Reporting to the Health Officer/Director, the Deputy Public Health Officer acts as the Infectious Disease and Response Branch Director, with overall administrative and programmatic responsibility for the Infectious Disease and Response Branch, which includes Communicable Disease Prevention and Control (including the Immunization Program), Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, STD/HIV Prevention and Control, Public Health Disaster Preparedness and Response, Public Health Laboratory, and Public Health Pharmacy.
The position is responsible for shaping and leading all aspects of the Infectious Disease & Response branch, including strategic direction and administrative oversight. The Deputy Public Health Officer will serve as backup for the Health Officer and Assistant Health Officers and will act as the medical/physician liaison to other County departments.
A qualified candidate must be a physician licensed in California and Board Certified in an appropriate medical specialty (e.g. Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Family Medicine). A successful candidate will possess at least seven (7) years of post-residency experience in disease control or public health, at least three (3) of which involved significant administrative and managerial responsibilities. A Master’s degree in Public Health or completion of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, and/or Board Certification in Infectious Disease, is highly desirable.
Salary range is dependent upon qualifications and is coupled with generous benefits package. This recruitment will remain open until position is filled.
If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Patricia Carrillo, Executive Services at (408) 299-5897. EOE
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 18-P05-A
About County of Santa Clara - Public Health Department
Santa Clara County, sometimes referred to as “Silicon Valley,” is unique because of its combination of geographic attractiveness and social diversity. With its numerous natural amenities and one of the highest standards of living in the country, it has long been considered one of the best areas in the United States to live and work. The County’s population of 1.7 million is the largest in Northern California, one of the State’s most heterogeneous, rich in ethnic and cultural diversity, and enjoying access to all of the attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area. The elected Board of Supervisors establishes policies to address issues that affect the day-to-day operation of County government and is responsible for an annual operating and capital improvement budget of more than $5.6 billion. It adopts ordinances that affect the unincorporated communities and oversees the budget. The County operates under a “charter” form of government, which gives the County more responsibility and authority. Under this charter, the Board appoints a County Executive to administer County Government. Santa Clara County is the third largest employer in Silicon Valley with over 17,000 employees.