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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 a hybrid telework option that may require staff to be in-person, on average, two days per week. Telework options from within California will occasionally require travel 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

  • ​Gender Health Equity Policy Specialist (Health Program Specialist II)​​
    The Health Program Specialist II (HPS II) leads the development of health policy responses related to health equity issues experienced by gender and sexual minority populations and reproductive and sexual health issues including abortion access, serving as a subject matter expert. The HPS II also leads and coordinates the implementation of training and technical assistance efforts focused on building the capacity of transgender, gender nonconforming and intersex-serving (TGI) nonprofit organizations and other LBTQ organizations. Finally, the HPS II is a highly skilled technical program consultant expected to provide coordination of various activities including program planning; stakeholder engagement; interpretation of research; and contract and budget management and lead the development of operational processes and systems to support the Gender Health Equity Section (GHES) including coordination and support for implementing and monitoring GHES activities, goals and objectives. The salary for the HPS II positions range from $6,858 to $8,584 per month.​
  • Applications are due April 15, 2024.

    GHES Policy Specialist Job Posting Sacramento

    GHES Policy Specialist Job Posting Contra Costa

​Upcoming Recruitments

  • Gender Health Equity Analyst, GHES (Associate Governmental Program Analyst/Staff Services Analyst)​

  • TGI Health Equity Research Scientist, TGI Unit (Research Scientist III)​

​Sa​​​la​r​​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,

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