Job Posting: District Administrator

Department of Public Health

District Administrator

$6,124.00 - $7,608.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/16/2021

Job Description and Duties

*Employees possessing certification to practice as a professional registered nurse in California are eligible to receive a Pay Differential of $750 per month.*


This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by overseeing the review, evaluation, inspection, and certification of health facilities and agencies as to their compliance with State and Federal laws, regulations, and investigations of complaints. Carries out program activities in a specific district of the state for those facilities and agencies under the jurisdiction of the Center. The HFEM I ensures that all Department and Program mandates, policies and procedures are carried out in an appropriate and consistent manner.

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Health Facilities Evaluator Manager II (HFEM II).

Teleworking may be available for this position, in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.

To gain list eligibility please click the link below to register for the Health Facilities Evaluator Manager I examination. The final filing date for the examination is May 10, 2021.

* You must have a form of eligibility to be considered for the position, see the “Who May Apply” section below for details. Obtaining eligibility is a separate process from applying for the Job Control.

* Make sure to submit your job application with the supplemental questionnaire as indicated below.

Please let us know how you heard about our position by taking this brief survey:

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:
District Administrator
$6,124.00 - $7,608.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Health care facilities in California are licensed, regulated, inspected, and/or certified by a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels, including the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Center for Health Care Quality (Center) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These agencies have separate -- yet sometimes overlapping -- jurisdictions. The Center is responsible for ensuring health care facilities comply with state laws and regulations. In addition, the Center cooperates with CMS to ensure that facilities accepting Medicare and Medi-Cal (in California, Medicaid is referred to as Medi-Cal) payments meet federal requirements. The Center also oversees the certification of nurse assistants, home health aides, hemodialysis technicians, and the licensing of nursing home administrators.

Special Requirements

Instructions: The Supplemental Questionnaire serves as a documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely. Applications received without a clearly titled Supplemental Questionnaire may not be considered for this position; a resume is not needed for this position. Each response shall be on a separate piece of paper and up to one page in length. Each page must include your name and question number in the upper right hand corner.

Supplemental Questionnaire:

1. Please describe in detail how your experience, educational background, and qualifications have prepared you for this position.

2. What skills do you believe are most critical to be successful in this position? Please describe your experience using those skills.

3. Describe how you mentor and develop staff.

4. Describe an occasion when you had to quickly assess a situation and make a decision. What process did you use to make your decision?

5. Describe a time when you had to resolve a situation for which there was no clear policy. How did you determine the best approach to resolve the situation?

6. Describe the approach you take to build partnerships with new coworkers, supervisors and reporting staff. Why do you feel this approach is successful?

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: 4/16/2021

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:

Department of Public Health
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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Other - Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) - The instructions listed above in the Special Requirements section must be completed in order to be considered for this position
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.


NOTE:  Salaries do not reflect recent changes necessitated by the unanticipated budget shortfalls arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information for actual reductions of salaries is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

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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:
Diana Marana
(415) 330-6353

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