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Los Angeles County:  Chief Public Health, Administration

The Chief, Public Health, Administration within the Office of the Health Officer serves as the Chief Advisor to the Los Angeles County Health Officer (Chief Advisor). The Chief Advisor is responsible for providing direct and high-level strategic, organizational, and operational assessments and advice to the County Health Officer (Health Officer), and as needed, to the Health Officer’s direct reports, other members of the Executive Office, and the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Leadership Team. Further, the Chief Advisor supports activities directly related to the Health Officer’s legal authorities outlined in local and state laws and regulations, including issuance and implementation of local Health Officer Orders, declarations of local health emergencies, and other efforts aimed at controlling the spread of communicable disease or associated with environmental health and sanitation services and incidents. The Chief Advisor is also charged with additional duties as assigned by the County Health Officer. The Chief, Public Health, Administration reports to the County Health Officer within the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Executive Office.

Seattle/King County:  Public Health Veterinarian

The Public Health Veterinarian (PHV) Zoonotic Disease Team Manager will provide clinical and technical expertise, leadership, and strategic direction for: veterinary public health; communicable disease epidemiology related to zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases; and environmental health issues related to conditions that impact animals and people. The PHV will lead the zoonoses program and oversee team activities related to pandemic preparedness, prevention, surveillance, investigation, and control strategies applying a One Health approach. The PHV will model a culture of a healthy organization by supporting employee engagement and professional growth opportunities, anti-racist and trauma informed policies and practices, and practices that strengthen cross-collaboration.

Seattle/King County:  Zoonotic & Emerging Diseases Investigations Lead/Subject Matter Expert (Project/Program Manager)

This position is responsible for a broad range of activities, including ensuring the timeliness and quality of communicable disease investigation and response activities; developing and updating protocols and tools for disease investigation, outbreak management, data collection, and entry of data into surveillance databases; quality improvement efforts; supervision of multidisciplinary staff; training and development of staff; managing internal and external communications related to disease investigation and control; supporting the development of community partnerships; identifying funding opportunities and providing grant oversight; and administrative duties as assigned. This Program Lead will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for zoonotic, vector-borne, and emerging infections, and will have knowledge of epidemiology, clinical characteristics, transmission, control measures, and prevention recommendations in humans and animals. This position will be responsible for staff supervision; training, directing, and overseeing case and outbreak investigations; response and prevention activities; and grant activities related to zoonotic, vector-borne, and emerging infections.

San Diego County: Public Health Officer

This executive management position will report directly to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO)/Director, HHSA. This position has significant responsibility for planning, formulating policy and programs, as well as managing the overall activities of the region’s public health services including: epidemiology and communicable disease control, chronic disease control and prevention, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS services, Tuberculosis Control and Refugee Health, public health laboratory, vital records, clinical quality management and assurance, public health preparedness and response, community health statistics, border health issues, health equity and climate change, performance management and quality improvement, workforce training and special assignments as directed by the DCAO/Director, HHSA. The Public Health Officer works closely with the Director of Public Health Services who oversees departmental operations. The Public Health Officer also works closely with the Department of Environmental Health and Quality, Animal Services, and the Office of the Medical Examiner to implement public health duties.

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Seattle/King County: Public Health Veterinarian – Zoonotic Disease Branch Manager

The Public Health Veterinarian (PHV) Zoonotic Disease Branch Manager will provide clinical and technical expertise and leadership in: veterinary public health; communicable disease epidemiology related to zoonotic, vectorborne, and emerging infectious diseases; and environmental health issues related to conditions that impact animals and people (e.g., managing interventions for animals and pet-related businesses to prevent and control zoonotic spread of diseases). 

El Paso: Health Director

The Health Director will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Department of Public Health with 425 FTEs and an operational budget of $19 million. The Director will plan and oversee all public health education campaigns to promote and obtain the cooperation of local organizations, residents, and visitors. To ensure effective departmental programs and services, the Director will lead the engagement of stakeholders from local, regional, and state levels in order to conduct needs assessments and evaluate current and possible health issues impacting the community. Utilizing “best practices” in public health, the Director will identify and present best options and models for public health governance, administration, and structure, and issue recommendations and create reports to the City Administration and the City Council.

The Director will direct and oversee public health activities in communicable, chronic, and infectious disease control, as well as establish and provide medical direction of local case tracking and disease investigation to monitor statistics and provide real-time data for effective assessment and control initiatives. The Department is also responsible for conducting research to identify funding resources and oversee preparation and submission of grant proposals.