Job Posting: Deputy Director, Center for Health Care Quality

Department of Public Health

Deputy Director, Center for Health Care Quality

$12,298.00 - $13,698.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 5/10/2021

Job Description and Duties

The Deputy Director, Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the Center. The Deputy Director serves as a member of the CDPH Senior Leadership Team and directly supervises the five Career Executive Assignment (CEA) staff responsible for Field Operations North Division; Field Operations South Division; Licensing and Certification Division; Internal Operations; and Public Policy & Prevention Division within the CHCQ.


 Interested applicants must complete and file an appointment application online with the Office of the Governor.  The online appointment application may be obtained directly from the Office of the Governor's website at:

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

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:
    Deputy Director, Center for Health Care Quality
    $12,298.00 - $13,698.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The essential functions of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are critical to the health and wellbeing of people and communities. CDPH's fundamental responsibilities are comprehensive in scope and include infectious disease control and prevention, food safety, environmental health, laboratory services, patient safety, emergency preparedness, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, family health, health equity and vital records and statistics.

    The Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) is comprised of five divisions: Field Operations North Division, Field Operations South Division, Licensing and Certification Division, Office of Internal Operations, and Public Policy & Prevention Division. Responsibilities within the center include: monitoring infection rates in hospitals, assisting with strategies to reduce or eliminate outbreaks, regulatory oversight of licensed health care facilities and health care professionals, and licensing and certifying more than 10,000 health care facilities and agencies in California.


    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: 5/10/2021

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    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:

    Ability to function as part of an executive management team to plan, develop and implement CHCQ policies and priorities.

          ·      Ability to effectively plan for and manage changes in department priorities and operations necessary to respond to public health emergencies that affect the healthcare delivery system.

          ·      Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with industry representatives, other governmental agencies including the Governor’s Office, the Health and Human Services Agency, other state and federal agencies, the Legislature, and CDPH partners, including local health departments. 

         ·      Knowledge of matters concerning California healthcare quality and safety; and the health care delivery system.

         ·      Experience with interpretation and policy decision-making based upon regulatory controls in relation to hospitals and long-term care facilities.



    NOTE:  Salaries do not reflect recent changes necessitated by the unanticipated budget shortfalls arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information for actual reductions of salaries is available at  


    General State Employment Benefits and Protections

    Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

    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:
    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.