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Job Posting: CEA Level A, Assistant Deputy Director, Center for Health Statistics and Informatics

Department of Public Health

CEA Level A, Assistant Deputy Director, Center for Health Statistics and Informatics
C. E. A.

$7,781.00 - $11,183.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/3/2022

Job Description and Duties

Applicants applying for this job control, are applying for the job vacancy and examination simultaneously.

The Assistant Deputy Director (ADD) supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by managing the day-to day operations of the Informatics Branch (IB) and Vital Statistics Branch (VSB) within the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics (CHSI). This position will serve as the primary advisor to the Deputy Director for issues within these two branches, including budget development, strategic planning, and projects for continuous quality improvement. The Assistant Deputy Director (ADD) for Data Operations plans, implements, coordinates, evaluates, and manages programs within IB and VSB; and serves as an integral component in the formulation of policy to achieve the mission of CHSI and the CDPH.

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

Working Conditions

  • Telework is available for this position in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and procedures.

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:
    CEA Level A, Assistant Deputy Director, Center for Health Statistics and Informatics
    C. E. A.
    $7,781.00 - $11,183.00 A
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    • To advance the health and well-being of California's diverse people and communities.

    • Please visit CDPH's website for more information at
    • You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specifications C.E.A, A.

    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: 2/3/2022

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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: Examination Services
    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
    Examination Services
    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.
    • Statement of Qualifications -

      Is a narrative discussion regarding how the applicant's education, training, experience, and skills meets the minimum qualifications for the position. In addition, the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) serves as documentation of each applicant's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. Cover letter and resume do not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.

    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    Minimum Qualifications

    CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge, skills and abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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:
    • Working knowledge of California government operations.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct or coordinate evaluations of program efforts to assess cost benefits of various strategies to improve program performance and customer service.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading or supervising multi-disciplinary staff.
    • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of statewide public health policies and programs in the area of data application development, data system interoperability, internal and external data sharing, open data, and other methods for strategic data use.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of management within the Department.
    • Demonstrated ability to advise, consult, and work cooperatively with departmental staff, as well as legislators, federal government, and other public and private agencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.

    Examination Information

    The responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (SOQ) should not exceed (3) three pages, be written in Arial font no smaller than 11 points. Please clearly and concisely identify experience in the five questions exactly as they are listed below:

    1. Describe your ability and experience in demonstrating strong leadership techniques, organizing, and motivating groups and/or employees, directing the work of multi-disciplinary professional and administrative staff, and dealing effectively with a variety of individuals, organizations, and state agencies.
    2. Describe your ability to gain the confidence and support of top-level administrators and advise on a wide range of budgetary and strategic planning matters.
    3. Describe your knowledge of and experience with the California legislature, State control agencies, and other governmental entities that are necessary for effective program implementation.
    4. Describe your knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, organization, and management. Include in your response experience in the formulation of budgets and implementation of public health policies and programs.
    5. Describe why you are interested in and what qualifies you for the position of the Assistant Deputy Director for CHSI with CDPH.

      If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

      A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

      The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

      Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

      The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

      Special Testing Arrangements

      If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.


      Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

      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:
      Angie Medina
      (916) 650-0436
      Hiring Unit Contact:
      Anjum Kapoor
      (916) 558-1728

      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