The County of Fresno seeks a dynamic Public Health Officer (PHO). The successful candidate is a licensed physician who has a thorough understanding of public health and a passion for fostering healthy communities. This position will effectively serve as our public health subject matter expert for the County of Fresno and will directly interface with County executives, medical professionals, local and state officials, community partners, health and human service professionals and agencies, and County residents. Strong interpersonal skills are a must and the incumbent must be a collaborative, engaging, transparent and trustworthy person who is able to connect with a community, embrace diversity, be independently driven and have a desire to affect change.
This is a well-supported, highly respected executive position in the County and the PH leadership team. The PHO is an at-will position and reports to the Director of Public Health and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors and assists with the oversight of a Deputy PHO and Public Health Physician. This position assists in directing the development, implementation, operation, administration and evaluation of medical aspects of public health programs within local, state, and federal regulation and policy guidelines. Fifty percent of the job involves some form of communication via meetings, writing, media and community relations, and presentations regarding public health matters. Additional responsibilities include: supporting or addressing environmental health, vital statistics, emergency response team, and oversight of public health programs including child and maternal health, communicable disease, and TB control.
Experience: Three years of management experience in public health programs or community medicine – OR – Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH), that is accepted within the United States’ accredited college or university system may substitute for one year of the required experience.
Education: Possession of a Doctor of Medicine degree from a medical school that is recognized or approved by the Medical Board of California – OR – Osteopathic Medical Board – OR – meet the requirement of California Business and Professions Code Section 2135.7.
Licensure: Valid Physicians and Surgeon's Certificate issued by the Medical Board of California, or Osteopathic Medical Board of California– OR – be an out-of-state licensed physician who is eligible for licensure in the State of California.