Health Officer

  • 3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health

Job Description


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Under administrative direction from the Public Health Director, assists in planning, directing, organizing, administering, reviewing and evaluating public health programs for the County and maintaining national public health accreditation status; enforces local health orders, ordinances, and regulations prescribed by the California Department of Public Health, and State statutes relating to public health; assesses the community health status; advises the governing body concerning health issues.

FLSA: Exempt
Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
  • Provides overall medical direction and guidance for the Public Health Department and is responsible for enforcing local health orders and ordinances, regulations prescribed by the California Department of Public Health, and State statues relating to public health.
  • Serves as the Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator, under Health and Safety code 1797.153 and oversees the medical response of the department in the case of local disaster.
  • Consults on public health activities including, public health laboratory services, communicable diseases control including tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, immunizations and health and sanitation measures.
  • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the effectiveness of county public health program work of professional, managerial and clinical staff in conjunction with the Public Health Director.
  • In cooperation with the Public Health Director, develops long-range management and public health policy goals, objectives and evaluations.
  • Assists with the review and approval of medical protocols utilized within the Public Health Department.
  • Provides treatment and care for patients in the Public Health Department clinics.
  • Supervises morbidity and epidemiological studies and their distribution to medical professionals, public agencies and the general public.
  • Directs the issuance and recordation of birth and death certificates and provides vital statistics information to the State Public Health Department.
  • Acts as a medical and public health consultant to the Board of Supervisors, the County Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and to a variety of other agencies and individuals such as physicians, hospitals, advisory boards and committees, schools, elected officials, Jail and Juvenile Hall Medical Programs, day-care centers, environmental health specialists, food handlers, and the general public.
  • Acts as medical expert and county authority on questions from animal services regarding rabies; directs animal services personnel in all rabies situations; communicates with the public and acts as spokesperson on rabies.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with the Public Health Director, Board of Supervisors, and other public health providers; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • In accordance with California Health and Safety Code, section 101005, must be a graduate of a medical school in good standing and repute. Master's degree in Public Health is highly desirable.
  • Two (2) years of experience in a management, supervisory or leadership role in public health or clinical settings.
  • Possess and maintain a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.
  • Possess or be eligible to obtain a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Registration.
  • Possess or be eligible to obtain a valid National Provider Identification (NPI) Number.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work is usually performed in a normal office environment.
  • May be required to perform duties offsite when necessary to conduct public health investigations or mitigation measures. There may be exposure to inclement weather, varying temperatures, uneven footing, and infectious diseases

Job Address

3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California 95965 United States View Map