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Deputy Commissioner of Health
Position: Deputy Commissioner of Health
Organization: Orange County
Location: Goshen,  NY 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 7/21/2022
Orange County, NY (population 400,000+) is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the Deputy Commissioner of Health.  The Deputy Commissioner works daily with the Commissioner of Health to direct the administration of the County Health Department.  This includes administrative oversight of professional staff responsible for permitting (for example:  camps, restaurants, the County’s Early Intervention program).

This is a high-level management position within County government and requires the ability to solve problems, direct work-flow, and make decisions.  The Deputy Commissioner is supported by administrative and professional staff and leads units within the Health Department which have extensive experience in public health.

The Deputy Commissioner represents the Commissioner at meetings of the County Legislature and with the County Executive’s Office, Emergency Services and Human Resources.   The Deputy Commissioner develops recommendations for implementation of plans and programs and determines future goals of the Department under the direction of the Commissioner but with broad latitude for independent judgment.  The Deputy Commissioner oversees the development and maintenance of the County Emergency Response plan and oversees grant preparation and implementation.   

The successful candidate will be expected to speak at Legislative Committee meetings, interact directly with senior members of Orange County management up to and including the County Executive. 

Applicants with Orange County residency are preferred as well those having a Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Health or Health Administration (or related field) as well as progressively responsible administrative experience.
The currently approved salary range for the position is $81,354 - $133,347.   Health and retirement benefits are also provided.  Applicants will be required to pass a background check.   A full job specification can be found at the Orange County Department of Human Resources website under “County Job Specifications” at https://www.orangecountygov.com/DocumentCenter/View/25431/Deputy-Commissioner-of-Health-PDF

Interested candidates should send resumes and a cover letter addressing their experience to:
Langdon C. Chapman
Commissioner of Human Resources
County of Orange
255 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
Alternatively, a resume and cover letter may be emailed to:  LChapman@orangecountygov.com.  If the email containing the resume and cover letter are not acknowledged, please call Langdon Chapman at 845 291 2707 to confirm the email was received.  Recruitment for the position will continue until it is filled.

ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY: Orange County is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City.  It is a growing County and a great place to work, live and raise a family.  Orange County is bordered by the Hudson River on the East and Delaware River on the West.  It is home to LEGOLAND New York, world class shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, and West Point – the United States Military Academy.  It has a robust housing market.  The County Health Department is headquartered on Main Street in Goshen, NY.

Status: This listing expires on: 8/20/2022
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Organization Information
Orange County
255 Main Street

Goshen,  NY 10924
United States
(845) 291-2707
Langdon C. Chapman, Commissioner of Human Resources