by Carol Thompson
Oswego County is seeking a new director of public health. The current director, Dr. Dennis Norfleet has announced he will be retiring in May.
The director initiates, directs, manages, and regulates the county health department’s delivery of public health services throughout Oswego County.
The work is performed in accordance with applicable state and local laws under the general direction of the county administrator, the Health & Human Services
Committee of the Oswego County Legislature, and in cooperation with the local board of health, according to the job description.
The health department is comprised of divisions in the areas of Public Health Nursing, Children with Special Needs, Environmental Health, Public Health Education, and Emergency Preparedness.
The director of public health has oversight of the daily operations including supervision of approximately 90 employees with an annual operating budget of $15.4 million.
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