Job Posting: Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity

Department of Public Health

Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity

$0.00 - $0.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 3/13/2020

Job Description and Duties

The Office of Health Equity (OHE) plays a key role in the reduction of health and mental health disparities to vulnerable communities in California. A priority of OHE is building of cross-sectoral partnerships. OHE consults with community-based organizations and local governmental agencies to ensure that community perspectives and input are included in policies and any strategic plans, recommendations, and implementation activities. To carry out the work, OHE has four primary operational units: Community Development and Engagement, Health Equity Policy and Planning, Health Research & Statistics and Gender Health Equity.

The Deputy Director, OHE serves in a critical leadership role in the support of the CDPH mission and strategic plan by leading, planning and organizing policies and activities designed to reduce and eliminate inequities in the health and mental health status among California’s diverse populations. The Deputy Director is responsible for the development of priorities, policies, practices, and implementation of a strategic plan related to reduction and elimination of health disparities and health inequities within specific vulnerable population and affected geographic locations, including racial and ethnic communities, women, persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. The Deputy Director represents CDPH and OHE in highly visible and sensitive interactions with health care leaders, community organizations, professional associations, state departments, local agencies, and other community leaders representing diverse populations. The incumbent works under the administrative direction of the CDPH Director/State Public Health Officer.

CDPH is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies in all aspects of employment to create an environment that is welcoming to all individuals. The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity
    $0.00 - $0.00
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    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is recruiting for an experienced, visionary public health leader to join the largest and most acclaimed state public health department in the nation.

    CDPH protects people in the Golden State and shapes 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.  The department’s public health professionals, including researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other many others, have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. The workforce is dedicated to public service and passionate about public health work and the people and communities we serve and protect.

    If you are looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of improving the health of Californians and are a transformative leader with a focus on inclusion, collaboration, engagement, change management, strategic thinking and agility, the Office of Health Equity, Deputy Director position with CDPH may be the job for you.

    Special Requirements

    To be considered for the unique opportunity, please visit the Office of Governor website at this link to complete the online application form. Please print, sign, and include a copy of the online application with your application package to CDPH.

    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 3/13/2020

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Department of Public Health
    Attn: Human Resources Division, Deputy Director
    P.O. Box 997378
    MS 1700-1702
    Sacramento, CA 95899-7378

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Human Resources Division, Deputy Director
    1615 Capitol Avenue Suite 73.430
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Other - Please provide a cover letter (no more than two pages) describing your interest in the position and the experience, training and qualifications you possess that qualifies you for the position of Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity within the California Department of Public Health.
    • Other - Please include a signed copy of the Office of the Governor online application.
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Desirable Qualifications

    In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each 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.

    Contact Information

    The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Kristanna Rivera
    324-0219 ext:

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Office
    (916) 445-0938
    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail