Senior Deputy Director of Public Health

  • County of San Joaquin
  • Stockton, California
  • Jul 07, 2020
Full Time Public Health Executive
  • Salary: $108,118 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: $131,412
  • Apply By: Aug 03, 2020


Senior Deputy Director of Public Health
Public Health Services
County of San Joaquin
Salary: $108,118—$131,412 DOE/DOQ

The County of San Joaquin is currently seeking a Senior Deputy Director (Deputy Director) of Public Health Services (PHS) to oversee Children’s Medical Services, Emergency Preparedness, Disease Control and Prevention, and Epidemiology. The Deputy Director will be an integral member of the public health executive management leadership team which is committed to ingenuity and innovation. Responsibilities include overseeing programs’ administrative functions, budgets, compliance with related statutes, and ensuring successful outcomes on program grants, as well as supporting staff development and facilitating cross-program collaborative work.  This position works with the regulatory agencies that mandate the children’s services programs, and maintains strong relationships with community partners and stakeholder groups.  Our ideal candidate will have five plus years overseeing public health programs, preferably in a like environment, is passionate about advocating for vulnerable populations and in addressing health equity, and is a forward-thinking problem solver who looks past programmatic barriers to find new ways to affect quality improvement throughout the department.  Come join a County and Department organization that values diversity and affects positive change in our community.

Job Description

Our ideal candidate will have five plus years’ experience overseeing public health programs, preferably in a like environment, is passionate about inclusion and diversity and in achieving health equity, the ideal candidate will embrace PHS’ evolving horizontal leadership style and work closely with program managers across the department as part of the PHS management team. Key to success, this leadership role requires an individual who knows how to gain trust – and how to trust. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, forward-thinking, progressive leader who is an effective problem-solver interested in affecting quality improvement throughout the department. The candidate will “model the way” for staff to experiment with new ways to work across programmatic boundaries and barriers, and will maximize the potential of all staff under his or her authority with commitment to employee engagement, professional development and in creating future leaders. The ideal candidate will also have exceptional communication skills and the ability to navigate challenges with savvy, grace, and tact.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in public health, business administration, public administration, nursing, or a related field.
  • Five years of experience managing a public health program or service.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the broad range of specific public health programs in California.
  • Be able to attend meetings outside of normal working hours and must work on-call to respond to emergency situations during weekends, holidays, and other off-hour shifts.


  • Possession of a Public Health Nursing certificate issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. A candidate who possess a PHN certificate may be eligible for a salary supplement of 5% when assigned nursing administrative duties.

Special Instructions


For first consideration please apply by August 3, 2020.

Interview Timeline: Mark your calendar for these Important Dates:

  • Interviews: August 27 and 28 (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days)

 The County of San Joaquin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Address

Stockton, California United States View Map