Under administrative direction, to serve as the technical consultant on a major phase of the public health program of the Department of Health Services; or to assist a Section Chief in planning, organizing, and directing a section program; to act for the Chief in his/her absence; and to do other work as required.
An employee in the class of Public Health Medical Officer III is an Assistant Section Chief, or the technical consultant to the Department on a major program, or a combination of the two; and works with a minimum of administrative direction. He/She has responsibility for planning, designing and executing major surveys, and for solving new problems of major proportion. He/She has general authority to deal with other governmental agencies, serving as the liaison between the Department and those agencies.
An employee in the next lower class of Public Health Medical Officer II carries activities of lesser scope, concerning a smaller part of a total program than the activities carried by employees in this class. A Public Health Medical Officer II works under closer administrative direction and technical supervision; has less independent responsibility; provides less technical supervision to other personnel; and does not deal independently with other governmental agencies. He/She per+orms journeyperson level duties in general public health administrative programs, or on special medical work at the direction of or under the supervision of higher level medical personnel.
As an Assistant Section Chief, assists in planning, organizing, and directing a major administrative program and acts for the Chief in his/her absence.
As the technical consultant on a major phase of a public health program, serves the Department, other departments, local health officer, private physicians, hospitals, and voluntary health agencies in the planning, development and operation of a major disease-control program, or special project, or in establishment and improvement of services and facilities in connection with such programs.
In either capacity, initiates, plans, and directs comprehensive studies of major health problems and of services and facilities for meeting such problems; supervises physicians, nurses, statisticians, and other professional and clerical personnel engaged in such studies and investigations; advises on and participates in in-service training and other educational activities in the field of special interest; coordinates section activities in a special program with other related programs; provides leadership in coordinating interdepartmental programs, and acts as liaison between the Department and other governmental and voluntary health agencies; prepares articles for publication; prepares reports; addresses professional and lay groups; and dictates correspondence.
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners will be admitted to the examination, but the Board to which application is made must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) and Possession of a valid certificate issued either by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Pathology, the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Radiology, the American Board of Family Practice, the American Board of Preventive Mcdicine and Public Health, the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology, the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology, the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, the American Osteopathic Board of General Practice, or the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine, or current eligibility for examination for one of those certificates as evidenced by a written statement from the Secretary of the Board. (Applicants who can establish specialty board eligibility within six months of the final filing date announced for the civil service examination for this class will be admitted to competition but their names will not be certified from the employee list unless the required verification is submitted within this time limit.)
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of preventive medicine and public health; organization and operation of preventive medical programs; current literaturc in this field; public health organizations, practices, and administration; medical assistance programs; community organization principles; and principles of scientific research; department's affirmative action program objectives; a manager's role in the affirmative action program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, organize, design and direct special surveys, and consult on, and interpret the results of field surveys; plan, organize and direct special investigations in the field of preventive medicine; secure the cooperation of and work effectively with individuals and agencies; conduct educational programs; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.
Willingness to travel throughout the State.