Please note:

In response to increases in COVID-19 cases, California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is implementing COVID-19 testing of all unvaccinated state employees working on site as an additional health and safety standard to protect the state workforce and the public it serves. Any employee seeking exemption from COVID-19 testing or wearing a face covering must provide evidence of vaccination.

Job Posting: Reproductive Epidemiology Research Scientist

Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Office

Reproductive Epidemiology Research Scientist

$7,811.00 - $9,777.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Reproductive Toxicology and Epidemiology Section (RTES) within the Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment Branch (RCHAB) provides technical support for the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). The Section identifies chemicals for listing as causing reproductive toxicity under Proposition 65; conducts dose response and exposure assessments; develops reproductive/developmental risk methodology and guidance; and provides technical assistance to other programs in the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the Attorney General’s Office, and other California governmental entities.

Under general direction of the Senior Toxicologist, RTES, the Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) (RS III [E/B]) serves as a technically authoritative consultant in reproductive epidemiology. The RS III (E/B) plans, organizes, and directs epidemiological research of a highly developed scientific scope and complexity to evaluate and prioritize chemicals for possible listing under Proposition 65, maintain the Proposition 65 list of reproductive toxicants, and conduct dose response assessment for listed reproductive toxicants. The incumbent also provides advanced and highly specialized scientific research expertise related to exposure assessment, exposure modeling, and data analysis.

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


List eligibility is established through an examination process in which one must apply and successfully pass the examination for the classification. If you have not established list eligibility for the Public Health Medical Officer II, please click on the link to the examination bulletin for more information -


If you have any questions about list eligibility, please send an email to

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

Working Conditions

Various time-critical assignments are part of the workload. Office is located in a high-rise building in downtown Sacramento or downtown Oakland. Work is performed in a cubicle arranged in an open area which may not have direct natural lighting. Telecommuting takes place from home office or other authorized off-site locations as needed. Prolonged sitting while reviewing scientific articles, reports and generating scientific documents and reports is required. Repetitive motion in using office equipment occurs. Off-site meetings and teleconferences sometimes take place. Willingness to travel as needed. May be required to travel to other OEHHA locations for business related needs as necessary.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Reproductive Epidemiology Research Scientist
$7,811.00 - $9,777.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) values diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization. We foster an environment where employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees is essential to inspiring innovative solutions. Together we further our mission to protect and enhance the health of Californians and our state’s environment through scientific evaluations that inform, support and guide regulatory and other actions.

Join OEHHA to improve the lives of all Californians. OEHHA is a small agency that will provide lots of varied experience. OEHHA is responsible for developing and providing risk managers in state and local government agencies with toxicological and medical information relevant to decisions involving public health.

Department Website:

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

SROA and Surplus candidates are encouraged to apply as selection is limited to SROA and Surplus candidates initially. Individuals with eligibility other than SROA or Surplus status may only be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

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:

Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Office
Attn: Peggy Tang - JC-258958
P.O. Box 67
1001 I Street, 12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95812-0067

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Office
Peggy Tang - JC-258958
P.O. Box 67
1001 I Street, 12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95812-0067
10:00 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.
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:


• Proficient in principles of epidemiology, public health, and chemical and physical agents in the environment, with specific expertise in the area of human reproductive epidemiology.
• Proficient in designing, conducting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from scientific research, disease surveillance, epidemiologic-based investigations, and exposure science for application to issues of public health, with expertise in research investigating incidence of human reproductive or developmental toxicity.
• Knowledge of distribution and determinants of disease, health, and genetic conditions in the population.
• Ability to provide leadership in evaluation, development, and application of reproductive epidemiology in public health.
• Knowledge of statistical software for analyzing epidemiological data.


• Knowledge of human toxicology and risk assessment.
• Able to function effectively in a team, work cooperatively with outside agencies and departmental staff, and communicate effectively.
• Able to analyze scientific data and policy challenges accurately and take effective action.
• Able to produce high quality work products that clearly and concisely convey complex scientific findings and concepts.
• Able to evaluate and integrate mechanistic information into hazard identification of reproductive toxicants.
• Familiar with computer programming languages used in dose-response and exposure modeling.


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:
Peggy Tang
(916) 445-9376
Hiring Unit Contact:
Sylvie Lee
(510) 622-3198

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 Officer
(916) 324-2234
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.


All applicable fields on the State Application Form (STD. 678) must be filled out completely.  Clearly indicate on the Form STD. 678 in the field titled “Examination(s) or Job Titles for Which You Are Applying” the position as Research Scientist III (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) Job Code (JC)-258958 as indicated on this job announcement and your basis of eligibility (list eligibility, lateral transfer, reinstatement, etc.).  Employment history on your application must be complete with dates, description of duties and responsibilities for each position held, contact names and phone numbers of supervisors.  Applicants who do not submit all of the required documentation (incomplete application package) may be eliminated from the selection process. 

NOTE:  For security purposes, your full social security number is not required on the application. 

For any inquiries about the position sent to, the e-mail should have the Job Code number and position title on the subject line.


This position may be located either at 1515 Clay Street, 16th Floor, Oakland, or at 1001 I Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, California.

NOTE: A job bulletin for this position has been established for each location. Please refer to Job Code (JC) 258959 for the Oakland (Alameda County) location.

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