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Assistant (Deputy) Health Officer

San Bernardino County
San Bernardino, California
Depends on Qualifications
Closing date
Nov 14, 2021

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Medical Management
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Applications Reviewed Daily

Priority Review Deadline:  Friday October 22, 2021
Apply by this date to be considered for the first round of interviews.

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number of highly qualified candidates have been received. This recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Maximum Total Compensation Valued at up to $410,789*


The Department of Public Health (DPH) is currently recruiting for an Assistant (Deputy) Health Officer** to assist in planning, organizing, and directing functions of the Public Health of San Bernardino County. The incumbent will provide medical oversight of the department's multiple functions. The incumbent will also function as the TB/STD Controller for the County, and as the liaison with Community Based Organizations to ensure health equity and social determinants of health. This position reports to the County Health Officer.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assumes the duties of the Health Officer in the Health Officer's absence.
  • Oversees the surveillance, detection, prevention and treatment of communicable diseases, labs, chronic disease, substance use disorders, and environmental health in San Bernardino County.
  • Acts as the Tuberculosis Control Officer of the County with all of its duties and powers.
  • Assists with the oversight of the medical decisions involving STD’s, HIV, substance use disorders and other Title 17 reportable diseases.
  • In conjunction with the Health Officer, works with community based organizations to coordinate and direct care of the community response to the social determinants of health.
  • Educates and provides updates to the medical community and other stakeholders regarding essential functions in the prevention, surveillance, control and treatment of Public Health issues.
  • Co- administrates Community Disaster Response by the MHOAC program.
  • Provides Medical Leadership in all aspects of the Public Health Department, including general and special public health programs.

**Official Job Title: PH Medical Director


Travel/Driver License: Travel throughout the county is required. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation (mileage reimbursement is available). At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

Background Investigation: Incumbents must pass a background investigation, including physical and drug screening, and verification of employment history and education.

Out-of-State Licensed Physicians: Incumbents who possess a physician's license issued by a state other than California must obtain and maintain the required State of California's physician's license issued by the Medical Board of California prior to hire/employment start date. Contingent job offers may be made to applicants who have provided verification that they have applied for their State of California's physician's license with the Medical Board of California.

Board-Eligible Licensed Physicians: Incumbents who do not already possess the required board certification (as described in the minimum requirements) must obtain and maintain the required board certification prior to hire/employment start date. Contingent job offers may be made to applicants who have provided verification that they have applied for their required board certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine.



Applicants must meet all of the following licensure, certification, and experience requirements:

Licensure: Applicant must possess and maintain a valid physician's license issued by the State of California (Medical Board of California). (Out-of-State Licensed Physicians - Applications will be accepted from physicians licensed in other states; see Conditions of Employment.)


Certification: Applicant must possess and maintain a valid certificate as a specialist approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIS) to be Board-Certified in Infectious Disease. (Board-Eligible Licensed Physicians: Applications will be accepted from licensed physicians who are ABMS Board-Eligible for one of the aforementioned specialties; see Conditions of Employment.)

Experience: No licensed experience required although highly desired.

**NOTE: Residency training must be clearly separated on the application from licensed physician experience completed after the residency training period. ALL experience must be clearly detailed and explained on the Work Experience section of your application in order to be evaluated properly.

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