Occupational Health Branch Chief | PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICAL ADMINISTRATOR I
California Department of Public Health
Location: Richmond, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $14,877 - $18,201 monthly
Internal Number: JC-330013
Pending Department of Finance Approval
This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by aligning occupational health programs to promote health and wellness and prevent disease and injury within workplaces, embedding health equity into business practices and engaging multi-sector partners to implement policy, systems, and environmental change.
The incumbent works under the administrative direction of the Public Health Medical Administrator II, Assistant Deputy Director, Environmental and Occupational Health, Center for Healthy Communities. The Public Health Medical Administrator I (PHMA I) serves as Chief of the Occupational Health Branch (OHB) and is responsible for the administrative and programmatic management, policy, and scientific/technical (i.e., occupational medicine and multidisciplinary occupational health) work of OHB. The PHMA I provides medical and public health leadership and technical consultation to OHB, the Department, stakeholders and partners to ensure that OHB meets its mission of promoting a safe and healthy work environment for all Californians through a comprehensive and effective public health program of prevention activities, public health leadership, scientific excellence, development of public health policy and collaboration with stakeholders. This position requires in-state travel, up to 5%, with possible overnight stay(s).
This position is flexible (based on the need of business), it can be hybrid, telework-centered, or office centered in compliance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.
Statement of Qualifications
The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) will be used to pre-screen applicants for the PHMA I 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 11- or 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.
Describe how your knowledge, skills, education and experience makes you the best candidate for the job.
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners, and
Possession of a valid certificate issued by an American Medical Specialty Board or an American Osteopathic Specialty Board as a specialist in one of the fields of medicine, or eligibility for examination for one of these certificates as evidenced by a written statement from the Secretary of the Board.
Candidates who meet the PHMA I minimum qualifications as stated in the Classification Description (specification) and are interested in the PHMA I position, and who currently do not have PHMA I list nor transfer eligibility, are encouraged to apply for and take the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) PHMA I exam. Exams are administered quarterly.
Please follow the link for information about CDPH’s PHMA I exam:
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.