Under general administrative direction, is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Health Department including the Community Health Division, the Communicable Disease Division and the Environmental Health and Operations Division. The Director promotes and supports population health in San Antonio and Bexar County by providing public health expertise. This position promotes individual and population public health by providing essential services of public health within a variety of settings, ensures compliance with a broad range of local health and environmental codes, regulations and policies; participates in multi-faceted community health and environmental projects; and provides technical guidance and information to decision makers and stakeholders regarding public health and environmental issues. Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager's Office. Exercises direct supervision over staff. 

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Candidate Qualifications


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The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) is the public health agency charged by State law, City code, and County resolution with the responsibility for providing public health programs in San Antonio and unincorporated areas of Bexar County, Texas. Metro Health is operated as a City Department, with services including health code enforcement, food inspections, immunizations, clinical services, environmental monitoring, disease control, population health improvement, health education, dental health and emergency preparedness.

Although Metro Health is a City/County organization, administrative control is under the City of San Antonio.

Mission and Vision


Healthy people thriving in a healthy community


To prevent illness, promote healthy behaviors, and protect against health hazards throughout our community through education, collaboration and key services

The City of San Antonio Government Structure

The City of San Antonio has a Council/Manager form of government. The Mayor and Council Office is comprised of the Mayor, who is elected at large, ten City Council members, who are elected from single-member districts, and administrative support staff. The City Council acts as the policy-making and legislative body within the City's government. Operating within the guidelines of the City Charter, the City Council appoints the City Manager, Municipal Court Judges, City Clerk, City Auditor and members of the City's various boards and commissions.

Interested candidates please send your resume to:

Jerald W. Bailey
Sr. Vice President
The Mercer Group

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