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PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGER (Promotional Only)

Recruitment #19-PT6-01

Introduction

Definition

THE JOB: Under general direction to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate programs in the Public Health division of the Health Services Agency; and to do other work as required. This is a single position classification and is responsible for developing, administering and evaluating program areas in the Public Health division. The list established for this recruitment will be used to fill current and future part-time, full-time, temporary, and substitute vacancies during the life of the eligible list.

Employment Standards

REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education, training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in health care administration, a public health field, health science, physical sciences, or in a management field, such as public or business administration or other related field.

AND

Three years of responsible administrative or management experience which would demonstrate application or possession of the required knowledge and abilities listed below. Possession of a Master’s degree in Public Health is highly desirable.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of program planning, administration, coordination and evaluation; principles and practices of public health administration; functions and services of the assigned division’s programs; principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management. Working knowledge of local government organization and operations and of the interrelationships between County, Federal and State government and community organizations concerned with the delivery of the assigned division programs’ services; Community needs and public and private community resources providing services related to the assigned division’s programs; budgeting and fiscal control, especially pertaining to the assigned division programs’ services; administrative problem and issues involved in the operation of a large division and agency; the laws and regulations pertaining to programs included in the assigned division; current development and trends in the assigned division programs’ field; grant proposal writing and legislative processes related to development funding sources.

Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct, through subordinate managers and supervisors, the activities of a large staff engaged in the administration of the division programs; exercise initiative, ingenuity, and sound judgment to solve difficult administrative and personnel problems; analyze, interpret, and explain complex regulations, laws, court decisions and directives affecting division programs; express division positions effectively in oral and written form; develop and coordinate functions among division, departments, agencies and community groups; speak effectively before groups; prepare professional consultation and program leadership; train and orient staff; develop, negotiate and monitor funding sources for some positions.

Benefits

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
VACATION
- 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years of service. Available after 1 year of service.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE – One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off.
HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year.
SICK LEAVE - Six days per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security.
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum.
DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program.
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) – Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.

Selection Plan

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now!  Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.  For information, call (831) 454-2600.  Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711.  Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:  1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.  

To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.  

Some positions may require Fingerprinting and/or Background Investigation.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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