Skip Navigation LinksGHESEmployment

Gender Health Equity Section

GHES Employment Opportunities

Are you passionate about Gender Health Equity? Do you want to join a team working to improve equitable health outcomes for Californians? Do you want to put your lived expertise and passion for LGBTQ+ health and reproductive justice to work with a team that appreciates your unique contributions? The Gender Health Equity Section is looking for you! Our team works hard, appreciates each other, and strives to build a culture of inclusion and transparent participation in decisions that affect the work.

The Gender Health Equity Section administers several exciting and cutting-edge programs through our newly established units;

  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Wellness and Health Equity Unit

  • Transgender, Gender-Nonconforming and Intersex Wellness and Health Equity Unit

  • Reproductive Freedom and Abortion Access Unit

All positions offer full or part-time telework options from within California with occasional travel required to Sacramento or the San Francisco Bay Area. More than one listing will appear per position because each vacancy will be advertised across multiple counties. The incumbent will be headquartered in the county nearest the residence of the selected candidate. The counties are: Contra Costa or Sacramento.​

Act​​​ive Recru​​itm​ents

Reproductive Freedom and Abortion Access Unit (RFAA Unit)

  • Reproductive Freedom Health Equity Specialist (Health Program Specialist I): The HPS I is responsible for administrative coordination and oversight for a portfolio of high-touch contracts funded by the Reproductive Justice Fund. The HPS I provides recommendations for funding priorities in line with legislative mandates, leads stakeholder engagement efforts, serves a subject matter expert in reproductive health equity. The salary for HPS I positions ranges from $6,061 to $7,587 per month.
    (Post Date 9/22/23, Applications Due 10/6/23)

    RFAA Unit Health Equity Specialist Job Posting Sacramento

Transgender, Gender-Diverse and Intersex Wellness and Equity Unit (TGI Unit)

  • TGI Health Equity Analyst (Associate Governmental Program Analyst/Staff Services Analyst): The AGPA/SSA works under the direction of the TGI Unit Manager and serves as the program analyst for the TGI Unit, performing a wide variety of analytical functions related to executing the interdisciplinary health equity policy and planning work of the Unit. Manages a portfolio of contracts and work with other program staff to ensure that contracts, grants and other agreements administered by the Unit comply with established contact policies and procedures. Works on tasks relating to procurement, fiscal oversight, invoicing, program planning, policy analysis and formulation, office management and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The salary for an AGPA ranges from $5,518 to $6,907 per month. The salary for an SSA ranges from $3,448 to $5,604 per month.
    (Post Date 9/22/23, Applications Due 10/6/23)
    TGI Unit Health Equity Program Analyst Job Posting Sacramento
    TGI Unit Health Equity Program Analyst Job Posting Contra Costa

​Upcoming Recruitments

  • Gender Health Equity Policy Specialist, TGI Unit (Health Program Specialist I)

  • Manager, RFAA Unit (Health Program Manager I)

  • Reproductive Freedom Health Equity Specialist, RFAA Unit (Health Program Specialist I)​

​Sa​​​lar​​y Information:

Applicants new to State service will typically start at the bottom of the salary range. Staff are eligible for annual merit salary increases until they reach the maximum of their range. Staff also receive annual cost of living staff adjustments as negotiated by their union. State benefits are excellent including a defined-benefit pension and coverage for gender affirming care.

How to Apply:

For those new to applying to State government positions, there are two “steps” to complete: 

​Step 1: Establish Eligibility  

Step 2: Apply to the Position


  • For any questions about the application process, please contact CDPH Human Resources Division, (916) 445-0983,

  • For any questions about the positions above, please contact: Jason Tescher, Manager Gender Health Equity Section, Office of Health Equity,

Page Last Updated :