Job Posting: DCN Pediatrician

CDE Diagnostic Center Northern CA

DCN Pediatrician

$9,003.00 - $17,750.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Diagnostic Center North Physician serves as a member of the Assessment team to provide transdisciplinary assessments and/or trainings to local educational agencies (LEA), including delivery of information regarding diagnoses and instructional planning for students with any disabilities.

The Physician provides transdisciplinary assessment and consultation services to the Assessment Team including conducting a medical examination when appropriate, interviewing the parent and/or student, and contacting appropriate medical personnel for additional information. the Physician also participates in observing student behaviors when appropriate. 

The Physician writes comprehensive report(s) in collaboration with team and meet report completion deadlines.  This report includes assessment findings, educationally relevant medical information and related recommendations. The report is written in a manner such that complex medical problems are explained in terms understandable to educators and families.

The Physician presents results of medical and neurological findings and related recommendations at conferences with parents, LEA personnel and other staff including mental health and social service professionals.

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

Working Conditions

This position requires a TB Risk Assessment and or Test and a FBI/DOJ Fingerprint Clearance. 

This position is located in Fremont, CA, is two blocks from BART and offers free parking

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
DCN Pediatrician
$9,003.00 - $17,750.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Alameda County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Diagnostic Center, Northern California (DCN) services are provided by expert, transdisciplinary teams of diagnostic professionals, including educational specialists, speech/language specialists, school psychologists, clinical psychologists, and a pediatrician who address the unique educational needs of Northern California's students with complex learning and behavioral challenges enrolled in special education programs.

The DCN operates from a “whole child” perspective focusing on the needs of the students we serve. The DCN is one of three regional assessment centers operated by the State Special Schools and Services Division of the California Department of Education. The Centers provide assessment, training, and technical assistance to all Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in California. The DCN offers highly specialized services in the following areas:

  • Comprehensive, state-of-the-art assessment and educational planning services to assist local school districts in determining the needs of their most complex students;
  • On-site technical assistance and consultation in program and instructional design based on the unique needs of each student;
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators and special education staff, including presentations at national, statewide, and local conferences and workshops, provided by specialists with "hands-on" experience;
  • Family education opportunities, including consultation, referral, and resource information.
There is no cost for our services; however, requests for assessment services must be generated by the local school district.
Department Website:

Special Requirements

California Medical License is required for this position 

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:

CDE Diagnostic Center Northern CA
Attn: Dr. Chemene Hooker-Henry
500 Walnut Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

CDE Diagnostic Center Northern CA
Dr. Chemene Hooker-Henry
500 Walnut Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536
08:00 AM - 04:30 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 required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Other - Please attach a copy of your State of California Medical License. 
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:
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:

• Flexibility and ability to organize multiple workload priorities and work under pressure;
• Punctuality and good attendance
• Time management;
• Positive attitude;
• Possess good interpersonal skills for public contact;
• Ability to work collaboratively with other staff; work effectively as a team member
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Possess good reading, writing, and mathematics skills
• Initiative, professionalism, and good judgment

Applicant should have the ability to work independently and with a team in a well-organized manner; and adhere to all applicable State laws and regulations.


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 position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Dr. Chemene Hooker-Henry
(510) 936-5587

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:
Office of Equal Opportunity Director
(916) 445-9174
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