Director, Public Health Clinic Services

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Oct 17, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health
  • Salary: $134,613.36 - $163,623.36 Annually

Job Description

The Position


Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is offering an excellent career opportunity for qualified individuals interested to serve as the Director of Family, Maternal and Child Health Programs located in Martinez, CA. The incumbent will be required to travel to various locations within Contra Costa County.

With direction and support from the Public Health Director, this position will provide leadership and advocacy to promote the well-being of families and children through innovative partnerships with families, community members, county programs, and community-based organizations. This Director will lead the Family, Maternal and Child Health Programs, which include California Children's Services (CCS), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, and Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Programs, whose focus is to promote the health and well-being of families and children across the life course, addressing the social determinants of health and health equity for all residents.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
  • Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate subordinate staff
  • Ability to lead others and implement strategies designed to address health inequities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of how social determinants of health and health equity impact clients and populations served across the suite of Family, Maternal and Child Health programs.

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:
  • Works effectively and harmoniously with regulators, community agencies, medical staff and the general public
  • Acknowledges and respects cultural and linguistic differences of the County's diverse population
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and orally

Read the complete job description at The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.

Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: November 15, 2019

Typical Tasks
  • Positions assigned to the Family, Maternal and Child Health Program coordinates program activities in Maternal Child Health (MCH), Women's Infant and Children's Nutritional Services (WIC), and California Children's Services (CCS)
  • Sets goals and objectives for all assigned programs areas
  • Appoints and supervises subordinate staff and evaluates their performance to ensure that program and individual goals and objectives are met
  • Develops, implements and monitors standards, policies and procedures for the delivery of patient care in public health programs and clinics
  • Interprets and implements federal, state, and local regulations/mandates as related to assigned program areas and Public Health Nursing
  • Oversees the assessment of current and future needs of the general public as they relate to Public Health care services, and develops and implements programs and services to address these needs
  • Provides consultation to Program Managers and Public Health Nurse Program Managers on nursing and program issues
  • Provides nursing consultation to all Public Health Nursing staff as well as Division Managers within the Public Health Division
  • Acts as liaison with other departments and agencies for delivery of joint-venture, multi-service programs involving public health care
  • Writes program proposals and grant applications and reviews/approves those written by others
  • Prepares and administers budget and monitors expenditures and revenues for assigned program areas
  • Prepares correspondence and reports
  • Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers

Minimum Qualifications

License Required: Candidates must possess a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California.
Certification: Candidates must possess and maintain a valid certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the state of California.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Five (5) years of full-time, or its equivalent, experience as a Public Health Nurse, at least three (3) years of which were in a supervisory capacity.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.


Selection Process
1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%).

4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

The examination steps noted above may be changed in accordance with the County's Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.