1165 Manager, Dept Public Health - SFHN Chief Medical Officer

Recruitment #PEX-1165-103002




Applicants are encouraged to file immediately as this recruitment may close at any time,
but no earlier than January 24, 2020

APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Permanent Exempt.  In accordance with San Francisco Charter Section 10.104, exempt employees serve at the discretion of the appointing authority.  

The Department of Public Health’s (DPH) San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) is a community of top-rated clinics, hospitals, and programs.  We connect San Franciscans to quality health care, annually serving more than 100,000 people, by providing continuous care for people wherever they are – in clinics, hospitals, at home, in jail, in transitional housing or on the streets.  As the City and County of San Francisco’s (CCSF) public health system, we also provide emergency, trauma, mental health, and substance use care to any San Franciscan who needs it.  The SFHN celebrates San Francisco’s diversity, serving individuals and families of all backgrounds and identities, regardless of immigration status or lack of insurance and is dedicated to empowering all San Franciscans, without exception, to live the healthiest lives possible.  For more information, please visit:  www.sfdph.org.  

Under policy direction, the 1165 Manager, Department of Public Health – SFHN Chief Medical Officer reports to the Director of the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) and partners with the Director in providing the executive managerial and clinical operations analysis and improvement activities of an integrated healthcare delivery systems consisting of major operational divisions inclusive of: an acute care and trauma medical center, primary care and specialty clinics, home health agency, skilled nurse facilities and behavioral health (mental health and drug treatment) inpatient, out-patient and community programs. The San Francisco Health Network is the largest Division of the Department of Public Health and manages an annual Budget of $1.2 Billion and over 5,000 FTEs.  

As a member of the SFHN executive leadership team, the SFHN Chief Medical Officer is the highest level senior executive physician within the San Francisco Health Network, with responsibility to provide oversight and management of the clinical practice of all physicians and licensed providers practicing in the diverse and complex functional areas at DPH which includes the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Community Oriented Primary Care, and Population Health and Prevention; make daily decisions of a highly significant consequence or impact involving healthcare, clinical and medical operations and recommend new policies, procedures, organizational areas, or services; and manage special grants and projects as directed by executive and legislative branches of CCSF government related to health care delivery system reform efforts.

The 1165 Manager, Department of Public Health – SFHN Chief Medical Officer performs the following essential job functions:

  • Program Planning and Administration - Provides long and short range planning for the development, operation, and integration of the diverse services within the DPH and its affiliated clinical and community partners; plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates the delivery of medical, clinical and health care by maintaining and ensuring standards of care, practice, and performance; develops, implements, and evaluates the department’s plan for the provision of medical, clinical and health care; in accordance with SFHN goals, ensures access to equitable care, improves patient and provider satisfaction, and optimizes efficient utilization of resources;
  • Project Implementation, Coordination and Evaluation - Works effectively with diverse planning groups in the design and implementation of all SFHN services; addresses the administrative and coordination needs of the SFHN as it evolves, including reliable scheduling, timely evaluations, and quality improvement adjustments; develops organization-wide patient care programs, policies, and procedures that guide and support the provision of services; assesses and improves the provision of medical, clinical, and healthcare services through the implementation of effective programs to measure quality;
  • Resource Development - Pursues grants and other resources needed to support, augment, sustain, and evaluate the SFHN; directs the allocation of resources to achieve timely outcomes and measurable goals within budget; adjusts plans and programs to meet healthcare reform or other new medical or clinical programs, while continuing to address major medical, clinical and health care l priorities;
  • Business Acumen - Provides in-depth operational and budgetary information, including the review, preparation, and defense of budgets related to the SFHN; maintains responsibility for analyzing the current billing and financial systems that support and sustain the SFHN, as well as providing review of and denoting trends in reimbursement and providing guidance and feedback for the enhancement of financial performance;
  • Political Acumen - Bridges the span of culture between the various constituencies associated with the SFHN, DPH, its clinical and community partners, and departments within the City and County of San Francisco; establishes and sustains effective communication channels with a wide range of DPH staff and other parties involved in initiatives; anticipates potential problems, takes timely initiative, and skillfully determines when DPH executive leadership consultation and policy guidance is required; communicates regularly with medical, clinical, and healthcare executive-level management regarding the Department's activities and coordination of efforts with other City departments in addressing the needs of the City; represents the Department before legislative boards, regulatory bodies, other healthcare agencies, and medical, clinical, or advisory committees;
  • Provides leadership and oversight for the infrastructure of data collection, analysis and reporting to support quality (operational, clinical, and patient experience) outcomes;
  • Assesses and responds to community needs; provides consultation and advice to boards, committees and representatives from federal, state and local agencies; and
  • Participates in direct patient care/medical or clinical activities as determined by specialty.  

The 1165 Manager, Department of Public Health – SFHN Chief Medical Officer performs other related duties as assigned/required.  

Compensation and Benefits: 
The normal annual salary range is $213,200 - $272,090.  Appointment above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills.  A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range.  For additional information about the City's benefits package, please visit: Municipal Executives' Association Benefit Summary  

Other outstanding benefits offered with this position include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance; Long-term Disability Plan; Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Municipal Executives Flexible Credits Defined Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation; and Social Security
  • Paid Management Training Program; Wellness Program
  • Vacation/Holiday/Sick Time; and Administrative Leave

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Hospital Administration, Nursing, Public Health Administration or a closely related field; AND
  2. Three (3) years of experience as an administrator of a large general teaching hospital or related organization OR three (3) years of complex health care administrative experience; AND
  3. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California; AND
  4. Possession of valid Board Certification in a medical specialty area; AND
  5. Possession of valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice.

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Seven (7) years of professional experience in Public Health program development and management.
  • Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions: https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Verification of required education typically must be a photocopy of the degree or transcript from an accredited college or university.  

Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative.  City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit written verification of outside experience. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.     

Verification of required licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Yvette Gamble, by telephone at (415) 554-2911 or by email at yvette.gamble@sfdph.org

Selection Procedures

Departmental Selection Procedures:
The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps in the selection process. Only applicants most closely meeting the needs of the department will be invited to continue in the selection process. 


Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.



Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.  

Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout duration of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.   

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):
The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.  

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.  

Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.  

Medical Examination: 
Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, medical examination, and/or drug test.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 

Issued: January 9, 2020
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number:  TEX-1165-103002
DPH/YG/(415) 554-2911  (#01137107)


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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