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Salary: $6,779.00 - $7,474.00
Posted: 01/29/2013

Job Description:
On behalf of the Department of Public Health, the Chief, California Office of Binational Border Health (COBBH) establishes policy, office direction, plans, organizes, coordinates and integrates public health program efforts to protect the health of all area residents along the California-Baja Mexico border, as well as migrant populations within California. In the role of Chief, COBBH, the incumbent exercises diplomatic and cultural sensitivity, which requires the candidate to speak, read and write in Spanish. The incumbent has full management responsibility for a multi-disciplined organization dealing with highly complex and politically sensitive issues and is responsible for the development and implementation of border health policies that impact many departmental programs. The position works across programs lines to coordinate with the Center Deputy Directors responsible for pertinent Sacramento-based programs to ensure COBBH activities are integrated with departmental and administration goals.The Chief oversees and directs activities to identify, monitor, control and prevent adverse health events in border communities. The Chief plays a significant role in the development of priorities, policies and practices throughout the Department to address public health issues and problems that affect the California-Mexico border populations. The incumbent is responsible for representing the Department while working with the federal government and the US/Mexico Border Health Commission including the four US and six Mexican border states and the federal Office of Global Health Affairs. The incumbent is also responsible for representing the Department in highly sensitive interactions with Mexican government officials, community organizations and professional associations and for ensuring that lines of ongoing communication are established and maintained between border communities and Department leadership. Consults with and advises high ranking California and Mexican government officials relative to sensitive and complex international issues of significant policy and public health impact. Maintains primary contacts with key state and local agencies, border health agencies and Mexican government officials, managers of departmental functions, US Mexico Border Health Commission, federal government employees, universities and colleges, and private organizations. Serves as designated by the Deputy Director on various policy setting committees and task forces. Specifically, serves as the delegate for the Director of the Department on the federal US/Mexico Border Health Commission. Serves as primary staff liaison for the Department to the California delegation of the Border Governors Conference, an international coalition of four US and six Mexico states that develops joint policies and initiatives on numerous issues of common interest, including border health.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Chief, CA Office of Binational Border Health 580 - 490 - 8429 - 001
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STAFF SERVICES MANAGER III $6,779.00 - $7,474.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Division of Communicable Disease Control
P.O. Box 997413, MS 7300
Sacramento, 95899-7413
Cheryl Starling
(916) 324-0336

Special Requirements:
full Spanish fluency

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