Deputy Commissioner of Health Services

Suffolk County

Posted 7/24/2019

Job Type: Full-time/Full Benefit Package/New York State Retirement


Deputy Commissioner of Health Services-Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Department of Civil Service Suffolk County Department of Health Services

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has a vacancy for a Deputy Commissioner of Health Services in Great River, NY.


Minimum Qualification

To be eligible, all candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Status as a physician currently registered to practice medicine in New York State, with two (2) years of experience in administrative practice and:

1. Certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine; or

2. A Master’s Degree in Public Health or a related field from a college or university with federally authorized accreditation or registration by New York State.

Salary: Salary range: $120,191-178,733. Excellent benefits package.

To Apply

Suffolk County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume and cover letter to Jo-Anne Taormina at

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ (SCDHS) mission is to promote wellness and protect the public’s health and environment. As a full service health department, SCDHS is the largest local health department in New York State (NYS), outside of New York City. SCDHS is responsible for the provision of direct services, oversight, and enforcement in the following areas: Patient Care; Public Health; Preventive Medicine; Services for Children with Special Needs; Mental Hygiene; Environmental Quality; and Emergency Preparedness. SCDHS is comprised of over 600 full-time employees.

Recent initiatives and activities are many and varied, and include areas such as management of emerging communicable diseases, including Zika and Ebola; cancer awareness and education; environmental safety and preservation, including management of emerging water contaminants; alcohol and substance use prevention and increased access to treatment; mosquito control and tick bite prevention; and smoking and vaping prevention. In addition to sponsoring our own programs, the SCDHS regularly partners with community-based organizations, government agencies (locally, statewide, and federally), and other interested stakeholders to co-sponsor numerous programs and activities. Key partners include NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the local hospital system.

Suffolk County occupies the eastern end of Long Island, has a land area just over 910 square miles. The service area is situated east of the Nassau County border, extending through the eastern forks of Long Island, and comprises ten towns. Suffolk County is an area of growing diversity, cultures and population characteristics. The total population of Suffolk County is approximately 1.5 million residents.