The County of Santa Cruz is seeking an innovative leader with a strong background and proven capabilities in improving the health of communities. This includes work through the strategic planning and delivery of publicly funded programs that reduce disparities and improve community health.
Ideal Candidate Profile The successful candidate will be an energetic and experienced administrator with expert knowledge in the principles and practices of public health, behavioral health and/or clinic services. *To view more details on the ideal candidate, please go to our website, www.santacruzcountyjobs.com
Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!
The County of Santa Cruz offers work-life balance with its generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits!
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public health, nursing, public administration, health care administration, public health administration or a closely related field (e.g., business administration, hospital administration, etc.) AND four years of extensive budgetary, administrative and management experience that demonstrates application or possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below.
Strongly desired qualifications include:
An extensive background in the practice of public health and/or clinical services
A graduate degree in public health or health-related field
Local health jurisdiction experience in California
Internal Number: 21-SP8-01
About County of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County has approximately 260,000 residents and is situated in the northern area of Monterey Bay, 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. The County’s natural beauty is apparent in its pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and 300 days of sunshine a year. Its unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theatre, music, art as well as golfing, surfing, hiking, and biking, offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour’s drive away. These elements of high quality living make Santa Cruz County one of California’s most desirable living areas.