Commissioner of Health

Orange County

Posted 7/21/2022

Job Type: Full-time


Orange County, NY is seeking a Medical Doctor to lead its County Health Department as Commissioner. Residence in Orange County, while not required, is strongly preferred. Orange County is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. The desired candidate has or has had either an active medical practice (by him/herself or as part of a group) or has had a career in public health, or some combination of the two.

The Commissioner is a “front line” person who encourages better public health and also supervises dedicated and professional teams relating to various components of public health in Orange County.

Minimum Qualification

Qualifications for Commissioner of Health (State Law 10 NYCRR 11.11):

(a) A physician who is currently registered to practice medicine in New York State and possesses at least two years of experience in administrative practice that demonstrates that the candidate possesses the knowledge and skills to administer public health programs including workforce and budget management, effective communications, effective establishment and implementation of policy or business goals, and compliance with legal requirements and:

(1) certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine; or  (2) a master’s degree in public health from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university that demonstrates the core competencies of a masters in public health (biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy and management, and social and behavior sciences) or a masters degree in a related field from a regionally accredited New York State-registered college or university.

(b) All appointments to the position of commissioner of health must be approved by the State Commissioner of Health.

(c) Candidates who do not meet the education or experience requirements of this section may be conditionally approved by the State Commissioner of Health for an appointment of two years, with an opportunity for two additional one-year conditional renewals. Final approval of these candidates shall be contingent on satisfactory progress in meeting a public health education or experience plan developed in conjunction with and approved by the State Commissioner of Health.

Resumes will be treated confidentially. Candidates with an interest in public health and making the County as healthy a place to live and work as possible are encouraged to apply. Recruitment for the position will continue until it is filled.

The currently approved salary range for the position is $109,412.85 – $179,337.55.  A car is also provided to the Commissioner as are health and retirement benefits.  Applicants will be required to pass a background check.   A full job specification can be found at the Orange County Department of Human Resources website under “County Job Specifications”

Salary: The currently approved salary range for the position is $109,412.85 - $179,337.55.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send resumes and a cover letter addressing their experience to:

Langdon C. Chapman

Commissioner of Human Resources

County of Orange

255 Main Street

Goshen, NY 10924

Alternatively, a resume and cover letter may be emailed to:  If the email containing the resume and cover letter are not acknowledged, please call Langdon Chapman at 845 291 2707 to confirm the email was received.  Recruitment for the position will continue until it is filled.

ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY: Orange County is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City.  It is a growing County and a great place to work, live and raise a family.  Orange County is bordered by the Hudson River on the East and Delaware River on the West.  It is home to LEGOLAND New York, world class shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, and West Point – the United States Military Academy.  It has a robust housing market.  The County Health Department is headquartered on Main Street in Goshen, NY.