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CHIEF PHYSICIAN I Director Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology

Los Angeles, CA

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Job Description
Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH)
313 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Office includes over 30 epidemiologists, research analysts, and other professional staff who provide support to and collaborate with programs across the Department and external partners on issues related to epidemiology, surveillance, population health assessment, research, policy analysis, and economic analysis. The Director of the Office is a senior management-level position and reports to the Department's Chief Science Officer.
Essential Job Functions
Provides oversight on all programmatic and administrative activities in the Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, including oversight of the Data Collection and Analysis (Vital Statistics) Unit, Epidemiology Unit, Health Assessment Unit, Policy Analysis Unit, and Institutional Review Board.
Plans, directs, and oversees epidemiological studies and surveys, including the Los Angeles County Health Survey, to assess health status and key determinants of health in the county population.
Oversees policy analyses, health impact assessments, economic evaluations, and health projections.
Provides medical and epidemiologic expertise to public health programs across the Department in assessing trends and disparities in the health of populations and associated health risks, and in planning key prevention strategies to prevent premature death and disability and improve the health of Los Angeles County residents.
Promotes the use of population health data in policy development and program planning and evaluation through collaboration with other agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals.
Oversees the preparation of reports on health conditions and trends in Los Angeles County and their implications for policy and program planning.
Gives presentations in community settings and at professional conferences.
Prepares manuscripts for peer-review journals.
Serves as a Department spokesperson with the media on population health issues and health trends.
Serves as a physician representative on key Departmental and external committees and as a liaison with the medical community.
Promotes and supports the use of evidence-based scientific principles and public health research to promote optimal public health practice across the Department.
Supports the use of local health data and the research literature in informing the Department's Strategic Plan and the County's Community Health Improvement Plan.
Provides direct and indirect staff supervision.
Directs the preparation and administration of the Office's budget, including the development of budget recommendations and priorities.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Experience with sophisticated epidemiological, statistical, and econometric data analysis, interpretation, and evaluation.
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, and/or Preventive Medicine.
A master's or higher-level degree from an accredited university in the field of public health- OR
- 5 years of leadership experience working in the public health field.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS At least 2 years of highly responsible and complex administrative and management responsibilities.
Experience working in a public health organization.
Proven ability to work well within multidisciplinary teams.
Proven ability to work independently, think critically, and make sound decisions.
Persons interested should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Elishia Nelson
Closing Date/Time:
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About Los Angeles County
With a population of over ten million people, the County of Los Angeles has more residents than any county in the nation, and within its boundaries are 88 cities. It is rich in cultural diversity and home to world renowned museums, theaters, the nation’s motion picture industry, major universities, and numerous five-star restaurants. The mountains, deserts, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, along with some of the world’s finest urban recreational attractions, are freeway close.
The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors (Board) who are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. As the governing body, the Board serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. There are 34 appointed department heads that report to the Board.  There are also three elected officials (Assessor, District Attorney, and Sheriff) for a total of 37 major administrative units or departments that currently serve the needs of the County’s residents.
Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers of 2016, the County’s annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $29 billion, with funding for approximately 108,000 positions to serve its diverse population.
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