Job Posting: Assistant Deputy Director

Department of Public Health

Assistant Deputy Director

$8,173.00 - $9,280.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/10/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Deputy Director, Office of Legislative and Governmental Affairs (LGA), the Staff Services Manager (SSM) III, Assistant Deputy Director (ADD), provides day-to-day guidance, operational and managerial oversight to the LGA staff needed for efficient and effective operation of the LGA. The ADD reviews internal program reports, studies, and surveys and focuses on developing initiatives for new programs and improving existing programs. The incumbent has the overall responsibility for the development and evaluation of proposed policy legislation for fiscal or operational impact on the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and its programs and for the development of the CDPH’s annual proposed Budget Trailer Bill Language proposals and the evaluation of any budget related legislation for impact on CDPH programs. The ADD manages highly complex legislative functions for the LGA, which influence various public health programs statewide. The ADD interacts with various internal and external stakeholders to provide clarification of State/Federal statutes and regulations and defend CDPH’s position on major controversial issues and policies. This position is responsible for policy/program evaluation and recommendations and provides high level of assistance and expertise to the CDPH Director, Deputy Director of LGA and the Executive team including Deputy Director’s from all Center/Offices on major new/existing legislative policies.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Assistant Deputy Director
$8,173.00 - $9,280.00
$6,722.00 - $8,352.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24-hours a day, 7-days a week through infectious disease control/prevention, food safety, environmental health, patient safety, family health and emergency preparedness. CDPHs Office of Legislative and Governmental Affairs is located in the heart of Sacramento in the East End Complex (1615 Capitol Avenue). LGA works closely with the Director’s office, Health and Human Services Agency, the Governor’s Office, Legislators and their staff as well as public health stakeholders. LGA is dedicated to being a resource for the development and enactment of legislation to protect and promote public health on behalf of all Californians, including vulnerable and underserved communities. LGA is a team of eight who are passionate about our work and values creativity and innovation.

Special Requirements

Statement of Qualifications

1. Describe your knowledge and work experience that has prepared you to assume this position. Be specific about the scope of your prior role(s) and responsibilities
2. Describe your previous experience in successfully managing a wide-ranging set of similar responsibilities. What specific tool and/or strategies did you use?
3. Describe your work experience with analyzing and coordinating the analysis of legislative bills, fiscal analysis, legislative studies, and new regulations impacting management of State government entities.
4. Describe your work experience which demonstrates the ability to manage diverse activities, including planning, organizing and directing a program in State government or private industry.
5. Describe your experience in strategic planning, policy development, leadership, supervision, and management accountability. 6. Describe your leadership style and how you develop and motivate your staff.

PLEASE NOTE: Resumes, letters, Supplemental Questionnaire, transcripts, degrees, your state application, cover letters and other materials will not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.  Simply copying and pasting your resume will also not be accepted. 

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: 4/10/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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: Classification & Certification Unit
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:

Classification & Certification Unit
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Please see Statement of Qualifications instruction above in Special Requirements. Any applications received that do not provide a written response to the SOQ may not be scored/reviewed.
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:

Enjoys working in a team setting.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to organize/prioritize work to meet deadlines.

Experience in responding to legislators, staff, stakeholders and lobbysists regarding sensitive topics.


For information regarding available employee benefits, please visit the California State Civil Service Employee Benefits Summary page on the California Department of Human Resources’ website at:

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources Division
(916) 445-0983
Hiring Unit Contact:
Monica Wagoner
(916) 440-7502

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