Program and Policy Branch Chief RESEARCH SCIENTIST MANAGER (EPI/BIO)
California Department of Public Health
Location: Richmond, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $12,465.00-$14,154.00 Monthly
Academic / Research
Internal Number: JC-371200
Job Description and Duties
Incumbents in one of these classifications, where a Master’s Degree is required to meet the minimum qualifications, shall receive an educational pay differential equivalent to 2% of their monthly base pay. Those where a Doctoral Degree is a required to meet the minimum qualifications, shall receive an educational pay differential equivalent to 3% of their monthly base pay. Individuals with both a Master’s and Doctoral Degree will be given the best benefit in relation to salary shall only be eligible for only one amount.
Incumbents in one of these classifications, who have evidence of being accepted for an examination for a Medical Specialty Certificate or Osteopathic Specialty Certificate shall receive 15.5% of monthly base salary. Incumbents in one of these classifications, who have evidence of being certified by an American Medical Specialty Board or American Osteopathic Specialty Board will receive 19.0% of monthly base salary.
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by serving as the top-level program manager and research coordinator, providing guidance and leadership in planning and directing daily program operations, scientific research and program evaluation and research investigations focusing on Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP) program outcomes. The position serves as the Chief of the Program and Policy Branch (PPB). The incumbent is responsible for the management of a large group of research scientists, research scientist supervisors, program section supervisors and support staff, encompassing the Program Development and Evaluation Section, Newborn Screening Section (NBS), Prenatal Screening (PNS) Section, and the Communications and Education Unit. The incumbent will be expected to develop, organize, and provide oversight for all scientific research for GDSP, including research and evaluation investigations focused on the prenatal and newborn screening programs, health education materials, and all public-facing program-related documents. In addition, the incumbent directs the development, and expansion of new prenatal and newborn screening programs; provides oversight of policy for the California Biobank Program; and serves as the coordinator and Principal Investigator for cooperative statewide, and national collaborative agreements funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Nation Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, and private organizations that require participation of PPB staff.
The incumbent works under the broad administrative direction of the Public Health Medical Administrator II, C.E.A., Division Chief of the GDSP and provides direct supervision to a Research Scientist Supervisor II, Health Program Manager IIs,Health Program Manager I, and Health Program Specialist positions. This position involves travel, less than 5%, for possible meetings.
Hybrid Telework with one or more days in the office each week is available for this position, under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California, and in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
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 # (371200) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: 6/8/2023
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 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
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
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.
Other - Writing Sample #1, see writing section below for more information
Other - Writing Sample #2, see writing section below for more information
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.
Provide two writing samples. Select one document from the following categories:
Published manuscripts where you were the primary author
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