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Job Opening: Assistant Deputy Director for Environmental & Occupational Health

The CDPH Center for Healthy Communities is recruiting for a leadership position to guide programs, policy and research pertaining to environmental and occupational health. The position is permanent, full-time and located in Richmond, CA (San Francisco Bay area).

To apply, see the posting on the CalCareers website. You can download this job opening announcement (PDF) to print or post.

Final Filing Date: 10/24/2018

Program Description

The Center for Healthy Communities has 38 programs that cover a range of chronic disease, injury, public health and safety issues; it has 450 full-time staff and a budget of over $450 million in federal, state and local funds. Its mission is to ensure that all Californians have the healthiest possible communities in which to live, work and play.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The Assistant Deputy Director (ADD) serves as the medical/public health administrator overseeing Center programs in environmental and occupational health: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, Environmental Health Investigations, Environmental Health Laboratory, and Occupational Health – and a cross-branch Emergency Preparedness Team.

These Richmond-based programs include ~200 employees and a total budget of ~$60 million derived from federal and state funds, grants, and contracts. The ADD ensures scientific excellence and manages communications for controversial and sensitive public health topics in environmental and occupational health; s/he advises the Center's Deputy Director and provides leadership and vision for CDPH primary prevention programs, policies and initiatives.

This position represents the Center internally and externally, seeking and supporting partnerships with key constituencies including community-based and professional organizations, academia, and government agencies.

Necessary and Preferred Qualifications

  • Medical degree (MD or DO) required; MPH desirable
  • Board certification, preferably in occupational/environmental or preventive medicine
  • Broad and extensive experience administering public health programs, preferably in environmental/occupational health


Send letter of interest/resume via email to Mónica Morales, Deputy Director, Center for Healthy Communities.

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