Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity with CDPH

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is recruiting for an experienced, visionary public health leader to join the largest and most acclaimed state public health department in the nation. The Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity is responsible for promoting health equity and reducing health and mental health disparities in California.

The CDPH protects people in the Golden State and shapes positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CDPH programs touch the lives of everyone who calls California home, and the millions who visit each year.  The department’s public health professionals, including researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other many others, have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. The workforce is dedicated to public service and passionate about public health work and the people and communities we serve and protect.

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of improving the health of Californians and are a transformative leader with a focus on inclusion, collaboration, engagement, change management, strategic thinking and agility, the Deputy Director position with CDPH may be the job for you.

The California Department of Public Health 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 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.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this unique opportunity, please visit the Office of the Governor website at this link to complete the online application form. Please print, sign, and send a copy of the online application with your application package to CDPH by one of the following methods:

Electronically through your CalCareer Account at​ 

Mail to:

California Department of Public Health
Attn: Human Resources Division, Deputy Director
P.O. Box 997378
MS 1700-1702
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378

The application package must include:

  •        Signed copy of the Office of the Governor online application
  •        Completed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678
  •        Resume
  •        Cover letter explaining interest in and qualifications for the position

All applications must be received by February 24, 2020. Additional information about the Deputy Director position is available in the attached flyer. In addition, you may visit the CDPH website to learn more about the department and how it protects the health of all Californians: