The County of San Diego is seeking a dynamic leader with a passion for building healthy communities. This is a unique opportunity for a qualified individual to work for a Level 3 Public Health Laboratory. The Public Health Services department, in the County’s Health and Human Services Agency is a local health department nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and first of the urban health departments to beaccredited.
The Public Health Laboratory (PHL) Director reports to the Public Health Officer and is responsible for directing the activities of the Public Health Laboratory. The PHL Director will direct the training of laboratory personnel who perform laboratory activities for the purpose of identifying, controlling, and preventing disease in the community and under administrative direction, develop and implement policies and procedures relatingto the controland prevention of disease and otherhealth threats. The PHL Director works in conjunction with local public health centers, community clinics, hospitals, and healthcare providers, as well as the epidemiology and infectious disease programs in the Department of Public Health Services, and the Department of Environmental Health and Quality. By analyzing clinical and environmental samples, the PHL participates in the core activities of surveillance, assessment,andassurance.
The position plays a pivotal leadership role in the planning, development, and implementation of strategies, policies, and practices to advance the Live Well San Diego vision for healthy, safe, and thriving communities throughout the San Diego County region. The PHL Director actively participates in advancing the health strategy agenda, Building Better Health, by working with HHSAprograms and services, other County departments, community partners, and providers to decrease chronic disease and preventable deaths. Collective efforts are focused on improving service delivery systems, pursuing policy, environmental changes, and promoting healthy choices by all County residents to improvethepopulation'shealth.
You are a recognized leader in the public health laboratory discipline, as well as medical, public health,and managementfields.
You have collaborated with various academic institutions.
You thrive when working with a diverse team of professionals and staff to accomplish common goals.
You are a highly effective communicator, able to address sensitive public health issues with media and community groups.
You have a track record of successfully reaching out and establishing relationships with community leaders and organizations and working with border partners in Mexico.
You are a problem solver, team builder, strategic thinker, and are politically astute with exceptional organizational acumen.
Qualifications Applicants must possess the following:
A Clinical Laboratory Director license issued by the State of California before employment;AND
A valid license to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of California before employment; AND,
Certification in anatomic or clinical pathology, or both, by the American Board of Pathology or the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology.
A doctoral degree in a chemical,physical,biological,or clinical laboratory science.
Candidates who, before February 24, 2003, have served or are currently serving as a director of a laboratory performing high-complexity testing,will be considered as meeting the qualifications.
For a full list of the State of California education and experience requirements, please review the Code of Federal Regulations: 42CFR 493.1443.
Fifteen days of paid vacation,thirteen days of paid sick leave,and thirteen paid holidays
Medical,dental,and vision insurance plans
Disability Insurance, Life Insurance,and Accidental Death/Dismemberment Insurance
Flexible Management Benefit Package – a monthly credit may be used to select benefits from a group of options
Defined benefit retirement program with San Diego County Employees Retirement Association
Deferred Compensation Program 457and401(a)plans
Eligible for relocation allowanceupto $15,000
CONTACT INFORMATION: You may direct any questions regarding the application and selection process to Anna Lisa Acedo, Human Resources Services Manager, at AnnaLisa.Acedo@sdcounty.ca.gov or (858) 505-6530. Questions about the position or department should be directed to Kimberly Evers, Group Human Resources Director for the Health and Human Services Agency, at Kimberly.Evers@sdcounty.ca.govor(619)515-6546.
Compensation: Anticipated Hiring Range: $160,000 to $175,000 Annually, Depending on Qualifications
Additional Salary Information: Compensation: Anticipated Hiring Range: $160,000 to $175,000 Annually, Depending on Qualifications
Internal Number: 21226701UPH
About County of San Diego HHSA
The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is an integrated agency with a robust service network that contributes to a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. Its many programs are designed to help all 3.3 million San Diego County residents live well. Health and social services are developed by six service departments to provide vital resources and care, and are generally deployed through six regions.