County of Nevada - Public Health Officer Recruitment
Boucher Law is pleased to be retained by the County of Nevada to conduct a nationwide search for its Public Health Officer position. This is an exceptional opportunity for individuals with experience in public health and a strategic focus on promoting community wide health, to directly impact the health and safety of a community that is high in health outcomes and very supportive and actively engaged in public health. The Nevada County Public Health Officer will have the advantage of working with a dedicated staff and fantastic community partners, in a backdrop of one of the most picturesque areas of California.
Under administrative direction of the Public Health Director, the Public Health Officer (PHO) performs the duties of County Health Officer set forth in California Health and Safety Code Sections 101,000 et seq.’ The PHO provides services and oversees communicable disease, clinic and emergency preparedness activities for Nevada County. The PHO, as a licensed physician, also provides direction and consultation regarding patient care as needed. The PHO is responsible for directing the enforcement of Federal, State and County health and sanitation laws and regulations; the work of combating and preventing the spread of communicable diseases; the development and administration of emergency preparedness plans related to bioterrorism and pandemic flu and performs related work as required.
Known as “California Gold Country”, Nevada County encompasses 974 square miles located in the foothills of the Western Slope of the Sierra Nevada, with access to a variety of recreational and cultural activities. Listed among the Top 10 travel destinations by Lonely Planet, Nevada City is also rated #2 of best river cities in America! Established in 1851, historic Nevada County includes Truckee, Grass Valley and Nevada City - the County Seat. Residents enjoy a rural lifestyle with urban amenities (hospital, community college, thriving arts culture) and are only an hour from the State Capital and an international airport. Recently, Nevada City ranked number one on Sunset Magazine’s “Best Value Towns”. Truckee continuously receives recognition, having been named one of Sunset Magazine’s “Best Adventure Towns” and one of USA Today’s “Best Ski Towns”.