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.
Lead the state and nation on investigating the impact of climate change in the occurrence of infectious diseases. Collaborate with 61 county and city health departments to investigate and control a large and diverse number of outbreaks each year.
Become a leader in the development of epidemiologic evidence for the implementation and evaluation of cutting-edge public health policies that impact infectious disease prevention and control to improve the health of all Californians.
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, Center for Infectious Diseases plays a key leadership role in supporting the CDPH mission and strategic plan by developing, implementing, evaluating, and promoting statewide public health policies in the areas of infectious disease surveillance, prevention, education and control to improve public health program and to maintain and improve the health of all Californians. The Deputy Director serves as the State Epidemiologist and provides guidance and consultation on communicable disease surveillance and epidemiology to 61 local health jurisdictions, other state agencies, and community based organizations, health care providers, and professional organizations. The incumbent works under the administrative direction of CDPH Director/State Public Health Officer and Chief Deputy Director of Policy and Programs.
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.
The Ideal Candidate:
A graduate/advanced degree in an academic field related to the medical, health sciences or allied sciences applicable to the work of this position.
An established reputation as an authority in epidemiology and infectious diseases surveillance, prevention, education, and control.
Expert knowledge of the principals and practices related to epidemiology and evaluation methods.
Demonstrated experience identifying and analyzing public health issues and their impact to develop and implement statewide public health policies.
Demonstrated experience leading multiple infectious disease programs and managing complex operational functions.
The state of California offers a generous benefits package including a pension plan and some of the best medical, dental, and vision plans available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 188097
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.