The Riverside University Health System-Public Health is currently recruiting to fill the Community Action Partnership (CAP) Executive Director (ED) position. The official county job classification is a Program Chief II. The incumbent will be responsible to manage all programs within CAP including, Energy (Weatherization and Utility Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), Community Services (including Asset Building, Youth Programs, Dispute Resolution, and volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and cool and warm centers throughout the County of Riverside. CAP has 60 staff employees and a budget of $11 million with sites in Riverside, Hemet, Desert Hot Springs, Mecca, and Blythe. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to travel throughout all of Riverside County, including Blythe, approximately 50% of their time to deliver presentations to elected officials, city council members, non-profit organizations, schools and youth groups regarding CAP programs that are available to the community.


Plan, organize, direct, evaluate, and coordinate programs; act as a liaison to local, state, and federal agencies; represent the Department in the areas of policy, planning, and committee participation; coordinate, prepare, and review budgets for all Department programs. Evaluate and monitor services and programs; develop procedures and policies for field, clinic, and office operations ensuring compliance with federal, state, and Departmental requirements; establish and direct quality assurance procedures in conjunction with the Department’s Quality Assurance Coordinator. Develop and promote effective relationships with other agencies, County departments, local and state agencies, and community organizations; act as a consultant to other program managers and division directors in planning, developing, and implementing related components of their program. Provide expertise, consultation, and assistance in the areas of animal services, environmental health, or public health; consult with Department management in situations requiring medical intervention; coordinate activities with Epidemiologists, Physicians, Veterinarians, Program Chiefs, and Program Directors for disease trend analysis, projections, and problem-solving.
Monitor legislation to determine the impact of compliance and other requirements to the Department or program; identify the necessity for and implement health and safety code enforcement activities.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in biological science, health science, public health, environmental health, nursing, nutrition, dietetics, social work, psychology, animal services or humane education, or a closely related field.

Experience: Four years of experience in a supervisory or management capacity in a community, animal services, environmental health, or public health organization which included a minimum of three years of specific experience directing and administering public health programs. (A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, public health, public or business administration, or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the non-specific required experience.)

Knowledge of: The principles and practices of animal services, environmental health, or public health and health administration; basic organizational principles and procedures in the field of animal services, environmental health, public health, maternal, child and adolescent health, or disease control and public health statistics; sociological and economic characteristics of the community; community resources available for assistance in Department programs; public relations methods, including familiarity with local media communications, that will be of assistance in carrying out the Department function; proper English construction and grammar; functions and service of local, state, and federal health agencies and voluntary health agencies; cultural and ethnic values, and customs and traditions of county populations (target groups); the principles of epidemiology, communicable disease outbreak control, treatment, and follow-up procedures; health and safety codes as they relate to the control of communicable disease, animal services, environmental health, and public health services.

Ability to: Manage, coordinate, and direct the activities of the Department; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; prepare and control budgets; apply pertinent laws, regulations, and County and department policies as they relate to the public health programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other departments, outside agencies, and the general public; supervise and coordinate the work of medical professional and paraprofessional staff; prepare and assist others in preparing specialized public health education programs; speak and write effectively, including preparation of clear and concise reports; develop and maintain good relationships with a wide range of social and ethnic groups; organize, conduct, and actively participate in meetings and training sessions.

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License is required.

The preliminary closing date for this posting is Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm however postings may close at any time. Applications must be submitted through Job Gateway. Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application. Upload a copy of any license(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your Job Gateway account.

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact Ashley Voegele at 951-358-7686 or

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