The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is recruiting for an experienced, visionary public health leader to join the largest and most acclaimed state public health department in the nation.
The Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) within CDPH protects the people in California from the threat of preventable infectious diseases and assists those living with an infectious disease in securing prompt and appropriate access to healthcare, medications and associated support services. CID has four main programs: Office of AIDS, Division of Communicable Disease Control, the Office of Binational Border Health and the Office of Refugee Health.
The Deputy Director, Center for Infectious Diseases plays a key leadership role in supporting the CDPH mission and strategic plan by developing, implementing, evaluating, and promoting statewide public health policies in the areas of infectious disease surveillance, prevention, education and control to improve public health program and to maintain and improve the health of all Californians. The Deputy Director serves as the State Epidemiologist and provides guidance and consultation on communicable disease surveillance and epidemiology to 61 local health jurisdictions, other state agencies, and community-based organizations, health care providers, and professional organizations. The incumbent works under the administrative direction of CDPH Director/State Public Health Officer and Chief Deputy Director of Policy and Programs.
If you are looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of improving the health of Californians and are a transformative leader with a focus on inclusion, collaboration, engagement, change management, strategic thinking and agility, the Deputy Director, Center for Infectious Diseases and State Epidemiologist position with CDPH may be the job for you.
CDPH is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies in all aspects of employment to create an environment that is welcoming to all individuals. 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.
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:
A graduate/advanced degree in an academic field related to the medical, health sciences or allied sciences applicable to the work of this position.
An established reputation as an authority in epidemiology and infectious diseases surveillance, prevention, education, and control.
Expert knowledge of the principals and practices related to epidemiology and evaluation methods.
Demonstrated experience identifying and analyzing public health issues and their impact to develop and implement statewide public health policies.
Demonstrated experience leading multiple infectious disease programs and managing complex operational functions.
Internal Number: JC-188097
About California Department of Public Health
Protecting the Health of All Californians
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Shared Vision
CDPH public health professionals, researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other staff members have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We are dedicated to public service and passionate about our work and the people and communities we serve and protect.
The essential functions of the Department 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, h...ealth equity and vital records and statistics.
CDPH's key activities and services include protecting people in California from the threat of preventable infectious diseases like Zika virus, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis, and providing reliable and accurate public health laboratory services and information about health threats.
Other critical services include providing nutritional support to low-income women, infants and children, and screening newborns and pregnant women for genetic diseases. CDPH also works to ensure the safety of food and bottled water, helps reduce smoking and its impacts and works to prevent chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma and obesity.
The Department also protects patient safety in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, maintains birth and death certificates and prepares for, and responds to public health emergencies.
CDPH works continuously to reduce health and mental health disparities among vulnerable and underserved communities to achieve health equity throughout California.
To advance the health and well-being of California's diverse people and communities.
Healthy communities with thriving families and individuals.