Colorado Nonprofit Association

Public Health Director

Oversees the planning, development and implementation of public health services, and administers and enforces Public Health laws, orders, rules and standards set by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the County. Assesses and monitors health factors in La Plata County and develops strategies to effectively communicate health issues to the public.  Provides oversight, evaluation and program management for the Public Health Department.  Responsible for the Public Health budget.  Provides leadership and support for public health improvement activities.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities for this position would be:

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in a public health discipline (e.g. environmental health, health education, epidemiology, nursing, health administration, biostatistics) or be a physician;

Five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in public health.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Driver’s License