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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.

This class is distinguished from the Assistant Health Services Director in that the latter assists the Department Director with over-seeing the overall coordinated services and functions of the Department and assumes full responsibility in the absence of the Department Director. This class is distinguished from the class of Health Services Manager in that the latter has responsibility for a specific program.


Establishes and maintains goals, objectives, and plans for carrying out division functions consistent with overall Department goals; coordinates and directs through subordinate managers and supervisors the work of staff engaged in providing integrated programs for the Public Health Division; works closely with management and supervisory staff of the division, Department, and other departments to coordinate and integrate services, resolve administrative problems and develop joint procedures; analyzes divisional work activities and programs, conducts or directs studies of systems and procedures, evaluates divisional policies, services and systems and formulates needed improvements; directs and participates in the formulation and preparation of the divisional budget; monitors divisional budget; requisition, purchase orders and procedures; represents the division in dealing with other departments, agencies, private businesses, and community groups and organizations; directs and evaluates the work of the subordinate management and/or supervisory staff; develops division programs, contracts, grant agreements and memoranda of understanding; reviews and evaluates services and develops corrective actions as necessary; appears before the Board of Supervisors to present plans, projects and policies; serves on County and State task forces, committees and commissions and provides staff support for selected groups; testifies at the State level concerning proposed legislation and programs; develops division position statements for presentation to governing bodies, agencies and departments; performs special assignments as directed; prepares reports and correspondence; attends and/or conducts meetings and conferences; may develop funding sources through grant proposals and other resources.


Thorough Knowledge of:

         Program planning, administration, coordination and evaluation.

         The principles and practices of public administration.


Working knowledge of:


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;


Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these 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.




Possession of a Masterís degree in Public Health is highly desirable.



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.

Benefit Status:

Occupational Category: 66

Workers Comp Code: 0053

EEOC Code: 01