Branch Director, Healthy Communities

  • San Jose, California
  • Oct 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management
  • Salary: $170,662.44 - $218,957.69 Annually USD

Job Description

Under the direction of the Health Officer and Public Health Director, the Branch Director, Healthy Communities will be responsible for directing, planning, organizing, and evaluating the County's Healthy Communities programs. This includes overall responsibility for leading program areas aimed to address chronic disease prevention and building healthy and safe communities.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: The County of Santa Clara, as a condition of employment, requires that all County employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption request. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption request prior to your start date. Do you acknowledge and accept this requirement?

Filing Period and Application Procedure

Final Filing Date: Continuous. The recruitment may be extended or closed as early as 10 days after issue date. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and to monitor this site for updated closing information.

The recruitment may be extended or closed as early as 10 days after issue date. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and to monitor this site for updated closing information.

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at .

It is important that the following information be included in your application packet as it will be evaluated during the competitive review process:

1. Résumé;
2. References contact information (minimum of 3);
3. Cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate including specific examples from your experience (maximum of 3 pages);
4. Complete responses to the supplemental questions.

Questions regarding this Executive recruitment may be directed to Felicia Sanchez , Executive Services at (408) 299-6956 or felicia.sanchez

Please be aware that the County of Santa Clara requires that all County employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment or have an approved exemption request from the County.

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Typical Tasks
Typical Management Responsibilities
  • Direct, plan, organize, and coordinate the central administrative activities of healthy communities, including the management of programs and policies related to healthy people and communities;
  • Participates as a member of the department executive team in the review and establishment of policies and procedures for carrying out the department's goals and objectives, and initiates changes in methods and procedures to improve service delivery;
  • Prepares and recommends the annual branch budget, including review and analysis of budget requests, and the management of expenditures and revenues in accordance with departmental policy;
  • Directs and leads the facilitation and subordinate managers in the complex development, maintenance and evaluation of programs along with stakeholders, to build consensus related to healthy communities;
  • Directs complex studies pertaining to a variety of administrative and operational problems, and develops and implements effective solutions;
  • Directs and manages policy tracking and health research projects related to healthy communities on behalf of the department;
  • Represents the Public Health Director on matters related to departmental administrative functions with County departments and external entities to discuss matters pertaining to procedure and areas of responsibility and jurisdiction;
  • Lead cross-organization collaboration to develop new programmatic opportunities in health, including drafting concept papers and developing funding proposals to support efforts;
  • Evaluates and designs programs and activities or methods and initiates action for improvement for meeting department goals;
  • Assists in the development areas of program formulation, implementation, evaluation, priorities, and in policy development and interpretation relating to the assigned area of responsibility;
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and developments related to the Branch activities;
  • Selects and trains staff on departmental activities and procedures, evaluates staff performance, and takes or recommends appropriate action;
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with community leaders and organizations
  • Ensures principles of racial and health equity are embedded in program activities
  • May be assigned Disaster Service Worker duties as required,
  • May be assigned other work as necessary.

Employment Standards
Employment Standards

Considerable education and experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the typical management responsibilities and the possession of the knowledge and abilities, listed below.

Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this function are normally acquired through attainment of a Bachelor's degree, from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field, and a minimum of five (5) years recent management experience directing public health programs and operations.

Special Requirements
  • Ability to travel to alternate locations in the course of work. If driving, possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of public health and health care administration, organization, budget, management analysis, supervision, personnel management, employee relations, modern information systems applications, and organizational development;
  • Financial and administrative problems common public health care operations;
  • Legal requirements pertaining to contracts, compliance reporting and applicability of various laws pertaining to administration and management of health program functions;
  • Community needs and resources related to public health;
  • Principles and practices of epidemiology and community health planning;
  • Federal and State laws, rules and regulations pertaining to public accounting and budgeting; and
  • Principles and techniques of management analysis and organizational design necessary to formulate, implement and evaluate administrative policies and procedures.
Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, manage, coordinate and evaluate the functions and staff of a division responsible for performing public health administration and operations;
  • Develop work plans, set deadlines, prioritize assignments, and organize multiple projects and duties;
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Effectively analyze and evaluate complex financial, budgeting and administrative problems and implement effective solutions;
  • Effectively manage, train, develop and motivate subordinate staff;
  • Interpret and apply provisions of Federal, State and local legislation, rules and regulations pertinent to the administration of a public department/agency;
  • Effectively represent the department before the Board of Supervisors, County Executive, the public, media and other entities and organizations; and
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships in a diverse work force and community;

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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