Job Posting: Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Director

Department of Health Care Services

Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Director

$11,505.00 - $16,985.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

We are seeking an experienced professional with integrity and strong accountability to serve as the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) newly-created Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Director for Quality and Population Health Management. DHCS is one of the largest and most impactful health care organizations in Californiawith approximately 4,000 employees and an annual budget of about $115 billion federal, state General Fund, and special funds.This position serves as a member of DHCS Executive Staff and is a gubernatorial appointment (pending Governor’s Office approval).

The successful candidate is a resilient leader and effective motivator who will demonstrate and instill a strong sense of accountability for the important work of DHCS. Someone who is a strong collaborator, skilled communicator and has expertise in change management. This position is also an integral component in the formulation of policies that drive DHCS initiatives toward achieving its goals.DHCS finances and administers a number of individual health care service delivery programs, most prominently, Medi-Cal.

Effective July 1, 2020, in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of California implemented the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020).  As a result, full time DHCS positions are subject to a 9.23% reduction in pay, in exchange for 16 hours PLP 2020 leave credits.  Part time and intermittent position compensation will be on a pro-rated basis.

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 #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Chief Quality Officer and Deputy Director
    $11,505.00 - $16,985.00 Salary up for negotiation. 
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is a State of California governmental organization with approximately 4,000 employees and an annual budget of about $115 billion federal, state General Fund, and special funds. The Department’s mission is to provide Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services, and long-term care. To accomplish this mission, DHCS finances and administers a number of individual state and federal health care programs, including serving as the single state agency for the federal Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal in California.


    Special Requirements

    If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest and your resume or CV to Tiffany Davis at, or via mail to:


    Department of Health Care Services

    Director’s Office

    1501 Capitol Ave. P.O. Box 997413

    MS 0000

    Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

    ATTN: Tiffany Davis


    Questions regarding the position should be directed to Tiffany Davis. You may contact her via e-mail or by phone at (916) 345-8537.

    Application Instructions

    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: Until Filled

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California may apply.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

    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 Health Care Services
    Attn: Tiffany Davis
    M.S. 1300
    P.O. Box 997411
    Sacramento, CA 95899-7411

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Tiffany Davis
    1501 Capitol Avenue, Suite 71.1501
    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 A resume may be attached if desired. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    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.


    For information regarding the State of California’s comprehensive benefits, please refer to the California Department of Human Resources website:

    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