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Job Posting: Public Health Medical Officer II

Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Office

Public Health Medical Officer II

$10,935.00 - $16,184.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general mandates in the Health and Safety Code §§ 105200-105210, the California Code of Regulations §6728, and the California Food and Agricultural Code, §§ 5029, 12798, 12980-12981, 13121-13134, and 14022-14023, the Pesticide Epidemiology Section (PES) of the Pesticide and Environmental Toxicology Branch in the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has responsibilities in pesticide-related human health assessments and agricultural worker health and safety evaluations and regulations.

Under the general direction of the Senior Toxicologist, Chief, Pesticide Epidemiology Section, the Public Health Medical Officer II provides medical expertise in the health effects of pesticide exposure. The incumbent provides training to physicians and other health professionals on the recognition, management and reporting of pesticide illness and poisoning. The Public Health Medical Officer II also provides medical technical support for various programs involving the Section. The Public Health Medical Officer II serves as the lead contact for the California Medical Supervision Program and contributes to legislative activities involving pesticides and the health and safety of agricultural workers and the general public.


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 - 

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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

OEHHA’s offices are located in downtown Sacramento and Oakland in a high-rise office building.
The air-conditioned work environment consists mainly of open areas furnished with cubicles. Not all areas have direct natural illumination.
Time-critical assignments are part of the workload. This position requires prolonged sitting while reviewing scientific articles, reports and generating scientific documents and reports is required.

Work duties may at times necessitate attendance to off-site meetings and teleconferences outside standard office hours.

Employees should be available to travel statewide and occasionally out of State, and assignments that require travel may be made on short notice. 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:
Public Health Medical Officer II
$10,935.00 - $14,999.00 A
$11,463.00 - $15,727.00 B
$11,796.00 - $16,184.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Alameda County
Job Type:
Permanent, Part Time - 3/5 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

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.

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-264940
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-264940
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:


Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners.
Knowledge and proficiency in:
• Modern principles and practices of general medicine and skill in their application including preventive medicine; principles and practices of public health.
• General principles of epidemiology and occupational and environmental health.

Ability to:
• Research, review, and retrieve data from literature taken from various scientific and medical publication data sources.
• Perform simple statistical analyses using basic software (e.g., Excel).
• Produce work products that clearly and concisely convey medical and scientific findings and concepts.
• Revise documents in accordance with comments and suggestions from supervisor and peer reviewers.
• Communicate effectively to a broad audience.
• Exercise good judgment in a timely manner.
• Work cooperatively with OEHHA staff, supervisors and managers, and staff from outside agencies.

Ability and willingness to work within the limits of the program’s/department’s/state’s policies, procedures and resources, and to follow supervisor, program and departmental guidance.

Knowledge and proficiency in:
• General principles of toxicology and an understanding of the general principles of human health risk assessment.
• Health effects of acute and chronic exposure to various types of pesticides.
• Treatment, prevention and reporting of pesticide poisoning.
• Common software such as word processing (e.g., Word), spreadsheet (e.g., Excel), and presentation (e.g., PowerPoint).
• Communication platforms (e.g., MS Teams, Zoom).

Ability to:
• Perform systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
• Use statistical computing software (e.g., R, SAS, STATA) to perform more complex statistics.


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 Public Health Medical Officer II Job Code (JC)-264939 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. 

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


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) 264939 for the Sacramento 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