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MARIPOSA COUNTY | Mariposa, California
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Job Description

Deputy Director of Public Health

$7,289.22 - $8,860.46 Monthly
Mariposa, CA
Job Type
Health and Human Services
Job Number


There is currently one full-time vacancy in the
Health and Human Services Agency.


The Deputy Director of the Health and Human Services Agency (Agency) is an executive management level position that reports to the Director of Health Services; the Director of Human Services or the Director of Administrative Services.  Incumbents are responsible for the overall administration of a branch or for delegated elements of overall departmental operations, finance or administration.  Responsibilities include oversight of complex programs, meeting benchmarks and mandated targets/performance outcomes.  Incumbents provide organizational leadership through changing technologies, initiatives, and legislative mandates.  This position is a key advisor to the Division Directors and acts for the Division Director within delegated authorities.  A professional license and/or certification is desirable in some positions in this class.  A strong commitment to public service is also desirable. 


Deputy Director - Public Health
Public Health Branch – As part of the Agency reporting to the Division Director of Health Services, administers a variety of programs to support the overall health and well-being of County residents.  This Branch provides information, education and consultation on matters related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of public health significance. The Branch additionally promotes and participates in activities to support the overall improvement of Social Determinants of Health.

The Branch is responsible for achieving and maintaining accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board and addressing all standards and measures associated with accreditation.

The Branch includes programs and units such as: community health and clinic services such as California Children's Services, Maternal and Child Health, Immunizations and the SAFE Program; Public Health Emergency Response, Health Education, such as Nutrition and Tobacco Programs; and Environmental Health.

Receives direction from an assigned Division Director or the Agency Director.

Exercises direct and indirect supervision over supervisory, professional, technical and clerical personnel.


Examples of Duties


Duties may include, but are not limited to (for all assignments):

Oversee and coordinate the fiscal management, personnel management, program planning and evaluation functions of the assigned area of responsibility.

Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for assigned divisional areas.

Assures services are delivered to program participants in a timely, efficient and effective manner and in compliance with federal, state and local laws.

Works cooperatively with other department and division leaders to effectuate the integrative and interdependent elements of the Agency's systems of care.

Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs assigned areas in establishing performance standards for quality timeliness, communicating goals and performance expectations, and ensuring conformance to established policies and procedures.

Assesses service delivery and communicates these findings to the Division and Agency Director; implement changes to improve efficiency and service quality; maximize effectiveness of programs operations, and ensure alignment with the Agency's vision and mission. 

Supports the Division Director in the administration of the Branch's budget; forecasts the need for additional funds for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors operations in order to ensure the accomplishment of objectives within budget restrictions.

Serves as a technical expert by providing consultation regarding programs, legal or policy matters to entities such as County department managers or administrators, Board of Supervisors, advisory boards and advocacy groups.

Ensures that all services are coordinated with programs and services provided by other Agency Branches, and related state and federal programs.

Establishes, facilitates and maintains effective communication between professional, clinical and technical staff, including managers and staff in other local, state and federal agencies.

Responds to and resolves citizen, client or community inquiries, requests for assistance, and complaints or grievances.

Reviews compliance of programs and performance reports; and develops methods for improving staff and program performance.

Conducts public speaking events with the goal of outreaching to and engaging community partners and stakeholders.

Selects, supervises, trains and evaluates subordinate supervisory, professional, technical and clerical personnel.

Assists in the development and management of Branch goals, objectives, and policies to meet the Agency's and County's strategic direction.

Implements, updates, and maintains the Branch's policies and procedures, and advises the Division Director on needed revisions and changes.


Minimum Qualifications

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

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a management field such as public administration, business administration, or health services administration; or in a related human service field such as social work, psychology, mental health, public health, health sciences, or sociology; or a closely related health field such a life sciences or physical sciences. A copy of your college transcripts must be attached to your application. A Master's degree is desirable.


Four (4) years of full-time equivalent experience managing a major organizational unit or program within the field of human services delivery or human services administration with responsibilities for planning, directing, and controlling the activities of subordinate staff; and including program development and management, budget preparation and administration, development of policies and procedures, and supervision and evaluation of staff.

Additional Requirements:
May require possession of a specific license to perform and/or oversee clinical functions in the State of California.

Possession of a valid California driver's license. Under certain circumstance, the Human Resources Director may accept a valid driver's license from another State if applicant acknowledges his/her intent to acquire a California driver's license within three month by signing an acknowledgement form.

Must have the ability to pass the California State Department of Justice fingerprinting clearance.

Must pass a pre-employment physical.

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document.


Supplemental Information

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS (for all assignments)

Knowledge of:
Administrative principles and methods, including policy implementation, goal setting, program development and administration, and personnel management.

Budget development and administration.

Health and human services programs related to assigned area of service.

Governmental organizational structures.

Social, political and economic issues influencing area of responsibility.

Available public and private community resources.

Principles and practices of conflict resolution.

Ability to:
Analyze and resolve complex administrative problems and negotiate effective solutions among diverse interests.

Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a large and diverse group of people encountered in the course of the work.

Monitor the activities in multiple programs or functions to ensure all activities are consistent with established policies and procedures and the mission of the Agency.

Delegate work assignments and appropriate level of responsibility to employees in order to ensure the completion of work assignments and projects.

Read and understand complex written materials, such as laws, proposed legislation, policies, and reports in order to interpret, explain and apply.

Communicate verbally, in person or by telephone, clearly and concisely with a variety of audience on a variety of matters.

Write to ensure effective and clear communication and proper composition of reports, correspondence, email, and other written communication.

Work is normally performed in an office environment; travel to regional and statewide meetings is necessary.

Requires the ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time and intermittently walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach while performing office duties; lift and/or move light weights; use hands to finger, handle or feel object, tools or controls. Must be able to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing, and operating office equipment.  Must be able to use a telephone to communicate verbally and a keyboard to communicate through written means, to review information and enter/retrieve data, to see and read characters on a computer screen


Mariposa County
P.O. Box 1917
4988 11th Street, Suite B 
Mariposa, California, 95338

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