Deputy Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases

California Department of Public Health

About the organization

Protecting the Health of All Californians
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Shared Vision
CDPH public health professionals, researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other staff­ members have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We are dedicated to public service and passionate about our work and the people and communities we serve and protect.


The Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) protects the people in California from the threat of preventable infectious diseases and assists those living with an infectious disease in securing prompt and appropriate access to healthcare, medications and associated support services. CID has four main programs: Office of AIDS, Division of Communicable Disease Control, the Office of Binational Border Health and the Office of Refugee Health.

The Deputy Director, CID plays a key leadership role in supporting the CDPH mission and strategic plan by developing, implementing, evaluating, and promoting statewide public health policies in the areas of infectious disease surveillance, prevention, education and control to improve public health program and to maintain and improve the health of all Californians. The Deputy Director serves as the State Epidemiologist and provides guidance and consultation on communicable disease surveillance and epidemiology to 61 local health jurisdictions, other state agencies, and community based organizations, health care providers, and professional organizations. The incumbent works under the administrative direction of CDPH Director/State Public Health Officer and Chief Deputy Director of Policy and Programs.

CDPH is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies in all aspects of employment to create an environment that is welcoming to all individuals. The S


Desirable Qualifications
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 candidate:
A graduate/advanced degree in an academic field related to the medical, health sciences or allied sciences applicable to the work of this position.

An established reputation as an authority in epidemiology and infectious diseases surveillance, prevention, education, and control.

Expert knowledge of the principals and practices related to epidemiology and evaluation methods.

Demonstrated experience identifying and analyzing public health issues and their impact to develop and implement statewide public health policies.

Demonstrated experience leading multiple infectious disease programs and managing complex operational functions.


$17,761.00 - $19,913.00

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at 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.
Resume is required and must be included.
Other - Please include a cover letter (no longer than two pages) describing your interest in the position and your experience, training and education that qualifies you for the position of Deputy Director, Infectious Diseases and State Epidemiologist with CDPH.
Other - Please include a signed copy of the Office of The Governor online

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