Job Posting: Climate Change & Health Unit Chief

Department of Public Health

JC-339386
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Climate Change & Health Unit Chief
RESEARCH SCIENTIST SUPERVISOR I (EPIDEMIOLOGY/BIOSTATISTICS)

$8,765.00 - $10,923.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/2/2022

Job Description and Duties

*PENDING HRD APPROVAL*

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Exposure Investigations Section Chief, within the Environmental Health Investigations Branch (EHIB). The Research Scientist Supervisor I (RSS I) (Epidemiology/Biostatistics) serves as the Chief of the Climate Change & Health Unit and provides technical, scientific, and administrative oversight for the planning, organization, and direction of program staff. The incumbent will oversee staff activities and manage extramural funding in the assessment of environmental health impacts related to climate change, including providing support for the following: coordination with other CDPH climate change programs; development of surveillance methodology for wildfire and air pollution related illnesses and other climate associated health outcomes; inclusion of racial health equity into program work; and presentations, and community outreach materials.

 

The RSS I provides technical and scientific expertise in epidemiology, climate change related health outcomes, disease surveillance, environmental health, health education, and community engagement, and acts as a subject matter expert in the Branch, providing consultation and technical assistance to programs and at the Department Level on an as-needed basis. The RSS I exercises a high degree of initiative, flexibility, and originality in a substantial decision-making role, in the day-to-day management and direct supervision of professional staff.

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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 #:
JC-339386
Position #(s):
580-353-5643-006
Working Title:
Climate Change & Health Unit Chief
Classification:
RESEARCH SCIENTIST SUPERVISOR I (EPIDEMIOLOGY/BIOSTATISTICS)
$8,765.00 - $10,923.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Contra Costa County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

At the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to advance the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. We are genuinely and strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness where we can grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees. In recruiting for team members, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to us and the work we do.

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by enhancing emergency preparedness and response goals for natural disasters and hazardous materials releases, with a particular emphasis on issues related to community exposures and community health implications.

Special Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts official or un-official and/or Degree for education verification  

For experience/education to qualify during the application screening process, and to ensure that minimum qualifications can be determined, applicants should include all employment history on the Employment Application (STD 678) and/or Resume, including detailed job descriptions, hours worked per week, and start/end dates (MM/DD/YYYY). Application packages without this information will experience delayed processing times and your eligibility for this position may be impacted.

A completed State application (STD. 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degree, resume, etc.) should be submitted electronically via your CalCareers Account. Please reference Job Control # (339386) and indicate the basis of your eligibility in the Examination(s) or Job Title(s) section. SROA and surplus candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application. Please remove any confidential information (i.e. social security number, date of birth) from your documents prior to submission.

 

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 CalCareers Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. Submitting an electronic application through your CalCareers account is strongly recommended since electronic applications will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing. Please submit only one application.

If you are unable to submit your application electronically through your CalCareers account, please email apply@cdph.ca.gov for assistance and a CDPH Human Resources Division staff member will contact you to assist with the online application process or, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method as explained in the How to Apply section below. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included.

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: 12/2/2022

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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Please see Statement of Qualifications instructions below at end of posting.  Any applications received that do not provide a written response to the SOQ will not be scored/reviewed.  

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:

  • Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology.
  • Experience working on epidemiologic studies/investigations.
  • Experience with air pollution epidemiology.
  • Familiarity with surveillance systems.
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams and stakeholders.

Benefits

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:
Human Resources Division
(916) 445-0983
apply@cdph.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Kathy Elliott
(510) 620-3651
Kathy.Elliott@cdph.ca.gov

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
CivilRights@Cdph.CA.gov
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.

Statement of Qualification’s (SOQ)

A Statement of Qualification’s (SOQ) is required for this position. Please describe why you are interested in this position and how your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities relate to the tasks described within the Duty Statement. The SOQ must be no more than 2-pages in length, with one-inch margins, and in 12-point Arial font. Please include the applicant’s name in the upper right-hand corner.

Please include your experience in:

  • Leading a multi-disciplinary team, setting, and implementing team priorities,
    and developing budgets and workplans.
  • Conducting epidemiological investigations and analysis.
  • Air pollution epidemiology.

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
Drop-off