Come join the largest and most acclaimed state public health departments in the nation to lead a team of high achieving scientists, laboratorians, physicians, and other health professionals in the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Apply innovative techniques and a health equity lens to serve the most diverse multilingual population in the nation by developing, implementing, and managing all statewide infectious disease programs including TB, STDs, HIV/AIDS, vaccine preventable illnesses, emerging infections, vector-borne diseases, zoonotic infections, and food-borne illnesses.
The position is based in beautiful Sacramento, CA, and within a 90-minute drive from Lake Tahoe, the wine country of Napa, and the Bay Area. The city is surrounded by biking and hiking trails and is perfect for the healthy living enthusiast. Sacramento’s up-and-coming downtown scene is growing with farm to fork eateries, a vibrant and diverse entertainment scene, and rich historical sites!
The Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity:
Provides vision and leadership on strategies that elevate and promote health equity within CDPH’s programs and activities
Manages a team of policy and research specialists with varied areas of focus and expertise within health equity applications and research
Implements initiatives that build CDPH internal capacity, awareness, knowledge so that equity is part of our day to day work
Collaborates with executive leadership of other CDPH Centers and Offices, and the Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee
Informs the State’s Health in All Policies Task Force to ensure that work addresses gaps in health status.
Works closely with key stakeholders across California
Speaks articulately in public forums about the work of health equity and CDPH priorities; presents to California legislature
Oversees development and publication of legislatively-mandated biannual report
The Ideal Candidate:
Exemplifies principles of health equity in leadership style.
Demonstrated knowledge of and past success in applying health equity concepts to an organization’s operations in a meaningful, results-driven way.
Professional experience with team-building and organizational change management.
Demonstrated experience in the evaluation of existing and proposed policies to ensure public health strategies are inclusive to close the gap in health status.
Ability to identify and determine appropriate outreach methods for a wide range of different social and ethnic backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.
This position reports to the State Public Health Officer/ Director of CDPH.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) CDPH works to protect people in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CDPH programs touch the lives of everyone who calls California home, and the millions who visit each year. CDPH has some of the finest and most respected scientists found anywhere working in government.
How to Apply:
To be considered for these unique opportunities, please visit the Office of the Governor website at this link https://www.gov.ca.gov/appointments to complete the online application form. Please print, sign, and send a copy of the online application with your application package to CDPH by one of the following methods:
Signed copy of the Office of the Governor online application
Completed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678
Cover letter explaining interest in and qualifications for the position
All applications must be received by February 24, 2020. Additional information about the Deputy Director positions is available in the attached flyers. In addition, you may visit the CDPH website to learn more about the department and how it protects the health of all Californians: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/
Hiring Unit Contact: Kristanna Rivera (916) 324-0219 email@example.com
Internal Number: 188008
About California Department of Public Health
CDPH public health professionals, researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other staff members have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We are dedicated to public service and passionate about our work and the people and communities we serve and protect.