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Director of Public Health

County of Nevada, California

Annual Salary: $141,208 – $172,386 DOE/DOQ

“We strive to be a community where all residents thrive, visitors feel welcome, and we care for one another and value our differences.”

The County of Nevada, California, seeks an inclusive, mission-driven, and visionary Director of Public Health (Director) to lead the Public Health Department, which is one of six departments within the Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA). In their role as Director of Public Health, they will oversee an approximate Department staff of 43 and an annual budget of $12 million. It is essential that this leader be team oriented, fiscally minded, and an experienced administrative professional and relationship builder. They will address the needs of the whole county and continuously cultivate a proactive department culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion and finds ways to connect with marginalized communities and remove barriers to health care access. The successful candidate will be strategic, emotionally and politically savvy, and work as an advocate for those we serve while leveraging their knowledge of public health services and related programs to protect and improve the health of the community. If you are a passionate public servant seeking a professional challenge, enjoy cultivating positive relationships, and want to make a broad impact across a County to improve the lives of others, apply today!

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The Director of Public Health will be a visionary leader who oversees the many program areas of the Public Health Department, including an approximate budget of $12 million and 43 staff. This position is responsible for the overall policy, programs, goals, and success of the Department and has an in-depth understanding of the social and economic challenges that impact social determinants of health. This position has a strategic and critical role in collaborating with departments and professionals, cities, foundations, committees, community-based organizations, businesses, educational institutions, and the community at large. They will serve as an inclusive planner and identifier of service gaps across communities and be proactive in program development that addresses community needs while also understanding the need to be hands-on and roll-up their sleeves to address client needs and achieve goals.

The ideal candidate will bring extensive experience as a public health professional and be a creative and innovative problem solver, forward-thinking, emotional and politically savvy, and a collaborative executive partner and leader. This leader will remove barriers, support and empower staff, and foster an environment of respect. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate diplomacy, leverage the strengths of our community partners, and successfully build relationships across the Agency, County departments, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, clinics, schools, emergency management professionals, and more; Public Health touches everything.


  • Possession of a master’s degree in Public Health, or a related field, from an accredited college or university program
  • Four years’ experience administering a public health program with broad managerial responsibility for major divisions of the program
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license within 30 days of hire
  • Enrollment in the Nevada County Community Leadership Institute with completion within one year of date of hire
  • Enrollment in the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Senior Executive Credential Program with completion within 2 years of hire date


An annual salary of $141,208 – $172,386, plus a generous benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by March 22nd at:

SAVE THE DATES: Virtual interviews will take place on April 17th. Finalists will move forward to in-person interviews on May 4th. Selected candidates must be available for all dates.

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:

  • 541-664-0376 (Direct)
  • 866-929-9227 (Toll-Free)

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