Job Posting: Chronic Disease Control Branch Chief

Department of Public Health

Chronic Disease Control Branch Chief

$8,759.00 - $9,945.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 11/30/2023

Job Description and Duties

This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by supporting public health policy, reducing risk of chronic disease across communities, and promoting health, wellness, and equity.


The incumbent works under the general direction of the Assistant Deputy Director of Chronic Disease Prevention within the Center for Healthy Communities. The Health Program Manager III (HPM III) acts as the Branch Chief of the Chronic Disease Control Branch (CDCB) and serves as a member of the Center’s leadership team and oversees and directs programmatic, scientific, professional, and technical staff in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating chronic disease prevention programs within CDCB.


The HPM III oversees and provides guidance to staff regarding sensitive and complex program, administrative, and fiscal related challenges. Leads the implementation of public health policy to align efforts across multiple chronic disease programs with a focus on upstream prevention activities to address social determinants of health. Informed by surveillance and epidemiologic analysis, plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs statewide chronic disease prevention programs that address diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Implements policy, systems, and environmental change aimed to minimize negative health outcomes, and social and legal impacts associated with chronic disease. Minimal (10%) in and out-of-state travel is required to attend meetings and deliver conference presentations.


This position is eligible for telework in accordance with CDPH telework guidelines.


Candidates who meet the Health Program Manager III (HPM III) minimum qualifications as stated in the Classification Description (specification) and are interested in the HPM III position, and who currently do not have HPM III list nor transfer eligibility, may apply for and take the HPM III exam.


Candidates interested in this position are required to take the Health Program Manager III, exam. If you have not taken the Health Program Manager III exam, please follow the link below for more information:

The attached duty statement indicates whether this position is eligible for telework. All employees who telework are required to be California residents in accordance with Government Code 14200, and may be required to report to a CDPH office, when needed. Candidates who reside outside of the state of California may be interviewed; however, the selected candidate must have a primary residency in the state of California prior to appointment (and continue to maintain California residency) as a condition of employment. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

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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 #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Chronic Disease Control Branch Chief
$8,759.00 - $9,945.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento 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.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is committed to effectively delivering essential public health services directly and/or through strong and effective partnership. CDPH is a nationally accredited health department—mobilizing communities and institutions to transform policies and systems towards a culture of equity, antiracism, healing and health for all people and our planet.

CDPH continues to build and strengthen a work culture where all employees are inspired to share their talents and ideas and to become part of a team that works to better serve the needs of California’s diverse communities by delivering innovative solutions and quality resources. We are committed to creating an environment in which all employees are included, treated with dignity and respect, and in a position to contribute to protecting the health of all Californians.

Special Requirements

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 # (402054) 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 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 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: 11/30/2023

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 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 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:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate a clear vision and set goals and expectations.
  • Ability to interact effectively and cooperatively with internal staff and external partners including those in academia, local and state health departments, the Legislature, and the media.
  • Ability to manage various operations within a comprehensive statewide public health program, including formulating, implementing, and evaluating program policies and procedures as they relate to promoting chronic disease prevention.
  • Knowledge of public health policies and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and direction.
  • Ability to build and foster stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience and knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government, including the legislative and budgetary processes.
  • Knowledge and experience in transformational leadership.
  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and the ability to implement strategies within chronic disease programs and workforce development.


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
Hiring Unit Contact:
Michael Radman
(916) 552-9936

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.

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) will be used to pre-screen applicants for the HPM III position within the Center for Healthy Communities. The SOQ is a narrative discussion of the candidate's experience which qualifies him/her for this position. The SOQ must be no more than two pages in length, using 12-point Arial font. Candidates are also required to include a resume with their submission; however, please note resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the Statement of Qualifications.


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Describe how your knowledge, skills, education, and experience have prepared you for this position.

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