The Florida Department of Health is seeking an experienced public health professional to serve as the lead public health official of the Florida Department of Health in Duval County. This position serves one of the 67 County Health Departments in the State of Florida. Responsibilities include the direction, supervision, and evaluation of a wide variety of health programs including, but not limited to, environmental health, chronic disease, preparedness and response, family planning, communicable disease, and vital statistics.
The position requires extensive experience in the management and administration of public health programs, essential public health services, health policy issues, public health advocacy, and working with elected officials, governmental bodies, community partners, and the media. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of fiscal and budget management, human resource management, information systems, and a demonstrated capacity to lead an organization through a continuous quality management process.
Must be a physician that currently holds, or is eligible for, a Florida Medical license (Chapters 458 or 459, Florida Statutes). Preference will be given to a physician with a Master's degree in Public Health or a physician with extensive public health experience.