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File #: 21-0146    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/20/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency and Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve the following: 1) A new class specification for the Health and Human Services Agency: Director of Public Health; 2) The revised class specification for the Public Health Officer classification; and 3) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 043-2021 to approve the following: a) The job class number, bargaining unit, and salary range for the Director of Public Health; and b) The addition of 1.0 full time equivalent (FTE) Director of Public Health allocation in the Health and Human Services Agency. FUNDING: Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) ELC Round 2 Grant funding for three years; thereafter Public Health Realignment.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS for Resolution 05/04/21, 2. B - Resolution PH Director Allocation 05/04/21, 3. C - Director of Public Health Classification 05/04/21, 4. D1 - Public Health Officer Classification CLEAN, 5. D2 - Public Health Officer - REDLINE, 6. Public Comment Rcvd 4-30-2021, 7. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 05-03-2021, 8. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 5-4-21, 9. Executed Resolution 043-2021
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Health and Human Services Agency and Human Resources Department recommending the Board approve the following:
1) A new class specification for the Health and Human Services Agency: Director of Public Health;
2) The revised class specification for the Public Health Officer classification; and
3) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 043-2021 to approve the following:
a) The job class number, bargaining unit, and salary range for the Director of Public Health; and
b) The addition of 1.0 full time equivalent (FTE) Director of Public Health allocation in the Health and Human Services Agency.

FUNDING: Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) ELC Round 2 Grant funding for three years; thereafter Public Health Realignment.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
El Dorado County Public Health had historically been led by two separate classifications as its leadership structure, a Public Health Officer and a Health Director. On November 1, 2011, an integrated Health and Human Services Agency was created, leading to responsibilities previously held by the Health Director to mostly shift to the Public Health Officer, with a small amount shifting to the new HHSA Director. As this shift occurred, the Public Health Officer assumed responsibility for all County-wide Public Health related activities in addition to the Public Health division and staffing, now within Health and Human Services. Over time, it became clear that the responsibilities for each of the two classifications were far different, requiring varying skillsets and backgrounds, as noted below:

1) Public Health Officer
- Medical knowledge to supervise clinical staff, review clinical protocols, issue standing orders, and provide clinical consultation to public health staff
- In-depth understanding of public-health topics, and ability to assess complicated issues and advise county leaders or community partners
- Ability to establish professio...

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