Director of Public Health

Plumas County   Quincy, CA   Full-time     Management
Posted on August 31, 2023
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Director of Public Health

Annual Salary $120,640 + Benefits


Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, direct, manage, and supervise programs of the Plumas County Public Health Agency for the County of Plumas; to direct the enforcement of Federal, State, and local health laws and regulations; to direct staff providing related health, prevention and community services to the public; to represent department activities, programs, and services with community organizations and other government agencies; to perform special assignments as directed; to provide administrative support for the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrative Officer; and to do related work as required.


This a Department Head position with general responsibility for the administration of Plumas County Public Health Agency programs and functions.


Broad and extensive experience in the development, analysis, and administration of public health and human service programs and services. Three (3) years of the background and experience must have been in a management or full supervisory capacity. The experience will have included work in the areas of fiscal management, personnel management, and program development.

A Master's Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, or Health Care Administration is highly desirable.

Special Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of application and a valid California Driver's License by the time of appointment. The valid California License must be maintained throughout employment.

Must be a Skilled Professional Medical Personnel (SPMP) per the Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Chapter IV, and the Federal Register:

Registered Nurse
Physician Assistant
Medical Social Worker—with a Master’s degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) with a specialty in a medical setting
Health Educator—with a Master’s of Public Health degree from an institution accredited by the American Public Association or the Council on Education for Public Health with a specialty in Public or Community Health Education.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist—with a Ph.D. in psychology.

Miscellaneous Information

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