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Jefferson County Public Health Director

Position Jefferson County Public Health Director

Organization: Jefferson County

Location: Watertown, NY

Salary: $93,545 - $120,294

Date Posted: 8/21/2023

Contact Jefferson County Dept. of Human Resources

Job Info

Jefferson County is in search of an experienced individual to fill the position of Public Health Director. The Public Health Director is responsible to the Board of Health for the implementation and enforcement of the State and County Sanitary Code and other public health programs, and responsible to the County Administrator for the implementation of financial, personnel, and administrative policies. The Department of Public Health currently has a budget of $8,870,534 and a staff of over 50 employees. General supervision is exercised over the various programs of the Health Department including health promotion, emergency medical services, medical examiner, communicable disease control, lead poisoning prevention, preparedness, immunization, certified home health agency.
*Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

Salary Range: $93,545 - $120,294 per year.

Excellent fringe benefits include:
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Flex Spending Account
  • NYS Retirement
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Paid Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • And more!
A master’s degree in public health or a related field* from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university that demonstrates the core competencies of a public health education (Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and social and Behavior Sciences) AND two years of administrative experience in a health-related organization or government agency that demonstrates that the candidate possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to administer public health programs including workforce and budget management, effective communication, effective establishment and implementation of policy or business goals, and compliance with legal requirements.
*Related fields include public health nursing, health administration, community health education or environmental health.

1. All appointments to the position of public health director and the appointment and arrangements for the medical consultant are subject to the approval of the State Commissioner of Health.
2. Candidates who do not meet the education or experience requirements of this section may be conditionally approved for an appointment of two years by the State Commissioner of Health with an opportunity for two additional one-year conditional renewals. Final approval of these candidates shall be contingent on satisfactory progress in meeting a public health education or experience plan developed in conjunction with and approved by the State Commissioner of Health.

Apply Today!
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, first review of applications will be September 8, 2023.

Apply online on our Employment Portal: 

Or send a paper application and resume to: Jefferson County Dept. of Human Resources, 175 Arsenal St. Watertown, NY 13601.

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