Chief Data Officer, Center for Health Statistics and Informatics | Career Executive Assignment Lvl A
California Department of Public Health
Location: Sacramento, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $9,471.00 - $11,463.00 monthly
Internal Number: JC-352525
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Applicants applying for this job control, are applying for the job vacancy and examination simultaneously.
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by steering and delivering the CDPH statewide public health data strategy. Under the general direction of the Deputy Director for the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics (CHSI), the Chief Data Officer (CDO) establishes a data governance structure; fosters and promotes a culture of data use by enabling and encouraging programs to share data to collaborate on common issues and related programs; and employs and analyzes operational data to improve program performance. The CDO shepherds statewide public health efforts to streamline data access, modernize data management and services, and accelerate excellent use of data in decision making. The CDO develops and implements modeling, analysis, inference, exploration, and outcomes-based utilization of the department’s data assets. This position ensures that these activities and efforts align with Department's goals for its programs and leads the development and implementation of enterprise-wide data management policies, practices, and standards for the department. The CDO serves as a liaison to the Center for Data Insight and Innovation (CDII) and collaborates with CDOs from other state and federal agencies.
**A Telework schedule may be approved after the initial probation period, in accordance with CDPH Guidelines, and with CHSI Management approval.**
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.
**A telework schedule may be approved after the initial probation period, in accordance with CDPH guidelines, and with CHSI Management approval.**
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.
Statement of Qualifications - Any application packages received that do not include a written response to the SOQ may not be released to program/scored/reviwed.
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.
Examination Qualification Requirements
All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.
Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.
CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge, skills and abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in civil service.
State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.
Knowledge and Abilities
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:
Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.
These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):
CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.
CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.
CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.
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:
Bachelor's degree in information technology, data analytics, informatics, data engineering, Management Information Systems, Statistics, Analytics, or any other related field. Master's degree or PhD preferred.
Highly organized; ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects and meet tight deadlines; Project management skills.
Experience in data science and statistics and a clear understanding of how to interpret data to glean insights.
5-10 years experience in a senior-level data management role or equivalent leadership experience.
Strong leadership and communication skills.
Analytically minded and experience with systems thinking; results-driven, creative; strategic thinker.
Experience with data security, privacy, and accuracy, risk assessment.
Experience with ambiguity and experience with new programs.
Highly skilled in the design, development, and validation of descriptive, predictive, prescriptive, and applied analytics.
Experience driving change within a large, complex businesses.
Capable of conveying information and messages with clarity and precision understandable even by non-technical department personnel.
Expertise in the design, development, verification, and validation of applied, descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytics.
Ability to understand and relay complex data-related issues in a simple and easy to understand manner and also demonstrate expertise in big data technology infrastructure and environments coupled with business process architecture.
Knowledgeable in front-to-back data lifecycle and be highly proficient in wide array of data tools and technologies such Hadoop, Teradata, SQL, Redshift, PostgreSQL, Vertica as well as scripting languages such as Python and R.
Work comfortably in a collaborative setting.
Experience working political partners, top leadership, and executives.
Able to move cross-functional groups in a unified direction as well as being able to move executives and stakeholders.
The responses to the required Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) should not exceed five pages.
Responses must be typed and limited to one (1) question per page.
No smaller than 12 point font size.
This SOQ is required in order to be considered for this CEA position.
Answer each question below separately and indicate the corresponding question number for each response.
1. Describe your knowledge and experience developing,implementing, and leading a comprehensive data strategy, including data governance structure, data modernization efforts, and enterprise data management projects.
2. Describe your experience demonstrating an understanding of state and federal health exchange information on governing laws, regulations, policies, and programs. Provide examples of experience with health information exchange (HIE) and electronic health record (EHR) capacity building.
3. Describe your experience with data privacy and security requirements, data transmission and storage. What would be your strategy for establishing data governance and data management systems?
4. Describe current data trends and challenges in public health. How would you address them?
5. Describe your experience leading diverse teams around a data or systems related issue. Was the team successful? Why or why not?
If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.
A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.
The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.
Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.
The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.
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 Human Resources Division (HRD) partners with CDPH’s programs and management to provide guidance and consultative services on HR matters that are necessary for the Department to carry out its mission to deliver quality public health services.