Job Posting: Deputy Director, Center for Infectious Diseases and State Epidemiologist

Department of Public Health

JC-188097
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Deputy Director, Center for Infectious Diseases and State Epidemiologist
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES

$0.00 - $0.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 3/13/2020

Job Description and Duties

The Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) protects the people in California from the threat of preventable infectious diseases and assists those living with an infectious disease in securing prompt and appropriate access to healthcare, medications and associated support services. CID has four main programs: Office of AIDS, Division of Communicable Disease Control, the Office of Binational Border Health and the Office of Refugee Health.

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.

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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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

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 #:
    JC-188097
    Position #(s):
    580-400-1742-001
    Working Title:
    Deputy Director, Center for Infectious Diseases and State Epidemiologist
    Classification:
    DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES
    $0.00 - $0.00
    # of Positions:
    1
    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 Deputy Director, Center for Infectious Diseases and State Epidemiologist 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 https://www.gov.ca.gov/appointments/ 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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 include a cover letter (no longer than two pages) describing your interest in the position and your experience, training and education that qualifies you for the position of Deputy Director, Infectious Diseases and State Epidemiologist with CDPH.
    • 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:
    • 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. 

    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:
    kristanna.rivera@cdph.ca.gov

    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
    Drop-off