The County of San Luis Obispo seeks a Health Agency Director with strong ethics and integrity who is an exceptional leader, approachable and responsive, an excellent communicator and even better listener, is a community and peer collaborator, and holds themselves and others accountable. The Health Agency Director will also be honest, transparent, and an experienced professional who has extensive experience in the public health and/or behavioral health profession with demonstrated experience overseeing multi-million dollar, complex, budgetary funding streams.
The Health Agency Director oversees 6 direct reports who manage a team of approximately 550 employees, and a budget of $106 million; $22 million from the general fund support. The Health Agency is comprised of the Behavioral Health, Public Health, and Animal Services Divisions, and the Office of the Public Guardian. This is an at-will position that reports to the County Administrative Officer, and serves as a member of the County’s executive management team. The Director will lead a vision providing responsible and caring community services to ensure residents are safe, resilient, and healthy.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The County of San Luis Obispo seeks a Health Agency Director with strong ethics and integrity, who is an exceptional leader, approachable and responsive, an excellent communicator and even better listener, is a community and peer collaborator, and holds themselves and others accountable. The Health Agency Director will be a voice for our health care needs in our community, and demonstrate honesty, transparency and be a community relationship builder. Ideal candidates will have extensive experience in public health and/or behavioral health and demonstrated experience overseeing multi-million dollar, complex, budgetary funding streams.
Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited school, in business, public administration, health administration or a closely related field; job related experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
In addition, five years of increasingly responsible management-level experience in the development and administration of health care programs and services, with at least three years in a supervisory position.
Equivalent skills and abilities necessary for the successful management of the Health Agency.
A post-graduate degree is desired and may be substituted for one year of management-level work experience.
The annual salary for this position is between $168,792 – 205,171 DOE/DOQ and is supplemented by a generous benefit package, see recruitment brochure for details.
HOW TO APPLY:
This position is open until filled, however for first consideration apply by February 26, 2018; candidates are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.