County of Orange

Located on the Southern California coast with a culturally diverse population of 3.2 million residents, the County of Orange (Orange County) offers a high quality of life and a nearly perfect climate year-round. Visitors and residents alike have an opportunity to enjoy an abundance of world-class shopping, dining, and resort accommodations, as well as spectacular vistas with 42 miles of pristine, sandy coastline. The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) is a regional interdisciplinary health jurisdiction and an accredited health department, charged with protecting and promoting individual, family and community health through partnership and coordination of public and private sector resources. Many of the HCA’s services are preventative in nature and therefore are not readily apparent to the public. Some examples include food protection, monitoring the quality of ocean water, mental health services, alcohol and drug use services, communicable disease control, public health field nursing and public health clinics. 

With direction from the executive officer and deputy county executive officer, and policy direction from the Board of Supervisors, the director of the Health Care Agency (HCA) has full responsibility for the administration of HCA including its five major programs: Mental Health and Recovery Services, Public Health Services, Regulatory/Medical Health Services, Correctional Health Services, and Administrative Services. Orange County is seeking an experienced, collaborative, energetic, and results-oriented leader to serve as the new Health Care Agency director. 

Due to the high visibility of this role, the new agency director must possess excellent communication skills, superb political acumen, and exercise discretion as needed. A desire to build trust and collaborate with the Board is essential. Experienced leaders with a robust background administering large public health and/or human services programs are encouraged to apply, especially those who possess some working experience with Medi-Cal and Medicare administration. 

The annual salary range is $137,675 to $261,081; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Stacey Stevenson at (916) 784-9080.

Filing Deadline: July 9, 2023

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