Yuba County

Public Health Officer - Yuba-Sutter Bi-County (19920045)

Public Health
Northern California Inland
Until filled
$250,000.00-$300,000.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


About the Position:

The Public Health Officer coordinates across all divisions of the County Health and Human Services departments in order to leverage resources and ensure a systems approach in prioritizing the public health needs of the community. This position consults with the Yuba and Sutter County Directors for Health and Human Services, Public Health Administrators and Environmental Health Directors to assist in coordinating and providing oversight to public health programs for the Bi-County region.

This position is appointed by the Yuba County and Sutter County Boards of Supervisors and serves as the designated County Health Officer for both Yuba County and Sutter County. The incumbent will report regularly to an advisory commission comprised of representatives from Yuba County, Sutter County and the medical community.

About the Community:

The Bi-County Region of Yuba-Sutter is situated in the Northern Sacramento Valley, approximately 40 miles north of the State Capital in Sacramento and two hours away from San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. The boundaries stretch from the farms and orchards of the valley to the timberlands of the Sierras.

Recreational and outdoor opportunities are plentiful and the area’s Mediterranean climate provides for year-round activities. From hiking to biking through the ‘world’s smallest mountain range’ the Sutter Buttes; fishing the rivers; boating in our reservoirs; hunting; bird-watching at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area along the Pacific Flyway.

In addition, annual events around the County include the Yuba City Summer and Christmas Strolls, the Peach Festival, the Live Oak Festival, 4th of July Parade, the Nicolaus Labor Day Parade, the Yuba-Sutter Fair. With an estimated population in the Bi-County region of 173,213, the area offers its residents the many advantages of a rural lifestyle away from the pressures of the urban areas.



Ideal Candidate


  • M.D. or D.O. degree, MPH preferred
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Medical License as Physician or Surgeon
  • Experience in health-care administration or management of a medical, public or mental health care program



Annual Base Salary (based on experience):  $250,000– $300,000


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life
  • Short term disability, Long term disability, EAP and Deferred Compensation
  • CalPERS Pension Plan
  • Vacation, Sick Leave, Management Leave and 13 Paid County Holidays


Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit CV and contact information to:

Craig W. Southerland

Public Health Search


(469) 209-9478


If warranted by the number of applicants, applications may be reviewed by a screening panel. If utilized, the screening panel will select those most qualified to be considered for further participation in the selection process.

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