Healthy Communities Section Manager - PROMOTIONAL
County of Sonoma - Santa Rosa, CA

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The Department of Health Services has requested a department promotional certification to fill one full-time vacancy. The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time and part-time vacancies as they occur during the active status of the list.

The Healthy Communities Section Manager works under administrative direction of the Health Policy Planning & Evaluation Division Director to ensure high quality service delivery in the Division's community based prevention and health education programs. The incumbent monitors community health programs and services through data collection, conducts health program and/or services improvement projects, and educates the public, and oversees the quality control and utilization reviews of health services throughout the community. The Manager also ensures that operations are consistent with departmental mandates, goals and objectives, and State and Federal regulations and codes related to the programs and services offered. The management functions for this position include direct supervision of a multi-disciplinary team of managers and supervisors.

The Healthy Community Program Manager will have the following attributes: Demonstrated leadership abilities that create a positive work environment where goals are aligned with strategic priorities. Effective presentations skills required to deliver clear and persuasive message Excellent organization skills Proven capacity as a change agent Be an outstanding manager of performance, taking responsibility for improving the effectiveness of others and enabling the competent growth of others. Application submissions require the supplemental questionnaire be completed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from a college or university with a Master's Degree in Public Health or related field. Three years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public health educational and/or health planning services, program development and evaluation, and analysis of health service programs, including two years in a supervisory or management capacity. Additional post baccalaureate nursing experience in a public health setting may be substituted on a year for year basis for the educational requirement. Must be qualified to serve as the County’s Health Education Director, in accordance with government code.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Certification: Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable Knowledge Of: modern public health education methods, materials and evaluation methodology; laws, rules and regulations affecting local public health programs; modern promotional strategies designed to inform citizens about disease prevention; principles and theories of providing community health services; public health administration and organization; social, cultural and community dynamics related to public health; principles and practices of supervision and employee development; principles of public health education, community organization, community relations, and political processes; activities of public and private health and welfare agencies. Ability To: direct a complex program of public health services; plan, organize and supervise professional and other personnel engaged in services; anticipate fiscal needs, monitor expenditures, and increase cost-effectiveness in program operations; provide professional consultation and program leadership; teach and participate in training; build and maintain cooperative working relationships; develop and evaluate creative approaches to the assessment and treatment of public health problems; secure the cooperation of professional and lay groups and governmental bodies; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; speak and write effectively.

Selection Procedure:
The information contained in the application and responses to the supplemental questions will be evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the employment process. Applicants should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Application submissions require the supplemental questionnaire be completed.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass), and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on each employment list in which they expressed interest, in order of most qualified to least qualified, based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.


A background investigation may be required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additionally, a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screening, may be required prior to employment.


Applications are accepted on-line at . Paper applications may be submitted in person, by fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma is committed to a policy and actively pursues a program of equal employment and non-discrimination. More information can be found at:
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