Department of Public Health (CDPH) is seeking a Branch Chief
over the Infectious Diseases Laboratory Branch. This is an
excellent career opportunity to join one of the leading state
public health laboratories in the nation with talented and
collaborative staff and a state of the art facility.
Diseases Laboratory Branch protects and improves the health of
all California residents through the Microbial Diseases
Laboratory Program (MDL), the Viral and Rickettsial Disease
Laboratory Program (VRDL), and the Infant Botulism Treatment &
Prevention Program (IBTPP).
is responsible for the day-to-day management operations of the
Branch, and, as such, is directly involved in program policy,
strategic planning and organization. This position is
responsible for maintaining adequate policy, protocols and
procedures to promote consistent and effective communicable
disease laboratory interventions to ensure the continued
safety for all Californians.
The Chief will
be responsible for developing and setting policy, as well as
protocols, and coordinating and managing response to high
profile disease outbreaks requiring laboratory involvement.
The Chief will be responsible for monitoring laboratory
workflows to ensure effective response to outbreaks and other
public health challenges and for allocating resources to
ensure that priority activities are addressed.
The Chief will
also be responsible for developing and implementing surge
plans for outbreak response. The Chief integrates the
activities of the ID Laboratory Branch internally with other
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) programs to
ensure that the Branch activities meet Departmental
objectives. The Chief works closely with other DCDC program
chiefs to determine laboratory priorities. The Chief also
integrates activities with other state, local and federal
public health agencies to ensure strategic coordination. The
Chief evaluates the effectiveness of Branch programs.
The Chief, ID
Laboratory Branch will represent the laboratories at local,
state and national professional and policy forums regarding
public health laboratory issues. The Chief will independently
provide direct oversight to the MDL, VRDL, and IBTPP, which
are managed by two Research Scientist Managers and a Public
Health Medical Officer III (Supervisor), respectively. In
addition, the Chief will provide oversight to the Assistant
Branch Chief (Staff Services Manager II) who carries out
Branch administrative functions and a laboratory science
consultant who provides technical laboratory guidance for the
In addition to
evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated
by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors
will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each
with high level executives and policy makers at local, state
and federal government as well as non-governmental
stakeholders and advisory groups to help develop public health
policies and programs.
a multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff,
responsible for contract and budget management, and quality
with performance management, providing leadership,
communicating a clear vision, setting goals and expectations,
encouraging collaboration and using sound judgment in managing
complex and varied programs.
and development of regulations, bill analysis, and state and
Communicating with and presenting before a wide range of
audiences, including the media, the public, or the
Development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive
public health program and/or clinical laboratory and working
with partners in epidemiology and communicable disease
requires an examination to be appointed. Applicants must meet
the Minimum Qualifications for the position in order to
compete in the exam. Completed applications and all required
documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order
to be considered.
Who May Apply
who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive
Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.
How To Apply
Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or
required documents) must be submitted electronically through
your CalCareer account at
the following items with your application. Applicants who do
not submit the required items timely may not be considered for
State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at
www.jobs.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.
Application - Is a narrative discussion regarding how the
applicant’s education, training, experience, and skills meet
the Desirable Qualifications for the position. In addition,
the Statement of Qualifications serves as documentation of
each applicant’s ability to present information clearly and
concisely in writing. In your Statement of Qualifications,
please address how you possess each Desirable Qualification
using specific examples of your education, training, and
experience. The Statement of Qualifications must be typed,
single spaced, 12 point font, responses numbered and no more
than 1 page per desirable qualification in length. Applicants
who do not follow these requirements may be disqualified from
the examination. Cover letters and resumes do not take the
place of Statement of Qualifications.
required and must be included.
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.
If you are
interested in applying for this position, please click on the
link and follow the instructions
Infectious Diseases Laboratory Chief, Division of Communicable
.Salary is commensurate with experience. The final file date
to apply for this position is May 8, 2017.
Diane Lyons at (916) 449-5406 or
for any questions regarding this position.