• Public Health Director

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Full Time - Appointed
    Hiring Pay/Range
    $120,000 - $180,000 or more DOQ
    Closing Date
    Health & Environment
  • Overview

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    Larimer County of Colorado Health and Environment is looking for a dynamic individual to lead their department and administer all phases of addressing public health, including planning, directing and reviewing the County health services.  The ideal candidate will develop and implement Board of Health policies for the successful growth and operation of the department and the protection of the public.  The person will provide leadership while assessing community health through planning and implementing comprehensive public health services and will serve as an advocate for public health while seeking partnership opportunities within the community.  Click here to see our brochure highlighting this role and Larimer County's Health and Environment Department.


    Specifically, the Public Health Director:

    • Provides vision, leadership and direction. Develops the strategy and vision for goals, objectives, policies, and priorities.  Develops and implements workforce development and succession planning.
    • Reports to and receives policy direction from the Larimer County Board of Health; receives general guidance from the County Board of Commissioners and the Assistant County Manager.
    • Represents the department and Larimer County through participation on appropriate internal groups, local and state boards, commissions, and committees.
    • Provides direct and indirect supervision through subordinate supervisors of all positions, employees, and functions within the Health Department; provides broad direction, oversees policy and procedure standards, and evaluates performance of supervisors, direct reports, and operations; resolves personnel issues.
    • Prepares for and acts in emergency or disaster situations to address public health issues; declares a local public health emergency.
    • Responsible for developing and managing the budget, revenues and expenditures in the Health Department.
    • Responsible for identifying, analyzing and distributing assessments of Larimer County's public health needs using demographic, statistical, and other data including overseeing special studies or surveys as needed; compiles data and records, prepares reports and statistical information for assessment of the public health needs and planning of services. Translates the health implications of identified trends and shares this information with the appropriate partners and agencies.
    • Manages the investigation and inspection into matters affecting public health; manages controls of epidemics; manages infectious, communicable, and other diseases and conditions affecting public health.
    • Establishes and maintains a cooperative relationship with the State Department of Health and its various disciplines (laboratory, epidemiology, maternal and child health, etc.). Acts as consultant for other County departments.
    • Serves in the statutory role of “Public Health Director,” administers and enforces compliance with public health laws in the State of Colorado and public health orders, standards, regulations, and rules of the County and State Boards of Health including special commissions (water quality, air quality, hazardous waste); provides consultation and ensures secretarial support to the Board of Health and recommends appropriate action against violators of health codes.  C.R.S. 25-1-508  C.R.S. 25-1-509  6 CCR 1014-6


    Click here to view the complete job description for the Public Health Director.



    • Eight (8) years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities, including a minimum of five (5) years’ experience supervising and leading public health programs.
    • Equivalent to a master's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Health, Public Administration, Environmental Health, Community Health, Preventive Medicine or a related field.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License. 

    An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.


    This announcement will remain open until the intended date of July 29th or until an adequate applicant pool has been identified, whichever comes first. As such, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.

    Employee Benefits

    Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.  


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