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In order to apply, please go to the following webpage: CalCareers - Deputy Director, State Public Health Laboratory Director Applications will only be accepted via CalCareers. 

Job Description and Duties

Applicants applying for this job control, are applying for the exam and job vacancy simultaneously. 

The Deputy Director, State Public Health Laboratory Director provides professional consultation to/for Federal, State, and local public health and clinical laboratories. Serves as the Departments liaison/representative to various working groups, committees, and programs including the legislatively mandated Clinical Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (CLTAC), oversight for the All-Hazards Risk Assessment Laboratory (AHRAL) for the Richmond Campus, and serves as the Department’s Responsible Official (RO) for CDC’s Select Agent and Toxin (SAT) program, providing select agent leadership for the Department.

Supervises and oversees the operations of the Department’s programs responsible for ensuring the quality of clinical and environmental health testing in California, as well as the laboratory Field Services Branch (LFS) and the Laboratory Central Services Branch (LCS).

Provides an executive staff level focus for laboratory science policy issues and coordination; is responsible for laboratory related policy development and oversight responsibility for the state public health laboratory campus. Serves as the technical consultant to Departmental management and executives to provide centralized, professional, and technical support to the public health laboratories at the state public health laboratory Richmond Campus.

Please refer to the duty statement for detailed job description and duties.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

  • Telework is available for this position in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and procedures.


Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
CEA Level B - Deputy Director, State Public Health Laboratory Director
C. E. A.
$10,831.00 - $12,903.00 B
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Contra Costa County
Job Type:
Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

Department Information

  • To advance the health and well-being of California's diverse people and communities.

  • Please visit CDPH's website for more information at
  • You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specifications C.E.A, B.
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Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 1/31/2022

Who May Apply

Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Public Health
Attn: Examination Services
P.O. Box 997378
MS 1700-1702
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Public Health
Examination Services
1615 Capitol Avenue Suite 73.430
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Is a narrative discussion regarding how the applicant's education, training, experience, and skills meets the minimum qualifications for the position. In addition, the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) serves as documentation of each applicant's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. Cover letter and resume do not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.

Applicants 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.

Examination Qualification Requirements

All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

Minimum Qualifications

CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge, skills and abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in civil service.

General Qualifications

State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

Knowledge and Abilities

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

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:
  • Board certified meeting requirements of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and California Public Health Laboratory Director (preferred but not required).
  • Experience in Public Health or Clinical Laboratory Management.
  • Public Health Microbiology and/or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) certification.
  • Knowledge of federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), California state laboratory regulations, and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) laboratory oversight.
  • Strong management/supervisory experience, including managing a large complex laboratory system.
  • Experience with development and implementation of policies on clinical and environment public health laboratory issues and regulatory and accreditation of laboratory operations.
  • Partnership development skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and experience with quality improvement efforts in a laboratory setting.
  • Maintains industry knowledge through membership and participation in professional organizations.

Examination Information

The examination process will consist of a thorough evaluation of the applicant's Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). Each applicant must complete and submit his or her SOQ responding to all factors listed in this section. Applicants without the SOQ may be eliminated from the examination. When completing the SOQ, applicants must follow these guidelines:

  • Responses must be typed and limited to no more than (3) pages total.
  • Responses must be written in Arial font no smaller than size 11 font.
  • Responses must clearly and concisely identify experience in the (4) four questions below exactly as they are listed.
Answer each numbered item separately and indicate the corresponding item number for each response.  
  1. Describe your experience and technical background working in a Public Health laboratory.
  2. Describe your perspective on, and experience with, applying quality and performance improvement principles (LEAN, Six Sigma) within a laboratory setting.
  3. Describe your experience in regulatory compliance with CLIA, the Select Agents Program, Laboratory Health and Safety and other regulatory programs in the laboratory.
  4. Describe your experience in explaining complex scientific information to groups or individuals with nonscience backgrounds such as policy makers and the public.

If education, certification, or licensure is requirement to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

Special Testing Arrangements

If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:
Angie Medina
(916) 650-0436
Hiring Unit Contact:
Anjum Kapoor
(916) 558-1728

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Office
(916) 445-0938
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60639694
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Richmond, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: California Department of Public Health
  • Position Title: Deputy Director, State Public Health Laboratory Director
  • Area of Focus: Leadership
  • Job Function: Laboratory Management
  • Setting: Public Health Laboratory
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $129,972.00 - $154,836.00 (Yearly Salary)
  • Governmental Position: NO

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