer and serving as a member of the Public Health Leadership Team, the position provides lead management responsibility in public health for clinical compliance and quality assurance activities. Other activities for priority Public Health topics include accreditation, policy development, public speaking and media representation.

Essential Duties Include: Cover for Public Health Officer. Provide coverage for the Public Health Officer by providing medical leadership and consultation during public health crises and/or emergencies; be able to respond to media as a public health spokesperson. Assist/advise Public Health Services (PHS) Divisions as needed, including Communicable Disease Control, Clinical Services, Health Promotion and Community Planning, Community and Nursing Services, Environmental Health, Public Health Laboratory, and California Children's Services. Public Health Official (PHO) on call about every 6 weeks. Chair, Clinical Quality Assurance Committee. Review/update PHS Policies & Procedures. Review/update PHS Blood-Borne Pathogens Plan annually. Review/update Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Plan annually. Educational presentations for staff, medical providers and community organizations as needed. Provide backup to Communicable Disease Controller as needed and assist with outbreaks/investigations as needed. Assist with medical protocols in various PHS programs. Assist with PHS Quality Improvement and accreditation activities. Respond to media, as requested for on-camera/phone interviews. Participate as a member of the following HCA committees:
  • Quality Improvement
  • Professional Development
  • CME Review
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Compliance
  • Public Health Leadership
  • Health Improvement Partnership
  • HIPAA Security Workgroup
  • Jail Medical Review Team
  • Health Equity
The Ideal Candidatewill:
  • Possess a valid Physician's and Surgeon's certificate issued by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
  • Possess a valid California Driver's License which is required by date of Appointment and must be maintained throughout employment
  • Have at least five years of public health experience in a public agency or healthcare setting focused on preventive and/or population health.
  • Completion of a formal training program for a particular specialty, as approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association OR certification of eligibility for certification by an American Specialty Board
Theideal candidate should also haveexpertise based on knowledge and/or experience in the following areas :
  • Principles and practices of modern medicine including preventive medicine.
  • Principles and practices of public health administration, organization, management, and supervision.
  • Principles and practices of quality improvement, quality assurance and peer review.
  • Principles and practices of the Ten Essential Public Health Services.
  • Standards of the Public Health Accreditation Board
  • Public Health laws and regulations.
  • Have broad knowledge of healthcare quality assurance principles and capabilities in assuring delivery of quality public health services and in assuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Working with diverse populations.
For detailed information on Administrative Manager III-Specialty minimum qualifications, including Physical and Mental Requirements click here.


Additionally, the County offers an excellent and competitive benefits package which includes a choice of four (4) health plan options, annual leave, paid holidays, dental, life insurance, AD&D insurance, short and long term disability, optional Benefit Plan and 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan. For more information on benefits, please click here.

Also, the County has a retirement plan through OCERS which has reciprocity with several California public retirement systems. For more information, please click here

Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs ofthe County. After the initial screening, those who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the Application Screening.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those candidates that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Structured Oral Interview | SOI (Weighted 100%)
Applicants will be interviewed and rated by an oral interview panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Email Notification
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Frequently Asked Questions

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QUESTIONS? For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Fran Vuoso at (657) 250-1597or

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Job Address

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