The Assistant Public Health Officer / Communicable Disease Controller, who is board certified or eligible in Internal Medicine or other appropriate medical specialty such as Pediatrics, Family Medicine, or Preventive Medicine (additional board certification in Infectious Disease is desirable), has overall administrative and programmatic responsibility for the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control program. The CD program investigates and controls cases and outbreaks of all legally reportable diseases except for tuberculosis and STDs/HIV. It also includes the immunization program and hepatitis B prevention program.
The CD Controller works collaboratively with managers within the Public Health Department, as well as with key partners in other county departments, such as the Department of Environmental Health, and with physicians, epidemiologists, and infection control practitioners in the medical community within Santa Clara County and at the California Department of Public Health.
Salary: $160,002 - $226,704 Annually DOE
Salary range is dependent upon qualifications and is coupled with generous benefits package.
For a complete job description and to apply, please go to www.sccjobs.org/ExecRecruitment
Final Filing Date: Sunday, February 24, 2018 The filing period may be extended further or closed as early as 10 days from issue date if necessary
If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Quynh Truong, Executive Services at (408) 299-5701. EOE
Must be a physician licensed in California, board certified or eligible in an appropriate medical specialty (such as Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Family Medicine), and have significant training and experience to perform the above tasks. The successful candidate will possess at least three (3) years of post-residency experience in disease control or public health. Must have in-depth knowledge of clinical presentation of communicable diseases, infectious disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, and control measures. Completion of CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer training, and/or a Master in Public Health or board certification in Preventive Medicine or Infectious Disease is highly desirable.
Internal Number: 19-P04-A
About County of Santa Clara
Santa Clara County, sometimes referred to as “Silicon Valley,” is unique because of its combination of geographic attractiveness and social diversity. With its numerous natural amenities and one of the highest standards of living in the country, it has long been considered one of the best areas in the United States to live and work. The County’s population of 1.92 million is the largest in Northern California, one of the State’s most heterogeneous, rich in ethnic and cultural diversity, and enjoys access to all of the attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area. The elected Board of Supervisors establishes policies to address issues that affect theday-to-day operation of County government and is responsible for an annual operating and capital improvement budget of more than $6.5 billion. It adopts ordinances that affect unincorporated communities and oversees the budget. The County operates under a “charter” form of government, which gives the County substantial responsibility and authority. Under this charter, the Board appoints a County Executive to administer County Government. Santa Clara County is the third largest employer in Silicon Valley with approximately 19,000 employees.